Technical Services Supervisor - GMP/Biotech

Technical Services Supervisor - GMP/Biotech

Job Title: Technical Services Supervisor - GMP/Biotech
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage
Salary: £0 - £38000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-05-03
Reference: 16238 JH
Contact Name: James Hume
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 03, 2019 16:29

Job Description

The Technical Services Supervisor is an exciting opportunity to join a unique Biotech at their ground-breaking manufacturing facility based in Stevenage. The company’s purpose is to support the development, delivery and commercialisation of cell therapies by providing a range of services to bridge the translational gap, progress through clinical trials to market launch.  The company’s aim is to support the regenerative medicine industry with the vision to become a global company and a centre of excellence that is at the forefront of creating a viable and sustainable cell and gene therapy industry.  Their headquarters are in central London where they have built a leading multidisciplinary team that has the ability to take a therapy from concept through the development cycle to the market.  They collaborate with both academia and industry and are able to provide the scientific, clinical and commercial expertise needed to overcome the challenges of commercialising therapies.  The Stevenage site works on a multi – occupancy basis is 7,200 m2 and comprises of 6 clean room suites which are occupied by their collaborators to run their manufacturing operations.  Going forward this will be increasing from 6 to 12 clean rooms which you will support on relevant areas.   

The purpose of the Technical Services Supervisor opportunity is to oversee and take a hands-on role in the undertaking of activities in the manufacturing facility.  This includes overseeing the GMP cleaning operations and working with the Operations Lead to ensure the centre meets the requirements of collaborators and regulatory bodies.  

You will be leading a team who are responsible for the Technical Services within the centre scheduling their work and ensuring all operators are trained to the required level.  You will ensure all GMP cleaning activities are completed in a timely and compliant manner.  In addition, you will oversee the collection and transfer of waste to the appropriate area.  There are additional responsibilities in this broad role such as developing a self-inspection plan, supporting engineering where appropriate, maintain stock, and manage spills.  As this role plays a core part of the running for the centre you will work closely with collaborators as well as internal teams to ensure resources are used effectively and operations run smoothly.

This is a dynamic role where you will have the opportunity to grow as the centre develops using your expertise to develop the team and Technical Services operations.  Suitable candidates will need to have experience of working in a GMP compliant manufacturing environment in the pharmaceutical, biologics or biopharmaceutical industries in a similar role covering cleaning, waste and other services. You will need to have demonstrable experience in the writing of GMP documents e.g. MBR, SOP’s and CAPA’s.  With proven experience of leading, training, and motivating teams.