Head Oligonucleotides, VP, 100% (f/m/d)

Bachem is a leading, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacture of peptides and oligonucleotides. With over 50 years of experience and expertise Bachem provides products for research, clinical development and commercial application to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide and offers a comprehensive range of services. Bachem operates internationally with headquarters in Switzerland and locations in Europe, the US and Asia. The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. For further information, see www.bachem.com.

To drive our continuous organic growth, we are constantly looking for highly qualified professionals. We are looking for a dedicated Head Oligonucleotides (f/m/d) to drive the growth of our business with oligonucleotide active pharmaceutical ingredients and services.


Your tasks:


  • Ensures continuous world leading CDMO services for our customers: cost-efficient, fast, and reliable delivery in line with regulatory requirements (i.e. cGMP) for synthetic oligonucleotides and related services
  • Shapes the future of the oligonucleotide business as part of the site management team
  • Full financial accountability for functional area, owns and implements the oligonucleotide business plan, including strategies for long-range capacity planning and capital investments
  • Leads the organization according to Bachem's management principles and employs an entrepreneurial mindset and approach
  • Manages and controls the activities of the oligonucleotide organization through direct reports (VP’s, directors, department heads, senior group leaders)
  • Demonstrates ability for strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making to navigate complex operational challenges that drive business growth and operational excellence
  • Close collaboration with the business development team to expand the customer base and drive growth of the product portfolio for clinical development and commercial applications
  • Fosters continuous improvement and innovation, including digitalization and automation
  • Ability to inspire an organization
  • Demonstrated ability to drive an inclusive and diverse culture of growth, performance, and safety
  • Implements changes through role modelling and coaching
  • Proven track record to build and grow high-performing teams
  • Represents the function towards customers and internally


Your profile:


  • PhD and/or Master in Life Sciences or related area
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in chemical manufacturing of oligonucleotide active pharmaceutical ingredients in CDMO or pharma/biotech industry
  • Minimum of 5 years’ leadership experience at a senior level
  • Several years of experience with regulated products and services, excellent working knowledge of GMP regulations, and direct experience in communicating with quality auditors and inspectors
  • Sound understanding of business management and financial performance development
  • Leadership skills in managing change, influencing others in matrix organizations, attracting and developing talent
  • Experience with common continuous improvement tools (e.g. lean/six sigma).
  • Language skills: English, excellent skills (oral, written) and German intermediate skills


Our offer:


  • A key business leadership role in the world leading peptides and oligonucleotides CDMO
  • Full responsibility for shaping the future development of oligonucleotide business
  • Opportunity to drive clinical development and commercial supply of disruptive medications to help patients
  • Contribute to execution of the company’s long-term growth strategy with full commitment to quality, excellence, and innovation
  • Direct reporting line to C-level
  • A dynamic and rapidly growing work environment with internal development opportunities
  • Employee development through numerous internal and external training opportunities


Would you like to drive innovation with us?


We look forward to receiving your complete application documents via our application portal.


Learn more about the Bachem Group and get inspired by our exciting work environment at our location in Bubendorf.


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