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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 01795 434036, 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.

 

 

Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer

 

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.

The Engineering Department supports multiple departments across two manufacturing sites working on a range of equipment which include facilities, clean rooms, API and finished product manufacturing and packaging equipment as well as R&D laboratory equipment.

The department reports via a Team Leader to the Engineering Manager who is responsible for maintenance and calibration at the manufacturing sites.

 

The Role

The job holder would provide engineering services primarily in the form of electrical systems and instrumentation maintenance together with other Engineering activities.

 

Key Responsibilities

The Electrical & Instrumentation (E&I) Engineer is a key position within the Company requiring electrical maintenance and instrumentation skills appropriate to a pharmaceutical environment. The job holder should:

  • provide support for the site across a range of departments, whilst expected to work closely with the rest of the Production team.
  • be responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job.
  • focus to ensure that patients receive a Safe, Effective and Quality Assured product.
  • work to the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
  • be aware that the department is subject to regular visits by senior management, external pharmaceutical companies and regulatory authorities.
  • be responsible for documented maintenance and calibration as an integral part of the daily routine to always achieve the high standards required

 

Essential Skills

The job Holder should:

  • be a qualified Electrical/Instrumentation Engineer educated to C&G as a minimum with many years post qualification experience. 
  • have a strong regulated pharmaceutical production background.
  • have previous experience working under an ISO9000 quality environment
  • possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

 

Location: South East

 

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

By close of play 30thOctober 2014.

Control & Instrumentation Engineer

 

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.

The Engineering Department supports multiple departments across two manufacturing sites working on a range of equipment which include facilities, clean rooms, API and finished product manufacturing and packaging equipment as well as R&D laboratory equipment.

The department reports via a Team Leader to the Engineering Manager who is responsible for maintenance and calibration at the manufacturing sites.

 

The Role

The job holder would provide engineering services primarily in the form of calibrations and controls systems maintenance together with other Engineering activities.

 

Key Responsibilities

The Controls & Instrument Engineer is a key position within the Company requiring planning, engineering and maintenance skills appropriate to a pharmaceutical environment.  The Job holder should:

  • provide support for the site across a range of departments, whilst expected to work closely with the rest of the Production Department.
  • engineering support will need to be provided for the site, across a range of departments.
  • be responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job.
  • focus to ensure that patients receive a Safe, Effective and Quality Assured product. 
  • work to the principles of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
  • be aware that the department is subject to regular visits by senior management, external pharmaceutical companies and regulatory authorities.
  • be responsible for documented maintenance and calibration an integral part of the daily routine in order to achieve the high standards required

 

Essential Skills

The job Holder should:

  • be a qualified Instrumentation Engineer educated to C&G and as a minimum with substantial number of years post qualification experience. 
  • have a strong regulated pharmaceutical, production background or similar industry.  As a minimum the jobholder should have worked under an ISO9000 quality environment
  • knowledge of plc’s and control systems
  •  possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

 

Location: South East

 

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

By close of play 30th  October 2014.

Discovery Pipeline Project Manager

 

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. GW’s platform enables the production of cannabinoid medicines in the form of purified compounds, plant extracts, or a combination of plant extracts. Each of these will have utility in a range of different diseases and therefore identifying the most attractive area within which to develop is of significant importance.

The Discovery Pipeline Team sits front and centre of GW’s strategic planning. Its role is to understand these opportunities (particularly those residing in the area of rare disease) and propose those most appropriate to become part of the clinical pipeline. To do so, the team are responsible for identifying and commissioning basic research as well as reaching out to physicians and patient advocacy groups in order to facilitate rapid translation into the clinic. It will be essential to demonstrate external support, plausibility and achievability. Information about the disease, and data generated from these studies will be packaged up and presented to senior management to gain approval to initiate human studies

The Role

This is a new role within the company and as such the candidate will have plenty of opportunity to shape their own career path. They shall also be expected to commute from Cambridge to London regularly. Primarily, it will be the role of the Discovery Pipeline Project Manager to assist the Discovery Pipeline Lead with two duties: [1] research, analysis and profiling of new development opportunities [2] planning, coordination and record keeping of preclinical/clinical projects.

Key Responsibilities

Contributes to the strategy, planning and development of cannabinoid medicines in new therapeutic areas.

Brings structured and rigorous thinking into the very early stage pipeline.

Performs intelligence gathering duties from publically available sources.

Analyses internal GW reports and data sets to determine gaps in knowledge and additional basic science research requirements for development candidates.

Identifies key stakeholders and patient groups and academic institutes of excellence in relevant disease areas suitable for network engagement.

Maintains good working relationships with key opinion leaders and collaborative researchers/organisations.

Presents and communicate complex research and analysis to senior executives.

Acts as a conduit between the Pipeline Discovery group and the Preclinical and Clinical Operations teams to facilitate passage of projects through to those groups.

Participates in appropriate therapeutic area training as required in order to educate the Preclinical/Clinical Operations team with regard to each opportunity.

Supports the Discovery Pipeline Lead in the performance of their duties.

Represents the company at international meetings/symposia (where appropriate).

Executes additional tasks in order to meet departmental project-related or developmental / change objectives.

The job holder is responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job.

Essential Skills

The job Holder should have:

  • A higher degree (Master’s or higher) in one of the Life Sciences
  • Intimate understanding of systems biology is a necessary prerequisite
  • Experienced in the review of scientific literature
  • Experienced in scientific writing
  • Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to prioritise
  • High proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in search engines and databases used for literature searches
  • Good report writing skills and good communication skills
  • Good written and verbal presentation skills
  • Ability to use initiative and think strategically
  • Ability to direct, manage and motivate others
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team and as an individual
  • Demonstrates a pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Self-motivated with a willingness to assist colleagues to achieve goals
  • A flexible approach to constantly changing priorities and ability to deliver results within challenging and changing timelines

 
Desirable Skills

  • Computer programming skills will be looked upon favourably
  • Experience in using graphical suites and software will be looked upon favourably
  • Basic knowledge of cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system is desirable
  • General knowledge of the drug development process desirable
  • Experience using project management software helpful
  • Working knowledge of Endnote, Prism helpful

 

Location: Cambridge

To apply please send your CV and cover letter with salary expectations to recruitment@gwpharm.com by close of play 17 October 2014

 

Pharmaceutical Development Team Leader

 

Permanent, FTE

 

GW-Pharm 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 and is expanding activities in other indications.

 

The Role

The job holder will manage and progress pharmaceutical development projects and deputise for the Pharmaceutical Development Manager as required

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Manage key projects (Literature searches, pre-formulation studies, formulation development of product, preparation of prototypes, manufacture of clinical trial materials, preparation of stability studies, characterisation of products, specification development, compilation of information for regulatory submissions, scale up to commercial manufacture).
  • Coordinate key aspects of the Pharmaceutical Development department i.e. equipment maintenance, stability studies, write and maintain GMP document for example product specification and SOPs.
  • Responsible for maintaining cGXP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job.
  • Responsible for training and development of direct reporting staff.
  • Responsible for maintaining cGxP, Regulatory Guidelines and H&S knowledge applicable to projects being managed.

 

 

Essential Skills

Knowledge:

  • Degree in Scientific discipline
  • Preferably higher level qualification (PhD)
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical development within the pharmaceutical industry

 Experience:

 

  • A track record of product development in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Knowledge and experience of CMC Regulatory documentation for R&D projects.
  • Project management
  • Team management

Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • High level of numeracy
  • Communication skills including written and presentational
  • Excellent attention to detail

 

Attributes and Behaviours:

  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with others
  • Shares ideas and information
  • Assists colleagues as and when required
  • Demonstrates a ‘can do’ approach

 

Desirable Skills 

  • PhD in Pharmaceuticals Science

 

Location: South East

 

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter with your salary expectations to recruitment@gwpharm.com by close of business 17th October 2014.

 

Senior Pharmaceutical Development Scientist

Permanent, FTE

 

GW Pharm 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 and is expanding activities in other indications.

 

The Role

Manage and progress pharmaceutical development projects.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage key projects (Literature searches, Preformulation studies, Formulation development of product, Preparation of prototypes, Manufacture clinical trial materials, Preparation of stability studies, Characterisation of products, Specification development, Compilation of information for regulatory submissions, Scale up to commercial manufacture).
  • Coordinate key aspects of the Pharmaceutical Development department i.e. equipment maintenance, stability studies, write and maintain GMP document for example product specification and SOPs.
  • Responsible for maintaining cGxP, Regulatory Guidelines and H&S knowledge applicable to the job.

 

Essential Skills

 

Knowledge:

  • Degree in Scientific discipline
  • Preferably higher level qualification (PhD)
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical development within the pharmaceutical industry

Experience:

  • Able to manage a team to ensure smooth running of projects within the department.

Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • High level of numeracy
  • Communication skills including written and presentational
  • Excellent attention to detail

Attributes and Behaviours:

  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with others
  • Shares ideas and information
  • Assists colleagues as and when required
  • Demonstrates a ‘can do’ approach

 

Desirable Skills

  • Project management experience

 

Location: South East

 

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter with your salary expectations to recruitment@gwpharm.com by close of business 17th October

Pharmacovigilance Associate

 

GW Pharmaceuticals plc is listed on AiM and is licensed by the Home Office to work with a range of controlled drugs for medical research purposes. The Group’s lead programme is the development of a product portfolio prescription medicines including Sativex®, to meet the patient needs in a wide range of therapeutic indications.

Term

GW is now looking to recruit a full time permanent staff member to the Pharmacovigilance team which will be based at GW’s office in Histon, Cambridge.

Primary Duties

Working in our global Pharmacovigilance Department the candidate will responsible for and gain exposure to many different aspects of Pharmacovigilance.

  • Case processing from case registration through to submission.
  • Literature reviews.
  • Using and maintaining the global safety database.
  • Production and review of documents detailing PV processes.
  • Attendance at cross functional meetings as PV representative, giving and receiving any PV specific information as required.
  • Reviewing and coordinating MedDRA and WHO drug coding in Clinical Studies.
  • Reconciliation of SAEs from clinical studies.
  • Maintaining a strong GPVP/GCP knowledge

 

Key Attributes/Skills/Education

  • The candidate should be life science degree qualified and demonstrate progressive professional development in Pharmacovigilance.
  • Requires a good operating knowledge of Pharmacovigilance databases.  Also a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat and Power Point.

 

 

If you wish to apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@gwpharm.com

Closing date:  17th October 2014

Clinical Trial Supplies Scheduler

 

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 and is expanding activities in other indications.

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The Role

As a result of the increase in activity we are looking to strengthen our Clinical Trial Supplies (CTS) department with the appointment of a CTS Scheduler to take the planning of the department’s activities to the next level. As a busy CTS department there are often conflicting priorities which need careful negotiation with the Programme Managers and both our internal and external stakeholders.

The purpose of this role is to provide visibility of CTS forecasted workload, coordination and scheduling of clinical trial labelling, packaging and distribution activities in order to meet clinical program needs.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Working in collaboration with the CTS Study Management, Operational Coordination and Material Coordination groups, this position will be required to ensure the appropriate planning and scheduling of CTS activities in order to meet individual clinical program needs.
  • This responsible position will be required to present CTS capacity data at regular meetings in order to ensure that the departmental workload is maintained at an appropriate level with any peaks in activity identified and plans for mitigation in proposal status.
  •  This role will be required to work alongside a range of internal and external stakeholders to facilitate discussions on both internal and external packaging activities through to delivery to depots and patients.
  • Responsible for translating the CTS Study Management Team Lead’s information on clinical forecasted demand in to the CTS Departmental plan to ensure transparency of up and coming workload.
  • To identify, in collaboration with CTS Team Leads, opportunities for efficiency savings in activities and cycle times.
  • Responsible for providing input to the CTS training modules for the scheduling of an activity and any other relevant SOP’s
  • Provide Key Performance Indicator data to the Head of CTS on a monthly basis
  • The job holder is responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job.

 

Essential Skills

Knowledge:

  • A project management / planning qualification or equivalent is essential to the role
  • A continuous improvement theory qualification would be advantageous
  • A solid understanding of GMP activities with regard to investigational medicinal product

Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a Pharmaceutical or other regulated industry is essential
  • An excellent understanding of MS Project or similar planning tool is essential with specific emphasis on capacity modelling
  • Experience in continuous improvement processes and / or theory is desirable

 

 

Skills:

  • A high level knowledge of MS Project or similar planning tool
  • A high level of planning and coordination skills
  • Communication skills including written and presentational
  • High level of numeracy
  • Strong emphasis on process improvements
  • Excellent attention to detail

 

Attributes and Behaviours:

  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with others
  • A proactive self-starter who reaches out to enable activities to progress
  • A collaborative individual that shares ideas and information with a positive outlook on challenges
  • Assists colleagues as and when required
  • Demonstrates a ‘can do’ approach

 

 

Location: South East

 

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

By close of play 13 October.

Clinical Trial Supplies Study Management Team Leader

 

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 and is expanding activities in other indications. Therefore we are looking to strengthen our Clinical Trial Supplies (CTS) department with the appointment of a CTS Study Management Team Lead to head up the CTS Programme Manager team who provide support to the blinded clinical stakeholders

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The Role

The role reports into the Head of Clinical Trial Supplies, the successful candidate will lead the team in collaboration with the CTS Scheduler and Programme Manager in the execution of the clinical group study requirements to agreed timelines; ensuring clinical study requirements are met. The job-holder will be responsible on a day to day basis for the CTS Programme Managers for people management inclusive of regular 1:1 meeting and reviews & will act as the first point of call for issue resolution. The position holder will also be responsible for input to departmental KPI’s. The purpose of this role is to manage the team of Clinical Trials Supplies (CTS) Programme Managers in planning, coordinating and delivering on Clinical requirements.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Day to day management of the CTS team of Programme Managers with people management responsibilities.
  • Act as first point of contact for escalation of program issues
  • Monitoring the performance of the CTS Programme Managers in terms of clinical deliverables.
  • Working with the CTS Programme Managers to establish demand and forecasting information. Inclusive of periodic review of planned against actual.
  • Review of effectiveness of current processes within designated area and to provide input in to process improvements  in collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Providing Key Performance Indicator data to the Head of CTS as required.
  • Collaboration with external stakeholders for the monitoring of INCB quota information
  • The job holder is responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job.

 

 

 

Essential Skills

 

Knowledge:

  • An excellent knowledge of the Clinical Trial process is essential
  • A project / people management qualification is desirable
  • An understanding of the implications of controlled drug material moving through the supply chain is essential

 

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a Pharmaceutical or other regulated industry is essential
  • A minimum of 5 years in a study management role with specific emphasis on clinical trial supplies packaging and labelling for global requirements
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of people management experience is essential
  • A minimum of 2 years working with controlled IMP material
  • Experience of both controlled drug status material at ambient and cold chain

 

Skills:

  • An excellent understanding of Microsoft Office tools and in particular SharePoint and MS Project
  • High level of numeracy
  • Communication skills including written and presentational
  • Excellent attention to detail

 

Attributes and Behaviours:

  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with others
  • A passion for developing people and process improvements
  • Assists colleagues as and when required
  • Demonstrates a ‘can do’ approach
  • A proactive self-starter who reaches out for opportunities
  • Collaborative team player

 

Location: South East

 

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

By close of play 13 October.

Clinical Trial Supplies Study Operations Team Leader

 

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 and is expanding activities in other indications. Therefore we are looking to strengthen our Clinical Trial Supplies (CTS) department with the appointment of a CTS Operations Team Lead to head up the CTS Coordination team to provide support in the execution of these important indications.

 

The Role

The role will report into the Head of Clinical Trial Supplies, the successful candidate will lead the team in collaboration with the CTS Scheduler and Programme Manager in the execution of the clinical group study requirements to agreed time lines, ensuring clinical study requirements are met.  The job-holder will be responsible on a day to day basis for the CTS Coordinators with specific emphasis on adherence to operational planning. This includes the review and approval of operational outputs from the group. The purpose of this role is to manage the team of Clinical Trials Supplies (CTS) Coordinators in planning, coordinating and delivering on Clinical requirements.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Day to day management of the CTS team of Coordinators with people management responsibilities.
  • Act as first point of contact for escalation of program issues
  • Monitoring the performance of the CTS Coordinators in terms of clinical deliverables.
  • Working with the CTS Coordinators and in collaboration with the CTS Programme Managers to establish demand and forecasting information. Inclusive of monthly review of planned against actual.
  • Ensuring the CTS Coordinator’s preparation of documents and labels for each specific packaging operation is in adherence to plan
  • To complete label and packaging instruction review with the appropriate team.
  • Review of effectiveness of current processes within designated area and to provide input in to process improvements in collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Providing Key Performance Indicator data to the Head of CTS as required.
  • The job holder is responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job.

 

 

Essential Skills

 

Knowledge:

  • An excellent knowledge of the Clinical Trial process is essential
  • A project / people management qualification is desirable
  • An understanding of the implications of controlled drug material moving through the supply chain is essential
  • An excellent understanding of the MHRA Rules and Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Distributors guidance with specific emphasis for packaging IMP and IMP Label requirements (Annex 13)

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a Pharmaceutical or other regulated industry is essential
  • A minimum of 5 years in a clinical trial IMP packaging environment with specific emphasis on clinical trial supplies packaging and labelling for global requirements
  • A minimum of 2-4 years of people management experience is essential
  • A minimum of 1-2 years working with controlled IMP material
  • Experience of both controlled drug status material at ambient and cold chain

Skills:

  • An excellent understanding of Microsoft Office tools and in particular SharePoint and MS Project
  • High level of numeracy
  • Communication skills including written and presentational
  • Excellent attention to detail

Attributes and Behaviours:

  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with others
  • A passion for developing people and process improvements
  • Assists colleagues as and when required
  • Demonstrates a ‘can do’ approach
  • A proactive self-starter who reaches out for opportunities
  • Collaborative team player

 

Location: South East

 

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

By close of play 13 October.

Clinical Trial Supplies Material Operations Team Leader

 

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 and is expanding activities in other indications. Therefore we are looking to strengthen our Clinical Trial Supplies (CTS) department with the appointment of a CTS Material Coordination Team Lead to head up the CTS Materials Coordination team to provide support in the execution of supplies for these important indications.

 

The Role

The role will report into the Head of Clinical Trial Supplies, The successful candidate will lead the Material Coordination team and work in collaboration with the CTS Scheduler and Programme Manager in the execution of the clinical group study requirements to agreed timelines; ensuring clinical study requirements are met. The purpose of this role is to manage the team of Clinical Trials Supplies (CTS) Material Coordinators in planning, coordinating and delivering on Clinical requirements.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Day to day management of the CTS Material Coordination team inclusive of people management responsibilities.
  • Act as first point of contact for escalation of packaging or inventory issues
  • Monitoring the performance of the CTS Material Coordinators in terms of clinical deliverables.
  • Working with the CTS Programme Managers and appropriate leads to establish demand and forecasting information. Inclusive of periodic review of planned packaging activities against actual.
  • Overall accountability for the management of bulk inventory and packaging component inventory
  • Review of effectiveness of current processes within designated area and to provide input in to process improvements  in collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Providing Key Performance Indicator data to the Head of CTS as required.
  • The job holder is responsible for maintaining cGxP and H&S knowledge applicable to the job.

 

Essential Skills

 

Knowledge:

  • An excellent knowledge of the Clinical Trial process is essential
  • A project / people management qualification is desirable
  • An understanding of the implications of controlled drug material moving through the supply chain is essential
  • An excellent understanding of the MHRA Rules and Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Distributors guidance with specific emphasis for packaging IMP and IMP Label requirements (Annex 13)

 

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a Pharmaceutical or other regulated industry is essential
  • A minimum of 4 years in a study management role with specific emphasis on clinical trial supplies packaging and labelling for global requirements
  • A minimum of 2-4 years of people management experience is essential
  • A minimum of 1-2 years working with controlled IMP material
  • Experience of packaging both controlled drug status material at ambient and cold chain.

 

Skills:

  • An excellent understanding of Microsoft Office tools and in particular SharePoint and MS Project
  • High level of numeracy
  • Communication skills including written and presentational
  • Excellent attention to detail

 

Attributes and Behaviours:

  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with others
  • A passion for developing people and process improvements
  • Assists colleagues as and when required
  • Demonstrates a ‘can do’ approach
  • A proactive self-starter who reaches out for opportunities
  • Collaborative team player

 

Location: South East

 

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

By close of play 13 October.

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.