Have you got experience leading high performing MSAT teams?

Do you want to employ that knowledge to build an MSAT function at a state-of-the-art facility?

Are you based in Switzerland or willing to relocate?

Fraser Dove International is working exclusively with a prominent biotechnology organisation seeking a proactive leader to lead a growing MSAT function, including all Upstream and Downstream activities.

Discover more about our Director MSAT opportunity; it’s objectives, duties/responsibilities and the skills, experience and competencies needed to succeed.

Your objectives:

As the Director MSAT, you will be measured against the following objectives:

1) Partner effectively at the interface between the Process Development and Manufacturing operations groups

2) Ensure that manufacturing processes are capable, compliant, in control, cost-effective, and continuously improved.

3) Provide the direction, planning and execution of cGMP clinical phase manufacturing operations.

What you will do:

As the Director MSAT, your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Regularly evaluate MSAT operations, developing and implementing recommended and/or necessary improvements and changes.
  • Provide management direction and oversight to the Downstream and Upstream Manufacturing staff, serving as a role model while providing career development and direction.
  • Responsible to evaluate all MSAT operations, including human resources. Develop and issue performance standards, objectives and goals. Evaluate staff performance and initiate appropriate action(s) when necessary.
  • Propose, plan, organize and execute MSAT manufacturing in production-scale protein manufacturing.
  • Recommend strategies for improving purification procedures for top performance using bioprocess engineering principles and protein biochemistry.
  • Provide a science-based approach for the resolution of deviations, investigations, and process issues through analysis of historical data and scale-down studies.
  • Network with Process Development, Manufacturing, and Quality organizations to establish a reliable state of process control.
  • Actively participate in technology transfers and implementation of purification processes including facility fit modelling based on client needs.
  • Build, modify, and utilize digital data storage, visualization, and analysis systems such as Minitab and/or JMP and custom web-based interfaces to enable site process monitoring and continuous process verification programs.
  • Generate documents (technical memos, protocols, reports) related to process monitoring, product impact assessments, campaign end summary reports.

What you will bring:

These are the skills and experience you will need to succeed as the Director MSAT:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, or equivalent.
  • 5-10 years of relevant MSAT experience.
  • Experience leading MSAT manufacturing people, production and process development-related activities.
  • Ability to ensure plans and resources (people, facilities, supplies, etc.) are efficiently utilized to ensure uninterrupted supply of products produced.
  • Ability to work complex assignments of diverse scope and ability to exercise judgment within both novel and defined practices and procedures to determine appropriate actions.
  • Expert knowledge in the creation of process methods/recipes using GE unicorn software.
  • Experience within biologics CMC that includes pilot plant and/or cGMP manufacturing.
  • Experience in technology transfer from development into a cGMP Manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, and collaboration with others.
  • Ability to clearly communicate scientific information both written and oral.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and problem-solving capabilities with exceptional interpersonal skills.

What you will get:

These are the perks and benefits that will complement your generous base salary:

  • Performance Bonus.
  • LTI.
  • Company Car.
Got what it takes?

To apply for the Director MSAT, click the ‘Apply’ button below or contact the Executive Search Consultant – Richard Dane – on +44 (0)203 355 7050.

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