Valneva is a specialty vaccine company focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need. Valneva has leveraged its expertise and capabilities both to successfully commercialize two vaccines and to rapidly advance a broad range of vaccine candidates into and through the clinic, including candidates against Lyme disease, the chikungunya virus and COVID-19.

Valneva has operations in Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and the U.S. with over 700 employees.

As part of the ongoing expansion project in Livingston we are now seeking interest for key roles within the Manufacturing team, including Manufacturing Supervisors.

Job Summary

To co-ordinate the execution of manufacturing steps according to defined procedures and protocols, in line with cGMP work practices and quality standards. This role is dedicated to the supervision of production, production resources and will review, organise and where necessary develop systems / processes in order to achieve:

  • Effective supervisory control production activities within functional area
  • Effective management of a team of manufacturing scientists/operatives
  • Effective planning and co-ordination of activities within functional area
  • Liaise with support functions to ensure appropriate use of resource

Responsibilities

  • On a day to day basis, co-ordinate manufacturing technicians to execute production activities to deliver product on time, right first time and within budget
  • Ensure that all production steps defined by SOPs, production records and protocols are executed in compliance with cGMP standards
  • Ensure that shift handovers are carried out effectively
  • Ensure that direct reports are appropriately trained and competent in procedures
  • Ensure procedures reflect expected manufacturing techniques and current best practice
  • Effective management of people including; holidays, overtime, absence, performance, disciplinary and grievance
  • Development of manufacturing scientists/operatives within team
  • Effective root cause analysis of events and implementation of appropriate corrective actions
  • Ensure the manufacturing areas are audit ready at all times
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety requirements including reporting and investigating incidents
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by line manager in accordance with company requirements

Job Requirements

Experience:

  • Educated to degree level in relevant qualification, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant production experience
  • Experience in manufacture of pharmaceutical, vaccine and/or medical devices
  • Experience of managing people is highly desirable
  • Experience in lean manufacturing/six sigma is highly desirable

Required Skills:

  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Technical understanding of biotechnology manufacturing processes
  • Leads by example and acts with integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure and effectively manage priorities

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