Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Production Supervisor is responsible for all pharmaceutical manufacturing operations carried out at the Production areas and as being assigned depending on priorities.
In case of his absence, the Production Supervisor will take responsibility of all manufacturing / packaging operations.
The production department is divided into three sections : dry compounding & semi-solid manufacturing area, NS liquid manufacturing / filling area, packaging and dispensing area.
Each section is divided into an equipment pool and a labour pool.
Ensure that manufacturing / packaging operations take place in a completely controlled manner and in accordance with Pfizer Quality Standards (PQS) & current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
Ensure that production area operates in accordance with PQS and with any other manufacturing standards laid down by regulatory authorities (cGMP).
Review manufacturing batch records before transfer to quality assurance (QA) and ensure that completion of quantities obtained at cc1 has been correctly saved into E1.
Review packaging batch records, in case of absence of the Production Manager, before transfer to QA and ensure that completion of quantities obtained at cc2 has been correctly saved into E1 .
Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Standard Manufacturing Procedures (SMPs) and Standard Packaging Procedures (SPPs) are strictly followed by staff, kept up to date and that staff receives regular documented trainings.
Supervise expenditure by cost centre (cc) and actively participate in cost reduction initiatives & ensure that approved budget is not exceeded (unless authorized).
Work towards positive variances on performance indicators such as OEV (Operating Efficiency Variances) , MUV (Materials Efficiency Variances) , VMV (Volume Mix Variances), etc.
and work towards continuous yield improvements and rationalisation of processes, equipments, manning and other resources.
Establish the production planning with the PPIC giving priority to items with low safety stocks in order to maintain the In-stock % above its target and provide good CSL for products tolled in and / or exported.
Ensure that all manufacturing / packaging areas are always kept clean and in good repair. Ensure that lines and products are kept separate, in order to avoid mix-ups or cross contamination.
Manage the flow of deliveries of raw / packaging materials (RM / PM) to the production areas to ensure optimal timing (best use of hidden time).
Encourage mechanisation of operations and boost T&I culture within the production department. In conjunction with the engineering department, manage the stocks of consumables in order to avoid machine stoppages (i.
e. : spare parts). Actively participate in the IMMO physical inventory & investigation (if required). Ensure good communication between management, staff in the production department, and the other departments in the site.
Share information in order to avoid errors or anomalies (PHP Program) and hold periodic meetings to discuss specific topics.
Actively work towards 0 defects initiative by implementing an appropriate strategy based on techniques / approaches most suitable in the workplace.
Respect quality standards and ensure good communication with the quality department regarding all modifications. Co-operate with the quality department in carrying out investigations, QARs (Quality Assurance Reports), CCs (Change Controls), ERs (Event Reports), etc.
via QTS (Quality Tracking System) and / or PDOC (Pfizer Documentation), implement effective systems for collecting production metrics (for OpEx and / or BSC : Balanced Score Card) and actively participate in PQS Gap Analysis (upon request).
Study & assess the purchase of new items of equipment or new equipments, updating or replacement of existing equipment / areas, in such a way as to meet production requirements and reduce costs.
Undertake feasibility studies and take an active part in technology validation and transfer of new / generic products. Determine the operational objectives for production staff and ensure that they are met.
Develop a succession plan for key staff based on 6 box grid and / or other relevant approaches. Draw up and implement a training programme for staff.
Provide the necessary training for temporary staff as peer the SOP in force. Conduct performance assessment and development reviews of staff as part of the department team development efforts.
Support and promote Corporate and PGS value proposition, Interact with production departments from other sites to assess best practices (benchmarking) and participate as needed in global teams.
Ensure that team closes CAPAs, investigations, MSQA and audits actions
Update and validate EHS procedures, taking in account the requirements of Pfizer Standards, regulatory, and best practices.
Hazard identification, risk assessment & prevention program.
EHS training & Safety culture promotion. Ergonomics management & Medical support. Active participation in the Life Safety Program
Authority & obligation for accountabilty
Anticipate and inform line management of existing and potential non-compliance events. Analyse (Production) EHS risks and communicate them to managers, supervisors and staff.
Establish EHS goals and target in consultation with the EHS Coordinator and local Management.
Ensure accountability in reporting risks to the site EHS Leader and follow the hierarchy of controls to lower their occurrence & seriousness.
Actively participate in enhancing the OpEx Program by working on VA projects as well as coaching of employees.
PRINCIPAL working relationships
In case of absence, technical & operational aspects will be covered by the direct reports (i.e. : senior colleague and / or Coordinators)
Pharmaceutical responsibility will be covered by the Assistant Pharmacist (Production Manager) or in case of his absence by the Responsible Pharmacist (site leader).
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Work closely with Quality, PPIC, Procurement, Engineering, Finance & BT (Business Technology).
Review and approve validation protocols & reports for manufacturing & also packaging operations.
Actively participate in self-audits and implementing POA related to production department as well as working closely in the process of the annual product review and the implementation of its actions.
Review and approve material specifications (new items, update) in case of absence of the Production Manager.
Education and Experience
A pharmacist degreeMinimum of 1 year of experience in production area is a Plus Strong interpersonal, negotiation and communication skillsPrevious Treatment outcome project management or Successful projects management experience in complex environment is a plus Proficient in written and spoken English, French and Arabic
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