Operational Excellence Specialist

Operational Excellence Specialist
  • £50,000 - £58,000 per Annum
  • Contract
  • Hertfordshire, England, UK Hertfordshire UK SG1 2FX
Job Ref: J2160024
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Biotech/Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals
Date Added: 19 April 2021
Operational Excellence Specialist Location: Stevenage Contract: 12 months FTC Pay Rate: ...

Operational Excellence Specialist

Location: Stevenage Contract: 12 months FTC Pay Rate: Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits SRG are working with a Cell and Gene Therapy company based in Hertfordshire who are looking for an Operational Excellence Specialist to join them for initially 12 months.

The successful candidate lead and execute the operational improvement initiatives at the manufacturing centre and potentially other areas of the business. You will be assisting with development and implementation of the Operational Excellence strategy which includes, but is not limited to, the development of project governance, OE tools, metrics, and project delivery methodology.

Key responsibilities:

  • To identify and lead operational improvement activity through the use of process improvement methodologies.
  • Contribute and encourage an atmosphere of continuous improvement by championing the OE strategy.
  • Work closely with Department Heads and Collaborator representatives to help identify opportunities for growth and improvement.
  • Lead on and facilitate OE events/projects consisting of cross-functional teams within the organisation and Collaborator organisations.
  • Deliver end-to-end accelerated processes to minimise production cycle time (vein-to-delivery) across all operational functions.
  • Use standardised OE tools and methodologies to ensure successful delivery of events.
  • Adhere to project governance processes providing clarity on objectives, scope, risks, dependencies, timelines, and measures of success.
  • Ensure all events/project life cycles are managed to completion and to budget.
  • Maintain a high standard of communication and reporting on project progress.
  • Provide support and training on OE principles and tools for colleagues within the business, where necessary.
  • Support the Head of High Through-put delivery and the establishment of the Operational Excellence strategy and all objectives and business goals associated with the programme.


  • Degree in a relevant pharmaceutical/biological discipline.
  • Proven experience of working within an operations environment preferably in ATMP/ biopharmaceuticals.
  • Proven experience of using industry standard continuous improvement techniques such as Lean Six Sigma.
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Strong communication as well as good presentation and analytical skills.
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills. Understands influencing, stakeholder management and negotiation strategies.
  • A positive attitude towards development and keeps up to date with expertise and best practice.
  • Resilient, with the ability to manage multiple and varied tasks and prioritise workload within a fast-paced professional environment, with a strong attention to detail and the ability to work flexibly.
  • Experience of working with standard Microsoft packages.

Please apply online or call Umul Ahmed on 0203 0964529.

19/05/2021 13:51:25
GBP 50000.00 58000.00 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Umul Ahmed

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