Team Leader Technology Transfer
PI Industries
Udaipur, India
3d ago

Position Purpose

The Lead Scale-up & Basic Engineering is responsible for driving feasibility studies, scale up studies to ensure smooth transfer of products from lab scale to commercial scale.

The role will also be responsible for planning and resource allocation for accommodating various new molecules in existing set-up and implementation of new molecule production with a close co-ordination between Production & Project teams.

Strategic Responsibilities

  • Conduct feasibility studies, scale up studies and technology transfer leading to a successful process handover at commercial scale
  • Ensure execution of projects and Engineering Optimization activities
  • Maintain awareness of industry and technology trends to ensure that PI is current in development efforts to supply new and innovative offerings
  • Implement new systems & processes to enhance work efficiency
  • Drive demo-commissioning post scale-up validation in KL / PP, to ensure successful transfer to commercial scale
  • Operational Responsibilities

  • Responsible for successfully driving key operational & financial activities like :
  • Conduct feasibility analysis for new enquiry proposals
  • Provide support to operations of Pilot Plant to verify the processes on pilot scale and development of data required for design of commercial scale plants
  • Develop and update process design manuals and procuring design software
  • Provide support to Process Technology in developing any special equipment needed in lab work
  • Drive the development of the Basic Engineering Package (BEP)
  • Provide process engineering support to the Production department
  • Determine the objectives for scale up trials
  • Ensure quality, yield and productivity before transferring the process to production
  • Conduct analysis of different parameters for process improvements
  • Ensure timely release of SOP and other documents for new products
  • Validate system documents like CAPA, RMC and Waste norms
  • Ensure smooth hand over of process to operations team
  • Develop KPIs to measure the performance of scale up Team to ensure high productivity among subordinates
  • Ensure desired quality and productivity of new molecules as per business plan
  • Maintain scale up budgets and ensure adherence to the budget
  • Ensure the desire quality and productivity of new molecules as per business plan
  • Financial Responsibilities

  • Ensure achievement of cost saving initiatives to achieve targeted savings in time frame
  • People Responsibilities

  • Recommend initiatives for building requisite skills & competencies through focused professional development and capability building initiatives for the Scale-up & Basic Engineering team
  • Review workforce capacity gaps within the Scale-up & Basic Engineering team and ensure timely recruitment in alignment with Corporate HR policies
  • Actively sponsor, in conjunction with the Senior Management Team, the performance management process of the team
  • Recognize & reward excellent performers & affirm key contributions of employees toward the achievement of goals & objectives of the team
  • Inspire & motivate employees through demonstrated commitment to PI’s values, vision & mission and exemplifying effective leadership, initiative and persistence needed to accomplish goals and objectives
  • Education Qualification

  • B.Tech / M.Tech Chemical Engineering from Institutes of repute like IIT / NIT
  • Work Experience

  • 12-15 years of Industrial experience
  • 10-12 years of Scale-up experience
  • Industry to be Hired from

  • Agro-Pharmaceutical-Fine-Chemicals
  • Functional Competencies

  • Relevant experience and technical knowledge as per the role requirement
  • Knowledge of Process Design, Scale up and commissioning of commercial plant
  • Knowledge on process trouble & capacity debottlenecking
  • Innovative skill for process improvement, productivity enhancement and cost reduction
  • Strong experience of managing Technology Transfer operations
  • Interaction Complexity and Team Work


    Purpose of Interaction

    Internal :

    Head Scale up & project execution

    As required for the business

    Discuss the developments in scale up Team

    External : External Agencies

    External Agencies

    As required for the business

    Gain market insights on recent Technology Transfer trends

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