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Manager Process Pharma Department

Manager Process Pharma Department

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Process Departmental Manager with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry. The incumbent of this position is responsible to manage the process engineering groups for bulk chemical active pharmaceutical ingredients; biotechnology as well as final dosage forms. In addition of managing the personnel the person will lead for assigned projects the process design.

In our organization the process engineering team is key during the early project phases. It is working alongside with multidiscipline project teams in the development and delivery of the process deliverables like user requirements, block and process flow diagrams, P&IDs, function descriptions, equipment lists and specifications, process layout, material and personnel flow as well as procurement and commissioning & qualification support.


  • Lead the process design with the contribution to producing deliverables and undertaking activities. The work will be based on a schedule and will require understanding, control and reporting of quality and expenditure
  • Preparation of process deliverables for the assigned projects like user requirements, block and process flow diagrams, function descriptions, equipment lists and specifications, process layout, material and personnel flow as well as procurement and commissioning & qualification support. Drafting is done by Designers, so part of the role is to manage the input, transfer and checking processes
  • Producing deliverables and executing activities according to standards, specifications and procedures
  • Management of assigned projects
  • Support of sales activities with presentations
  • Support the preparation of quotes with estimating of the man-hours for the process deliverables as well as technical write ups of the execution strategy
  • Attend, contribute and prepare reports for process design related safety reviews
  • Contribution to the identification and control of change
  • Strong sense of health, security, safety and environmental aspects within the working environment and in the design process, and willingness to contribute to maintain the highest of standard
  • Line management of assigned personnel
  • Contribute and participate to work in an enthusiastic manner, working to the requirements of quality and environmental management systems

Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Fluency in German and English in writing and word is a must. French or any other language an asset
  • Minimum of 15 years process engineering execution experience in the pharmaceuticals industry
  • Self-motivated, proactive individual with good communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multinational teams
  • Ability to communicate proactively with representatives of other disciplines in the co-ordination with their work
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both Client / Owner
  • Ability to convert the technical knowledge into practical solutions

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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