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Head, Manufacturing Operations

Reference Number: 4029
Location: NY

Our client is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel recombinant viral vector vaccines against cancer and infectious diseases. We have been asked to identify candidates for their Head, Manufacturing Operations.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include: 

  • Develops and implements the manufacturing strategy for the company.
  • Develops the business case for strategic investments.
  • Leads global evaluation of potential internal manufacturing site locations.
  • Oversees the cross-functional effort responsible for the design, construction, and commission of GMP manufacturing facility.
  • Develops plans to implement internal manufacturing operations within newly constructed facility.
  • Fosters a culture of compliance and strong environmental, health and safety performance.
  • Fosters high performance and team development.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field of study required. PhD in a relevant field of study highly preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of 15 years of pharmaceutical or biotech industry experience in manufacturing operations.
  • Requires documented experience as a leader in a pharmaceutical or biotech GMP environment.
  • Experience managing cross-functional teams in the design and construction of facilities required.
  • Strong sense of commitment and ownership required.
  • Must have solid interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Requires demonstrated strategic thinking abilities.
  • Effective and efficient operational management style required.

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 4029.  No calls please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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