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To apply for an advertised position please send your CV together with a covering letter or email stating your salary expectations to the person indicated.

For all recruitment enquiries please contact our HR department 01980 557009, or e-mail recruitment@gwpharm.com. Unfortunately we are currently unable to consider any speculative applications and so please do not apply for a position unless you believe yourself to be well suited to those advertised.

 

 

Supply Chain Director

 

Permanent, FTE

 

GW Pharma Ltd is the leading company in its field of research, development and supply of cannabinoid prescription medicines to meet patient needs in a wide range of therapeutic indications.

 

In parallel to the continued commercial roll out of key product Sativex® for patients with Multiple Sclerosis, the company is continuing phase three clinical trials in patients with advanced cancer, expanding activities in the field of epilepsy and about to embark on a significant period of internal investment and improvement.  Therefore we are looking to strengthen our busy and expanding Supply Chain operations with the appointment of a Supply Chain Director.

 

 The Role

The job holder will be comfortable reporting into Board level, and will be a key member of the company’s senior management team.  The job holder will lead a range of strategic and operational supply activities within the company to meet current and future business needs.  The role will be varied, involve significant internal and external stakeholder engagement and will head-up a complex supply chain delivering Clinical, Commercial and Controlled Drug temperature sensitive products to time-critical international destinations.

 

Key Responsibilities

The Supply Chain Director holds overall responsibility for all aspects of GW’s Clinical, Commercial and Investigational Medicinal drug supply operations.  These responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Commercial Partner demand planning and commercial partner primary interface
  • Clinical Trial Supplies and investigational drug labelling, packaging and documentation governance
  • Commercial, clinical, and controlled drug pick/pack/dispatch operations
  • Inventory, replenishment, vendor and 3PL management
  • Overseeing all finished stock and raw material warehousing; inbound and outbound supplies
  • Cool-chain and ambient drug distribution including export controls and import / export licensing
  • Direct liaison with external Regulatory Authority and Legislative organisations for all supply matters
  • Responsibility for ensuring appropriate arrangements in place for compliance to the Single Convention on Narcotics Drugs and country estimate requirements (as administered by the INCB), for total commercial and clinical drug supplies
  • Demand planning and forecast modelling and lead of the company’s S&OP activities
  • Factory planning and manufacturing and testing work-flow scheduling
  • Packaging, artwork and printed literature management and development
  • Supply Chain function capital and operational expenditure budgeting
  • Direction, motivation, development and employee engagement of all Supply Chain staff, team c20
  • Establishment and performance management to appropriate pharmaceutical supply chain KPI’s

 

 Essential Skills

The job Holder should

  • have worked alongside a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders including partners, suppliers, medical professionals, depots, distributors and international Regulatory and Legislative Authorities.
  • have a strong Clinical and Commercial Pharmaceuticals senior management background.
  • have excellent report writing skills.
  • have presentation and communication skills both orally and in writing.
  • be an experienced and senior Pharmaceutical Supply Chain professional with exquisite planning, project management, people management, inter-personnel and IT skills – all essential to succeed in this post. 
  •  be proficient in the utilisation of current ERP, MRP, IVRS and WM electronic systems and experience of working to MHRA and FDA requirements.
  • have a comprehensive understanding of GMP/GDP in both clinical and commercial drug settings,
  • have previous experiences of implementing Continuous Improvement and LEAN tools within a pharmaceutical supply chain are required.
  • be able to anticipate and identify areas of risk and inefficiency within the GW supply chain and to recommend and implement appropriate solutions to address.
  • have a strong understanding of operational Health and Safety within supply operations.

 Location: South East

 

To apply please send your CV with salary expectations to recruitment@gwpharm.com

By close of play 23 September 2014

 

Process Technician

 

GW Pharma Ltd is the leading company in its field of research and development of cannabinoid prescription medicines to meet patient needs in a wide range of therapeutic indications.

 

In parallel to the continued commercial roll out of key product Sativex® for patients with Multiple Sclerosis, the company is continuing phase three clinical trials in patients with advanced cancer and is expanding activities in the field of epilepsy. This covers the manufacture and filling of the bulk solution for Supply Chain and packing the labelled filled vials for the various markets supplied by GW Pharmaceuticals marketing partners.

 

The Role:

The job holder would work as part of a team to ensure the department delivers the product to the customer on time and in full. This covers the manufacture and filling of the bulk solution for Supply Chain and packing the labelled filled vials for the various markets supplied by GW Pharmaceuticals marketing partners. The job holder would follow current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Health and Safety polices at all times and report any deviations and excursions to the relevant personnel/departments.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

Quality is a primary focus to ensure all aspects of cGMP are met and product quality is not compromised. The workload is varied with the core areas of responsibility listed below:

 

  • Ensure delivery against schedule, for all BDS/BDP production batches 
  • To work with the BDS/BDP Management to ensure that all personnel training, investigation and deviation actions, critical documentation and audit actions are completed on time 
  • Enforce, maintain and adhere to cGMP and H&S knowledge applicable to this role 
  • Where required help to ensure the successful implementation of approved projects and business plans within the BDS/BDP area and wider Production department 
  • Ensure all BDS/BDP batch documentation have been processed in accordance with cGMP and current GW procedures 
  • Maintain stock levels including stock cupboard checks and stock ordering to supply BDS/BDP 
  • Perform routine micro testing in the CMS 
  • Weekly/Specialised clean in all areas

  

Essential Skills

 

The job holder should have

  • Experience in a regulated production environment, ideally within the pharmaceutical or related industry.
  • Understanding of cGMP is desirable.
  • Experience of various filling and packaging machinery.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Packages i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High level of numeracy
  • Good communication skills including written and presentational
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Focus on delivery
  • Leads by example
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with others
  • Shares ideas and information
  • Assists colleagues as and when required
  • Demonstrates a ‘can do’ approach
  • Must work as ‘Part of the Team’

 

This is a full time, permanent position; based in South East England. To apply please send your CV with salary expectations to recruitment@gwpharm.com by close of play 10th September 2014

 

Please note: this role is open for personal applications only, any CVs sent in from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

 

 

Regulatory Affairs Project Manager 


GW Pharma Ltd is the leading company in its field of research and development of cannabinoid prescription medicines to meet patient needs in a wide range of therapeutic indications. The GW Regulatory team manages full life cycle, global regulatory submissions.

 

The Role:

The job holder will plan and oversee the preparation of Marketing Authorisation Applications (MAAs), variations and Product Information and manage the regulatory interaction with all Marketing Partners. The job holder will be responsible for all Regulatory maintenance activities. The job holder will manage a small Regulatory team.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Leading the team undertaking maintenance activities.
  • Ensuring all Marketing Authorisation Applications (MAAs) and maintenance activities are successfully undertaken.
  • Ensuring all MAs for which Marketing Partners are MA holders are successfully supported.
  • Overseeing preparation of global commercial Regulatory Text / Artwork for SPC /Patient Leaflets and labels and approval of commercial texts.

 

Essential Skills

 

The job holder should have

  • A degree in life sciences.
  • Experience in  Regulatory maintenance activities
  • Experience in preparation and submission of MAAs and variations.
  • Experience in preparation and control of Product Information.
  • Proven experience in the commercial pharmaceutical environment.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • IT competency - Excel / Word / Power-Point.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Project Management skills.
  • The job holder should
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others.
  • Share ideas and information.
  • Work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate a ‘can do’ approach.

This is a full time, permanent position; based in South East England

 

To apply please send your CV with salary expectations by 10th September

 

Please note: this role is open for personal applications only, any CVs sent in from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

 

IT Compliance Specialist


Salary: £30 – 35k per annum dependent upon experience
Location: Cambridge
Full time, Permanent

An excellent opportunity has arisen to work within an innovative research-based pharmaceutical company specialising in unique medicines. We are seeking an experienced, motivated and talented individual, to work within a busy and well established team based near Cambridge. The role provides an opportunity to work on projects to further the compliant use of computerised systems within the organisation.

Reporting to the Head of IT, you will be responsible for providing lead support for IT and CSV compliance activities at the Cambridge office. You will write and execute change and error management, compliance and validation documents and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and develop process improvements to maintain an effective compliant IT group.

With a proven background in IT compliance, you will provide technical input into change and installation documents and then perform the required steps to implement them.

 

Detailed responsibilities will include:

 IT Compliance

Produce and maintain, in conjunction with the Digital team and CSV Manager, records for:

    • Infrastructure Qualification
    • IT Change management
    • IT Error reporting and resolution
    • Software licensing and support agreements

Write new and develop existing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines which enable the IT support and infrastructure group to maintain compliance with applicable regulations (GxPs and SOX), in areas such as:

    • IT Security
    • IT Policies
    • Backup and Restoration
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Electronic Archiving

Prepare responses and identify remedies to issues arising from internal and external audits, risk assessments and testing.

  

CSV Processes

Provide Lead IT and compliance support for the ARISg System (Pharmacovigilance Database), including:

    • Development of change documentation and testing
    • Development of Error Report documents
    • Liaising with the user group, internal IT and vendor to investigate and close issues and errors
    • Performing 1st line diagnosis of server and application errors
    • Writing and executing IQ scripts for the installation of patches/updates in partnership with the vendor’s support staff
    • Writing and executing IQ scripts to perform routine (biannual) updates of MedDRA terms
    • Reviewing vendor’s release notes and related documents
    • Working with the System Owner, CSV Manager and IT Team to plan for system replacement/upgrade
    • Configuring client PCs

Provide CSV and technical input to assist user groups in the development of Test Scripts (IQ/OQ/PQ).


System Improvement

Evaluating the effectiveness of IT processes, records and written procedures and implementing change to improve their performance.

Consulting computer users to ascertain needs and to ensure that facilities meet user or project requirements.

Providing users with appropriate support and advice.

Keeping up to date with the latest technologies and regulations.

Broad understanding and working knowledge of the application of pharmaceutical & financial regulations to IT including GCP, GMP, GAMP, SOX and FDA 21 CFR Part 11.

Pharmaceutical industry experience, including relevant experience in a role directly associated with pharmaceutical computer systems validation/qualification practices.

Highly computer literate with experience of the system design lifecycle, and development of qualification documentation in a regulated environment.

Experience of interfacing with IT users/contractors/developers and/or suppliers.

Ideally, you will be familiar with:

    • ARISg (version 6.3) or similar
    • Microsoft Windows Desktop
    • Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, MS Office tools and MS Server (2003 onwards)
    • Hyper-V/Virtual Computer Environments
    • Java
    • Project management

 

Your skills will include:

  • First rate technical writing abilities.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Can manage crisis situations, which may involve complex technical hardware or software problems.
  • Good prioritisation skills and flexible enough to adapt plans.
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines and within constraints.
  • Demonstrate a ‘can do’ approach.
  • Self-starter and able to use initiative and work without supervision.

 

If you believe that you have the skills and drive to succeed in this role, please send your CV with a Covering note explaining why you think you are suitable for this role.

 

Closing date:  3rd October 2014

 

Regulatory Affairs Team Leader

 

An excellent opportunity has arisen within GW Pharmaceuticals at our Cambridge office.
Leading a small team, within this key role, you will be required to handle all aspects of GW’s global clinical development within the Regulatory department.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Ensuring that the planned GW trials program is efficiently supported by the regulatory submissions and follow up maintenance activity
  • Attending key project planning and relevant stakeholder meetings
  • Leadership of the Regulatory team at the Cambridge office
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Providing regulatory support and guidance within the regulatory team and to other functions where appropriate.

 

Essential skills

  • Degree in life science
  • Previous line management experience
  • Extensive working knowledge of clinical trial submissions in Europe and globally
  • Some knowledge of quality and safety disciplines
  • Well-developed organisation and commination skills
  • Good attention to details
  • Experience of US IND procedures would be desirable

 

This is a full time, permanent position based in Histon, Cambridgeshire.

 

 

Senior Scientist – Pharmaceutical R&D

 

Contract: Permanent
Hours of work: Full Time

 

An excellent opportunity has arisen to work within our innovative research-based pharmaceutical company specialising in unique medicines.

GW is currently recruiting for a Senior Scientist to join our expanding Pharmaceutical R&D team located at our Manufacturing site in South East England on a full time, permanent basis.

Within this role you will develop isolation and purification processes for pipeline products with a focus on safe, cost-effective scale-up.

You also need to liaise with other functions to ensure timely provision of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) for Clinical and Toxicology studies and to provide supporting data and documentation.

 

What will you be doing?

  • Designing and executing experimental programs for the isolation and purification of intermediates and API in support of pipeline products
  • Ensuring timely supply of API and associated data / documentation for Clinical and Toxicology studies
  • Operating complex production equipment and analytical instrumentation.
  • Developing novel and utilising known techniques to prepare defined quality products
  • Providing technical support to the Production department when necessary
  • Jointly, with the Pharmaceutical R&D Manager, managing day to day activities within the laboratory
  • Supervising and training technical staff when necessary
  • Day to day line management of a small team of technicians


To be considered for this role you will need to:

  • Hold a relevant scientific qualification to degree level
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of working in a laboratory, ideally in the pharmaceutical or fine chemicals sector.
  • Understand and be able to apply Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP)
  • Be proficient with computers and computer controlled instrumentation
  • Have a high level of numeracy and literacy
  • Be able to present data clearly and accurately to a wide range of audiences
  • Analyse data and use scientific knowledge to provide meaningful results
  • Design experiments and procedures with the minimal supervision and use scientific knowledge to move these forward
  • Use complex production equipment
  • Be able to coach, mentor and share knowledge with others at all levels
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others at all levels and across all departments
  • Knowledge of EU and US regulatory procedures would be a definite advantage.

 

Please note: this role is open for personal applications only, any CVs sent in from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

 

Preclinical Co-ordinator

Contract: Permanent
Hours of work:  Full Time
Location: Cambridge
Salary: Circa £20K dependant on experience

 
An excellent opportunity has arisen to work within our innovative research-based pharmaceutical company specialising in unique medicines. We are seeking an experienced, motivated and talented individual, working within our preclinical team. The role will support the preclinical team in document management and quality control to support pipeline development.

 

The job holder is responsible for:

  • Document Management and filing
  • Materials Forecast
  • Co-ordination of meetings, teleconferences and taking meeting minutes.
  • Document Quality Control.
  • Document formatting and referencing
  • Maintenance of preclinical teams SharePoint site

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  •  A degree or higher degree (BSc, MSc or PhD) in Pharmacology or another appropriate scientific discipline.
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise
  • Ability to use initiative and problem solve
  • Good communication skills
  • Good written and verbal presentation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Endnote, search engines and databases used for literature searches.
  • Ability to work as a team, and as an individual.
  • Demonstrates a ‘can do’ approach to work
  • Shares ideas and information

 

Closing date: TBC

 

Please note: this role is open for personal applications only, any CVs sent in from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

 

 

Commercial Contract Manufacturing Manager

 

GW is an expanding pharmaceutical company and we are looking for a Commercial Contract Manufacturing Manager to join our Manufacturing Operations group based in South East England.

 

The role is a key position within the company requiring management of commercial operations with our external contract manufacturers and suppliers.

You will also manage the outsourcing of activities associated with API Manufacture and Drug Product operations from both a Technical and Commercial perspective.

 

Reporting in to the Site Director you will be need to:

  • Deliver external manufacturing plans on time and in full to the quality specified in the technical agreements and on budgeted cost of goods.
  • Manage approved budget and expenses for external manufacturing operations. To manage the commercial contracts.
  • Ensure outsourcing and contract manufacturers are fully compliant with cGxP and support internal and external audits. Ensure facilities are ready to support regulatory inspections (FDA and MHRA).
  • Ensure contract companies meet the necessary standards and company policy requirements for Environmental, Health & Safety.
  • Develop Operational Excellence initiatives and adopt best practices to make productivity and cost of goods improvements with external suppliers.
  • To work with suppliers to develop Key Performance Metrics  
  • To act as the main point of contact between external partners and site functional groups. To ensure good and timely communication with all functional areas and management
  • To help manage change controls, alerts, deviations, complaints, OOS and ensure these are executed and closed out in a timely manner. To ensure we have a Quality and or a Technical Agreement in place with all our external suppliers and ensure compliance with the requirements.
  • To oversee troubleshooting and resolution of product quality and technical problems with external contract suppliers.

 

 Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:

  • A background in Manufacturing or Supply Chain is essential.
  • A science or engineering background would be preferable, qualification to degree standard would be an advantage
  • Will have a demonstrated track record with relevant experience working in a regulated industry.
  • Proven Commercial Operations experience.

  

This is a full time, permanent position, based in South East England.

 

 To apply for any of our roles advertised please send your CV with covering letter and salary expectations to:


Human Resources
GW Pharma Ltd
Building 114
Porton Down Science Park
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP4 0JQ

or by email to:

recruitment@gwpharm.com

 

 

GW is fully committed to achieving equality of opportunity in all its employment practices, policies and procedures irrespective of their race, ethnic origin, religion, colour, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, or marital status. The Company does not tolerate any harassment or discrimination and every employee is highly valued and their rights and dignity are respected. The equal opportunities policy covers all permanent and temporary employees (including non-executive directors), all job applicants, agency staff, associates, consultants and contractors.