Global OT Infrastructure Architect
St .Prex, Switzerland
vor 4 Tg.

Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets.

A leader in reproductive and maternal health, Ferring has been developing treatments for mothers and babies for over 50 years.

Today, over one third of the company’s research and development investment goes towards finding innovative treatments to help mothers and babies, from conception to birth.

The company also identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopaedics.

Ferring has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries. For further information on Ferring or its products, visit www. Global OT Infrastructure Architect Your mission : The Infrastructure Architect is working tightly with Production sites OT Teams globally and is responsible to design and implement the OT infrastructure standards to ensure that all systems are working at optimal levels and can support the development of new technologies and new system requirements.

He / she will also ensure with IT infra that the network and hardware elements supporting the local OT systems are adapted, properly monitored, secured and fully operational.

This role will support the sites to carry out process automation projects, improvements, equipment Life Cycle Management by sharing knowledge, providing technical support and leading technical workstreams within major Green- / Brown-field initiatives. Main responsibilities :

  • Accountable to analyze new and existing OT applications infrastructure requirements to identify the need for changes and evolution.
  • Ensure the infrastructure is working optimally and analyze the business requirements to identify need of new hardware, operating systems or connectivity solutions.

  • Be responsible to keep up to date through the entire lifecycle :
  • the list of all OT assets (including their condition and criticality)
  • the network architecture following industry modeling and security standards
  • the technical documentation under the area of responsibility (i.e. I / O list, system architecture, etc.);
  • Lead the design of automation system together with the local team by enforcing the use of the global OT standards. Be the escalation point and decision maker should any breach to the global OT standard happen.
  • Responsible to build capabilities of OT technicians and engineers across all Ferring sites globally via execution of training plans so they are able to act as the first / second level of support.
  • Provide necessary tools, procedure and knowledge base to ensure fast response to events happening on automation systems

  • Be the partner for Global and Local Engineering teams on developing OT infrastructure / hardware part of Process and Equipment standards together with key OEMs.
  • Lead and support local sites OT teams to ensure smooth integration of new systems architecture into the existing infrastructure.
  • Design and implement detailed plans to ensure efficient physical integrations and provide technical direction and support to the local teams.

  • Support the Cyber Security program led by Global IT. Define and implement the OT security CSOP and policy.
  • Required Experience & Competences :

  • Bachelor's degree with a preference in Computer Science or related field. Master’s degree preferred
  • Min 10 years’ experience in an operational IT / OT / Automation position with a good understanding of pharma, chemistry, food industry within industrial company
  • Min 5 years of experience as OT Infrastructure architect and / or automation lead / manager
  • Deep hands-on knowledge of core Process Automation (PLC, SCADA, DCS) of major vendors.
  • Good knowledge of Production IT and up-to-date Industrial Security standards
  • Good understanding of OT software space : Historians, data acquisition services (OPC, etc.), manufacturing and quality management systems integration approach
  • Strong analytical & problem-solving skills
  • High commitment and result oriented
  • Good communication, good leadership, organised & proactive approach
  • Teamwork and customer oriented
  • Fluency in English
  • Information for Recruitment Agencies :

    Ferring as well as all related entities (in the following Ferring) do not accept any candidate submission from unsolicited third parties.

    Candidates presented by unsolicited third parties (such as recruitment agencies, head hunters etc.), will not be entered into the recruitment process and will not be considered further.

    Further on, no contractual relationship will result out of such a submission between Ferring and a third party. Ferring is not obligated nor willing to pay any fee to third parties submitting candidates in this manner.

    Data Processing :

    Ferring (the Group) are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to providing equal access to employment opportunities to all prospective employees within the recruitment process.

    The Group complies with and supports all national and local laws pertaining to non-discrimination. Please note that the Group is supported by Serendi for Talent Acquisition Services.

    As their Recruitment Process Outsourcing provider Serendi is exclusively in charge of the above-mentioned position. Your data is handled according to the compliance guidelines of the Group.

    Please see the for more information. If you have any questions your recruiter will be happy to help. (Serendi SA, Avenue de la Gare 2, CH-1700 Fribourg)

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