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Hospira is the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies. Through our broad, integrated portfolio, we are uniquely positioned to Advance Wellness™ by improving patient and caregiver safety while reducing healthcare costs. Through our offering of high-quality, lower-cost generic medications, we continue to help reduce the overall costs of healthcare — to improve both the affordability of care for patients and the financial strength of the global healthcare system.

Post: Director-Manufacturing Sciences & Technology

 Job Description     
  Reporting to the MS&T-Head, the primary function of a Director, MS&T is to lead the manufacturing sciences & technology group, and enable development & application of advanced processes for manufacturing of sterile injectables at Vizag site by:     
- Monitoring process performance against expectations to ensure product quality.    
- Partnering with manufacturing and process development, ensuring the successful execution of quality lots with respect to process performance and product quality.   

 - Exploring potential process improvements.    

- Leading and participating in start-up efforts of new equipment, software or processes in manufacturing.    
- Establishing small-scale production processes and using scaled-down lab processes to enable process troubleshooting.    
- Implementing changes to procedures and creating documentation for changes to manufacturing processes.    
- Manage project activities through provision of oversight and guidance.    
- Preview/provide feedback and technical/scientific support on any project deliverable, i.e. remediation strategy, plan reports, etc.    
- Manage project activities through provision of oversight and guidance.

Major duties and responsibilities    
 - Implement process improvement opportunities and/or corrective actions to increase yield, maximize capacity, reduce costs and decrease process variability while maintaining regulatory compliance.    
- Provide technical support for equipment and process validation activities, process overview training to support implementation of new process technologies, and process specifications to support defining the scope of capital projects.     
- Develop lists of potential process improvements; develop data packages by justifying and outlining recommendations for changes to or improvements in production processes, collaborating with technical staff to ensure consistency with corporate process technology initiatives.    
- Provide change management and implementation for changes to the manufacturing processes and associated systems, provide training for technical staff on major changes to processes, equipment and documentation.    
- Write technical reports summarizing laboratory results, generating necessary lab data to support product impact assessments during discrepancy and investigation.    
- Provide support for: discrepancy and investigation resolution, equipment and process validation activities, training on new process technologies and on significant changes to manufacturing procedures.

Preferred Qualification: M. Pharm/ MS/ PhD. with specialization in Pharmaceutics, Chemical Engineering or any   discipline
Target years of experience: 12 plus years of industry experience with 2 years of staff management experience in an advanced area and five years of Pharma experience with a good understanding of the regulatory requirements within the pharmaceutical industry. Well versed with program management, and experience in establishing and implementing business strategies with a longer-term focus is required.

Additional info:
Qualification:  M. Pharm/ MS/ PhD. with specialization in Pharmaceutics
Experience: 12 years
Location: INVZ India Vizag
Job Type: Salaried
Auto req ID: 21495BR

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