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Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Manager

  • Ad Placed : 25 Feb 2020 19:30:22 Affiliate ad
  • Remuneration : PER MONTH
  • Employment Type : Full Time
  • Employment Level : Senior Management
  • Industry :
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  • Region : Kwazulu-Natal
  • Company : Sharon Nurock Recruitment cc

This national manufacturing company is currently looking for a Manager - Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. Reporting to the Head of Operations, the role consists of:

About the Role:

  • Support GMP compliant manufacture of pharmaceutical products.
  • Appropriately deploy, develop and train the human resource base.
  • Champion compliance on a daily basis as a corporate lifestyle and standard approach to daily work.
  • Monitor and report production output and adjust resources to meet agreed upon targets.
  • Monitor and report expenses against budget.
  • Ensure that Capex assigned to the cost centre is properly maintained and meets financial audit requirements in conjunction with finance.
  • Assist the Division Head with strategic planning for the department with respect to headcount, capital equipment, budget, compliance and training. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.Sc in the Engineering or Life Sciences.
  • Minimum of 5 years technical experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years management experience in a manufacturing environment.

Additional Requirements:

  • MBA adds value but only if coupled with experience.
  • GMP manufacturing experience preferred.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Meet production targets. 
  • Manage production resources to minimize errors in manufacturing and streamlines workflow within the department.   
  • Ensure compliance with GMP and other relevant legislation.
  • Cost Centre Management by preparing reports and yearly budget in consultation with the Division Head.
  • Organizational development.
  • Ensure compliance with the OSH Act.

Specific SHE Requirements:

  • SHE related training is mandatory.
  • Adherence to SHE Instructions (Waste Segregation, Water and Energy Saving Initiatives).
  • Compliance to SHE Site Rules is compulsory.
  • Company uses hazardous and biologically active chemicals, the successful candidate will be required to use proper PPE and will go through medical examinations as per OSH Act requirements.


  • Manufacturing management in a process environment.
  • GMP Compliance – the ten principles in action.
  • Can apply process science problem solving skills in a manufacturing environment including robust level of statistical and numerical methods in the analysis of manufacturing and process data. 
  • Interpersonal skills base; appropriate to both a union shop floor environment and interaction with senior management.
  • Conflict resolution; negotiation; partnership building and influencing others.
  • Quality focus that includes balanced risk and change management.
  • Can work independently and seek peer review when needed.
  • Written and oral communication skills adequate for technically sound reports, oral presentations and effective interaction in formal and informal management forums and staff meetings.

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