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Director Large-scale Oligonucleotide Manufacturing

Die in der Schweiz gegründete Bachem Gruppe ist ein börsenkotiertes, innovatives Unternehmen, das sich auf die Entwicklung und Herstellung von PepTides und OligonucleoTides spezialisiert hat. Als Full-Service-Provider bietet Bachem Produkte für die klinische Entwicklung und kommerzielle Anwendungen sowie einen umfassenden Katalog und exklusive Auftragssynthesen an. Mit 50 Jahren Erfahrung und Niederlassungen in der Schweiz, den Vereinigten Staaten, Grossbritannien und Japan ist Bachem der Partner der Wahl für die Biotech- und Pharmaindustrie weltweit.

Bachem. Leading Partner in Tides

Um unser organisches Wachstum weiterführen zu können, sind wir kontinuierlich auf der Suche nach Fachkräften.

Bachem is a leading CDMO for TIDES, peptides and oligonucleotides. Together with our colleagues and customers we transform lives with innovative medicines. The oligonucleotide manufacturing organization is fast-growing and currently consists of three departments (pilot scale, production scale, and large scale) and is involved in a new greenfield project for a new site including one of the world’s largest oligonucleotide production facilities. We are seeking a highly motivated leader to join us as Director Large-scale Oligonucleotide Manufacturing. This individual will lead and develop the largest oligonucleotide manufacturing unit at Bachem, Switzerland.


The Director Large-scale Oligonucleotide Manufacturing

-directs and controls the activities of the large-scale oligonucleotide manufacturing department through direct reports (i.e., group leaders, shift leaders) and has responsibility for execution of Process Orders, and ensuring compliance with regulations (HSE, GMP).

-makes decisions on critical production matters and ensures that best in class synthetic oligonucleotide-related services and products are delivered by the large-scale oligonucleotide manufacturing department to customers and stakeholders.

-has responsibility for digitalization and automation efforts in the oligonucleotide manufacturing organization


Key Responsibilities

· Provide hands-on leadership for fast-growing large-scale oligonucleotide manufacturing department in Switzerland · As a core member of the oligonucleotide business unit leadership team shape the future of the business through collaboration with peers · Build and grow the newly established large-scale production team, and prepare the large-scale oligonucleotide department for further growth · Implement modern and attractive shift models · Ensure continuous world-leading CDMO services and products for our customers: cost-efficient, fast, and reliable delivery in line with regulatory requirements (i.e., cGMP) for synthetic oligonucleotides and related services · Optimize financial performance, increase revenue per head, increase gross profit, increase asset and resource utilization · Drive a culture of growth, development, diversity, and performance. · Drive change through role modeling, and coaching and foster the continuous improvement mindset.


Experience & Expertise Minimum qualifications:

· MS in Life Sciences or related field · A minimum of 7 years hands-on experience in manufacturing in the Biotech/Life Science CDMO or pharma/biotech industry · A minimum of 2 years at a senior level leading an organization of significant size in a life science, GMP/FDA regulated industry such as pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical or CDMO · Language skills: excellent English (oral, written) and at least basic German required.

Preferred qualifications: · PhD in Life Science or related field · Experience with regulated products or services, excellent working knowledge of GMP regulations, and direct experience in communicating with quality auditors and inspectors · Experience with common continuous improvement tools (e.g., lean/six sigma) · Leadership skills in managing change, influencing others in matrix organizations, attracting/developing talent · Proven track record to build and grow high-performing teams