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Operations Director

About the role

Founded in 1815, Macfarlan Smith Limited is one of the world’s oldest pharmaceutical companies and has almost 200 years of expertise in natural product extractions and chemical synthesis, specialising in opiate narcotics such as Codeine and Morphine.

Today, they are the world’s leading manufacturer of opiate alkaloids and together with sister companies, Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials  (NJ, USA) and Johnson Matthey Pharma Services (MA, USA), they are able to provide the full spectrum of development, from drug discovery through to bulk production.

To support ongoing business growth, we are looking to appoint an Operations Director. The Operations Director will be based in Edinburgh and will lead and direct the operational activities of Macfarlan Smith across the manufacturing network, including all manufacturing, engineering, EHS, Process Development and supporting functions. This role represents a fantastic opportunity to contribute to future growth of the business.