Supplier Process Engineer

Loughborough LE12, UK Req #1076
Thursday, June 6, 2024

Kindeva is a global pharmaceutical contract developer and manufacturer (CDMO) business headquartered in St. Paul, MN. Kindeva was established following 3M’s sale of substantially of all its drug delivery business to affiliates of Altaris Capital Partners.

Kindeva is navigating a period of dynamic change and growth as a result of the sale and business opportunities in its pipeline. Kindeva partners with global pharmaceutical companies to commercialize products, primarily through inhalation and transdermal delivery technologies.

The role is part of the Procurement and Sourcing. Supplier Process Engineer is responsible for supply chain risk management and supply chain improvement supporting both existing products and new product introduction process. The role will primarily be focused on developing existing relationships ensuring unhindered supply compliant with the appropriate GMP’s and Kindeva’s EHS and Corporate Social Responsibility policies whilst seeking and delivering opportunities for savings.

Key Job Responsibilities

Responsible for the deployment of Supplier Risk Management systems and processes across the site and at – includes supplier risk assessment.

  • Supporting development of the Supplier Risk Management processes, identifying best practices.
  • Responsible for the Quarterly Business Review and vendor scorecard programme in commodity class, leading improvement efforts with our key strategic or high risk suppliers across Europe.
  • Implementation of continuous improvement on site and at suppliers through the use of six sigma methodology. Including optimisation, validation and the development of control strategies for continued process improvement.
  • Provides support to the Vendor Assurance, Sourcing and Operations on a technical and project implementation basis.
  • Provides support to the Sourcing function in the identification, qualification and ongoing management of our direct material suppliers and co-ordination of Supplier Selection Review Board process.
  • Monitor the performance of projects and suppliers, seeking qualification for all critical and strategic suppliers.
  • Ensure suppliers understand Kindeva requirements of product and that their manufacturing process meets these requirements.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing risk mitigation strategies for those suppliers identified through the Global Risk Matrix and Supplier Risk Assessment processes.
  • Responsible for initiating, leading and managing supply, quality and cost/cash reduction or growth generation projects. To deliver significant business benefit through the active management of our up stream supply chain.
  • Leadership and coordination of site investigations relating to critical or major non-conformances related to supplier quality or performance.
  • Liaison and coordination of the efforts of appropriate operational, regulatory and commercial departments at relevant Kindeva global sites to resolve issues and provide effective and timely communication to peers and management.
  • Develop expertise of materials, products, packaging, logistics and processes on site and within the Pharmaceuticals industry. To extend knowledge and encourage application of new and existing tools and techniques.

Skills, experience and key capabilities

  • Previous experience within a pharmaceutical environment
  • Technical experience within the Manufacturing functions of a pharmaceutical company. Technical knowledge of Pharmaceutical Packaging.
  • Vendor Audits (GMP, Technical and EHS)
  • Knowledge in Supply Chain Risk management, GMP, Quality System requirements, the ‘Orange Guide’, equivalent FDA regulations and Kindeva Health Care systems, procedures, products and organisation.
  • Familiarity with, EN ISO 9000 , ISO15378 and other supplier related standards.
  • Knowledge of supplied product supply chain and suppliers process/equipment.
  • Six Sigma trained as Green Belt and knowledge of improvement tools e.g. Design of Experiments, FMEA, Cause and Effect analysis and other process investigational techniques.
  • Project management and product management.
  • Professional and committed
  • Commercial awareness of impact of supplier related issues and personal actions / communications on supply chain, customers and Kindeva manufacturing / business
  • Ability to communicate verbally, and in writing with persons of all levels within and outside of Kindeva
  • Effective in directing and influencing people
  • Effective in making decisions based on consideration of the available evidence and precedents
  • Ability to learn new skills as needed
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to explain technical matters to non-technical personnel
  • An ability to cope with frequent changing priorities
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to work effectively on one’s own and in teams.

What we will give to you:

Attractive compensation package

Company pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)
25 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays) plus service days after 5 years

Company sick pay

Employee Assistance Program with 24/7 confidential helpline support for employee and immediate family
Life assurance of four times life cover salary

Flexible working hours

Wellness programmes

Employee recognition program

Employee development

Free on-site parking

Discount and cashback at many retailers

Cycle to work scheme

Flu vaccinations

Employee referral scheme



Other details

  • Job Family Professional IV
  • Job Function Professional
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Loughborough LE12, UK