Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers: IXIARO®/JESPECT® indicated for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis and DUKORAL® indicated for the prevention of cholera and, in some countries, prevention of diarrhea caused by ETEC. The Company has various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the US with over 500 employees.

A full-time opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for a QC Coordinator (Raw Materials).

Job Summary 

We are looking for a positive and enthusiastic individual with a continuous improvement mind set to join and contribute to the QC team whilst maintaining compliance with our Quality Management System.

Out of hours working and/or overtime may be required due to business needs.

Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate the testing and release of Raw Materials, ensuring uninterrupted supply of materials to Manufacturing and QC for the JEV manufacturing process.
  • Maintain raw material specifications to ensure continued compliance with current pharmacopoeias (e.g. Ph.Eur., USP)
  • Apply best GMP work-practices and techniques to sampling
  • Support the QC coordinator in performing shipments to subcontractors and other Valneva sites
  • Support co-ordination of the storage of QC reference samples including maintenance of inventory logs, execution of routine stock checks and discard of applicable materials
  • Support co-ordination of sample logistics for all testing, applying best cGMP work-practices and techniques to sampling and management for the release of raw materials ensuring continuous availability of materials into manufacturing and QC to meet production forecast
  • Progress QMS to ensure on time delivery and compliance within the QC department
  • Immediately escalate and report any deviations to materials, facilities, processes or procedures to line manager
  • Maintain all QC systems, databases, logs and support the generation of QC trend data
  • Be accountable for the QC areas being clean, tidy and well-organised and in a state of continuous inspection readiness
  • Perform routine housekeeping activities in QC including cleaning of equipment and laboratory areas
  • Ensure that all required training is complete in procedures performed and operate in compliance with best cGMP working practices at all times
  • Support QC activities in line with manufacturing schedule, as per rota (including provision of overtime cover as required)
  • Shift work and out of hours work as required
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities and liaise with QC line management (or other functions) to agree benefits and deployment plans
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • Actively contribute to the development of the QC Logistics team, for example, through team meetings

Experience

  • Degree in chemical/biological sciences or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of usage of Pharmacopoeias
  • Knowledge of GMP guidelines and regulatory bodies
  • Experience in method validation / verification is beneficial but not essential
  • Experience of Quality Management Systems
  • Experience in working with Microsoft Excel, and ERP systems
  • Experience of working to deadlines and managing conflicting priorities
  • Experience working effectively in a team, influencing as appropriate

Required Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable team player
  • Ability to think analytically

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers: IXIARO®/JESPECT® indicated for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis and DUKORAL® indicated for the prevention of cholera and, in some countries, prevention of diarrhea caused by ETEC. The Company has various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the US with over 500 employees.

A 12-month full-time opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for a QC Coordinator (Raw Materials).

Job Summary 

We are looking for a positive and enthusiastic individual with a continuous improvement mind set to join and contribute to the QC team whilst maintaining compliance with our Quality Management System.

Out of hours working and/or overtime may be required due to business needs.

Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate the testing and release of Raw Materials, ensuring uninterrupted supply of materials to Manufacturing and QC for the JEV manufacturing process.
  • Maintain raw material specifications to ensure continued compliance with current pharmacopoeias (e.g., Ph.Eur., USP)
  • Apply best GMP work-practices and techniques to sampling
  • Support the QC coordinator in performing shipments to subcontractors and other Valneva sites
  • Support co-ordination of the storage of QC reference samples including maintenance of inventory logs, execution of routine stock checks and discard of applicable materials
  • Support co-ordination of sample logistics for all testing, applying best cGMP work-practices and techniques to sampling and management for the release of raw materials ensuring continuous availability of materials into manufacturing and QC to meet production forecast
  • Progress QMS to ensure on time delivery and compliance within the QC department
  • Immediately escalate and report any deviations to materials, facilities, processes or procedures to line manager
  • Maintain all QC systems, databases, logs and support the generation of QC trend data
  • Be accountable for the QC areas being clean, tidy and well-organised and in a state of continuous inspection readiness
  • Perform routine housekeeping activities in QC including cleaning of equipment and laboratory areas
  • Ensure that all required training is complete in procedures performed and operate in compliance with best cGMP working practices at all times
  • Support QC activities in line with manufacturing schedule, as per rota (including provision of overtime cover as required)
  • Shift work and out of hours work as required
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • Actively contribute to the development of the QC Logistics team, for example, through team meetings

Experience

  • Degree in chemical/biological sciences preferred or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of usage of Pharmacopoeias
  • Knowledge of GMP guidelines and regulatory bodies
  • Experience of Quality Management Systems
  • Experience in working with Microsoft Excel, and ERP systems
  • Experience of working to deadlines and managing conflicting priorities
  • Experience working effectively in a team, influencing as appropriate

Required Skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable team player
  • Ability to think analytically

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers: IXIARO®/JESPECT® indicated for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis and DUKORAL® indicated for the prevention of cholera and, in some countries, prevention of diarrhea caused by ETEC. The Company has various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the US with over 500 employees.

A 12-month full-time opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for a QC Technician (Analytical).

Job Summary

To execute defined and trained Quality Control department tests for the release of raw materials, JEV intermediate products and JEV final products according to defined procedures and protocols and according with best cGMP work practices, Quality Standards and metrics. As well as assisting in the implementation and maintenance of policies for Quality Control department within Valneva.  Carry out laboratory tasks as identified by QC department.

Responsibilities

  • Execute analytical procedures, for testing of raw materials, intermediate products and final products, according to defined SOPs and protocols
  • Apply best cGMP work practices and techniques to test and release raw materials and product within specification
  • Ensure that all necessary training is complete in the procedures conducted, and operate in compliance with best cGMP working practices at all times
  • Conduct on-time reporting according to the defined and trained document management standards including review and verification of analytical data
  • Immediately escalate and report any deviations to materials, facilities, processes or procedures to the Head of QC
  • Be accountable for the analytical laboratories being clean, tidy and well organised and in a state of continuous inspection readiness
  • Conduct all activities in the most careful and safe manner and in full compliance with HSE requirements
  • Ensure that at any time equipment, facilities and materials used in the QC laboratories comply with defined standards
  • Support change controls, investigations and CAPA’s in the post diligent manner
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement and escalate those to the Head of QC
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team setting
  • Maintain adequate stocks of materials and equipment and laboratory consumables
  • Assist in monitoring and maintaining calibration status of all equipment within the Quality Control department
  • Calibration of pipettes and informing relevant personnel in a timely manner of any failure of calibration
  • Arrange subcontract of QC testing and dispatch to approved suppliers and provide support to the Logistics department
  • Assist in ensuring adequate stocks of material and equipment for effective operation of laboratories
  • Storage of in process, and final products samples including, for stability and retention purposes
  • Preparation of SOPs (where applicable) in accordance with Valneva Quality systems
  • Perform filing duties and other QC administrative duties as required by the line manager or Head of QC
  • Provide cover for other departments within the organisation
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • Shift work and out of hours work as required

Experience

  • Working within a QC laboratory working to GMP within a recognised quality system
  • Writing and working to SOP documentation
  • Analytical methods experience, in a production-focused environment, in assays (not limited to Hameagglutination assays, micro-plate assays like ELISA and dye binding colorimetric assays (Bradford Method, Coomassie Plus), Electrophoresis, HPLC method, Immunoassays (Western Blot, Slot Blot)
  • Assay development, validation and transfer experience
  • Experience of working within Quality Management Systems which include deviations, change controls and CAPA’s
  • Cell culture and microbiological experience would be preferable
  • Proven track record of being able to maintain the highest standards of hygiene and
    cleanliness in a laboratory environment
  • All round experience of working within a laboratory environment

Required Skills

  • Capability to organise and schedule work within a busy laboratory
  • Knowledge of GMP guidelines and regulatory bodies
  • Well organised, self-motivated individual
  • Ability to follow instructions and manage workload to meet expected work schedules

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers: IXIARO®/JESPECT® indicated for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis and DUKORAL® indicated for the prevention of cholera and, in some countries, prevention of diarrhea caused by ETEC. The Company has various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the US with over 500 employees.

An opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for a Supply Chain Coordinator – Procurement Buyer.

Job Summary

Liaise and negotiate with critical suppliers to secure the most favourable terms for the immediate and strategic long-term business requirements.  To ensure through day to day planning and supervision that all materials, services and equipment is procured in line with quality and regulatory expectations, at the most favourable cost and in compliance with Company procedure.

Responsibilities

  • Liaise with key internal stakeholders to prepare for finalisation of contracts for goods, services and materials in accordance with Company policy
  • Carry out all procurement activities to defined SOP’s and protocols for the effective sourcing and supply of materials and services, ensuring they are executed in compliance with cGMP standards
  • Coordinate with key internal stakeholders to prepare and support negotiations with critical suppliers. Deliver quantitative cost, quality and service improvement as a result of negotiation
  • Support in the development of strategic business partnerships with the appropriate supplier’s based on risk and commercial opportunity. Plan and develop new, improved sources of supply for current and future needs with an obligation to permanently gain information on requirements, market, prices and generally important economic issues and coherences.
  • Collate and report key quality and business metrics, and use such metrics to drive a culture of continuous process improvement
  • Ensure that any deviations to materials, services, facilities, processes or procedures are being escalated and addressed in an appropriate, timely fashion
  • Be accountable that all direct and indirect work areas are clean, tidy and well organised and in a state of continuous inspection readiness. Conduct all activities in the most careful and safe manner and in full compliance with HSE requirements.
  • Ensure that any change controls, investigations and CAPA´s related to procurement are being escalated and addressed in an appropriate, timely fashion
  • Identify areas for continuous improvement
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team-setting
  • Ensure ERP system data is maintained in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Manage external warehouses for call off material, ensuring adequate stocks of materials are on hand at all times and in date for manufacturing requirements
  • Create and maintain risk plans for all critical materials
  • Working cross functionally, improve the performance of existing suppliers and escalate, as appropriate, poor performance possible alternative routes of supply
  • Shift work and out of hours work as required
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements

Experience

  • Relevant work experience in a regulated industry preferably in Manufacturing or Logistics
  • Strong knowledge of (and experience working within) quality management systems and cGMP
  • CIPS qualified, or relevant qualification/education in Procurement
  • Strong knowledge and experience in the preparation and execution of high level management supplier negotiations.
  • Experience managing a complex supply chain to highlight and mitigate areas of risk
  • Lean or 6-Sigma experience or working experience would be favourable

Required Skills

  • Proven track record of building strategic long term and value add supplier relationships implementing the appropriate agreements and contracts
  • Strong business and commercial acumen with the ability to focus and prioritise critical tasks
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills
  • Self-motivated, energetic and value-driven

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers: IXIARO®/JESPECT® indicated for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis and DUKORAL® indicated for the prevention of cholera and, in some countries, prevention of diarrhea caused by ETEC. The Company has various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the US with over 500 employees.

An opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for a Deputy Head of Manufacturing Operations.

Job Summary

Responsible for Valneva Livingston Manufacturing. Assuring the department complies with GMP standards for marketed products as appropriate. Lead Manufacturing to accomplish management, co-ordination and planning of manufacturing / production to meet commercial requirements, oversee product lifecycle management.  Drive the organization to achieve reliable, effective, compliant results within budget. Set strategy and structure for the Valneva Livingston Manufacturing function to meet today´s and future needs.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee Manufacturing at Valneva in Livingston
  • As part of the Site Executive Management team – contribute to the site performance as agreed through the performance management objectives
  • Ensure that all Manufacturing staff are appropriately trained and competent in the procedures they are conducting, and are in compliance with best cGMP working practices at all times.
  • Ensure that deviations compliance (Quality and HSE) or business metrics are escalated to the Site Director and managed through change controls, investigations and CAPA´s in an appropriate, timely fashion and in alignment with Quality Operations
  • Deliver against an agreed annual budget and monitor monthly statistics and compare to projected figures
  • Actively lead the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment across the site and within the function
  • Ensure continuous improvement, technical support is provided to the site to support site projects and business deliverables
  • Ensure there is support for the development and validation of process steps, in particular for new projects
  • Ensure appropriate US/DS process development for any new projects
  • Supervise mentor and provide technical expertise, where appropriate, to Manufacturing departments
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements

Experience

  • Degree level education or equivalent experience
  • Management experience of multiple teams and cross functional working
  • Demonstrated high degree of competence in regulatory environments specifically in an FDA and EMEA approved environment.
  • Excellent management skills and experience with a proven track-record on project, and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrable experience of Vaccines and GMP with technical expertise in biological processes
  • Experience of commercial Manufacture environment

Required Skills

  • Exceptional organizational skills to coordinate multiple teams and objectives and deliver results on schedule
  • Ability to maintain productive and positive relationships across departments and to ensure seamless team interactions
  • Ability to make independent and well-justified decisions and promote quality standards
  • Clear communicator with proven leadership skills and ability to manage and motivate diverse workforce

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers: IXIARO®/JESPECT® indicated for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis and DUKORAL® indicated for the prevention of cholera and, in some countries, prevention of diarrhea caused by ETEC. The Company has various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the US with over 500 employees.

An opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for a Deputy Head of Process Development.

Job Summary

To deputise for team management in the delivery of technical and scientific expertise for the development, optimisation and introduction of processes associated to manufacturing site operations for existing and proposed new products.  Deputation for management of the development, delivery and implementation of improvement projects for robustness, consistency, success and enhanced outputs.  To provide site wide technical and investigational support through data evaluation and laboratory work.

Responsibilities

Deputise in the management of activities required to be performed by the Process Development team:

  • Management of experienced scientists to ensure ownership and delivery of assigned project tasks, systems and areas of responsibility to agreed target dates
  • Identify and manage delivery of process development / improvement projects, from conception to validation, with a view to increased process robustness, yield and success rate or reduced COGs to agreed timeframe
  • Ensure the use of change management techniques and procedures for implementation where required.
  • Ensure consideration of risk and implementation of strategy
  • Manage and lead delivery of new process introduction where identified for business required
  • Ensure development Proposals, Plans and Reports are generated with adequately identified commercial considerations, impacts and milestones for delivery
  • Ensure work plans are aligned with business requirements and site projects, goals & objectives
  • Deliver key critical data for the identification and mitigation of process risks or failure mechanisms through trending and escalation
  • Provide site wide technical expertise, key role in troubleshooting and lead key technical investigations / assessments, utilising critical trended data to support on time delivery of Quality Investigations
  • Support regulatory submissions by provision or review of technical reports and/or data
  • Manage and track on time delivery of department owned Quality Management System actions and documentation
  • Escalate deviations to compliance through senior site management

Experience

  • Degree qualification or equivalent experience in biological sciences or related discipline
  • Strong GxP understanding and experience
  • Strong commercial awareness and demonstrable leadership
  • Good understanding of working with Biological systems, equipment and environments
  • Good experience of protein chemistry and characterisation
  • Process / assay development experience of Biological systems, particularly viral products
  • Good experience of statistical data analysis and process trending
  • Experience of change management, lean systems and risk analysis

Required Skills

  • Excellent communication and team management
  • Concern for delivery
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment with changing business priorities, managing conflicts to priorities
  • Analytical thinking
  • Team player with awareness of impact on people, process and systems

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers: IXIARO®/JESPECT® indicated for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis and DUKORAL® indicated for the prevention of cholera and, in some countries, prevention of diarrhea caused by ETEC. The Company has various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the US with over 500 employees.

An opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for a Head of Supply Chain Management.

Job Summary

To ensure an integrated and compliant supply chain is managed, including the supply of all goods, services and material activities. Ensuring compliance with lower costs and best quality according to the business, performance and compliance requirements. Defined internal and external regulations with the aim to reliably supply the products, materials and services to the internal and external customers on time. Supporting Valneva Scotland Ltd and Valneva UK business requirements.

Responsibilities

  • As part of the management team, contribute to the site performance as agreed through the performance management objectives
  • To leverage strategic procurement / contract management and cost drivers
  • Ensure that Supply Chain Management plans and activities are cross-functionally communicated and aligned and delivered to agreed sales and operations targets on time, are cost effective and according to the quality standards defined by internal and external regulations
  • Responsibility to control and deliver against an agreed annual Supply Chain Management budget and monitor monthly statistics and compare to projected figures
  • Oversee that all internal and external Supply Chain Management activities in respect of materials management and the MPS for manufacture of Valneva UK / Scotland products, are carried out in compliance with applicable cGMP standards, techniques and best practice
  • Ensure that all SCM staff are appropriately trained and competent in the procedures they are conducting and are in compliance with best cGMP working practices at all times
  • Be responsible for the development, collating and reporting of key quality and business metrics and use such metrics to drive a culture of continuous process improvement
  • Ensure that deviations to compliance (Quality and HSE) or business metrics are escalated to the Head of Corporate Supply, Planning & Logistics and managed through change controls, investigations and CAPA’s in an appropriate, timely fashion and in alignment with Quality Operations
  • Actively lead the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment across the site and within the function
  • Develop a risk management strategy and maintain a business continuity plan to include dual sourcing of all outsourced activities and suppliers
  • Improve strategies for inventory control and stock management to ensure that both are highly visible and meet operational requirements
  • Integrate SCM activities and planning with other internal and external operational procedures across the site (e.g. BOM) to optimise materials usage, eliminate waste and reduce COG’s where possible
  • Manage external suppliers to ensure effective business relationships are maintained and translate into required level of service and best prices obtained
  • Managing external contractors to agreed terms of engagement and service level agreements, ensuring costing meets business requirements
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements

Experience

  • Technical degree (BSc / MSc) or relevant experience
  • Relevant cross-functional work experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry regulated by FDA & EMEA, ideally in vaccines
  • Strong leadership skills and experience with the ability to motivate and drive an organisation through major change management processes
  • Excellent management skills and experience with proven track records on project and continuous improvement initiatives Commercial manufacturing experience, preferably in vaccines

Required Skills

  • Strong facilitation, communication and organisational skills
  • Self-motivated, energetic and value-driven
  • Clear communicator with strong leadership skills
  • Ability to motivate, influence and drive team delivery
  • Proven decision-making ability, whilst considering wider site implications

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers: IXIARO®/JESPECT® indicated for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis and DUKORAL® indicated for the prevention of cholera and, in some countries, prevention of diarrhea caused by ETEC. The Company has various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the US with over 500 employees.

An opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for an HR Manager.

Job Summary

Lead and manage HR team to ensure all HR systems and processes for the Company are being developed and executed in a compliant manner. Provide full strategic HR support to the site and Director HR and HSE, ensuring an approachable and professional HR service to all, which offers effective solutions for business needs. Advising and coaching Line Managers, Function Heads and other customers in the efficient and consistent application of HR policies and procedures which reflect business needs and current legislation, including advising SE team and LM’s of updates. Maintaining a mind-set, which promotes positive values and behaviours in all interactions throughout the site.

Responsibilities

  • Represent and facilitate a professional, knowledgeable and current HR service to the site, encouraging the team contribution to ensure consistent service levels
  • Lead all recruitment, deployment and HR contractual change processes
  • Be responsible for the development, collating and reporting of key quality and business metrics related to HR and use such metrics to drive a culture of continuous process improvement.
  • Manage and oversee the effective and qualitative data from HRM system
  • Implementation of HR aspects of any major change programme in accordance with agreed timescales, deliverables etc. established for the programme in question
  • Actively contribute to the development of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment across the site
  • Advice to senior managers on appointments, remuneration, development, performance management, etc.
  • Provide general day to day HR support on operational issues, with best-fits needs approach for the business
  • Management of maternity / paternity and flexible working arrangements in line with legislation and company policy
  • Developing and maintaining effective ER relationships with all staff
  • Continually seek to challenge and make recommendations to the Director HR on new HR initiatives which are cost effective and support business activities
  • Responsible for managing the annual performance management process including sign off for all G&Os across the site
  • Attend and contribute to corporate HR workshops involved in the integration, harmonisation and implementation of new or updated policies and processes for business needs
  • Immediately escalate any material breach to employment law or internal HR policies to MD
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the Director HR and HSE in accordance with company requirements

Experience

  • Educated to degree level / equivalent experience in HR
  • Good understanding of business and strategy development processes
  • Successful track record of relationship management
  • Well rounded HR professional
  • Working with senior teams on complex change
  • Experience of working in and providing support in a busy, fast-paced environment
  • Experience of coaching and advising line managers in all aspects of employee relations

Required Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Sound grounding in the broad HR skillset and up to date knowledge of HR developments
  • Focus and flexibility; comfortable with change and ability to adapt advice to each individual situation
  • Emotional resilience; ability to challenge and provide guidance / advice at an appropriate level taking into account different perspectives
  • Strong organisational and interpersonal skills, particularly strong attention to detail
  • Up to date and strong knowledge of Employment Law
  • Effective team member in a multi-disciplined team
  • Strong negotiator with ability to see multiple viewpoints and apply advice in right way
  • Functional expert with drive to be a commercial influence for the success of the business

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers: IXIARO®/JESPECT® indicated for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis and DUKORAL® indicated for the prevention of cholera and, in some countries, prevention of diarrhea caused by ETEC. The Company has various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the US with over 500 employees.

 

An opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for a Management Accountant.

 

Job Summary

Ensure that all financial systems and processes for Valneva Scotland Ltd are executed in compliance with the requirements of both internal and external regulations and according to the business need. Supporting the Head of Finance in the delivery of value added financial function.

Responsibilities

  • Completion of all month end routines and complete up to Draft Management Accounts and commentary
  • Assist the Head of Finance in the completion of the Annual Budget and Quarterly reforecasts
  • Ensure accuracy and maintenance of Accruals, Intercompany and Prepayments
  • Deal with all financial queries in the absence of the Head of Finance
  • Fixed asset register management
  • Deal with all grant documentation, submission of applications for support and quarterly reports
  • Provide detailed Revenue and Capital Expense analysis to budget heads and Site Executive members
  • Assist Head of Finance in collating COGS data
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the line manager in accordance with company requirements
  • Support the management all accounting and financial affairs of Valneva Scotland and contribute to the site performance as agreed through the performance management objectives:
  • Be responsible for the reporting of key business metrics, and use such metrics to drive a culture of continuous process improvement.
  • Monitor and report budget variances on a monthly basis
  • Continue to develop controlling systems to improve cost effectiveness
  • Project Accounting for major new initiatives
  • Coordination of reporting requirements for 3rd party collaborations

Experience

  • Qualified Accountant with relevant post qualifying experience
  • Management of major contracts with complex reporting requirements
  • Have knowledge and experience of working in an SME environment
  • Have knowledge of budgeting and reforecasting
  • Experience in Finance and Controlling in a manufacturing context, ideally in a multi-national environment
  • Experience with standard controlling tools
  • Strong experience of cost accounting in a manufacturing environment

Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on prevention against diseases with major unmet needs. Valneva’s portfolio includes two commercial vaccines for travelers: IXIARO®/JESPECT® indicated for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis and DUKORAL® indicated for the prevention of cholera and, in some countries, prevention of diarrhea caused by ETEC. The Company has various vaccines in development including unique vaccines against Lyme disease, chikungunya and COVID-19. Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the US with over 500 employees.

 

An opportunity has arisen at Valneva Scotland for a QC Technician – Micro.

 

Job Summary

To undertake microbiological tasks and analysis for the release and monitoring of facilities, raw materials, intermediate and final product samples according to defined procedures and protocols, in accordance with regulatory requirements

Responsibilities

  • Execute microbiological procedures for testing of raw materials, intermediate products and final product samples, according to defined SOPs and protocols
  • Perform environmental monitoring of cleanroom areas as required, to support manufacturing processes and Facility Contamination Control (FCC)
  • Conduct all activities in a careful and safe manner and in full compliance with HSE requirements
  • Ensure that equipment, facilities and materials used in the QC laboratories comply with defined standards
  • Adhere to 5S working practices. Identify and implement areas for continuous improvement and escalate to Lab Manager
  • Immediately escalate and report any deviations to materials, facilities, processes or procedures to line manager
  • Maintain all QC systems, databases, logs and support the generation of QC trend data
  • Be accountable for QC areas being clean, tidy and well-organised and in a state of continuous inspection readiness
  • Ensure that all required training is complete in procedures performed and operate in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Actively contribute to the development and maintenance of an enthusiastic, supportive and collaborative environment within the team setting
  • Undertake any other duties in accordance with company requirements

Experience

  • Degree in biological sciences or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of GMP guidelines and regulatory body requirements
  • Experience of microbiological methods in a production-focused environment including but not limited to; Total Viable Count, Bacterial Endotoxin, Environmental monitoring, microbial identification and Growth Promotion
  • Experience in cell culture and virology assays desirable
  • Biologics / vaccine background ideal
  • Experience managing external relationships for effective delivery, e.g. vendors, test houses
  • Experience of Quality Management Systems
  • Experience of working to deadlines and managing conflicting priorities

Required Skills

  • Ability to organise, deliver planned schedules and work across QC, Process Development and QA
  • Experience of writing QMS documentation, e.g. SOPs, Deviations, Change Controls, CAPA desired
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels within and outside QC