Director of Operations

Job Ref: J25694
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Pharmaceuticals
Date Added: 01 March 2018
  • Brentford, Middlesex, England, UK
  • Competitive
  • UmulKulthum Ahmed
  • 0203 096 4529

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Director of Operations Brentford

SRG are a strategic recruitment partner to a global pharmaceutical company who are looking for a Director of Operations to join their team in Brentford. The Director of Operations for Sensory and Product Understanding will take on the role of leading and managing all operational aspects of the Sensory and Product Understanding Team in Consumer Healthcare.

The role will manage all day to day operations of the team including managing team meetings, SOP revisions, CAPA development and completion; management monitoring, budget management and consumer sensory lab oversight

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages the SOPS, templates and associated work instructions, owns the training and deployment of the SOPs
  • Runs team meetings (S&PU 2 x monthly, Sensory Innovation 1 x monthly, Consumer Innovation 1 x monthly) ensure agendas developed meetings summarized and filed
  • Owns and runs management monitoring of S&PU processes
  • Develops Good Lab Practices and associated documentation for all Consumer Sensory Labs
  • Owns project trackers, ensures tracker up to date
  • Runs the budget for S&PU; manages the 3:1 process, ensures up to date quotes for all activities and gain input from all team members. Provide quarterly updates with Finance
  • Supports all other non research activities for the team
  • Proactively works with manager to ensure that all systems are working to their optimum potential and identified risks as they arise and mitigation plans
  • Will own risk management within S&PU and all risk mitigation plans
  • Manages all finances for Contract Workers and Statement of Work workers
  • Thinks strategically and provides recommendations and decisions which have a major impact on project plans.
  • Thinks innovatively for better, more efficient ways of doing things. Actively looks to eliminate non-value-added steps out of processes and procedures
  • Identify and select Sensory CRO partners, and challenge and inspire the SCRO to achieve the business results.
  • Manage learning plans from the team

Key Requirements:

  • Expertise with audits
  • Expertise with SOP writing
  • Expertise in good documentation
  • Skilled at excel
  • Attention to detail critical
  • Knowledge of the R&D process and associated commercial environment
  • Competency to lead large, complex, global teams with track record of on time delivery of multiple initiatives
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;

To apply for this position, please email a copy of your CV

For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Umul on 0203 096 4529

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. SRG is a trading name of Science Recruitment Group Ltd an Employment Business/Agency.