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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 2/6/2017

Shire Pharmaceutical Lexington, MA

Lexington, MA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description
The Head will lead and manages engineering operations for manufacturing operations at the Lexington Site. Provides holistic engineering and maintenance support to the site to sustainably achieve capacity plans and fulfillment targets. Maintains equipment and facilities, performs facilities management including operations of utilities and critical systems, provides engineering technical support, and capital planning and execution. Serves as a member of the Biologics OpU Engineering Leadership Team. Serves as a standing member of the Lexington Site Leadership Team, which helps set strategic direction for site engineering organizations and is accountable for operating results.

As a key decision maker on the site leadership team, the Head of Site Engineering will lead and drive the Engineering function supporting the operational requirements of commercial and clinical bulk drug substance manufacturing at the Lexington Site. The scope of the function will consist of:
Maintenance, Utilities, and Calibration
Process Engineering
Plant Engineering and Utilities
Automation Engineering
Site Capital Engineering Projects
Engineering Programs, Business, and Operational Support Services
Facilities and Site Services supporting the entire campus

The Head of Site Engineering will ensure the operation, maintenance, and utilities for all equipment, and utility systems used to support manufacturing operations at Lexington site. The Head of Engineering is responsible and accountable for:
Ensuring Facilities, Plants, Utilities and Equipment are properly maintained and are fit for intended use.
Ensuring Facilities, Plants, Utilities and Equipment are operated in a safe and efficient manner and is compliant with all regulatory requirements
Delivering compliant and robust engineered solutions to improve reliability and efficiency of systems and equipment based upon operational best practices and periodic reviews
Developing and manage technical and organizational agility for timely response and resolution to operational issues.
Developing talent and professional capabilities of the function.

40%: Responsible for performance management and professional development of direct reports. Accountable for performance management and professional development of the Lexington site Facilities and Engineering personnel. Allocates resources, assigns priority to tasks and acts as an advisor to Site senior management in delivery of value-added services for the Lexington Site. Manages budgets and contract resources.
20%: Provides management oversight to ensure the Lexington Site Facilities, Plants, Utilities and Equipment are properly maintained, fit for intended use, operated in a safe and efficient manner, and is compliant with all regulatory requirements. Ensures equipment availability is adequate to meet manufacturing requirements. Provides management oversight of delivery of coordinated major maintenance activities including scheduled plant shutdowns. Ensures organizational agility in order for timely response and resolution to operational issues.
20%: Accountable for development of technical subject matter expertise and provision of adequate engineering resources (internally and externally) to ensure system reliability, robustness and maximum availability. Ensures delivery of compliant and robust engineered solutions to improve reliability and efficiency of systems and equipment based upon best practices and operational periodic reviews.
10%: Accountable functional partner and decision maker on the Lexington site cross-functional governance team as well as the Global Biologics OpU Engineering Leadership team. Aligns on site strategy and goals, and identifies and escalates Engineering issues, and informs team on deliverables to ensure continuous improvement and overall support related to manufacturing operations support.
10%: Accountable for the planning, execution, controls, and technical quality of deliverables for all site capital investment projects and technology transfers. Ensure that project sub-teams are resourced appropriately (internally and externally) to meet their goals and objectives and ensure that projects are on time and on budget.

Bachelor s degree in Engineering and fifteen plus (15+) years of experience in an engineering and/or facilities function within a biotech/pharmaceutical operations/ manufacturing environment. Demonstrated experience in bioprocess engineering and expert knowledge of systems/equipment/facilities/automation is required.

Twelve (12+) plus years of experience in management of engineering personnel and proven skills for the management of managers is preferred. Excellent communication, technical, organizational, leadership, and mentoring skills are required. Must be a team player prepared to lead, work in, and embrace a team-based culture.

The ability to travel and work across all Lexington facilities. The candidate will be expected to evaluate and prioritize activities to support the business and add value to the company while understanding the specific priorities at the Lexington site. Candidate will be required to carry a cellular device and be available to support production requirements at the Lexington site.

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

Shire is an equal opportunity employer. Shire evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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