Packaging Manager - Pharmaceuticals

Job Title: Packaging Manager - Pharmaceuticals
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bolton, Greater Manchester
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: J908259_1620374923
Contact Name: Ben George
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 07, 2021 09:08

Job Description

Role: Packaging Manager - Pharmaceuticals

Salary: £ Competitive

Location: Greater Manchester

Russell Taylor Group has a fantastic opportunity for a Packaging Manager to join a Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company based within Greater Manchester. This is an excellent opportunity to manage the Packaging Team. You will have strong management, packaging, pharmaceutical with GMP experience.


  • To provide leadership, direction and management to the Packaging Department
  • To lead, train, motivate and develop the Packaging team

  • To provide relevant technical support and guidance both within Packaging and cross functionally as required
  • To lead the improvement of Packaging activities and to support and participate in wider improvements of the business.
  • To ensure that the weekly and monthly productions plans are met or exceeded.
  • To be a leader and model for GMP and associated positive behaviours
  • To provide leadership for quality and compliance through early investigation of any deviations, putting in place effective CAPA to prevent repeat incidents
  • Participation in regulatory and customer audits
  • Improvement of workplace organisation and housekeeping to maintain audit readiness
  • Comply with company policies and procedures on GMP, EHS and company employment.
  • Ensure that appropriate General, COSHH and Manual Handling risk assessments are in place and adhered to.
  • Drive a culture of engaged employees
  • Set and monitor appraisal objectives for the Production Leadership Team. Oversee Operator training, objectives & general performance
  • Mentor, train and develop team members
  • Ensure that the need for extra resources is identified and that adequate provision, (ie equipment and appropriately trained personnel) are made available.
  • Selection and recruitment of staff.
  • Lead improvement activities within Packaging and participate in wider improvement activities within the business.
  • Meet objectives set and carry out any other duties as directed by senior management


  • Significant relevant managerial and leadership experience ideally within a Pharmaceutical/GMP environment.
  • Significant Health and Safety awareness and understanding.
  • Experience with high speed automated packaging equipment - Blister lines, bottle filling, etc
  • Significant IT experience.
  • Excellent proven business and project management skills.
  • Significant continuous improvement skills to include people, processes and equipment.
  • Experience of developing multi-functional and self-sufficient teams.
  • Prior experience working within a cGMP environment
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical Operations and regulations governing them.

  • Planning and resourcing techniques and tools - Including MPS, MRP & CRP

  • Team and individual motivation techniques

  • Continuous improvement tools and techniques

  • A Degree level, or equivalent, in a science or business discipline.
  • Management
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills.
  • Self-motivator and team motivator.
  • Problem solving skills and inquisitively minded.
  • Dependable, reliable and with a high level of integrity.
  • Attention to detail.
  • High level of Customer focus and commercial awareness

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