Do you have experience in IT and Automation?

Are you looking to use that knowledge to improve a sites information system?

Are you based in Frankfurt, Germany or willing to relocate?

Fraser Dove International is working exclusively with an established biopharmaceutical organisation seeking an experienced leader to provide technical leadership.

Discover more about our Head of IT & Automation opportunity; it’s objectives, duties/responsibilities and the skills, experience and competencies needed to succeed.

Your objectives:

As the Head of IT & Automation, you will be measured against the following objectives:

1) Providing technical leadership to manufacturing operational information and Automation systems.
2) Working alongside the global enterprise team to ensure the successful delivery of the site’s infrastructure systems.
3) Improving operations by executing projects in a fast-paced, multi-disciplined, cross-functional team environment.

What you will do:

As the Head of IT & Automation, your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Managing relationships between the business site leadership and global IT organisation ensuring internal customer expectations are met.
  • Responsible for IT and automation long-term strategic delivery to the site leadership team with a 3-5 year vision of execution.
  • Providing expert guidance on new technologies and emerging IT & automation trends for process and business reengineering.
  • Ensuring security, compliance, data integrity and regulatory standards are maintained across all site technology systems.
  • Partnering with key stakeholders and site leadership to deliver ideas and solutions to ensure ongoing delivery of operations.
  • Aiding internal resources and outside vendors in developing technical solutions for automated equipment.
  • Collaborating with equipment vendors to ensure successful machine delivery, integration and validation.
  • Supporting product, platform and cost improvement programs by delivering qualified vision systems and acquisition software, machine controls and PLC/SCADA software.

What you will bring:

These are the skills and experience you will need to succeed as the Head of IT & Automation:

  • 8+ years relevant industry experience (Experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferred).
  • 5+ years proven track record in delivering IT & automation solutions in similar environment.
  • 3+ years leadership experience – demonstrated ability to motivate and develop team.
  • Ability to manage and support manufacturing layer Infrastructure in conjunction with global teams.
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance, SLC, Compliance and Data Integrity.
  • Have the ability to make clear and courageous decisions.
  • Influence key stakeholders at site and global level in the company.
  • Relevant degree in IT, Mechatronics, Electronics, Computer Science or similar.
  • Knowledge of Systems background: ERP, MES, Data Historian (OSI PI), Chromatography (Empower) and laboratory management systems. Knowledge of SCADA/DCS is an advantage.


Got what it takes?

To apply for the Head of IT & Automation, click the ‘Apply’ button below or contact the Executive Search Consultant – Brett Lofthouse – on +44 (0)203 355 7050.


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