Production Manager Ointments & Oral Liquids - Lisbon

Location: Portugal - Lisbon

Division: Technical Operations

Company: Vifor Pharma

Seniority Level: Manager

Ana Napolitano

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+41 58 851 62 10

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About You

We are looking for a Production Manager for our Manufacturing Plant at Vifor Pharma Lisbon. At this position, you will be our expert Ointments & Oral Liquids processes. Your main activities are:
  • Ensure the correct completion of production documentation for the customer
  • Develop and ensure compliance with the production plan according to customer needs
  • Define and ensure the correct performance of production activities for all members of the production team
  • Develop daily and weekly team plan
  • Lead and motivate the team, making the company values stand out (Respect, entrepreneurship and teamwork)
  • Define production objectives, identify gaps and propose improvements to eliminate them
  • Comply with the roadmap defined for the OE
  • Ensure compliance with good manufacturing practices
  • Ensure compliance with the training deadlines defined annually for all team members in accordance with the Quality management system
  • Check the integrity of equipment and installations so that anomalies and defects are corrected
  • Check production documentation (Batch Dossiers), update documentation and implement changes in manufacturing processes;Process all information associated with the Batch dossier in the X3 system and the Laetus system (when applicable)
  • Behave safely, report almost accidents, perform the correct separation of waste according to the company's environmental policy
  • Detect process improvements to increase team performance

We are looking for a customer- and service-oriented person who brings experience in working with a wide variety of stakeholders across diverse teams both internally and with external partner companies. The ideal candidate brings the following education, skills and experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in technical field
  • Minimum 5 years experience in operational roles in the pharmaceutical or similar industry (eg food, medical devices);
  • Minimum experience of 3 years as a production supervisor
  • Relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry and in the GMP environment ;
  • Fluent in English and Portuguese (written and verbal)
  • Experience in project management
  • Leadership skills in change management

You are a mature professional and describe yourself as a solution-oriented and flexible person, able to communicate and influence internal and external stakeholders at different levels. Your work is characterized by its accuracy, a proactive approach and you are able to work under pressure and to deal with tight deadlines. 

About Us

Vifor Pharma Group is a global pharmaceuticals company. It holds a leading position in all its core business activities and consists of the following companies: Vifor Pharma and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (a joint company with Fresenius Medical Care). Vifor Pharma Group is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX Swiss Exchange, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348).

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