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Senior Packaging Specialist

  1. Zurich
  1. Contract
  1. Life Sciences
Date Posted09 Jun 2021
Packaging - Contract - Switzerland - World Leading Biopharmaceutical 

Our client, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies, is currently looking for an experienced Packaging Specialist to lead and oversee the Design, Development, and Testing of complex packaging projects globally.

To be successful in this role, knowledge and experiences with Blister Pack design and development is key.

  • Lead or oversee the Design, Development, and Testing of high visibility, complex packaging projects from initiation and planning at the program level. Design process starts with ideation stage and ends with completion of Design Verification.
  • Design and development activities include identification of packaging design or user requirements, research and selection of packaging materials, suppliers, and technologies, and the test artwork development process. Lead or oversee packaging lifecycle changes, initiatives, process improvements, etc. Oversight (formal or informal) may include junior or entry level engineers, support staff engineers, co-op/intern students, etc.
  • Author or support technical documentation related to packaging for design or user requirements, design verification, design/technology transfer, qualification or validation protocols and reports, specifications, technical drawings, etc. Author or support assessments for comparability, manufacturability, suitability and risk.
  • Manage testing, inspection, and data collection and analysis for engineering testing or qualification of primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging at internal or external test facilities. This includes the planning, scheduling, budgeting, and organization of test products, materials, and services. Help maintain internal test lab and all equipment and activities within. This includes helping maintain lab accreditation and helping organize maintenance and calibration of equipment and instrumentation as necessary.
  • Support Shipping Qualification and design/technology transfer activities for commercial launch readiness
  • Support business initiatives such as global brand protection (tamper evidence and chemical taggant technology) and packaging sustainability to help reduce the environmental impacts of packaging as well as regulatory rulings such as serialization or track-and-trace for drug quality and supply chain security and Unique Device Identification (UDI) designed to identify devices through distribution and use. Support department initiatives to help develop a packaging development strategy for the business as well as a systematic, detailed pack development process.
  • Work closely with Global Art Work Development team to ensure all technical drawings and eSPECs related to packaging components created by Packaging Engineering are accurate.
  • Provide technical support and help conduct investigations for issues related to packaging. Assume responsibilities for all necessary quality systems for change controls, vendor change notifications, technical product complaints, deviations, exceptions, and CAPAs related to packaging. Author or support documentation management for global standards and policies as well as standard operating procedures, test methods, and work instructions. Participate in internal and external cGMP, quality, and technical audits as necessary.

Knowledge & Skills :
  • Must have knowledge and experiences with Blister Pack design and development.
  • Must be comfortable working independently within a matrix organization.
  • Experience working with external suppliers and contractors.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and project management skills.
  • Experience with packaging materials such as rigid and flexible plastics, glass, films and foils, pressure sensitive labels, tamper seals, tape, and bags, paperboard, paper and plastic corrugate, foam, etc.
  • Knowledge of packaging related standards and regulations and regulatory and compliance requirements for device design controls and combination products.
  • Understanding of patient centered design and Human Factors Engineering experience.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

  • MinBS/BA degree is required.
  • BS/BA in Packaging Science or relevant Engineering degree is preferred.
  • Lean and/or Six Sigma training is preferred.
  • 10+ years of packaging related experience
  • 5+ years of packaging development experience with Oral Solid Dosage pharmaceutical products is required.
  • Strong understanding of cGMP environment.

This is a great long term contract opportunity to work for a company which is one of the pioneers in biotechnology, led by world-class research and development, advances the latest science and leading-edge technologies to create, commercialize, and manufacture transformative therapies for patients with few or no treatment options.

To apply or for further information get in touch today!

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