Head of Operational Excellence

Job Title:Head of Operational Excellence
Location UK ~ Alnwick
Type: Full Time, Permanent

Head of Operational Excellence

Company Overview

Quotient Sciences is a drug development and manufacturing accelerator providing integrated programs and tailored services across the entire development pathway. Cutting through silos across a range of drug development capabilities, we save precious time and money in getting drugs to patients.

As a growing and successful business, we employ more than 1,100 talented individuals globally, located at state-of-the-art development, manufacturing and clinical facilities in the UK and USA.

Science, Agility and Culture are the core components that define Quotient Sciences, enabling us to do what we do in the way that we do it. People join Quotient Sciences because we are a respected member of the drug development community, driven by an unswerving belief that ideas need to become solutions, and molecules need to become cures, fast. Because humanity needs solutions, fast.

The Role

Quotient Sciences are expanding rapidly, with a clear commitment to drug substance development and manufacture and have recently announced a $8m investment in a new kilo lab facility which will be fully operational in 2022. We are currently recruiting for a Head of Operational Excellence to work within the Senior Leadership Team at our Alnwick facility

Summary of job purpose

  • To identify and manage Operational Excellence projects with the goal of delivering strategic improvements linked to business objectives.
  • Qualifications & experience required for competent performance
  • Lean Six Sigma background, minimum Green Belt
  • Substantial work experience in a continuous improvement background
  • Experience of CDMO/CRO would be preferred.
  • Experience of Statistics would be preferred (e.g. Minitab, DOE)
  • Ability to work collaboratively, influence and lead a matrix team environment

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Identify and lead process improvement projects and cross functional teams to drive continuous improvement and cultural change to achieve business, quality, and compliance objectives
  • Develop and manage a portfolio of Operational Excellence projects and embed continuous improvement throughout Alnwick site.
  • Collaborate with other managers on driving Lean Six-Sigma projects to increase productivity and enhance effectiveness of operation processes and systems
  • Lead root cause analysis, evaluating production metrics and trends, improving material flow, creating project plans, creating and improving process documentation
  • Carry out advanced data collection and analysis, developing budgets, and performing cost analysis to determine project feasibility and success
  • Analyse and implement recommendations to prevent failure recurrences
  • Work consultatively across functions within Alnwick to identify continuous improvement opportunities and drive projects to completion
  • Collect and report on measurable KPIS to identify opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Manage OpEx budgets
  • Train, coach and mentor all personnel in the application of OpEx principles, systems and tools

Company benefits:

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, excellent training and development, as well as an exciting career within a fast paced and dynamic business. 

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Quotient Sciences business are advocates for positive change and conscious inclusion. We strive to create a diverse Quotient family by remaining committed to the development of our culture, equality, mindset, diversity & inclusions in the workplace.

As a global employer, we recognise the value in having an organisation that is a true reflection and representation of our society today. All applicants welcome.