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Head of Production

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
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5 Aug 2022
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Are you a Head of Production looking for your next challenge? If so, we a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation and drive leadership and change across the business.

We are currently looking for a Head of Production to join a global leader in the Animal Health sector, with a specific focus on vaccines and therapeutics. The role will be based at their production facility in Surrey. As the Head of Production you will lead and manage the performance of all production activities on site, demonstrating a hands-on approach, ensuring the successful delivery of business strategy and objectives.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong and dynamic leadership to steer and drive the right mindsets and behavioural changes based on companies core values and behaviours.


Your duties as the Head of Production will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Ensure all aspects of production (including maintenance, operation, qualification, validation, material storage and waste) are managed in compliance with the facility's procedures and standards. Implement procedures in line with the Contamination Control Strategy that maintain facility hygiene, adapting appropriately to environmental monitoring results to maintain control.

2. Ensure that products are produced and stored according to authorised specifications and that cGMP, Biosafety, HSE and Quality compliance standards are embedded within Production. Write, approve and ensure the implementation of SOPs for all activities within production. These SOPs must comply with cGMP and the Facility's manufacturing licenses.

3. Ensure that all production validations are complete and up to date, including validation of aseptic procedures by media simulation. Ensure all documentation across all steps of production are recorded, evaluated, authorised and maintained in line with the manufacturing licenses. Monitor compliance with cGMP within production. Participate in Management reviews of process performance and product quality.

4. Manage all aspects of Supply Chain Management, including production / volume planning, resource planning, budget, inventory management of starting materials, antigen and finished product, as well as proper progress reporting and forecasting. Work with the Procurement team to ensure the procurement and storage of key supplies occurs in line with the production schedule, inventory policy and procurement processes.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Head of Production we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. You will be degree qualified within a relevant Scientific discipline, such as Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, Chemistry, Biology or similar. Those with a background and qualification in Lean Six Sigma, such as a Green Belt or above, will be favourable.

2. Manufacturing experience in Biopharmaceuticals is preferred, with the ability to demonstrate knowledge of HSE, Biosafety standards and cGMP regulations. The successful candidate will demonstrate practical experience of aseptic manufacturing and filling operations, ideally including biological products.

3. Strong leadership and team management skills and experience are essential, with the ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment and lead team through change. You will have experience empowering teams to face challenges, make decisions and take action. A background in developing and retaining people will also be taken into account.

Key Words: Head of Production | Biopharmaceutical | Vaccine | Aseptic Manufacturing | cGMP | Change Management | Lean | Six Sigma | Production | Manufacturing

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer who are certified by Investors in People for talent development. We therefore welcome applications for any interested parties who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors, and is made up of a collaboration of recruitment professionals and scientists. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.


Hyper Recruitment Solutions is a specialist and highly compliant recruitment consultancy dedicated to the Science and Technology sectors.

Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), founded and run by Ricky Martin and in partnership with Lord Alan Sugar, has a wealth of recruitment expertise as well as compliance and commercial awareness. We offer a range of permanent, temporary and contract staff.

Our vision is to provide recruitment solutions which will assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. To do so, HRS will focus on the support of sectors whose primary focus is in making the world a better place. This could be working for a Pharmaceutical company who is developing new and existing therapeutics or an FMCG business who is making the latest consumer products in a sustainable and efficient way. We want to provide a service to those areas of actual need which will have an impact on us all.

We provide services across a broad range of industries including the following specialist sectors:

• Biotechnology
• Pharmaceutical
• Medical Device
• Clinical Research
• Food / FMCG
• Engineering
• Science

With all jobseekers we are looking to form close relationships where we can offer you the most accurate and useful advice. We intend to not only find and present the most ideal career options to you, but we want to provide advice on the entire recruitment process. We are a business who listens and advises and as shown on our website we have a clear ‘candidate commitment’ to ensure your search is in the most professional and capable hands. Some of the key areas we focus on include:

• Quality Assurance (including Qualified Persons)
• Clinical Research (all phases and therapeutic fields)
• Bioinformatics
• Research & Development
• Consumer Insight and Sensory
• Lean and Continuous Improvement
• Engineering (all disciplines)
• Manufacturing, Scale up and Technology Transfer
• Packaging and Sustainability 
• Medical Affairs
• Sales and Business Development
• Information Systems & Technology
• Executive Appointments

HRS has been awarded membership to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies). This is to assure all clients and candidates that our processes and practices comply with all relevant government and recruitment industry regulations.

Lord Sugar, Ricky Martin and everyone at HRS look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to visit our website or contact us via
Telephone: 02032 255 120

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0203 910 2980
Amshold House
Goldings Hill
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