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Paul Doughty

Head of Operational Excellence, Nottingham

Spotlight Interview with Paul Doughty, Head of Operational Excellence, Nottingham

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Tell us about your current role?

As Head of Operational Excellence and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, I am involved in continuous improvement initiatives. If there is an issue with a particular process, I will look deep into the issue(s), measure the current state, identify the root cause(s) and then devise and implement improvements to that process in order to improve the state. There are a number of Lean Six Sigma Green Belts across Pharm. Sci. and QA who I coach in continuous improvement and who also undertake their own projects.

I’m currently also developing the process for delivering cross-site parenteral programmes, where development work will start in Nottingham and the technical transfer, regulatory batches and clinical preparations and dosing will take place in Miami.

What do you like most about working for Quotient?

The variety of work, the opportunities available and the people in particular. Everyone seems to be hard working, willing to put in 100% and happy to help others out.

How do you describe Quotient as a place to work to people outside work?

It’s a hard-working environment and the people are what make Quotient what it is. We make things happen and when faced with a problem, we are very quick to react, devise a new plan and get on with it. There are opportunities to move upwards and sideways within Quotient and many, many examples of this.