At SFI, we are committed to recruiting, retaining and developing talented individuals. Our values start with a commitment to excellence in everything that we do. SFI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like to be contacted or considered for roles with SFI, that become available, please send a copy of your resume to jobs@sfihealth.com. Your details will only be used for recruitment purposes and you will only be contacted in the event that the skills and experiences detailed in your resume matches selection criteria for our roles

UNITED KINGDOM

Head of Quality 

We have an immediate requirement for a Head of Quality to join our team in the UK.  The role will report directly to the Head of Quality for the EMEA region

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

As Head of Quality, you will be responsible for developing, maintaining and improving the quality assurance and compliance standards based on cGMP and GLP at the Wigan site. 

You will ensure the management and effective working of all quality actions both in Quality Assurance and Quality Control co-operating with Supply Chain in order to improve the process operation and ensure satisfaction for the end customers.

Process and Quality Systems:

  • Manage material resources, technical aspects and documents supporting the Quality system in order to guarantee all phases of Production, Packaging, Release and internal procedures in accordance with cGMP standards
  • Maintain and optimise the Quality system to ensure compliance with cGMP
  • Ensure participation and support for quality manufacturing aspects related to new product launches, existing products and line extensions for both SFI products and Contract Manufacturing
  • Ensure the performance, maintenance and optimisation of systems used by Quality and applicable software systems for technical aspects
  • Have responsibility as the Qualified Person on site

Team Management and Administration:

  • Define, develop and implement new processes and quality activities in order to optimise the Quality performance in terms of quality and quantity
  • Work effectively with other members of the management team, other managers and internal customers in order to optimise the operating processes. In addition, define the department strategy, management and development of the Quality team members promoting progression and development with the support of HR
  • Manage the Performance and Development Review process in order to set Key Performance Indicators for direct reports, ensure the monitoring of these and development of the appropriate corrective actions
  • Ensure regular team meetings are held in order that the appropriate departmental performance is achieved and support the team through the relevant communication channels.

Production with Third Parties:

  • Ensure the overseeing of activities and compliance with cGMP associated with third party manufacturing and that the relevant Quality Agreements with the business functions are in place
  • Support the management, follow-up and conduct of activities established with customers

Skills:

  • Customer focussed and able to work effectively and cross-functionally within a small team environment building and maintaining strong customer relationships both internally and externally
  • Persuasive and accountable for delivering results and equally can empower and develop people within your team to support and drive the Quality department forward 
  • Budget management skills
  • Ability to define the Quality strategy and develop the team applying both delegation and motivational skills

Requirements:

  • Ideally, the successful candidate will be a ‘Qualified Person’ who has responsibility for ensuring that the required tests and controls are carried out, must sign or certify for batches which are manufactured and ensure that the appropriate tests have been carried out and comply with the relevant marketing authorisation.  
  • In this key position, the successful candidate will have previous experience in a pharmaceutical environment with a scientific educational background in pharmacy, chemistry or biology and ideally possess an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Food Supplement regulations, cGMP, HACCP and Quality Management systems.
  • Experience of hosting the relevant inspections is a requirement.  Additionally ensuring the appropriate steering committee is in place for HACCP and hygiene responsibilities is a key requirement.

This role will be located in Wigan, Greater Manchester.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to wigan-recruiting@sfihealth.com

EMEA

Marketing & Sales Internship

We are looking for a young, motivated and enterprising Marketing and Sales Intern for the Business Unit Branded with the following:

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Digital Marketing: provide support to the team to drive more consumer/patient awareness via a Social Media strategy
  • Marketing our brand USP: provide support to the share of the main Features and Benefits for selling our brands
  • Increasing Distribution: understand where are the gaps for selling our brands in pharmacies, retailers and online
  • Market Expansion: contribute to implement an optimal business model needed to launch into a new country like France, Germany, Russia
  • Building Recommendation with Pharmacists: implement tools (online and offline) to get more Pharmacists to recommend our brands.

Skills:

  • Business and/or Marketing graduate
  • Good MS Office skills
  • Fluent in English, both in oral and written communications
  • High capacity to work with data
  • The ideal candidate is smart, quick to learn, a self-starter, articulate and confident to work in a multifunctional environment

The role will be based in our EMEA HQ near Lugano, Switzerland

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to bioggio-recruiting@sfihealth.com

Contract Type: Internship – Temporary Contract (6 months)

EMEA

Internship R&D

Internship R&D

The Intern will contribute to the development and implementation of new products based on natural ingredients manufactured by SFI for third party. The products will mainly consist of solid (tablets and hard capsules) and liquid oral dosage forms.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Perform scientific literature research on innovative raw materials (herbal extracts, vitamins, minerals, excipients) and manufacturing methods.
  • Collaborate with the Galenical R&D Lab Manager in drafting formulations to be challenged at R&D and industrial scale
  • Plan and execute lab trials and scale up activities including scientific evaluation
  • Prepare technological transfer documentation for the industrialization phase
  • Provide scientific support to running production issues

Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Scientific Disciplines (Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Technology), Master degree desirable
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical law and authority requirements, especially GMP, ICH and other relevant guidelines
  • Fluent in English, Italian desirable

The role will be based in our EMEA HQ near Lugano, Switzerland

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to bioggio-recruiting@sfihealth.com

Contract Type: Internship – Temporary Contract (6 months)

EMEA

JD - R&D Analytical Laboratory Technician – TEMPORARY (1 Year)

Soho Flordis International Switzerland SA, located in Bioggio (Lugano), part of SFI Group, a global premium natural healthcare company with a rich history of over 200 years which operates in the high-quality natural health sector, comprising pharmaceutical products and supplements made using natural substances and extracts, is looking for a JD - R&D Analytical Laboratory Technician in the Research & Development Department.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Develop new method of analysis or to improve the existing methods.
  • Validate the analytical methods according to the internal SOP’s and generate the stability data for the products under stability.
  • Give the analytical support to the galenical laboratory during the preformulating phase and for the formulation of new products.
  • Provide the analytical support for the all needed analytical requests planned in R&D.
  • Write the developed analytical methods in English/Italian.          
  • Give proposals for the acquisition of consumables/new equipment’s which are suitable for the analytical activities in R&D.
  • Management of reference standard materials for the analysis.
  • Insert/approve the analytical results in Labware.
  • Participate for the implementation of Good Laboratory Practice in R&D laboratory.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Excellent Organisational Skills
  • Laboratory health and safety Personal skills and Good laboratory practice Skills
  • AFC as Chemical Laboratory Technician or similar concluded training
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a Pharmaceutical Environment, preferred in a Research & Development Laboratory

The role will be based in our EMEA HQ near Lugano, Switzerland

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to bioggio-recruiting@sfihealth.com

EMEA

Product Safety Surveillance Manager

Responsible for the setting up and management of Product Safety Surveillance Unit in Soho Flordis International Switzerland SA according to the current safety regulation in force in Switzerland, in EU and elsewhere relevant for the business purpose of SFI CH.

Responsibility extends to act as unique entry point for safety data processing and storage from Australia and South Africa and to analysis and sharing/proposal of the most suitable risk minimization measures to affiliates in Australia and South Africa to ensure a common layer of procedural consistency and regulatory compliance, in line with the current organizational achievements.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for the setting and handling of one or more suitable systems for management of SFI product safety and compliance, based in the most relevant and current regulations on safety surveillance
  • Responsible for the creation, implementation and update of SOPs for surveillance systems
  • Responsible for the creation, implementation and update of necessary departmental working instructions
  • Responsible for the coordination with Consulting CRO and manage agreed SOPs
  • Ensures the process for documenting and processing of medical reviews endorsement as required in and distribution/reporting of safety case reports for SFI products and for all communication regarding product safety matters between SFI, business partners, service providers, consumers/HCPs and agencies as appropriate
  • Ensures quality of safety data according to the company’s standards, departmental SOPs, contract related provisions and relevant regulatory requirements, including those ones concerning data protection affairs
  • Ensures all SFI partners have a safety data exchange agreement in place (as addendum to the contract), appropriate for type of products and regulatory requirements
  • Ensures licensees are trained on SFI’s product safety profile
  • Responsible to guarantee internal PV training are delivered according to SOPs
  • Ensures SFI affiliates are trained and made aware of local requirements according to upper managements demands
  • Responsible for the continuous safety screening, signal detection, risk management planning activities of SFI and updates on authority regulations
  • Coordinates and verifies the quality of content with CRO, ensures timely reporting/distribution of PSURs/PBRERs to agencies/business partners, as required
  • Responsible for the development and approval of safety specifications in CCDS, SPCs/PLs, product labelling, promotional materials, digital content dedicated to SFI product websites owned or controlled for the post-marketing surveillance and of IBs and Informed consents for pre-marketing surveillance.
  • Ensures the information’s quality by providing the safety specifications required for registration dossiers during application and renewal procedures, also as required by any agency in the territories where SFI owns products
  • Coordinates and agrees in cooperation with scientific units within SFI, safety related topics in agreements with independent research institutions for clinical trials
  • Ensures effective back-up during absence, and or provides continuous availability as accepted under regulations
  • Manages schedule for affiliate’s internal audit process and identifies priorities for partners to be audited.
  • For safety related aspects, acts as primary contact with Agencies in reference to the system or any single issue related to product’s safety dossier/information, including any inspection by agencies or audit by partners

Skills / Requirements:

  • Degree in Health Science (MD, PhD, etc.) in Bio or Chemistry Sciences (Biologist, Chemistry, etc.)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Excellent knowledge of pharmacovigilance practices and pharmacovigilance regulatory requirements
  • Multilingual, with English mandatory
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide range of people
  • Job Type: Part-time (80%)

The role will be based in our EMEA HQ near Bioggio, Switzerland

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to bioggio-recruiting@sfihealth.com

EMEA

Global Product Regulatory and Science Manager

Soho Flordis International Switzerland SA, located in Bioggio (Lugano), part of SFI Group, a global premium natural healthcare company with a rich history of over 200 years which operates in the high-quality natural health sector, comprising pharmaceutical products and supplements made using natural substances and extracts, is looking for a Global Product Regulatory and Science Manager in the Regulatory Affairs Department.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Execute and maintain regulatory strategies (including appropriate classification per country) for key product submissions in order to obtain/maintain regulatory authority approvals in line with business plans.
  • Manage the global registration project including co-ordinating inputs, meeting milestones, identifying risks to timing and mitigating strategies, and communicating with regional regulatory, global and regional/local sales and marketing regarding status.
  • Address deficiencies in product dossiers and implement strategy (involving problem solving and collaboration) to resolve any identified deficiencies within requested timelines
  • Ensure compliance of promotional material and labelling to appropriate regulations and legislations.
  • Keep up-to-date with government legislation as it relates to regulatory/scientific affairs, with appropriate communication
  • Implement appropriate regulatory change control processes when necessary.
  • Contribute to global product planning / launch teams to ensure timely product introduction.
  • Provide regulatory support and recommendations for the assessment and licensing of new products/candidates and specified Research and Development activities that are endorsed by Marketing
  • Support R&D in writing / updating CTD dossier or technical reports
  • Managing data and documentation to provide a data package or dossier compliant to requirements of regional regulatory authorities, in collaboration with relevant Regional regulatory coordinators/managers.
  • Liaise with external agencies, suppliers or others to ensure compliant submission dossiers and facilitate evaluation

Skills:

  • Strong commercial focus and ability to solve regulatory challenges in commercial situations
  • Able to work effectively with multiple internal and external stakeholders, being mindful of SFI business profitability requirements
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written skills)
  • Good strategic thinker and project manager who is outcome focussed
  • Customer focus and effective inter-cultural communication skills
  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, a clear focus on high quality outcomes and strong attention to detail
  • A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance and works with others to deliver to timelines

Requirements: (Languages, Qualifications, Certificates)

  • University science degree
  • Understanding of natural medicines, food supplements and/or pharmaceutical medicines
  • 5 years + of Regulatory Affairs experience in natural medicines and dietary supplements
  • Relevant experience in regulatory affairs together with knowledge of specifically clinically proven natural medicines 
  • Experience in R&D is desirable
  • Proven track record in relevant areas of medical and pharmaceutical regulatory affairs

The role will be based in our EMEA HQ near Lugano, Switzerland

If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to bioggio-recruiting@sfihealth.com