Procter & Gamble Manufacturing - Quality / Microbiology Manager - Louveira in São Paulo, Brazil
About P&G P&G was established in 1837 in the United States and has been in Brazil since 1988. Faithful to our mission of improving people's lives, now and for future generations, P&G is the largest consumer goods company in the world, serving approximately 5 billion people in more than 180 countries, always bringing innovation and the best products to our consumers. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of leading, trusted and high quality brands - including Pampers®, Ariel®, Always®, Pantene®, Gillette®, Downy®, Oral-B®, Head & Shoulders®, Venus ®, OldSpice®, among others. At P&G, we care about people, so we have great projects like our Children Safe Drinking Water and our Zero Waste Plants.
Why work at P&G? At P&G, the development of our talents is a priority - we have a culture of growth and internal promotion that differentiates us. For this, we offer meaningful responsibilities from day one, with effective and constant training. Thus, we leverage the strengths of our employees and develop them to become great leaders, reaching the highest levels of P&G management. In addition, diversity is very important for P&G: we seek the most diverse talent so that we always know how to innovate, exceeding the expectations of our 5 billion consumers, around the world. Therefore, working at P&G is the best opportunity to do what you love, with constant challenges and to be recognized for its results. More than that, it's the ideal opportunity to help us touch and improve billions of lives around the world, every day.
Role Description The Regional Industrial Microbiologist provides to the regions manufacturing operations with the necessary microbiological expertise to support they become self sufficient and capable to dealing with new initiatives, products and microbiological incidents rapidly and appropriately. They will assure that the current methodologies for microbiological evaluations and testing are implemented across the region in compliance with Company and regional/countries regulations. This resource is part of the CQA Industrial Microbiology Organization and will report to the regional micro leader. It is envisaged that this role would be staffed with a minimum of a graduate microbiologist (BSc) with at least 2 years experience of managing the microbiological risks of manufacturing systems. It is envisaged that this assignment would be for approximately no less than 3 – 5 years. Role could be staffed by a new hired Band 1 or a P&Ger Band 2.
Key role deliverables
• Establishing and leading a regional site microbiology network (as peer assigned sites) to support capability building, risk management and troubleshooting at product supply and starting material sites
• Training and qualification of the site microbiologists according to established step up cards. Aligning Site Microbiologist training/qualification plan with Site QA managers
• Leading and maintaining the development of the microbiological capability at manufacturing sites.
• Providing leadership and expertise to PS and QA to minimize business losses associated with microbial contamination • Ensuring the transition of all initiative related micro issues or concerns to manufacturing site/s.
• Become the single point of contact for a specific BU or technology within the region and demonstrate integrated approach managing and communicating relevant information for the region. Efficient interaction with sector global S.P.O.C.s sharing learnings, reapplication opportunities, and becoming a recognized expert for that sector/category. • Train and qualify the sites in new microbiological test methods. Lead site Method verification process when needed working closely with R&D Microbiology representatives. • Review site data and manage regional scorecards and metrics. Follow up with their assigned sites to assure they are on time providing the scorecard data on monthly basis.
1) Technical coaching to manufacturing sites within the region – specifically site microbiologist’s providing the source of microbiological expertise, training and input to plants helping the plant/site microbiologists to build capability within their own organizations.
2) Selection, training and qualification of site microbiologists.
3) Responsibility for microbiological compliance across the region and the establishment of a strong network of connections within the P&G microbiological community .
4) Review and advise on the implementation and rigor of the individual sites MDM programs and sampling plans.
5) Co-ordinate the sites testing programs and data acquisition system to provide a regular and detailed status of the regions microbiological performance assuring consistency of standards across sites. Review and monitor MDM data for region and guide sites on the effectiveness of their overall MDM program to assure alerts and actions are managed effectively as prevention tools.
6) Conduct regular integrated Microbiological risk assessments at each site and be able to help the site develop effective correction and risk mitigation plans. Assure communication the identified risks to the business/es and leadership to ensure understanding and transparency of the risks associated with microbiology.
7) Drive root cause investigations to help rapidly resolve any contamination incidents in any of the sites within the region to minimize consumer risk, cost, supply disruption and. Ensure that any learning’s resulting from the incident are rapidly deployed and implemented in both the sites within the region and globally.
8) Provide technical concurrence to all OOS product dispositions and provide input to short-term and long-term solutions to leadership. Help in the identification of all contaminant organisms and provide expert advice and recommendations to QA, operations and GPS relating to the disposition of contaminated product.
9) Provide training and guidance on validations to facilitate solid technical, science based rationale for various approaches and/or deviations.
10) Provide sites with the capability to assure compliance with the local/regional regulatory requirements participate in internal and external regulatory audits as required.
11) Lead annual regional Microbiology Workshop planning, logistics, and execution.
12) Provide a robust linkage between the plant and the relevant Micro design groups to assure the smooth transmission of information and methodologies required to reduce the microbiological risks. Including any required pharmacopeia or regulatory testing requirement.
13) Aid in the sites development and approval of robust required cleaning and sanitization procedures. Review the completeness/ and rigor of the individual sites cleaning and sanitization validation protocols and programmers.
14) Provide the regional engineering and initiative groups with expert guidance on all microbiological aspects of a proposed designs or modification. Act as the technical liaison between MCO, PD, TSO and PS.
15) Assure that there is sufficient microbiological awareness understanding and knowledge groups in all appropriate functions across the region through the development and provision of suitable training programs.
16) Provides any necessary micro support and assessments for regional /local supplier issues related to microbiology.
17) Continue to seek out new approaches to design and incorporate modifications over time for broader re-application. Help to develop appropriate validation protocols to assure the effectiveness and suitability of new new technologies, test methods or techniques.
In addition to the established iQuality curriculum assigned to Industrial Microbiology role, the Regional Microbiologist should be qualified as GMO 002 skill level 4
• Degree (BSc) in biology, microbiology, biochemistry, medical technology or related field required. Familiarity and work experience in broad range of microbiological methods, isolating and identifying microorganisms, microbial ecology, cleaning and sanitization techniques, clean design and, if possible conducting contamination investigations. Strong , demonstrated knowledge of P&G Quality and Microbiology systems, resources and organizations demonstrated by having lead a microbiology delivery or site organization within P&G. Note: new hires as Band 1 should demonstrate proficiency in iQuality and Microbiology P&G programs during the initial 6 months period.
• Demonstrated capability to assess, develop and implement micro risk management strategies within manufacturing or supply operations including the initial development and ongoing revisions of MDM programs, micro risk assessment and mitigation strategies.
• Ability to build technical capability in plant resources at all levels including transfer of methods,, troubleshooting skills, equipment design and investigative skills
• Demonstrated capability to troubleshoot issues with existing products and processes to root cause, and to identify and implement systemic fixes.
• Ability to translate complex issues into a meaningful set of recommendations that can be understood by non-microbiologists. • Ability to assess the impact of new processes or product initiatives on the region/site and to develop or implement appropriate plans (i.e. change control follow up, SOP revisions, validation requirements). • Demonstrated capability to lead work across multiple categories/ BU’s in order to develop and implement standard approaches. Ability to influence those outside his/her own function in order to align on common work practices. • Strong communication, leadership and influencing skills across all levels of the organization • Proven track record of establishing effective training programs for microbiology across organizations • Understanding of appropriate regulatory and compliance requirements for the site/region
Title: Manufacturing - Quality / Microbiology Manager - Louveira
Location: BR-São Paulo-Louveira
Requisition ID: MFG00006028