AGC Biologics are looking for our next Global Vice President, Engineering
 
AGC Biologics is a leading global Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization, with a deep commitment to improving life quality by bringing new biopharmaceuticals to market. Because of our dedication to building and empowering our internal teams, AGC Biologics is an innovative leader in the industry with an extensive network of cGMP facilities in the US, Europe and Asia. As such, we deliver a deep expertise, dynamic solutions and technologies, as well as customized services for the scale-up and cGMP manufacturing of protein-based therapeutics and cell and gene therapies. We forge exceptionally strong partnerships with our clients, and we never lose sight of our pledge to deliver a reliable and compliant drug substance supply, Right, On time. For more information, visit www.agcbio.com.
 
Summary
The Global Vice President, Engineering will provide leadership, strategic vision, and functional expertise, and will oversee the global standards and expansions of AGC Biologics’ network of manufacturing facilities. Driven by capital investment, AGC Biologics is going through a period of significant growth and change. We are looking for a Global VP to oversee all major expansions as well driving the development of the global engineering standards for the company.
 
This position will provide strategic and tactical leadership including but not limited to: capital projects, calibration, equipment and facilities maintenance. This role provides a unique opportunity for a talented leader to shape and grow the facility network. The ideal candidate will have 15+ years’ experience of successfully leading and developing teams responsible for executing engineering and capital projects in the Pharmaceutical sector, ideally in the biotech / monoclonal antibody drug substance-manufacturing arena. 
 
Principal Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership and develop a newly formed team responsible for major expansions and global engineering facility standards
  • Establish and develop engineering standards for existing and new facilities
  • Establish and maintain the global facility network expansion strategic plan
  • Support each site with their expansion plans in alignment with network plan
  • Conduct due diligences, prepare feasibility studies and prepare materials for approval of major capital projects
  • Execute capital plans in a disciplined manner ensuring Master Plan objectives including budget, schedule, quality, safety and sustainability are met or exceeded
  • Ensure oversight of all plans, designs and estimates time and cost during project initiation and design phases through to the construction and maintenance of the assets.
  • Instill/ensure discipline in key areas such as Supplier/Partner selection and management, Knowledge Management, Capital Planning.
  • Other duties not listed in this description might be asked of this position.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated experience with major capital projects
  • Knowledgeable in the following systems and best practices (GMP & GEP): HVAC Systems, Pharmaceutical Grade Utilities and Manufacturing / Processing equipment, Building Management and Process Automation / Control systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Dynamic interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to manage through influence and collaborate globally.
  • Strong business skills including budget management experience.
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills including capital portfolio and project management.
  • Demonstrated expertise in mentoring/team development, change management, planning/organizing.
  • Demonstrated deep technical knowledge of facility/process/manufacturing engineering in a biotech/pharmaceutical environment.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and manage various priorities and timelines and to adapt quickly to changing circumstances.
  • Results oriented with the ability to demonstrate resiliency, ownership and drive.
 
Education/Experience
  • BS degree in a technical discipline (Engineering preferred) with a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience; advanced degree in Engineering-related discipline preferred.
  • 10+ years’ experience leading capital projects and operational engineering activity up to director / executive level in the pharmaceutical manufacturing environment or related space.
  • Experience implementing or managing an effective technical group (Engineering, Manufacturing, and Technical Operations) and working across multiple functions to achieve common goals at a biotech/pharmaceutical company.
  • Six Sigma and PMP certification preferred.
  • Equivalent education and experience may substitute for stated requirements

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AGC Biologics (AGC) is a global Contract Development Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with bio-manufacturing facilities in Europe, Japan, Italy and the USA. The company provides a comprehensive range of commercial and clinical cGMP biologics manufacturing services, from DNA to active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). The company’s team and approach are tailored to each of its client’s needs, whether turnkey manufacturing or sophisticated, stand-alone analytical, formulation and stability services.

Visit www.agcbio.com to learn why AGC Biologics is a World Leader in process development and contract manufacturing.

 

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