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Site Engineering Lead

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 2500 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 

Key areas of responsibility are Maintenance & Asset Management and Capital Projects Management.

Reporting to the Site Director, the Site Engineering Leader is responsible for the successful delivery of equipment asset management as well as key engineering, process, technology and facility capital expenditure project delivery; in accordance with Site and business objectives.

Working closely with key stakeholders, internal and external, to drive efficiencies towards best in class performance with a clear focus on zero harm, zero defects, zero waste and zero unplanned downtime to ensure continuity of supply of Dechra products, while reducing costs.

Occasional requirement for international business travel.


Role Responsibility

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

  • Ensures Dechra global engineering standards are in place, in use, effective and sustained and any gaps have a closure plan being implemented
  • Leads a high performing site engineering function
  • Coaches and mentors team members, providing direction and guidance where appropriate; ensuring that both individuals and the team have the required skills, competencies and customer focus
  • Leads talent development and succession planning for the site Engineering function, establishing development paths for engineering employees
  • Ensures appropriate resources, assets and time are available for the application of a systematic approach to Engineering Maintenance
  • Ensures that all items of plant and equipment are maintained to the appropriate standards to ensure their performance is safe, reliable and in accordance with the principles of cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice).
  • Ensures operational efficiency of all plant and equipment.
  • Develops a competent and customer focused maintenance team
  • Manages site capital planning and expenditure, ensuring the capital investment plan is in place covering a rolling 5 year period
  • Manages the capital investment process to ensure that it follows the agreed process from conception to delivery, delivering projects on time, on budget, to specification and with auditable benefits
  • Engages with, and builds strong relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders within site, Internal Manufacturing, and the wider Dechra network, including MS&T, Operations, HSE, Quality, Finance, IT, etc as well as externally with suppliers, OEMs, service providers etc

The Ideal Candidate

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:

  • Leading teams, and managing multiple objectives and tasks in a fast paced environment.
  • Likely to be educated to degree level or equivalent through experience in an Engineering discipline , ideally with global experience in pharmaceutical field
  • Proven leadership skills with technical acumen to deliver and drive complex facility, CAPEX and technical engineering projects
  • Detailed  knowledge of Pharma Operations and Engineering
  • Experience of working within Engineering, Operations and/or Technical Operations functions
  • Desirable knowledge and application of ISO14001, OHSAS18001, ISO 9001 standards
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to engage effectively with a variety of stakeholders
  • Experience of working within Engineering, Operations and/or Technical Operations functions
  • Working knowledge of Health, Safety and Quality GMP legislation (Desirable FDA & MHRA)
  • Proven experience of project management
  • Demonstrated change management capabilities
  • Knowledge and application of UK regulatory standards

About the Company

All applications received are reviewed by our internal talent acquisition team and we will get in touch if your skills and experience match what we’re looking for. Should you not hear back from us within 28 days please don’t be too disappointed – we may keep your CV on our database for any future vacancies which may be suitable and we encourage you to keep an eye on our careers site. For any questions or queries, please contact us.

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

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