Jun 01, 2022

Job Description

40+ is the dedicated number of team members you would be joining at IDB (Advanced Accelerator Applications, Netherlands) whose mission is to bring new therapies to patients wordwide by producing radiopharmaceuticals for targeted radioligand therapy. IDB 's team embraces the culture of empowerment and team work.

Outcomes for the production department
1. Operate in an environment where people develop to be the best version of themselves and where the team comes together to learn
2. People are safe, both psychologically and physically
3. Create and maintain a quality and safety culture amongst production technicians. Encourage people to be curious and inspired
4. GMP compliance through a culture of driving ’right first time’ execution and solid process design
5. Adherence to schedule through stable execution, understanding people, process, machine and material
6. Drive operational excellent through Continuous improvement, learning from weak signals
7. Scale for growth, manage risk appropriately in day to day decisions

What the Production Head needs, competencies
1. People leader skills, manage through influence, develop people
Understand how to leverage staff’s strengths, build the team
2. Knowledge of radiation safety, and general safety practices
Ability to judge unsafe behaviors and correct where needed
3. In depth knowledge of GMP requirements in context of EMA and FDA, specifically regarding data integrity, deviations and follow up actions
4. Experience in setting up an operating rhythm, knowledge of workload planning, production scheduling, ability to prioritize
5. Experience with visual management (on the floor performance and short interval control boards), 5S, understanding of ‘stability and waste’
6. Breadth in understanding different functions such as QA, supply chain, engineering with the purpose of building bridges and integrating where possible
7. Ability to deal with ambiguity, be hands-on and lead by example
8. Excellent communications skills and ability to build positive working relationships including cross functionally
9. Ability to work in a matrix organization

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

Level of experience
1. Minimal 3-5 years in a supervisory role in a pharmaceutical manufacturing, QA, or QC environment
a. Total career tenure of 8-10+ years
b. Ideally in food or GMP environment, regulated with a lot of exposure to safety
c. Understanding of radiation safety is a plus
2. Experience in coaching and mentoring of staff
a. Providing constructive feedback
b. Ability to lead large team (15-20 associates long term)
c. Encourage a speak up culture for safety, quality and production improvement aspects
3. Has implemented improvements through application of Lean philosophy
Technical Operations
Full Time
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Production Head

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