The Principal Engineer in Process Development (PD) will report
to the Director of Packaging Engineering and Labeling, and will be located in near Los Angeles, California. The successful
candidate for this position will lead a team of engineers responsible for the clinical and commercial packaging for drug
substance, drug product, primary container closures and final product presentations. The candidate will help create and
implement the long-term strategy to ensure that Company becomes and remains an industry leader in this area. They will
work cross functionally as a Device Technology Lead (DTL) within PD and across Company to develop products that create a
successful patient experience. The Principal Engineer is expected to develop annual goals and strategic direction
for the packaging organization to the Product Development Team (PDT). The Principal Engineer will identify and drive efficiencies
and utilization of the commercialization process, the lifecycle of products, and the overall manufacturing capability
of Company operations across the global networks.
Design, qualification and implementation of packaging designs
packaging technologies that will drive innovation and gain efficiencies in the network
lead for molecule programs driving packaging strategy and milestone to the PDT
deliver results aligned with departmental and program goals.
continuous improvement in the packaging processes from project initiation through launch as well as life cycle management.
In alignment with regulatory and commercial manufacturing requirements.
and maintain a high performing team of engineers, with advanced degrees and experience in packaging engineering that are
professionally and technically competent.
· Be a role model in living
the Company values and leadership attributes.
· Identify resource requirements
to deliver on program portfolio and negotiate resource assignments from leadership.
progress reports and presentations ensuring that management is aware of the current status, progress and future needs within
Identify and ensure area of responsibility complies with the most current standards
and company policies.
Author regulatory documents in support of molecule applications.
leadership and guidance to ensure consultants, contract manufacturers, and external business partners comply with business
standards and requirements.
degree and 2 years of Engineering experience
· Master’s degree
and 6 years of Engineering experience
Bachelor’s degree or and 8 years of Engineering experience
· Previous experience in
the pharmaceutical or biotechnology area.
· Proven ability to manage
and deliver results in a highly fluid, interactive matrixed environment.
years of packaging engineering experience in a site and/or corporate engineering environment, with specific specialized
expertise in operations and packaging design.
· 3 years managing a team.
3 years of experience in executing packaging engineering projects (cross functional
team managing departmental or functional level projects: approving resources, assigning tasks, presenting milestones, cost/benefit
Strong communication, relationship building, leadership and mentoring skills.
AutoCAD or similar software application to create, modify and approve engineering drawings.
Demonstrated ability to lead teams to successful project results within established time
Excellent leadership, project management, technical problem solving and communication
(written and verbal) skills, and the ability to manage remote people, work in teams and adapt to rapidly changing environment.
Demonstrated leadership in a wide range of packaging related technologies with strong
fundamental knowledge of primary and secondary packaging systems and processes, manufacturing process equipment and processes,
material science, and quality systems.
Excellent organizational, project management, technical, problem solving and communication
(written and verbal) skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with a range of technically and culturally diverse people,
influencing them to get the job done, and delivering value-added business results that meet high quality requirements
within a tight schedule.
The Company is committed to unlocking the potential
of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative
human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease
and understand the fundamentals of human biology. The Company focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages
its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology
pioneer since 1980, the Company has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has
reached millions of patients around the world, and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.