Head of Engineering and Facilities - Geneva

Location: Switzerland - Meyrin/Geneva

Division: Engineering

Company: OM Pharma

Seniority Level: Director

Georgia Izzat

International Talent Acquisition Manager

+41 58 851 83 78

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About You

OM Pharma are seeking a Head of Engineering and Facilities, responsible for all Geneva site activities and projects related to engineering and facilities. In this critical position, you will be accountable for design and qualification execution of all relevant facilities, equipment and computerised systems. This role will interface with authorities and you will be responsible to ensure GxP standards for the Geneva site activities. As Department Head you will lead a team of three heads of units. You will report to the Head of Technical Operations OM Pharma and your tasks and responsibilities will include the following:
  • Ensure that Geneva Site meets all requirements related to deliver its existing and future business in terms of Infrastructures, Energies production and distribution, Equipment’s (including labs) and computerised systems
  • Sponsor or leading for one or several key technical projects
  • Act as a leader in the execution of Technical Operations Project Portfolio
  • Maintain GMP standards for the whole industrial assets
  • Ensure operational activities execution with respect to GMP and Swiss regulation, ensure SOPs are in place
  • Ensure up to date qualification schedule, Data-Integrity and CSV (Computer System Validation), quality documentation, deviation management, root-cause analysis and CAPA  management
  • Realise defined reporting for the department including monthly reporting and KPIs
  • Realise budget process for OPEX / CAPEX following bi-annual budgeting process and take appropriate measures if necessary
  • Be accountable for all OM Pharma CAPEX management
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain and Manufacturing departments in order to realise production plans following scheduling and target stocks defined by Supply Chain
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing, Quality Management and Development in order to define Qualifications Programs, Technical Project realisation and CAPEX Management
  • Ensure strategic deployment of Geneva Site on process and facilities level in accordance with mid-term plans, GMP requirements and the Site Master File 
  • Ensure that Safety are in place and well respected in collaboration with Safety Manager
  • Ensure the ISO14001 more specifically regarding energies management
  • Ensure that Geneva Site Service Level is in accordance with Site Management expectations in collaboration with Facility services
  • Ensure that Operational Excellence standards are well established
  • Team management and all related activities including recruitment, performance management, coaching, delegation and ensure top-down and bottom-up communication
  • Ensure active participation to Tech Ops Management Team / Site Management in order to coordinate Geneva site activities
The ideal candidate has a Master’s degree in Engineering in addition to the following skills and experience:
  • Proven track record in the field of Engineering covering Energy management, Infrastructures and Equipments
  • Experience in leading major investment projects
  • Several years’ experience in a GMP regulated environment, pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a line management function with more than 20 subordinates – strong communication / stakeholder management capabilities
  • Experience in Manufacturing or Supply Chain is preferred
  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt is preferred
  • Formal Project Management certification is preferred

About Us

OM Pharma is a global Geneva-based Biotech company. It is a leader in the prevention of recurrent respiratory and urinary tract infections and is also active in the treatment of vascular diseases.
It operates worldwide through a strong network of international partners and continues to invest into R&D to develop microbial derived immunotherapeutic products addressing acute and chronic immunological disorders resulting from infections and inflammation. OM Pharma is operating to highest Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards which rely on a high level of Biotech competencies and experienced teams.
The company strives to help patients around the world to live better lives by allowing access to a better management of infectious diseases and immunological imbalances.
For more information, please visit: ompharma.com.

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