Company: Merck KGaA
Location: Aubonne, VD


Your role: Be part of the Senior Leadership for one of our key biotech site based in Aubonne. Be in charge of the aseptic filling activities having a large team (+100) to manage. Ensure consistent supply of semi-finished drug products according to the established plan and within the agreed financial limits. Ensure the manufacture of both commercial and clinical semi-finished drug products according to the good manufacturing practices, the registration files and Company’s Safety & Quality Standards. Ensure transfer of new production processes according to the Company needs. Manage technical relationship with the suppliers, in a way as to guarantee supply within clear and agreed quality standards. You constantly improve our manufacturing processes (from both a quality and a cost efficacy point of view) and thus contribute to our overall permanent competitiveness improvement. Be recognized as the site reference for any questions related to Fill & Finish activities. Support the development of a continuous improvement mindset and way of working by enhancing performance and sustaining transformation achievements.

Who you are

  • Bachelor’s Degree in scientific or life sciences discipline or related required. Advanced degree in scientific or life sciences discipline or related (PharmD, PhD, MD) preferred.
  • More than 10 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry with a strong expertise in aseptic filling and lean manufacturing
  • Proven successful managerial experience
  • Sound awareness of cGMP related issues and health authorities requirements
  • Strong mature leadership and influencing skills
  • Demonstrated success record in process improvements
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact positively and constructively with all functions in matrix organization environment
  • Strong team leader as well as committed team member
Job Requisition ID: 201974
Location: Aubonne
Career Level: E – Professional (10+ years)
Working time model: full-time

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