Job Description

Profile:Functioning within the Manchester R&D Project Team, this role reports into the Business Innovation Director. This role will be responsible for identification, deployment and governance of information technologies needed to support production and product development processes within the First Section of the London facility. Also, this role is one of two key senior staff directing and/or supporting technology initiatives and technology vendor interactions. In collaboration with the Project Lead, this role will also be responsible for the research, development and Implementation of the Regional R&D shared services Units.

Main Duties:

  • Analyze, document, and optimize business processes and ensure fit with the existing and/or proposed solutions
  • Identify solutions that meet the requirements from the business
  • Collaborate with AMGEN International functional leads in understanding available solutions already deployed that can be leveraged to meet a business need
  • Lead creation of business case for governance review
  • Develop appropriate project plans including timeline, resource plan, risk plan, stakeholder plan, communications plan, financial plans and business case
  • Ensure stakeholder alignment for these plans
  • Define and create project teams, including vendors and contingent workers as needed
  • Manage plan, holding appropriate stakeholders accountable for their respective deliverables
  • Sign off on functional solution by validating use cases, conceptual data design, screen design, supplementary requirements, etc.
  • Partner with Compliance and Validation resources as needed to drive change control and system validation activities
  • Ensure delivery of projects acting as single point of contact
  • Manage the plan to deliver on-time, on-scope, and on-budget
  • Facilitate appropriate forums to manage project dependencies and integrations
  • Rapidly address issues and facilitates to successful resolution
  • Effectively communicate project status via defined process and tools
  • Effectively transition project into steady state working with the Operations Lead

Engineering Related duties for First Section:

  • Provides input into strategic and operational plans and directions, ensuring the plan and deliverables are aligned and understood in order to achieve performance expectations and decided metrics.
  • Generates creative solutions; Demonstrates attention to detail and leads and instructs CAD operatives.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
  • Assesses operational strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Shares expertise with others.
  • Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; evaluates data and presents to senior management.
  • Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results
  • Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities
  • Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for staff' activities; Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops staff' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external).

Qualifications and Person Specification:

  • MA in Life Sciences, Information Technology, Production Engineering or related fields of Engineering.
  • Experience with technology evaluation, deployment and project management required.
  • 6-7 + years management experience in Chemicals, Materials, Biotech or Pharmaceutical industry, preferably with some years experience in Technical Development as well as managing Implementation of R&D Projects.
  • 4. 3+ years of professional IT experience running high performing environments in multiple technical and business domains
  • Ability to work collaboratively in realization of overall project objectives; successful partnering with internal and external stakeholders; clearly define expectations, roles and responsibilities and facilitate cross-functional stakeholders in support of project deliverables
  • Able to effectively plan and manage complex projects; quickly identifies real or potential issues, seek practical solutions and escalate appropriately
  • Ability to bridge functional requirements with IT solution components
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills
  • Good understanding of system validation process
  • Good understanding of change control process
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, specifically in the Research, Clinical, Biometrics and Quality functional areas
  • Demonstrated ability to lead within a matrix organization and to manage multiple interfaces and stakeholders.
  • Technical Experience in at least one of the following: Parenteral or Solid Drug Product Manufacturing/Development, Biotechnology or Chemical production/development, Analytical Development or Quality Control

Please feel free to get in touch with Jack Parratt if you are interested in this role - 0161 694 9210 /

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