Our company is our people. We, at Argenta, continually provide innovative turnkey services for our clients from pre-formulation to global supply - specializing in animal health.

If you are a talented and committed professional in the areas of:

  • Formulation / analytical development
  • Clinical Research
  • Commercialisation
  • Manufacturing/Production & Packaging
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Assurance
  • Regulatory Support
  • Logistics / Supply chain
  • Project Management

We invite you to explore dynamic career opportunities with an exciting and ever growing organization. Write to us at jobs@argentaglobal.com

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Positions Available

Senior Production Engineer

15/06/2017

Argenta is a New Zealand owned company that undertakes contract R&D and manufacturing for global and local organisations specialising in animal health products. We have state of the art manufacturing facilities located in Manurewa with a manufacturing and R&D footprint throughout USA and Europe.

We're on the look out for an experienced Senior Production Engineer. The key purpose of this role is taking responsibility for process improvement, technical trouble shooting and manufacturing investigations, process scale up and process validation. Reporting to the Technical Manager, you will ensure the successful technical transfer of products into commercial production while ensuring GMP compliance is adhered to at all times. You will be a skilled Chemical Engineer with experience managing multiple projects and with strong technical intellect, coupled with excellent relationship, communication and reporting skills.

You will be someone who has the academic understanding and ability, but also likes to be hands-on and enjoys the challenge of identifying issues, conducting the investigation and then advising and implementing best practice. By nature you'll be an energetic, driven person with a focus on quality and detail being imperative as we are regulated by the strictest of pharmaceutical standards.

This is a permanent full time role and the hours of work are 7.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday with some overtime and weekends required as production schedules and demands require.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing technical support to production
  • Continuously improving all aspects of production operations including automation
  • Preparing validation documentation (protocol and reports)
  • Updating and maintaining SOP’s for equipment and processes
  • Dealing with manufacturing investigations including preparing corrective and preventative action reports
  • Reporting on manufacturing and quality measures including trend analysis
  • Perform risk assessments and make sound technical decisions based on data
  • Ensuring Technical Transfer of products into commercial production meets GMP standards
  • Maintaining Health & Safety processes and compliance and identifying new technologies

Your background, experience and attributes will include:

  • A tertiary qualification in Operations, Chemical Engineering or similar
  • Knowledge of GMP and FDA/EU manufacturing and validation regulations
  • A minimum of 5 years manufacturing experience preferably in a Pharmaceutical environment
  • Skilled in examining, developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
  • Well-developed report writing and editing skills including the use of relevant MS Office software
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills [written and verbal]

If this sounds like the opportunity you've been waiting for, please take the time to put together a cover letter which reflects who you are and why you want this role, attach your CV and email recruitment@argenta.co.nz

Project Engineer

15/06/2017

Argenta is a New Zealand owned company that undertakes contract R&D and manufacturing for global and local organisations specialising in animal health products. We have state of the art manufacturing facilities located in Manurewa with a manufacturing and R&D footprint throughout USA and Europe.

The key purpose of this role is taking responsibility for process improvement of plant and equipment such as instrumentation and control systems. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will support production by focusing on technical trouble-shooting, supporting manufacturing investigations, scoping new plant and equipment requirements and project managing installations. We are looking for a skilled Engineer with a strong technical intellect, familiar with solid dose & liquid handling/processing equipment and an understanding of automation & control, coupled with excellent relationship, communication and reporting skills

You will be the sort of person who has academic understanding and ability, but also likes to be hands-on and enjoys the challenge of identifying issues, conducting the investigation and then advising and implementing best practice. By nature you'll be an energetic, driven person with a focus on quality and detail being imperative as we are regulated by the strictest of pharmaceutical standards.

This is a permanent full time role and the hours of work are typically 7.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday with some overtime and weekends required as production schedules and demands require.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Scoping new plant and equipment to meet business needs such as process and quality improvement and GMP compliance
  • Oversight and project management of CAPEX production projects eg. plant, equipment and instrumentation installations, and facility improvements/site expansion
  • Ensuring Technical Transfer of products into commercial production meets GMP standards
  • Ensuring routine plant and equipment calibrations are performed on schedule
  • Maintaining Health & Safety processes and compliance and identifying new technologies

Your background, experience and attributes will include:

  • A tertiary Engineering qualification eg. BE, Mechatronics/Mechanical
  • Proven experience in quality focused manufacturing environment including technical projects eg. equipment installations, plant set-up
  • Previous experience and knowledge in a GMP or highly regulated product environment preferred
  • Well-developed report writing and editing skills including the use of relevant MS Office software
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills [written and verbal]

If the sound of this opportunity excites you, please put together a cover letter which reflects who you are and why this role is of interest to you, attach your CV and apply to recruitment@argenta.co.nz

Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences

19/09/2017

As a result of local and international expansion, we have an opportunity in our Research and Development department for a Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Auckland, New Zealand. The focus of this role is to lead our NZ Pharmaceutical Sciences team of 7 direct and 50+ indirect reports including product development, analytical sciences, and method creation as well as compliance and Laboratory Services teams.

As a member of the Argenta New Zealand Leadership Team and Global Pharmaceutical Sciences Management Team, this is a key position within Argenta R&D where you will be responsible for the on-going development of R&D projects from initiation to completion while implementing departmental efficiencies, developing and implementing strategic growth plans to meet financial targets, and providing a high level of scientific guidance to all team members.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Leadership and on-going strategic development of the NZ Pharmaceutical sciences department
  • Staff motivation, retention, training, and recruitment
  • Support business development activities by providing technical documents, expertise and preparing new client proposals
  • Manage a departmental budget and prepare and present monthly financial updates and reports to the board
  • Work with PMO to schedule resource in accordance with company priority
  • Lead regular departmental meetings
  • Drive Argenta Health, Safety and Environment culture and compliance within the team

Your background, experience and attributes will include:

  • A tertiary degree in relevant scientific discipline
  • Experience within the pharmaceutical industry to a minimum of 15 years
  • Personnel, project and fiscal management experience
  • Knowledge of the pharmaceutical regulatory and product approval processes
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

Argenta has strongly embedded company values which is key to who we are and how we deliver, whether it's internal or external relationships. By nature, you’ll be an energetic, driven person who shares the same values as us.

On offer is an opportunity to join a successful and rapidly expanding business where your abilities will be valued along with a competitive remuneration package and an exciting and challenging role.

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, please take the time to put together a cover letter explaining why the position and company is of interest and what you would bring to the role, attach your CV and email it to recruitment@argenta.co.nz.

Formulation and Development Team Leader

19/09/2017

Lead a small team on exciting pharmaceutical R&D formulation and product development projects where you will be working directly with world leading pharmaceutical research companies.

Due to continued growth and lots of exciting projects coming on stream, we are looking for a team leader for our pharmaceutical sciences formulation and development team. This team conducts contract pharmaceutical development projects that range from pre-formulation activities through to manufacture of clinical trial material and all regulatory studies leading to registration and commercial supply. Having an international client base and exporting to over 60 countries, Argenta is unique in terms of the incredible variety of R&D projects we undertake, so this role is sure to keep the right person busy and challenged.

Your background could be from a small or global pharmaceutical company where you have been involved from conception to completion of the product development lifecycle, including overcoming all the obstacles along the way. You will be familiar with working in a cGMP environment and from your previous roles you will most likely have developed a number of products in various dosage forms.

You will be dealing with multi-national pharmaceutical companies located all over the world, therefore building and maintaining “virtual” relationships is absolutely vital, as is being able to prepare high quality technical documents. By nature, you’ll be an energetic, driven person with a desire to continually improve systems, processes and the overall customer experience.

This role is a leadership position where your time will be split between mentoring and managing a small team while also conducting hands on formulation development activities.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead a team of formulation and development scientists and technicians
  • Providing technical expertise and direction to the formulation and development team
  • Work with Formulation & Development Manager to conduct studies and generate data required to develop new products
  • Manage product development projects from proof of concept pre-formulation to clinical and pivotal stability supply
  • Provide regular staff and project updates to manager

Your background, experience and attributes will include:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in science discipline, preferably Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences or Chemistry
  • Solid dose and liquid formulation development experience required
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry or related field
  • A thorough understanding of the regulatory requirements involved in drug development
  • Excellent report writing skills • Experience in project leadership and people management
  • Strong relationship management and communication skills [written and verbal]

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, please take the time to put together a cover letter which reflects who you are and why you want this position, attach your CV and send to recruitment@argenta.co.nz

Senior Pharmaceutical Development Scientist

19/09/2017

Due to an internal promotion, continued growth and lots of exciting projects coming on stream, we are looking for a senior development scientist to join our pharmaceutical sciences formulation and development team. This team conducts contract pharmaceutical development projects that range from pre-formulation activities through to manufacture of clinical trial material and all regulatory studies leading to registration and commercial supply. Having an international client base and exporting to over 60 countries, Argenta is unique in terms of the incredible variety of R&D projects we undertake, so this role is sure to keep the right person busy and challenged.

Your background could be from a small or global pharmaceutical company where you have been involved from conception to completion of the product development lifecycle, including overcoming all the obstacles along the way. You will be familiar with working in a cGMP environment and from your previous roles you will most likely have developed a number of products in various dosage forms.

You will be dealing with multi-national pharmaceutical companies located all over the world, therefore building and maintaining “virtual” relationships is absolutely vital, as is being able to prepare high quality technical documents. By nature, you’ll be an energetic, driven person with a desire to continually improve systems, processes and the overall customer experience.

Reporting to the formulation and Development team leader, you will technically lead your assigned projects, ensuring that project milestones and expected deliverables are achieved on time. You will also be involved in mentoring and providing technical expertise to other team members where appropriate.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Technically lead contract R&D, Innovation, and commercialisation projects
  • Develop pharmaceutical formulations and analytical methods to support contract research activities
  • Meeting project deadlines and milestones on time
  • Effectively communicate project progress to all stakeholders
  • Generate, document and review technical data for internal and external stakeholders

Your background, experience and attributes will include:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in science discipline, preferably Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences or Chemistry
  • Solid dose and liquid formulation development experience required
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry or related field
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical regulatory approval process
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Experience in project leadership
  • Confident relationship management and communication skills

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for, please take the time to put together a cover letter which reflects who you are and why you want this position, attach your CV and send to recruitment@argenta.co.nz

Laboratory Administrator

30/10/2017

This is a great opportunity to further your career in a successful and progressive New Zealand owned and operated pharmaceutical business. We have an exciting opportunity for a competent and experienced Administrator to join our Lab Services team.

Reporting to our Senior Laboratory Administrator, and as a vital member of a small team, your core responsibilities will be to provide administrative support to the Argenta Laboratories including stock-control and the purchasing of reagents, standards, solvents, glassware and consumable whilst carrying out other lab administration duties such as managing retention samples and arranging shipment of samples.

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Intermediate knowledge of the MS Office suite
  • A minimum of 1 year experience within an administration position with some exposure to purchasing/procurement ideal
  • A strong focus on delivering a quality service to internal and external stakeholders
  • Exceptional ability to prioritise with good organisation and time management skills
  • High levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  • A confident communicator with a positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Applies quality standards and practices in everyday work

You’ll be someone who can be relied upon to get things done, respond quickly and efficiently to queries, provide a high level of service and follow up, and multi-task with ease. You will possess excellent communication skills and the ability to identify and implement improvements and efficiencies while ensuring required standards are maintained. Any Laboratory or Chemistry experience in your background would be desirable but is not essential to this role.

If you’re someone who has the same values as Argenta of Do it Right; First Time, Commitment, Win As A Team and Driven by Innovation matched with the experience and skillset to above, please email me an up to date copy of your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@argenta.co.nz

Associate Chemist or Chemist

30/10/2017

AML Riverside in Fort Dodge, Iowa is expanding our analytical services group and are seeking experienced Chemists or Associate Chemists to join the team.

Depending on your experience, responsibilities include (but not limited to) performing sampling and testing of packaging components, raw materials, utilities, and products in compliance with site systems/procedures and cGMPs including:

  • Write analytical test methods and procedures
  • Review USP/NF, forum, and supplements for applicable changes impacting testing
  • Perform sampling and testing of packaging components, raw materials, in-process samples, finished products and stability samples.
  • Perform testing using HPLC, GC, and FT-IR
  • Validation of laboratory instruments
  • Validation and transfer of methods
  • Review and sign-off analytical data and documentation
  • Qualification, calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Perform out-of-specification/out-of-trend investigations to determine root cause and implementation of CAPAs

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Requires a science degree relevant to the pharmaceutical industry and a minimum of 5 years of laboratory experience in a GMP regulated industry.
  • Possess a strong understanding of cGMPs and FDA regulations.
  • Requires excellent written and communication skills as well as attention to detail.
  • Able to perform testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting on laboratory instruments to include HPLC, GC, and FT-IR.
  • Validation and method transfer experience preferred. Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Full- or flex-time positions available!

To apply, please send resume to people@amlriverside.com.

Analytical Development Scientist

06/11/0201

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated scientist that would enjoy working on a variety of development projects? This is a great opportunity to make a lasting contribution in a NZ owned and operated business, working with the world’s leading pharmaceutical research companies.

Due to continued growth, we are looking to add a full-time scientist to our R&D team based in Lawrence, Kansas. This team conducts contract development projects that include chemical analysis, formulation development, technical transfers and commercial support.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  •  developing and validating new analytical methods
  • performing routine analytical testing and providing technical support for R&D projects
  • generating, documenting and communicating technical data
  • assisting with formulation development as required

We are looking for a candidate who has:

  • a BS degree in a science discipline, preferably Chemistry or Pharmaceutics
  • at least 1-2 years previous experience in analytical development in the pharmaceutical industry
  • previous experience within a GMP/GLP compliant environment
  • analytical instrumentation and software skills e.g. HPLC, GC, Chromeleon
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills and a high level of computer literacy

This role will be challenging and rewarding, where your full technical skills can be utilised, and the ability to think outside the box whilst ensuring targets are met will be hugely beneficial. This is an exciting opportunity to join a global R&D team that expects to deliver world class science.

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in this opportunity, please send a cover letter/email and resume to joanna.pratt@argentaglobal.com.

Group Finance Manager

07/11/2017

Argenta is growing and we’re on the lookout for global talent to join us on our journey.

Founded in 2006 with approximately 70 staff now sitting at over 400, Argenta is a New Zealand-owned company that creates, develops and manufactures products for the global animal health industry. With operations in New Zealand, the United States and Scotland, we provide contract R&D and manufacturing services to our global clients, as well as inventing new products and drug delivery technologies.

Due to significant growth in the past few years, we are now recruiting a newly created Group Finance Manager position. Reporting to the CFO, this role is tasked with management and board reporting, consolidations and statutory accounting.

We pride ourselves on a great company culture built around a strong set of values, and we look for a good balance of technical skill and shared vision in our people. This means you’ll be highly competent at what you do (the best in your field!), but also passionate about our company values, which are key to who we are and how we work. We actively develop our people and there are career opportunities available for the right candidate.

Through your previous experience you will be someone who has the ability to see complex projects through from beginning to end and be able to identify, prioritise and manage all the steps in between. A focus on quality, accuracy and details is imperative as we are regulated by the strictest of standards.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the on-going development and execution of the Group Finance strategy and business priorities
  • Educating, influencing and leading direct reports/key internal stakeholders on financial compliance and statutory requirements
  • Driving continuous improvement of the groups finance systems and processes to ensure they meet the needs of the business, clients and legislative requirements
  • Monthly management and board reporting
  • Consolidation of monthly accounts across NZ, US, UK
  • Statutory accounting
  • Overseeing the audit processes
  • Global tax, including transfer pricing
  • Treasury functions including cashflow management
  • Managing external relationships including auditors, banks and insurers

Your key to success:

  • CA (or similar) qualification
  • 6+ years’ post qualification experience
  • Have a strong customer service focus matched by a ‘hands on, can-do attitude’
  • Have initiative and be a self-starter, with the ability to lead a right first time culture
  • Good analysis and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal communication and the ability to engage and gain buy-in at all levels
  • Sound written communication and report writing skills
  • A collaborative leadership approach which brings people on the journey

By nature, you’ll be a hands on, lead by example leader, energetic, driven person with a desire to continually improve systems, processes and the overall customer experience. Continuous improvement will be your passion; you will embrace change: continuously thinking about how to do something better, faster and adding more value. You will see finance as a service that enables Argenta to meet its ambitious growth plans.

Does this sound like you? Send us a brief cover letter that reflects who you are and why you want this position, attach your CV, and email it to tasi.pocock@argenta.co.nz

Quality Control Analyst

09/11/2017

Argenta QC is looking for an experienced Analyst to join our finished products team. The QC Department supports our manufacturing business to ensure all incoming materials and finished products are tested to meet our quality standards and business needs.

We’re looking for the right person, so we’re open to your background and experience, however you must be a someone who lives by our company values and isn’t afraid to speak up and question the status quo, you are someone who enjoys being hands on, and it’s second nature to help out others within your team and other departments.

Your background, experience and attributes will include:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in either pharmaceutical science or chemistry
  • 2+ years experience in a GMP environment in the pharmaceutical industry or similar
  • Demonstrated experience using HPLC instrumentation
  • Works effectively and collaboratively with other team members
  • Commitment to quality, excellence and continuous improvement

By nature you will be self motivated and have an investigative mind-set. You will possess excellent communication skills and the ability to impart knowledge and encouragement to others within the business. Your ability to identify and implement improvements and efficiencies in the team while ensuring required standards are maintained will see you succeed in this role.

Argenta has strongly embedded company values which is key to who we are and how we deliver, whether it's internal or external relationships. If you’re interested in finding out more about the position or you would like to apply, please send your cover letter and CV to recruitment@argenta.co.nz

Innovation Development Technologist

22/11/2017

Argenta Innovation: Creative solutions, Global partnerships, Healthy Animals

Springboard your pharmaceutical career in an exciting and diverse role where you can support the development of innovative concepts and gain experience in regulatory, clinical, and research within a highly motivated Innovation team.

Argenta is a New Zealand owned company that develops its own IP, plus undertakes contract R&D and manufacturing for global and local organisations specialising in animal health products. We have manufacturing and R&D facilities located in Manurewa with manufacturing footprints in the USA and Europe. Argenta Innovation was established in 2014, and with several granted patents under its belt and lots of new projects waiting in the wings, the team is growing!

The key purpose of this new role is threefold. You will support Argenta’s regulatory processes, assist with clinical field work, and support the innovation team in developing world leading products and technologies. This role will challenge you, and could take you from the farm, to the office, to the laboratory in any given day, so a flexible attitude, creative mindset and desire to learn is key.

To be successful in this role you must be able to communicate clearly and credibly, be up to date with emerging industry trends, and be comfortable engaging with internal and external stakeholders in group discussions at a technical level. You will be a go-getter who can manage your time effectively and not be afraid to roll your sleeves up and get your hands dirty.

As a vital member of a small and close-knit team you must be a strong team player who enjoys brainstorming around a table and sharing learnings and knowledge with the team. You may be a new graduate or have a few years of experience already; either way your passion and enthusiasm for this opportunity will shine through.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Maintain registration of existing products and prepare new regulatory submissions
  • Provide technical and clinical support to innovation and R&D project teams
  • Prepare or oversee study protocols and reports
  • Participate in clinical field work, data collection and reporting results
  • Provide technical support to Innovation scientists in the development of novel formulations and manufacturing processes

Your background, experience and attributes will include:

  • A degree level qualification in a relevant scientific discipline
  • Animal handling experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Science based thinking and creative problem solving
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Industry awareness and animal health knowledge preferred

On offer is an opportunity to work for a successful and rapidly expanding business where your input will be valued and your skills will be developed. If you are seeking an opportunity to embark on an exciting career in animal health, please put together a cover letter which reflects who you are and why this role is of interest to you, attach your CV and apply to recruitment@argenta.co.nz