GMP Upstream Processing Manager

£0 - £0 per annum
  1. Permanent
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  1. Technical Operations

Hobson Prior are looking for a GMP Upstream Processing Manager to join a top biotechnology organisation on a permanent basis in Stevenage. Our client concentrates on developing pioneering gene therapies to enable people living with chronic diseases live a better life.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You will work closely with the Director of Production in the planning and practical delivery of clinical product supply for the organisation's products.
  • Managing the Upstream Production team (up-to 5 direct reports) including, identification of resource requirements, ensuring all team members are trained and competent to execute their role, professional development of team members.
  • Responsible for delivering practical training for junior team members in the Upstream Production team.
  • Managing technology transfer of new Upstream processes into the facility. Writing, reviewing and approving documentation required for technology transfer and working as part of a matrix team for delivering the technology transfer on time.
  • Managing the technical operations in the cleanroom for practical delivery of engineering, non-clinical and clinical batches of drug substance. Responsible for the planning and delegation of technical tasks to USP team members during batch manufacture.
  • Hands-on execution of the manufacturing process within the cleanroom as required to support manufacture.
  • Accountable for ensuring all BMRs, log-books, forms are completed by USP team members on a daily basis to the principles of ALCOA and any deviations are raised on-time according to SOP.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all required cleaning, environmental monitoring, waste removal and waste inactivation is performed by USP team members on a daily basis according to SOPs.
  • Writing, reviewing and approving documentation including SOPs, BMRs and risk assessments.
  • Accountable for reviewing and approving production records prior to quality review.
  • Any other assigned duties.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a biological or engineering science.
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience working in a GMP environment with at least 3 years' experience in a leadership role.
  • Minimum of 5 years hands-on experience executing upstream manufacturing processes.
  • Experienced in generating and reviewing GMP documentation and safety risk assessments.
  • A good working knowledge of EU GMP.
  • A good working knowledge of cleanrooms, aseptic technique and hygiene requirements for GMP manufacture.
  • Ability to work in a cleanroom environment and support weekend/shift operations as required.

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