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Director of Plannning and Operations BSD

Bachem is a listed technology-based company focused on peptide chemistry. The company provides a full range of services to the pharma and biotech industries. It specializes in the development of innovative, efficient manufacturing processes and the reliable production of peptide-based active pharmaceutical ingredients. A comprehensive catalog of biochemicals and exclusive custom syntheses for research labs complete the service portfolio. Headquartered in Switzerland with subsidiaries in Europe, the US and Asia, the group has a global reach with more experience and know-how than any other company in the industry. Towards its customers, Bachem shows total commitment to quality, innovation and partnership.

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

Your Tasks

·         Supervise and manage a team of Production Support Managers, Planners, SAP Super-users, Technical writers and others

·         Work with a production team of Directors, Managers, Chemists and Technicians to improve production workflow and quality within the production


·         Develop process improvements to optimize production efficiency and quality / housekeeping

·         Support production in establishing and enforcing safety & quality standards

·         Perform improvement projects in production to improve efficiency and housekeeping

·         Motivate team members to deliver exceptional work and exceed expectations

·         Organize job trainings for team members to achieve business objectives

·         Understand customer requirements and prepare production plan accordingly

·         Create, update and implement policies and procedures for manufacturing

·         Create, update and implement batch log records for manufacturing

·         Perform training for new equipment and technologies

·         Perform training on cGMP guidelines

·         Support in performing training for EHS guidelines

·         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.

·         Ensure a positive safety culture is developed within the manufacturing 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

·         Interface to Maintenance and engineering

·         Perform URS, SOP and other related documents

·         Manage small CAPEX Projects


Your Profile


·         Ph.D. Degree in Chemical Engineering or related field with 10+ years related experience or

·         Masters in Chemical Engineering with 10+ years related experience or

·         Pharmaceutical Technician Vocational school degree and 15+ years related experience in cGMP manufacturing facilities

·         Minimum of 5 years managerial experience in cGMP manufacturing

·         Strong knowledge in project management

·         Proficient with large scale manufacturing

·         Proficient  with  various  in-process analytical methods

·         Proficient with lean-six sigma continuous improvement (e.g. Green belt certification)

·         Proficient troubleshooting skills

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills

·         Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio 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



·         STOP observer & trainer

·         Broad manufacturing knowledge (Different equipment)

·         SAP user / SAP Super-user


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

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