Director / Sr. Director, 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 Director / Sr. Director of Production oversees all production operations within their department to ensure deadlines are met and projects are completed within the operational budget. The Director of Production oversees all assigned personnel. The incumbent will select, hire and train new employees and contribute in appointing managers and supervisors; routinely evaluate team members to ensure standards of performance are met and assign responsibilities for each project. The Director of Production implements quality-control programs and policies, routinely analyzes production budgets, and make changes as necessary. Throughout the production process, the Director oversees the process to ensure safety procedures are followed and performance goals are met. The Director of Production also creates production reports for review by top executives.

What you will do


  • Supervise and manage a team of Production Managers, Chemists and Technicians
  • Direct and work with production team of managers, chemists and technicians to manage production workflow, schedule and quality
  • Monitor production activities and adjust schedule to ensure on-time delivery
  • Develop process improvements to optimize production speed and quality
  • Establish and enforce production and quality standards
  • Motivate team members to deliver exceptional work and exceed expectations
  • Organize job trainings for team members to achieve business objectives
  • Maintain all production related documentations for future reference purposes
  • Ensure that final product meets quality standards and customer specifications
  • Understand customer requirements and prepare production plan accordingly
  • Create, update and implement policies and procedures for manufacturing
  • Evaluate new equipment and technologies
  • Enforce cGMP guidelines
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment by educating and directing personnel on the use of control points, equipment and resources
  • Maintain compliance with established safety policies and written procedures
  • Develop growth opportunities for employees
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, benchmarking state of the art industry practices, and participating in professional societies
  • Ensure that reporting employees receive adequate environmental, health and safety training
  • Ensure that any operating or occupational accidents and incidents involving employees reporting to you are properly recorded and investigated to a productive conclusion. This includes ensuring employees are appropriately monitored and managed to address unacceptable levels of performance
  • Ensure a positive safety culture is developed within the area, and is supported by robust safety processes in accordance with industry standards and legislation
  • Ensure safety arrangements are adhered to and protect the health and safety of employees, visitors, contractor, and the public



  • PhD in Chemistry or related field with 5-10 years relevant experience
  • Master's Degree in Chemistry or related field with 10-15 years relevant experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or related field with 15-20 years relevant experience
  • Managerial experience in cGMP manufacturing
  • Peptide and oligo nucleotide manufacturing experience in upstream and downstream manufacturing (preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of chemical engineering along with cGMP manufacturing focus
  • Proficient with large scale manufacturing and process development
  • Proficient with various in-process analytical methods
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • 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 technical and analytical problems
  • Ability to work independently and manage one’s time
  • Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment



Base Salary Range:


Director: $119,776 - $164,692

Sr. Director: $131,784 - $181,203

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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