Manager, Production

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

A brief overview

The Manager / Sr. Manager of Production will assist the Director of Production in ensuring that all resources are assigned skillfully and efficiently for the manufacture of products while meeting timelines, quality, and quantity.

What you will do


  • Manage a team of Production Chemists and Technicians for peptide manufacturing
  • Supervise all peptide manufacturing stages which include: synthesis, cleavage, purification, reconstitution and lyophilization
  • Supervise in-process analysis in all manufacturing stages
  • Assign tasks for team members and follow up on completion
  • Ensure that written procedures (SOP, BPR) and cGMP guidelines are followed
  • Review and complete cGMP documentation
  • Ensure efficient collaboration between Production department and other supporting departments such as Operations, Logistics, QC, and QA
  • Train Production team members to the required standard of operation and evaluate their performances
  • Adhere to manufacturing schedules and timelines
  • Propose technical and chemical improvements of the manufacturing process
  • Ensure safe, efficient and conscious use of the instruments, raw materials and other resources
  • Ensure manufacturing and personnel safety and security in the workplace
  • Write technical reports and summaries
  • Train new hires in peptide manufacturing
  • As Supervisor, set priorities and follow through



  • Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent field
  • 5+ years laboratory experience
  • 8 – 10 years of experience as a production chemist in a cGMP environment
  • Familiar with scientific equipment and utilities including but not limited to production
  • Working experience with cGMP and safety regulations
  • Working experience with cGMP manufacturing and documentation standards
  • Advanced PC knowledge including planning tools
  • Successful track record as a supervisor, team leader or project manager
  • Proficient with various in-process analytical methods
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment
  • Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues
  • Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems
  • Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment
  • PhD (preferred)
  • Experience in Organic Chemistry (preferred)
  • Experience as a peptide production chemist (preferred)
  • Proficient with all peptide manufacturing stages (preferred)
  • Experience with manufacturing equipment such as reactors for commercial scale (preferred)




Our people are passionate about what they do, the product they sell, and the customers they serve. If you're looking for an opportunity to be a part of a work family that values collaboration, innovation and dedication, we're the right company for you. 



Base Salary Range:


Manager: $108,960 - $149,820

Sr. Manager: $119,840 - $164,780

Placement of new hires in these wage ranges is based on several factors including education, skill sets, experience, and training.


Total Rewards 


We offer all Team Members a total rewards package including competitive pay, annual performance bonus, a generous benefit package with comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision coverage, 401(k) plan with employer contribution, and paid vacation, personal and sick days. 


Corporate Social Responsibility 


Bachem takes responsibility for future generations by a careful handling of resources and avoiding environmental risks. We continually improve our ecological performance and develop and implement new approaches for enhancing employees’ environmental awareness.  EcoVadis has awarded Bachem Platinum Medal status in their assessment of Bachem. 


Bachem Americas is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status 



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