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Director of Production

The Swiss based Bachem Group is a public, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacturing of pepTides and oligonucleoTides. As a full service provider Bachem offers products for clinical development and commercial applications as well as a comprehensive catalog and exclusive custom synthesis. With 50 years of experience and subsidiaries in Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, Bachem is the partner of choice for the biotech and pharma industry worldwide.  
Bachem. Leading Partner in Tides 

In order to continue our organic growth, we are constantly looking for talent.

Your Responsibilities

The Director of Production oversees all  production  operations  within  their  department  to  ensure

they meet the required deadlines, quality standards, and ensures that projects  are completed  within

the operational  budget. The Director of Production oversees all personnel assigned to them. They

select, hire and train new employees and contribute in appointing managers and supervisors. They

evaluate employees routinely and ensure standards of performance are met within the production

group. They assign responsibilities to supervisors and employees on the production line for each

project. The Director of Production implements quality-control programs and policies. They routinely

analyze production budgets and make changes as necessary. Throughout the production process,

the Director oversees the workers and 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.


Your Tasks

  • 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
  • Orientation Training


Your Profile


  • Ph.D. Degree in Organic Chemistry or related field with 10 years related experience or
  • Masters in Organic Chemistry with 15 years related experience
  • Managerial experience in cGMP manufacturing
  • Strong knowledge of organic chemistry
  • Proficient with large scale manufacturing
  • 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



  • Peptide manufacturing experience


We Offer

You will be part of a motivated team overseeing the entire development cycle of respective APIs. If you are

looking for a new challenge and want to join a motivated team in an internationally renowned company,

you should seize this opportunity.

Nearest Major Market: San Diego