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Senior Formulation Specialist

Job description

Role Title: Senior Formulation Specialist
Location: Kilkenny
Role Type: Permanent

Force have partnered with a leading Animal Feed and performance solutions company to hire a Senior Formulation Specialist. This role will lead both in the development of new products, and the optimisation of current products, which include medicines for use in both animals and humans. This is a brilliant opportunity to join a longstanding company who are leaders in their field, supplying to over 80 countries.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Take the lead in the formulation of new products and for the review and optimization of existing formulations.
  • Perform all tasks in accordance with relevant regulatory standards such as Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and applicable company, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and batch records.
  • Engage with the IQ/OQ/PQ of new equipment and ensure that the documentation is to the appropriate standards.
  • Monitor, evaluate and adjust processes to maximise quality and efficiency.
  • Plan and optimise trial or exemplar production within the framework of routine production capacity.
  • Ensure that any changes to processes or equipment is appropriately validated and documented
  • Contribute to a safe and secure workplace and take an active part in improvements and behaviour related to the company health and safety guidelines, especially regarding Hazardous materials.
  • Ensure a close collaboration with colleagues from Operations, Nutrition, Quality, Regulatory and any other teams as appropriate to ensure high standards are maintained.
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders, while working with a matrix management environment.
  • Prepare, review and train out relevant SOPs and oversee introduction of new products.
  • Accept other duties assigned.
Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Strong previous experience working in the new formulation of products
  • Experience formulating product types such as:
    • pellets,
    • oral powders,
    • tablets/capsules,
    • liquids,
    • topical emulsions
    • suspensions
  • Experience in scale up activities would be beneficial
  • Strong cGMP experience
  • Legislative and Compliance knowledge in Feed or Veterinary/ Human Medicines