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Biotech Manufacturing CMO Management

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Biologics Drug Substance & Drug Product

Our customer is a US-based biopharmaceutical company with an exciting pipeline in oncology going into late phase clinical trials. Beside its own research, the company offers a technology platform and develops numerous successful partnerships for state-of-the-art pharmaceutical drug formulations and applications.

As part of the ongoing expansion plans, a European Hub is planned in the greater Zurich area. The newly defined position as a Senior Manager External Manufacturing is meant to establish strong business relationships with the European CMOs. The activities include the manufacturing of drug substances and drug products composed of proteins and protein combinations with and without small molecules in both liquid and lyophilized form. The incumbent shall liaise closely with the manufacturing units and oversee critical manufacturing unit operations. In this role you interact with CMOs so as to investigate and resolve any issues encountered and to ensure product is produced as per forecast to meet demand. You keep oversight of product scale-up, production, process optimization, technology transfer, and process validation activities at CMO sites. You present information to, and interact with multidisciplinary project teams so as to achieve the company's objectives.


Your profile:

  • Science or Engineering degree in biotechnology, biology, biochemistry, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience in the production and/or purification of biotherapeutic proteins
  • Experience in manufacturing and process development of biopharmaceutical products
  • Recent and relevant experience in a GMP manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated project management and technical leadership capability
  • Experience in the technical lead of drug product transfer projects


You understand the processes, engineering, analytical and regulatory aspects of sterile drug product manufacturing and have proven skills in building and maintaining productive relationships with internal and external resources. You are able to discuss R&D, analytical sciences, quality and regulatory affairs issues at eye level with the relevant stakeholders and have in-depth understanding of successful Project Management.

You have an excellent communication and presentation, as well as sound technical writing skills in both German and English. The position requires varying levels of travelling in European countries (DACH region) - estimated around 50%.

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