Health / Medical

Production & Regulatory Pharmacist at Saro Lifecare Limited

Saro Lifecare, a division of Saro Africa International operates in the Personal & Household Products Segment of the FMCG Industry in Nigeria, and is expanding its products range and manufacturing operations.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Production & Regulatory Pharmacist

Location: Ibadan, Oyo

Job Description

  • Production and Regulatory Pharmacist (PRP) is tasked with the responsibility of managing the overall manufacturing operations in Saro Lifecare Pharmaceutical Plant along with ensuring total compliance with all regulatory bodies.

Primary Responsibilities
Production Operations:

  • Strategic Production Planning, Implementation and control to deliver target business goals/objectives of Operational Efficiency, Cost Management & Profitability, Safety & Product Quality.
  • Coordinating and maintaining the Plant’s manufacturing capital management and capacity planning process.
  • Material Planning to ensure 100% offshore and locally sourced raw materials, packaging materials timely availability.
  • Lead the local & offshore vendor management, material sourcing for competitive rates to achieve desired profitability goals.
  • Responsible for the expansion of SLCs chemical & packaging supplier base for options that deliver target objectives.
  • Accountable for the overall production operation management. Implements operational efficiency improvements, process optimisation, product quality, safety, production reliability excellence and maintenance, operator’s best practices.
  • Leads the delivery of 100% finished goods availability with buffer stock coverage to ensure zero stock out.
  • Drive breakthrough practices to achieve standard OEE.
  • Oversees efficient management of raw materials, packaging materials, factory supplies, and the production of finished goods to meet all financial objectives.

Health & Safety:

  • Responsible for managing, maintaining and improving safety in the plant, ensures adherence to health & safety guidelines to deliver zero accidents/losses.
  • Leads the development of Safety policies & guidelines, Investigates potential threats for necessary Corrective and Preventive Action.
  • Directs implementation, procurement and maintenance of Health and Safety Tools/gadgets.
  • Reduces and proactively avoids environmental impact and potential risk to the businesses.

OEE/Asset Management:

  • Manages and maintains all production assets and utilities for operational efficiency.
  • Drives periodic equipment maintenance in line with standard guidelines to eliminate operational downtime.
  • Implements optimisation initiatives for optimum performance and efficiencies.


  • Maintains a GMP audit ready production plant and operations.
  • Drives the development of GMP culture for compliance of all production associates and operatives.
  • Ensures compliance of product quality with all quality & regulatory standards.

Cost Management:

  • Manufacturing budget planning, implementation & control.
  • Elimination of wastages through efficient resource and process management.
  • Ensures zero budget overrun.


  • Provides reports of functions on daily, weekly and periodic basis as may be needed by the Line Manager.

Personnel Management:

  • Manages direct reports aligning deliverables with overall business strategic objectives.
  • Build the Hypo culture in production associates.
  • Ensures 100% compliance with SARO core values and guidelines.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Minimum of a second-class upper degree in Pharmacy from a reputable institution.
  • Registered with the Pharmacist Council of Nigeria.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Age: 28 – 35 years old.

Special Skills / Key Behavioural Competencies:

  • Ability to work independently and deliver.
  • Strong leadership and personnel development
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and resolve issues
  • Accurate and attention to detail
  • Goal-oriented organized team player.

Deadline: 10th July, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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