Production Specialist Opportunities


Production Specialist

Location: Based at our state-of-the-art custom designed facilities in Craigavon

Hours: 37.5 Hours Per Week

Salary: Minimum salary £27,500 plus excellent benefits package. Depending on level of experience, candidates will be able to enter at different levels.

Business Unit: Almac Pharma Services

What you should know…

At this point, we are seeking to establish a pool of suitable candidates only for current and future vacancies. Please note you are not actively applying to an open position at this time.

Please submit your CV via the online portal ensuring you clearly detail your qualifications and relevant experience. Please also note CVs will be assessed on an ongoing basis and you may be contacted depending on the roles available, your skill set and business requirements.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Almac Pharma Services have been manufacturing medicines in tablet, capsule and powder form for over 50 years. We also pack commercial drug products into bottles, blisters and sachets and provide specialised packaging solutions for medical kits, vials and syringes. The expert services we provide supports the provision of medicines and treatments to patients around the world.

The position of Production Specialist is dynamic and quite versatile in its daily tasks. Working as part of the Pharma Services Business Unit, you will support the Manufacturing / Packaging Technical Operations department to monitor and drive departmental KPIs and objectives. You will support the GMP (Clinical and/or Commercial) Manufacturing / Packaging group to ensure essential elements are in place to allow operations to commence and run to scheduled timelines. You will review Manufacturing / Packaging processes and implement process improvements.

We have opportunities available to join us as Production Specialist in our Packaging and Manufacturing teams.

Production Specialist (Packaging Operations)

Responsibilities will include:

  • Investigate deviations from GMP and where appropriate help develop suitable corrective actions and ensure regular and effective trending of non-compliances and deviations, including monthly KPI reporting
  • Raise and Investigate customer complaints related to packaging activities and monitor due and overdue departmental quality management system (QMS) records.
  • Assist in delivering new Business & approved business projects and liaise between Production and other departments, especially Quality & Client Services regarding queries/requests ensuring close out in a timely manner. Conduct any additional administrative duties associated with the position

Production Specialist (Manufacturing Operations)

Responsibilities will include:

  • Raise, investigate and execute Quality documentations, Investigate customer complaints related to manufacturing activities and monitor due and overdue departmental quality management system (QMS) records.
  • Generate and maintain KPI statistics showing departmental performance against business objectives and communicate / present findings to production management on a monthly basis and assess production line utilisation and overall equipment efficiency whilst assisting production management in forecasting and capacity planning.
  • Support validation activities within the department including new equipment qualification and generate data repositories to capture critical process parameters (CPPs)

Refer to the attached Job Descriptions and Person Specification for each role for full details and further information. Please make sure your CV clearly demonstrates how you meet the criteria required before submitting your application.

A fantastic salary and benefits package is available, including annual bonus for all, generous holiday allowance, healthcare reimbursement scheme, and a rewarding role where the work you do will ultimately be contributing to the advancement of human health.

Additional Information

All applicants must demonstrate eligibility to work in the UK

During periods of additional work requests this role will require additional coverage beyond normal working hours. It is a condition of your employment that you are able to fulfil this requirement of the role.

Apply Now

Apply online - please ensure your CV clearly outlines how you meet criteria for this role – refer to the job descriptions attached to this advert for full details of the essential and desirable criteria required. Please upload your CV in PDF format where possible.

Closing Date

Closing date for receipt of applications is 30th April 2024 at 5pm


Almac will only accept applications from agencies/business partners that have been invited to work on this role by our Talent Acquisition team. Speculative candidate CV’s received or submitted directly to Hiring Managers will be considered unsolicited and no fee will be payable. Thank you for your cooperation.


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