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Head of Manufacturing - Growing team in Biopharma

Business Type: Pharmaceutical Company, Biotechnology Company, Site Management Organisation
Job Type: Biotechnology, Other Senior Management, Department Head
Job Level: Senior Executive
Position: Full Time
Salary: EUR160000 - EUR180000 per annum
Location: London
Reference: 309243
Closing Date: 31/12/21
Job Details:

Head of Microbial Manufacturing positions open for senior managers with long experience managing departments of over 100+ FTE''s!

My client is a multinational Biopharma manufacturer, under tremendous growth. For their Microbial Manufacturing they are now hiring Head of Manufacturing.
The site is a new build facility, designed for optimal manufacturing. They have implemented latest technology, and are working on advanced automation systems. They are continuing to grow, and as such the responsibility will continue to grow over time.

In the position as Head of Microbial Manufacturing, you will be responsible for manufacturing of Biobharmaceuticals based on Microbials. The projects vary greatly, as they are manufacturing several different products for the market. You will have full OpEx responsibility for your department, and together with your team of managers, ensure projects are run efficiently and on time, working closely together with other departments such as MS&T, QC, QA, and others.
The company has a strong base of external partners, and as such you will represent your department with external partners.

The site is located in Switzerland and requires relocation to site. Only candidate eligible to work in EU will be considered for this opportunity.

Role''s Responsibilities:

  • Lead the company''s Microbial manufacturing units, ensuring timely delivery of GMP manufactured batches in a safe environment, meeting the required quantity, quality and timing (on time in full)
  • Ensure effective use of resources (people, assets) across units.
  • Responsible to the financial performance of Microbial units objectives by controlling the manufacturing and operating costs, managing headcount and OPEX budgets.
  • Coaching and development of Microbial Team, ensuring both alignment and growth as a high-performing team and individuals, delivering successfully as a business and as professionals. Maintain a culture of empowerment and innovation, trust, high performance and change readiness.
  • Act as operational Leader in Capital investment project for building and commissioning of the manufacturing unit.


  • Master or PhD degree in Biotechnology or other relevant areas
  • Extensive experience in a leading a large Biopharma / Microbial manufacturing organisation
  • Lean Six Sigma certified
  • In depth knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing of small/large molecules, recognised expert in the area of GMP, safe work environment leadership, delivery of RFT, and leadership and development of leadership teams delivering progressive continuous improvement in a multi-layered organisation

The company is offering competitive salaries based on experience, with geneous relocation support for yourself and your family.

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Posted: 03/12/2021 | NPJ Ref: 292399
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