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Technical Officer Liverpool United Kingdom

Technical Officer

Wellington House, Physics Road | Liverpool | United Kingdom | L249HP

About us

Imperial Brands PLC is a dynamic FTSE100 FMCG company headquartered in Bristol with a global workforce of around 32,000 people. Borne out of a strong tobacco heritage, we have continually evolved to embrace changing market dynamics and our purpose is to create something better for the world’s smokers.  Our high-quality cigarette brands include Davidoff, Gauloises Blondes, JPS and West and we are increasingly focused on developing a leading portfolio of next generation products built around the vaping brand blu

Acquired by Imperial Brands Plc in 2017, Nerudia is a young and dynamic business which is wholly owned by Fontem Ventures, the NGP (Next Generation Products) arm of Imperial Brands

The role

Liverpool
Permanent, Full time
Competitive Salary + Benefits

To act as a technical resource for Production operations and Innovation projects. As a member of the technical/engineering team they will be expected to contribute to company development and improvement initiatives as required. Ensuring that at all times operating processes remain compliant with current GMP principals.

Key accountabilities

Responsibilities of a Technical Officer include but are not limited to the following:

  • Play a leading role in the Company’s Quality System including:
    • Generation and review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
    • Generation of commissioning / qualification / validation protocols for new / existing processes /systems etc.
    • Generation of new production Batch manufacturing records (BMR) and protocols
    • Generation review and approval of User requirement Specifications (URS) for equipment/systems etc.
  • Define, review and investigation of incidents and deviations from standard processes. 
  • Define CAPA’s that address root causes and prevent the recurrence of the issue.
  • Provide technical support to other departments as required to ensure that the overall business objectives are met including taking a lead role in new Innovation projects from concept to production scale up.
  • Look for opportunities to improve ways of working to improve efficiency and productivity as well as reduce costs within the current Nerudia production processes.
  • Work closely with the NPI, Innovations and planning to
    • facilitate the handover of new projects/product lines into production.
    • ensure formulation/processes proposed for new products being introduced are able to be manufactured within the Nerudia facility.
  • Where new equipment/processes are required the Technical officer will work with the relevant functions to produce a user requirements specification ensuring that:
    • Any equipment/system/process required for the project/application is sourced from suitable provider, is of an appropriate standard and deliverables are aligned with the project plan.
    • All equipment meets current standards & guidelines i.e. regulatory, H&S etc
  • Support production staff during manufacturing campaigns in the following:
    • Training
    • Trouble shooting production / processing issues
  • Ensure that at all times, all actions being taken are GMP compliant, and that SOP’s and processes are under continuous review.
  • Build relationships with all key stakeholders including but not limited to:
    • Production
    • QA (Quality Assurance)
    • QC (Quality control)
    • Innovations

Adhere to all business policies & procedures

Skills & experience

  • Sound engineering knowledge / understanding
  • High level of knowledge in GxP
  • Pharmaceutical or similar industry experience gained in commissioning/qualification/validation
  • Strong experience within a process/manufacturing environment (desirable)
  • Excellent understanding of technical authoring/writing
  • Positive, flexible & enthusiastic attitude
  • Excellent time management
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels within the business
  • Good level of IT skills
  • Adaptable with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with cross-functional teams
  • Good problem solver with strong organizational skills, and the ability to multitask

What we offer

Nerudia offers a competitive package of salary, pension and 25 days holiday, as well as onsite parking.

 

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role. 

Opening date: 2nd May 2019

Closing date: 2nd June 2019

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