Advipro, The Complete GxPerience!

As an independent specialist, Advipro offers flexible, total service formulas for the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical and high-tech sectors. We help our clients to realise, optimise and maintain high-quality projects and processes. We do this by providing the expertise and experience of our extended team.

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Are you a good fit for our team?

At Advipro, we are continuously recruiting people—we don't just fill job vacancies. You must be a good fit for our team, not just for the client who we happen to be servicing. We expect you to have a wide range of interests, since you will work on a variety of projects for an extensive array of customers. We make sure that you can dive deeply into all facets of the pharmaceutical world or just into that one niche that perfectly defines your ambitions. We invest in a professional environment and a great atmosphere.

How to get started on your Advipro career?

1
Apply!

Send us your CV and tell us about your passion for engineering and life sciences.

2
Interview

If you can spike our curiosity, we will invite you for a first interview.

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Are you a good fit for our team?

If we have a first click, then we want to know more about you and we will check if you are a good fit for our team.

4
Contract

Based on a personality test and interviews you are a fit for our team. We offer you a contract.

5
Training programme

Have you signed a contract with us, then we develop a training programme, tailored to your experience and interests.

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Project matching

We’ll look at how your experience can match with project applications by our clients. And that match we find no doubt!

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Supervision!

Also during the execution of your projects you can count on our guidance. We’ll regularly visit you during projects, organize feedback moments and assist you when necessary.

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A-team: the spirit!

We invite you on the numerous team events where you can spruce and exchange experiences with colleagues.

Our employees say it best

Here you will find testimonials from a number of our employees about what they think of Advipro.

Sofie

Sofie

Test & Qualification Engineer

“I am part of a 7-person compliance team under the direction of an SPOC. We support the general and technical services that deliver facilities and utilities to the various buildings on the site of a large pharmaceutical company in the Kempen. It is our job to check, investigate and implement all of the changes or unforeseen deviations to these facilities in accordance with the applicable GXP guidelines.

Meanwhile, I have been working at Advipro for one year. Before that, I have worked for four years as a PhD-student at VITO. I wanted to leave the academic world and applied for a job here because it is a smaller, but strongly growing company in the Kempen. During the second interview round I was introduced to Peter and Kristel, the founders of Advipro; I thought it was special to also get to meet the people behind the company.

Favorable commuting is important to me because I want to be able to combine my work with my family. We have the opportunity at Advipro to also work delocalized if this is allowed by the client. Everyone who is part of the compliance team at my current project works on average once per week from our hub.

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Sven

Sven

Senior Validation Engineer

Sven is part of a compliance team that supports various branch locations of a pharmaceutical company in the Kempen. “At one of these locations, I am responsible for the compliance monitoring related to utilities and facilities within the general technical services department. This includes handling deviations, routine sampling and performance qualification in response to change control."

"We co-guarantee the continuity and quality of the utilities and we document everything. It is a versatile job in which we do not only constantly follow up on certain matters across different projects in a planned manner, we also handle unforeseen deviations in operations. Our client also expects us to think along about potential problems and come up with solutions to these problems. I have been working at Advipro for 9 years. Before that, I have worked six years at the R&D-department of a company and 2 years for a pharmaceutical company. When I started working here, 20 people were employed by Advipro but in the meantime, we keep on growing. I appreciate the direct communication with the management, the transparency and flexibility and the no-nonsense approach.”

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Katrien

Katrien

Test & Qualification Engineer

I have worked for Advipro since 01 August 2017. I became acquainted with them at a job fair organised by the LBK, The Student Society of the Bioscience Engineering Students of KU Leuven, from where I graduated as a bioengineer specialising in biosystems (Human Health Engineering). I immediately had a good feeling about Advipro.

Their specialization in the pharmaceutical industry was very appealing to me and especially the fact that they have a department for both Project Support and for Testing. A lot is also done to maintain a pleasant group spirit, which already showed from their Facebook-page. I think that is important because everybody is working at different projects with clients. I was only just hired and I was already invited to a sailing event.

After my first weeks of training at Advipro, I was deployed at a project as Supplier Qualification Engineer for an academic spin-off, specialized in immunotherapy. I will monitor there whether suppliers are able to deliver correctly and what will happen with the product and with the patient should this not be the case. I am substituting someone here who gave me onboard training in the company. I work here together with five other Advipro-engineers, so I am certainly not facing my task alone. We work together in an open structure: you can ask everything to everybody, your colleagues and the management support you wherever necessary.

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Bart

Bart

Test & Qualification Engineer

"I first got to know Advipro in March 2017 at a job fair at the De Nayer Institute in Sint-Katelijne-Waver. I left them a copy of my CV, and a week later, they called to set up an interview. A second interview with management followed soon thereafter, and I was offered a contract. I wanted to work in consultancy for the simple reason that it would allow me to better explore the various aspects of the pharmaceutical world."

"I wanted to start working at Advipro because it is specialized in pharma and cleanrooms, while many other consultancy firms often operate in a larger field of activity. Moreover, the company shows significant growth meaning I am able to grow along.

I get quality training sessions, and a strong group spirit can be felt. After two weeks of training, I started a project in the Netherlands where I am co-supporting a project team in the validation of a cleanroom at a pharmaceutical company."

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Ruben

Ruben

Project Engineer

Ruben is a Project & Validation Engineer in the Engineering Department of a pharmaceutical company specialising in eye care products. “I am responsible for various facility management projects, such as equipment installation or the provision of work stations with utilities. If a room must be repurposed, I, as the Project Engineer, take care of all adaptations in the areas of sprinklers, HVAC, electricity, piping…. "

"As a validation engineer, I prepare installation qualification files for the engineering department. I determine and realize all kinds of projects that are necessary to, among other things, improve the production and facilities so we can have the production of our client run more efficiently or are able to implement new standards. I love the responsibility I am getting for the projects; the co-realization and the transfer provides great satisfaction to me. I also love the interaction with the several persons involved you come in contact with inside and outside the plant.”

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Kelly

Kelly

Test & Qualification Engineer

Kelly Hilven is 27 years old and studied biomedical sciences. She went on to earn a doctorate in the field. Since the summer of 2017, Kelly has worked for Advipro. She is part of a team which is responsible for the revalidation of a clean room in a pharmaceutical company in the Netherlands.

"Although we have been hired for the qualification of the cleanroom, our team also supports our client by performing little extras such as helping to make overviews or providing recommendations for the future. We notice that these extras are appreciated by the client and that they lean on our team for it to a certain extent.

What I enjoy about this project is the alternation between testing and reporting. By following everything, you get a better insight into all the things Advipro does. I have only started working here recently, and I am very glad that Advipro has enough confidence in its people to also send along new employees to important projects. Knowing there is so much trust, makes you try to perform a good job even more. Advipro obviously provides excellent guidance.

What is also very special to me, is the fact that, by starting in the Testing & Validation Department, you can get to know the different kind of projects. This way, I gain a better understanding of Advipro’s services and it gives me the time to find out what really suits me so I am able to take that experience and those insights to future projects. This is an entirely different approach than most companies that are looking to fill specific vacant positions. I therefore have the feeling that Advipro offers more room for personal development.

We work abroad with the colleagues on this project, and also spend time together in the evening in our hotel. This makes it possible for us to establish a connection. Moreover, Advipro greatly emphasizes on team spirit so the barrier to ask for help becomes lower.”

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Ben

Ben

Senior Project Engineer Equipment

"As a Project Lead Engineer, I am part of an engineering team. We design and develop new pharmaceutical installations or complete innovation projects on existing production lines."

"The projects we develop are either “cost-driven” whereby we try to realize savings, “safety-driven” whereby we try to incorporate additional safety in the manufacturing process, or “quality-driven” whereby we increase the quality by means of ever-changing technologies and by applying “current good practices”. The most exciting projects are a combination of the three. The pharmaceutical sector is a great industry for realizing projects. It gives me satisfaction when products are produced after our intervention at or in the project “you” realized.

I have already been working at Advipro for 10 years. We are known by all large and smaller pharmaceutical companies in Flanders and beyond. We stand for the highest quality and also communicate this to our employees. I was already there when we integrated the term “A-team” in order to distinguish ourselves as Advipro-employees. The A-team stands for young, dynamic and driven employees who support and realize high-quality projects together."

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Özlem

Özlem

Project Engineer Equipment

Özlem is part of a large engineering team made up of project and process engineers. The team works in a pharmaceutical company which is a world leader in the area of eye care. “I help to write quality documents and procedures."

These documents form a part of the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), which is actually what it is all about in the pharmaceutical industry. I furthermore assist in the search for solutions to problems that may occur during the set-up of a new product line. As of recently, I co-operate in a project during which we will produce a new product. I like to help searching for solutions in an environment in which you are able to develop yourself and where every day is different. My job offers a great mix of working independently and working in a team.

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