Automation Manager

Polpharma Biologics is a state-of-the-art biological R&D and manufacturing facility, one of the most modern in Europe. We have a fantastic, international team of experienced experts and dynamic young scientists with common goals and values. Biotechnology is our passion. Together we develop medicines, offering new hope to patients suffering from serious diseases.

We create a passionate and friendly workplace environment. Join us!

We are looking for:

Automation Manager


You will take care of:

  • Defining automation strategy for Polpharma Biologics
  • Managing the portfolio of works associated with the automation function
  • Full accountability for all the assigned assets: performance, reliability, safety and compliance
  • Partnering with other functions to provide the necessary process controls assets' life cycle
  • Owning the process controls systems and providing technical support with respect to process and infrastructure equipment and systems
  • Fulfilling all relevant external and internal compliance, EHS and quality requirements
  • Developing the automation team to make sure that all reports can fulfil their assigned functional goals and KPIs
  • Leading and coordinating the quality processes related to automation team and ensuring timely creation, analysis and closure of tasks (Deviations, CAPA,
  • Change Controls) assigned to site Engineering Department with special focus on achieving the site operations quality KPIs
  • Executing selection and managing service contractors and suppliers
  • Developing and maintaining SOPs for control systems within the utility, GMP and non-GMP areas
  • Providing technical expertise to enable rapid troubleshooting and in-depth investigations relating to system controls' performance and operation to maintain and improve asset availability and reliability
  • Managing the technical documentation related to the automation function
  • Providing technical support for projects
  • Ensuring that automation related operation and maintenance procedures/activities are established and maintained in alignment with all Quality & EHS Systems and Policies, Legal & Regulatory Requirements
  • Preparing, updating and managing the assigned cost centre budgets
  • Cooperating with the Technical Operations and all Support Groups to ensure the fulfilment of all plant goals
  • Representing the Engineering Department in all internal and external audits


If you have:

  • Diploma in a relevant Engineering Discipline – Automation Field preferred
  • > 5 years of hands-on equipment or systems experience in a cGMP manufacturing environment
  • > 5 years proven managerial experience within process automation or equivalent engineering areas, leading technical and professional resources
  • Experience of working with Computerized Systems Validation, eCompliance and in cGMP environment
  • Excellence in systematic troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Technical knowledge and experience in automation systems with preferred exposure in GMP systems, plant maintenance or facilities management
  • Thorough knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), GAMP, 21CFR Part 11, Annex 11
  • Fluent English
  • Conceptual and analytical thinking
  • Team spirit, dynamic and self-assured behaviour with strong social competence

Join our Team!


We offer:

  • Sport card
  • Development programs
  • Private healthcare
  • Relocation package
  • Fruit day
  • Integration events
  • Benefit platform
  • and more
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Polpharma Biologics S.A.

Polpharma Biologics S.A.

Automation Manager

Miejsce pracy: Polska, Pomorskie, Gdańsk
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