Senior Director Manufacturing


  • Category: Biotechnology
  • Location: Bern area
  • Starting date: Oct 01, 2020
  • Applications have closed
  • Domain of experience: biotechnology, leadership, management, manufacturing
  • Level required: Director
  • Years of experience: 15+

Your Role

On behalf of our Client - an international company operating in the Biopharma industry - we are looking for a Senior Director Manufacturing.

In this key role, you will directly manage the large-scale manufacturing plant in Switzerland. In collaboration with the leadership team, you will advance the operational, Corporate and community strategic goals.

Your Tasks

  • Responsible for operation of a large scale biologics manufacturing facility - overall leadership of site manufacturing operations and ensures alignment with Global Manufacturing strategies, policies and practices.
  • Ensure site readiness for implementation of multiple clinical and commercial programs – both innovator and partnered programs.
  • Ensure materials, personnel, and governing procedures are ready for continued concurrent manufacturing.
  • Lead manufacturing organization that ensures flawless execution of a complex production schedule.
  • Attract and hire top talent in bio-pharma. Provide development and career opportunities to retain key talent.
  • Lead manufacturing functional leaders and managing a manufacturing operations budget.
  • Drive continuous improvement to operations.
  • Ensure alignment and consistency with other Manufacturing entities regionally.
  • Represent the site in regulatory engagement activities

Your Profile

  • B.S./Master’s/PhD degree in Biochemical or Chemical Engineering or equivalent
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in a biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical operations environment
  • Success in managing, motivating and continually strengthening a large, complex and multi-disciplinary organization.
  • Highly entrepreneurial and able to lead a very complex operation.
  • Practical knowledge and application of cGMP, cGLP, EMEA, and OSHA compliance regulations and inspections
  • Experience interfacing with inspectors, investigators and/or agency personnel on the district and national scale.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills including the ability to influence behaviours and negotiate and resolve challenges with poise, tact and diplomacy.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills to all employment levels.
  • Excellent organizational, planning and implementation skills.
  • Connected professionally to academic and industrial forums to enhance the external impact on the industry.
  • Passionate and experienced in people management.
  • Proficient at understanding and analyzing financial reports and overall business acumen.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, extrapolate data, synthesize and implement.



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