API / GMP Process Lead

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Our Company

Bridge Farm Group is aiming to become a global leader in plant-based wellness products, producing an innovative range into UK and European retail sectors.  Our goal and ambition are to establish a market leading extraction facility supported by a world-class glasshouse operation to produce a unique range of ingestible and topical consumer products based on natural plant-derived compounds.  This is a new position and offers a great opportunity to work within a small passionate team of like-minded people.

The Role

The role will be within the Technical Department of the Bridge Farm Group and will be based in Spalding, South Lincolnshire.  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing the strategy and pathway for API manufacture and compliance to eu-GMP.  As we embark on the next phase of investment in our extraction and production facility, this role will be key to optimising our manufacturing processes and ensuring the facilities and equipment are fit for purpose.  As API / GMP Process Lead you will align the current Quality Management Systems to those required to meet MHRA approval for our products to be marketed as an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API).

Job Duties include, but are not limited to:

Provide User Requirement Specification for equipment and building facilities to ensure regulatory requirements to eu-GMP requirements.

Lead the API registration and certification of products.

Own the equipment validation, calibration, and maintenance programme.

Provide leadership and direction to the business.

Grow and develop the team to meet evolving business needs.

Accountable for Quality Control.

Ensure that a robust GMP training program is developed and administered.

Ensure that all products compounded at the site are produced, tested, and released in compliance with SOPs,      eu-GMP requirements.

Improve, develop, establish and drive contemporary Quality Systems and processes

Education, Experience & Attributes required

A minimum of 3 years quality assurance experience required in a laboratory, either pharmaceutical or Clinical Research Organization (CRO) and preferably managing or overseeing GMP compliant manufacturing facilities and equipment within a GMP pharma, medical devices, or life sciences environment.

Hands on knowledge of the API & GMP validation cycle.

Bachelor’s degree required in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

Someone who has a passion for science and plants.

Honest, approachable, and good team member.

Good Level of IT literacy including Microsoft Office packages and databases.

Resourceful, entrepreneurial, proactive with a ‘can do’ attitude.

Excellent time management, organisational and problem-solving skills.

Meticulous attention to detail.

This is a fantastic role to work for a great company with a lot of interesting plants and products, and with the ability to learn and grow with the company.  Please apply, including a copy of you CV to sharon.clapham@bridgefarmgroup.co.uk