Manager* Manufacturing Operations

Open for hire at one of the following locations –  Singapore. - Job ID: 6332 


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Manager* Manufacturing Operations 


This role is responsible in setting up the drug substance (DS) and drug product (DP) shopfloor manufacturing operations and ensures that the team meets the safety, quality and product supply objectives with efficient and agile shopfloor operations.



Your main responsibilities are:

  • Involve in the definition of the team structure to manage both the DS and DP operations, and hire shopfloor biotechnologists
  • Lead and develop biotechnologists to be a high performing team. Establish regular feedback sessions on staff objectives, ensure training of staffs according to training plans and continue to develop team competencies
  • Lead the shift team to design operational flow that is agile, efficient, safe and compliant to appropriate quality standards
  • Drives safety and quality culture of the shift team
  • Define the appropriate training matrix / plan for the team
  • Effective communication of team delivery targets, ensure the targets are tracked closely
  • Ensure minimal downtime of shopfloor operations in DS and DP suites by appropriate allocation of biotechnologists and training
  • Ensure that process deviations and environmental monitoring excursions are minimised through system based root cause analysis and follow up with appropriate system based corrective / preventive actions
  • Drives the team to have continuous improvement initiatives
  • Ensure shopfloor readiness for PPQ phase, as well as subsequent commercial manufacturing
  • Ensure GMP inspection readiness of the team. Lead / participate actively in quality audits and inspections
  • Manage and mitigate key operational, contamination control, and other quality risks of DS/DP operations
  • Carry out duties as per assigned by line management


What you have to offer:

  • At least Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, life sciences or equivalent field
  • ≥ 7 years of operational manufacturing working experience in biotechnology industry
  • ≥ 3 years of people management experience
  • Extensive knowledge in downstream manufacturing technology (process equipment, system automation, general risks involved and ways of managing it)
  • Extensive knowledge of Single Use Technologies (general risks involved, and ways of managing it)
  • Good knowledge in upstream manufacturing technology
  • Good knowledge in digital tools used in manufacturing environment (MES, automation systems etc)
  • Experiences with collaborations with global multidisciplinary functions involved in technology transfer and manufacturing
  • Ability to be agile and effectively collaborate in a dynamic, cross-functional environment
  • High degree of conscientiousness and diligence
  • Constructive work habits, flexibility, solution orientation, job ownership, quality awareness, and very good planning and organizational skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter and learning capacity
  • Sense of ownership and honesty (proactive handling of errors)
  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity and rapid growth and adapt to change, especially in a start-up environment
  • Expectation to be hands on, interactive and display practical leadership
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluent in written and verbal English




Benefits for you:

We offer a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.


How to apply: 

Apply now and simply send us your application documents including Curriculum Vitae, copy of ID, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter as well as your contact details by using our online form.


Please note: 

  • Only applications sent via our online form shall be considered.
  • Only Candidates with the right qualifications and relevant experience shall be shortlisted and
  • Incomplete applications shall be rejected.
  • BioNTech will run a background check during the hiring process


We are looking forward receiving your application.


*BioNTech does not differentiate on the basis of gender, political opinion, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or social origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, physical appearance, health status or any other aspect of personal status. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!


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