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Job Description

The Head of Manufacturing will be responsible for overseeing the overall CMC process development, manufacturing and supply chain of drug substance, drug product and packaged goods. He/she determines operational and technical strategies to ensure attainment of financial and strategic goals, translating strategy into tactics and resource requirements. In addition, he/she oversees the execution of manufacturing schedules and operations, procurement, and logistics, from early-stage product development to commercial supply. The head will also be responsible for outsourcing strategy and partnership management to ensure adequate and compliant materials and product. The head will have overall responsibility for the company’s logistics strategy and oversight of supply chain management activities to deliver products to clinical trials and/or market within defined regulatory, legal, quality and cost standards.

Job Responsibilities
  • Oversees the design and scale-up of processes to meet market size and cost requirements. 
  • Develops and implements process methods and equipment to assure products are in a timely and cost-effective manner to meet market projections. 
  • Ensures process development and operations comply with regulatory requirements. 
  • Develops business processes for production planning, raw materials management, and production staffing. 
  • Develop and execute hiring and training strategy to ensure operational growth and excellence
  • PhD or equivalent in Life Sciences, Pharmacy, or Engineering and 15 years’ experience in process development, biologics manufacturing and supply chain operations. 
  • Have a minimum of 15 years of experience in manufacturing of critical care therapeutics, in a GMP/FDA regulated pharmaceutical company; have experience in supporting Phase-III programs. 
  • Have extensive experience in technical transfers, qualification, validation, trouble shooting, BLA’s, FDA inspections, process scale-up, and commercial operations support. 
  • Have experience with managing contract manufacturing organizations and be familiar with international supply chain architectures including vendor selection, qualification, and contracting; understand the inbound quality control for materials and components.