Process Networks Manager

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Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Amsterdam, NH, NL

Company: Wacker Chemie AG

Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and about 14,500 employees from 70 nations.
Wacker Biotech, as part of WACKER, is a leading global biotechnology organization specializing in the production of biopharmaceuticals. The company has outstanding technologies for the rapid, efficient and thus cost-effective production of therapeutic proteins for clinical and commercial supply. Currently it is the biggest dedicated microbial Contract Development & Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) in the world. Its four dedicated and fast-growing production sites are currently based in Germany (Halle and Jena), The Netherlands (Amsterdam) and The United States (San Diego, CA).
Are you looking for a dynamic, globally active technology company – yet at the same time, you appreciate a value-oriented, trusting company? We offer you exciting work as part of a team of experts who treat each other as equals. At our Amsterdam-based center Wacker Biotech B.V. focuses on the GMP-compliant microbial based production of recombinant proteins, vaccines and live microbials as drug substance and drug product.

We are currently looking for a ​Process Networks Manager​ to join our growing team.

For more detailed information please feel free to contact Mrs. Peggy Engels, tel. 0031 (0)20 7503 675.
Please note: Agency acquisition to this vacancy is not appreciated. 

Job responsibilities:

Enhanced Security Network Administration, Coordination and Supervision:

  • Ensuring and maintaining compliance to Wacker Directives regarding OT-Security;
  • Keeping all architectural and configuration documentation as-built as well as information in OT-Security administrative systems;
  • Maintaining the IT-Security Interface and firewall configuration.

Implementation and Update Projects for GxP Systems - including documented testing, and qualification where needed:

  • System software updates and patches;
  • New implementations or integrations as part of new equipment installment - together with Project & Plant Engineering and Qualification & Validation;
  • Functional Recipe updates and modifications as needed in consultation with client departments such as Operations, QA and QC, Supply Chain;
  • Participating in continuous improvement projects.

Administration and Life-Cyle Operations for GxP Systems:

  • System and User Administration;
  • Backup, Restore, and Disaster Recovery;
  • Technical Maintenance of Operational GxP Systems;
  • Coordination of Local Network Service Providers & Vendors;
  • Life Cycle Management / Annual (Audit Trail) Reviews, Computerized Systems Validation Compliance Activities.

Managerial tasks:

  • Ensuring that roles and responsibilities within the team are described and communicated adequately;
  • Setting yearly targets, implementing appraisals and progress evaluations throughout the year;
  • Developing the team performance as well the competencies of the individual team members;
  • Ensuring appropriate project and resource scheduling both within the team and with all stakeholders as well as senior management.


Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor or Masters' degree in an IT or Process Automation related technical field;
  • Preferably several years of relevant experience in the (Bio-)pharmaceutical industry;
  • Several years of line management experience in a comparable environment;
  • Project management education (IPMA, PMI or equivalent) is a plus;
  • Advanced knowledge of mainstream process automation systems, more specifically Emerson DeltaV and/or Siemens PCS7;
  • In-depth network system knowledge and experience with IT- and OT-security topics;
  • Knowledge of relevant cGMP and industry standards and guides such as ISPE GAMP5, ISPE Baseline Guide 5, and experience with current Computerized Systems Validation standards and best practices;
  • Fluent in English is a requirement, proficiency in Dutch and/or German is plus
  • You reside in and are eligible to work in The Netherlands (valid work permit). 
WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.
Be part of our WACKER family. Across all nations.
We are looking forward to your online application at 
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