Packaging Development Lead - Covid-19 Vaccine

Eastern Cape, South Africa / England, East London, London / South Africa
£45180.50 - £63252.70 per annum
19 Feb 2021
05 Mar 2021
Alessandra Gheza
Manufacturing, Packaging
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Packaging Development Lead

At i-Pharm Consulting we are collaborating with one of the biggest pharmaceutical groups in the world who are recruiting outstanding professionals to support in the development of the Covid-19 vaccine.

We are looking for a Packaging Development Lead to join the Operations team based in South Africa. ( The successful candidate can be based anywhere in Europe - on-site time to be discussed with our client - travel expenses paid )

This is a great opportunity for a proactive person who enjoys working in a dynamic and stimulating environment and wants to make a difference in the fight against Covid-19.

Ideal for a person who wants to:

  • Be part of an international company and part of a larger group
  • problem-solve and develop their skills within an international team
  • Work on exciting projects and cutting-edge technologies with a great career opportunity

Title: Packaging Development Lead

Location: South Africa / home based


The Packaging Development Lead is accountable for developing the pkg and distribution configuration for the product.


  • Develop regulatory/packaging design concept review, technology requirements
  • Develop Secondary/Tertiary Packaging (Label, Carton, PI, Shipping Case, Pallet, Serialization) & DP Shippers Selected (Qualified shipping solution) while ensuring all destination countries laws and regulations are implemented (UN requirements in EU)
  • Labeler, Cartoner & End of Line Engineering Runs & FAT
  • Packaging Line Installation, Qualification & Testing (Distribution testing, SRV, PPQ)
  • Tech Transfer Complete/Packaging Readiness for all destination countries


  • Degree in Chemistry, Engineering, HSE Degree or similar
  • 5 years in a similar role
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, able to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Team-oriented with the ability to identify and implement qualitative improvements
  • Fluent in English


  • Experience within the vaccine production

About i-Pharm Consulting

i-Pharm Consulting is a specialist Recruitment Company servicing the Pharmaceutical industry in the UK and Europe. We provide both permanent and contract staff to a wide range of Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Biotechnology and Contract Research Organisations (CROs). i-Pharm has specific expertise in Clinical Research, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Quality Assurance and Bioinformatics.

To apply

If you would like to discuss this vacancy further, please contact call Alessandra Gheza at the following contacts.

Tel. +44 (0)2031890464


If this role is not suitable, Alessandra is also available to discuss other possible positions or answer any general questions regarding your career and the current market.