Team Leader Facilities

Job Type : (12 Months temporary contract)

Team Leader Facilities

Date : 03 May 2024
Location : La Chaux-de-Fonds
Company : Ichnos Sciences Inc.


  1. Project Management:
  • Coordinate and prioritize a wide range of projects planning and execution, developing project charters, work breakdown structures, and resource-loaded schedules
  • Manage project scope from initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and close-out.
  • Leverage resources to compile cost and schedule estimates for projects
  • Oversee the construction and renovation of buildings
  • Articulate project requirements to multiple stakeholders both on and off site
  • Manage relationships with contractors
  • Serve as the point of contact for stakeholders keeping documented progress and reports of all projects
  • Report on project performance and status
  • Control space allocation and maintain facility project budgets
  • Play a leading role in the selection of architects, consultants, and engineers to undertake various projects
  • Coordinating all required resources to accomplish multiple projects for the site providing prioritization of work
  • Participate in developing and enforcing project guidelines for projects

2.  Maintenance and Compliance Activities:

  • Ensure that all buildings meet all relevant federal, state, and local building codes
  • Ensure commissioning is executed and all final documentation needs are delivered on time
  • General management of site utility installations (HVAC, gas networks, LN2 storage, cleanrooms, cold rooms, water loop, autoclave, UPS, etc)
  • General management of Master Equipment List for research, development and production equipment including responsibility for routine, exceptional maintenance and requalification
  • Optimization and implementation of engineering procedures based on facility needs whilst respecting cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices)/cGEP (current Good Engineering Practices) guidelines
  • Identify opportunities for process optimization, cost reduction, and efficiency improvements within the maintenance and qualification processes.
  • Management of the facility monitoring system for the entire site

Participate in on-call alarm system management with occasional onsite presence required outside of regular working

3. Qualification and Documentation:

  • Prepare, review and approve SOPs, validation deviations, change control, validation summary reports and associated documentation
  • Coordinate validation activities with internal departments, external contractors and suppliers.
  • Prepare and deliver cross-functional training in validation methodologies, protocols and related procedures to facilitate validation activities
  • Investigate deviations/non-conformances to determine potential impact on product quality, validation status and associated compliance requirements
  • Participate in internal and external audits, providing necessary documentation and support to demonstrate compliance with regulatory standards.

4. Leadership and Team Management:

  • Lead, motivate, and supervise a team of maintenance and qualification technicians.
  • Foster a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the team.
  • Provide guidance, training, and support to team members to ensure their professional development and adherence to cGMP standards.


    • MS’ degree or equivalent with at least three years of industrial experience in pharmaceutical area, preferably in a GMP production environment
    • Knowledge and application of key aspects of relevant cGMP/cGEP
    • Good knowledge of equipment and processes commonly used during biologics production
    • Good knowledge of softwares for Project management, CMMS, FMS, automatisation
    • Some financial knowledge and experience with State authorities, lessors or utilities companies
    • Strong sense of discipline, exceptional organization skills, excellent team orientation and hands-on approach to work
    • Ability to work independently with proven experience in problem analysis/solving, anticipation and proactivity.
    • Fluent in French and strong communication skills in spoken and written English