Job description

A day in the Life:

  • Leading the ramp-up and running of the stainless steel biologics production lines within the Drug Substance Manufacturing department (upstream, downstream, buffer/media, assemblies, equipment prep)
  • Building the GMP readiness of our operations and supporting the licensing of the Lengnau site
  • Responsible for planning of efficient utilization of workforce, equipment and material through effective production control techniques of both short and long term strategies to continually improve the operational efficiency of DSD manufacturing facilities
  • Development of stainless steel facility operations, ensuring GMP readiness and Swiss Medic inspection readiness
  • Responsible for producing the planned output of technical, engineering and commercial batches (volume, quality, time) within budget and in compliance with all applicable internal procedures, Swiss and international regulations as well as corporate standards and values
  • Supporting the transfer and implementation of product development projects from MSAT to standard commercial manufacturing procedures
  • Responsible to run a robust supply chain and logistics processes for facility
    Leading a culture transformation within the manufacturing team to nurture empowerment, agile decision making, continuous improvement, PPI and excellence


  • Master degree in a life science subject area, biotechnology, pharmacy, chemistry, biology or similar, PhD preferred
  • Good command of English is a must, German preferred
  • Confirmed experience (min. 10 years) in pharmaceutical operations, including familiarity with stainless steel operations and regulatory compliance, with specific experience in at least 2 of the listed areas: manufacturing operations, facility start-up, MSAT, QA, Supply chain
  • Prior experience in a start-up or greenfield environment with a consistent record, CDMO preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years leadership experience in operations in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Managerial experience and track record in operational management of a cGMP plant or manufacturing unit in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or biological industry
  • Excellent skills in communication, writing and public speaking
  • Capable of integrating project planning efforts across functions and handle many projects simultaneously
  • An organized team player that understands the “big picture” and approaches problem solving in a proactive team manner

Industriestrasse, Lengnau, Switzerland

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