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Manufacturing Quality Specialist

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Thanks for checking out our vacancy, we’re delighted you want to learn more about Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC.

Dechra are a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2000 colleagues globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business

The Opportunity 

Providing support to the Manufacturing value stream team to ensure problems are rapidly resolved by delivering root cause(s) analysis (RCA) and implementing effective corrective and preventive actions (CaPa).

Participate in, and when required, lead multifunctional teams to deliver RCA, CaPas and resolution of technical issues, with the aim of preventing re-occurrence of the issue.

Supporting the development of an  improvement culture, being an advocate for constructive change and challenges.

Role Responsibility

The Challenge

So, what will you be doing? This role has a broad and varied remit and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:

  • Delivering, by self or through team/others rapid problem solving which includes root cause(s) analysis (RCA) and implementing effective corrective and preventive actions (CaPa).
  • Supporting an improvement culture within operations, where all team members are engaged in and participate in continuous improvement activities where constructive challenge is encouraged.
  • Lead and support use of Operational Excellence (ODPS) tools and techniques to improve Right First Time (RFT) manufacture of products at high levels of efficiency and constructively challenge existing processes and behaviours, raising new ideas to improve current standards and performance.
  • Identifying any issues and proactively resolve these using prescribed techniques and escalating when support is required for issue resolution.
  • Leading investigations for deviations /Manufacturing LIRs; identifying root causes & implementing effective CAPAs in a timely manner.
  • Lead & actively participate in meetings to progress the on time closure of deviations, CAPAs and change controls.
  • Ensure effective Ongoing Process Monitoring (OPM) is in place, in use, effective and sustained; including e.g. reviews of IPC trends, yield loss, waste, etc with actions being implemented as required.
  • Take ownership for implementation, update and closeout of CAPAs, Change Controls and updating SOPs in a timely manner.
  • Identify current gaps and ensure appropriate “technical standards” are in place, in use, effective and sustained  in Manufacturing, including development of standards where required.
  • Support a compliance culture within operations, ensuring all team members adhere to SOPs and other documents, and comply with their individual responsibilities to GMP.
  • Attend and comply with any planned in house training or on the job training, ensuring that all learnings are put into routine practice as part of the “day job”.
  • Challenge existing processes and behaviours and raises ideas to improve the current norm.
  • Support MS&T with data gathering for ongoing process monitoring (OPM).
  • Support the implementation of new product introductions, tech transfers and equipment change into the Manufacturing department.

The Ideal Candidate

About You

Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We’re particularly keen to hear from those who have/are:

A self-motivated enthusiastic individual who can lead and work well within a team environment. Ability to use prescribed problem solving techniques to find the root cause of issues to implement robust CAPAs. Good level knowledge and competency of quality systems to include the process of deviations, change controls, CAPAs and SOPs.

Package Description

Competitive salary and Benefits

36 Hour Working Week (trialling a 9 day fortnight which means every other Friday is a day off!)

22.5 days annual leave + bank holidays

Option to buy an extra week's holiday each year

8% Employer Pension Contribution

Free access to Headspace App

Option to join Sharesave scheme

Employee Assistance Programme

On-site parking

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

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