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Operations Manager – Pharmaceutical Operations (Full Time)

Dublin, Ireland


Operations Manager – Pharmaceutical Operations


APC Ltd is an award-winning and rapidly growing science and technology-driven pharmaceutical process research company.  In the space of 5 years, we have pioneered innovation in the sector and we now partner with 8 of the top-10 pharma and 5 of the top-10 biotech firms in the world.


From our world-class facility, we offer specialised chemical and process engineering solutions.  Powered by novel technology and world-class scientific research, we help companies accelerate the development & launch of their medicines. Our rapid growth has come from a commitment to excellence, a drive to innovate and the desire to develop a challenging, creative and rewarding environment for our team. 


APC is currently looking to appoint an Operations Manager to lead the areas of Facilities, IT and Laboratory Management.


Role Purpose


The Operations Manager has the responsibility of leading and managing the execution of APC’s business operations strategy to ensure effective planning and overall efficiency. The role will lead, motivate and inspire the Facilities, Laboratory Management and IT sections to ensure both compliance and the introduction of best practices as appropriate for this fast growing business and environment.


Key Responsibilities


Business Operations Strategy

  • Provide leadership of the organisation’s operational management system and ensure the successful implementation of APC’s operations.

  • Lead the delivery and implementation of high quality operational services to the organisation.

  • Evaluate the challenges faced by the business and take action to mitigate risks and develop opportunities.

  • Facilities: Leads the integration of processes to maintain and develop the agreed services which support and improve the effectiveness of the organisation; overall responsibility and accountability for APC’s facility to ensure that it is safe and well-functioning.

  • Laboratory Management: Overall responsibility and accountability for all of APC’s laboratories ensuring that they are utilised in a safe and effective manner; leads the evaluation of laboratory strategic needs and identifying opportunities to improve strategic capability.

  • IT: Oversees all technology operations and evaluates them according to established goals; analyses business requirements to determine technological needs; devise IT policies and systems to support implementation strategies.


Collaboration & Engagement

  • Engage with the Finance & Administration team to ensure proactive oversight and management of operations.

  • Work closely with Technical and Commercial Operations to enable the effective proactive procurement of key technologies.

  • In collaboration with Technical Operations, ensure laboratory management systems are developed which efficiently utilise and service all of APC’s research facilities.


Leadership of Operations Team

  • Lead, motivate and inspire a team of experienced technical professionals by promoting continuous improvement and best in class strategies.

  • Continue to develop the Operations team through the deployment of effective roles and responsibilities and career development pathways

  • Promote an agile and passionate environment which drives a standard of excellence in everything the team does.


Key Competencies


  • Good leader of people with excellent managerial and motivational skills.

  • Enjoy working in a collaborative environment, where integrity and teamwork are highly valued.


Required Experience


  • BSc/BA in Business Administration or relevant field. MSc/MA desirable.

  • Pharmaceutical/biotechnical qualification would be an advantage.

  • Demonstrable success in the development, deployment and management of operations.

  • Good working knowledge of continuous improvements methods.

  • Pharmaceutical/biotechnical and/or laboratory management experience would be an advantage.


Skills & Knowledge


  • Working knowledge of operational and legislative guidelines and regulations.

  • Strong knowledge of diverse business functions and principles.


How to apply


If you believe you have the capability required and the interest in working for this dynamic pharmaceutical operation, we would love to talk to you.


Suitable candidates should submit a CV and a Cover Letter by close of business, 18th September 2017.  The salary is negotiable and dependent on the experience of the successful candidate.