Technical Production Manager (all genders) API Manufacture

Posted 15 Sep 2022

Darmstadt, Hessen - Germany

Req Id 244670



A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


United As One for Patients, our purpose in Healthcare is to help create, improve and prolong lives. We develop medicines, intelligent devices and innovative technologies in therapeutic areas such as Oncology, Neurology and Fertility. Our teams work together across 6 continents with passion and relentless curiosity in order to help patients at every stage of life. Joining our Healthcare team is becoming part of a diverse, inclusive and flexible working culture, presenting great opportunities for personal development and career advancement across the globe.


Within Global Development & Launch we are currently looking for a Technical Production Manager (all genders) API Manufacture located either in Darmstadt, Germany, or in Aubonne, Switzerland.


Your role:

Are you passionate about driving and coordinating Manufacturing Launch Readiness for innovative small molecules (NCEs) to provide product for first market entry?


Within this role, you lead cross-functional international Technology Launch Teams in a global matrix organization, and you develop and oversee short- & long-term supply strategies of Drug Substance manufacturing processes considering internal or external manufacturing opportunities and enable commercial manufacturing site readiness in close collaboration with interface functions. As an expert in commercial large scale DS manufacturing, you provide technical know-how ensuring comprehensive knowledge transfer from pre- to post-launch phase. Furthermore, you lead the C(D)MO selection process together with Corporate Procurement in case of external manufacturing including technical assessment of offers and setup of respective contracts.


Who you are:

  • University degree in chemistry, pharmacy or life sciences, preferably holding a Ph.D.
  • 7–10 years of experience in industry with a proven track record of a vast DS manufacturing know-how in NCEs; additional know-how on DP manufacturing of NCEs is a plus or NBE manufacturing know-how is a plus
  • Proven track record in leading cross-functional, international CMC teams and successful technology transfers, as well as CMO management experience
  • Excellent Project Management skills: Collaborative, analytical and open-minded, very good communication skills and ability to distill complex situations into brief summaries for senior management
  • Fluent in English oral and written (German is a plus)



What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!

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