Director of Contract Manufacturing

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Biotechnology / Pharmaceuticals


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You Want

To seize an extraordinary opportunity as the leader of a specialty CMO unit, shaping the future of contract manufacturing for specialty proteins. Take charge of bringing cutting-edge protein projects from R&D to GMP manufacturing, unlocking their full potential and impacting countless lives. As the Director of Contract Manufacturing, you will provide strategic direction, driving operational excellence and propelling business growth in the dynamic biotech industry. Your expertise will elevate the reputation for delivering exceptional products and services, empowering us to make a lasting impact on the world of biomedicine and biotechnology. You want to join a passionate team, collaborate with industry pioneers, and be the driving force behind transformative advancements.


You Will

Take on the role of Director of Contract Manufacturing, leading a team of approximately 15 employees in the CMO group. As the head of the group, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of manufacturing operations and ensuring the successful execution of projects according to client agreements and budgets. Your role will involve collaborating with business development and technical experts to prepare manufacturing offers and communicate with clients regarding the technical aspects of manufacturing. You will assemble project teams and work closely with the portfolio of specialists to ensure project success. Additionally, you will play a crucial role in maintaining equipment, participating in audits, troubleshooting production issues, and overseeing the commissioning of new equipment. Strategic leadership and operational excellence will be key, as you develop and implement a vision for the CMO unit, identify market trends and opportunities, and establish strong relationships with stakeholders. Financial management, team leadership, and talent management will also be important aspects of your role as you manage budgets, drive financial performance, and foster a positive work environment for your team.


You’ll Join

A trusted strategic partner in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. This exceptional organization creates customized and innovative research and manufacturing service solutions, supporting companies in their development and production of recombinant proteins. With access to state-of-the-art facilities, you will work with a Danish government-approved Research and Technology Organization, collaborating with their Contract Manufacturing and Contract Research Organizations. Surrounded by highly skilled colleagues, your personal development is a key priority. A deep respect for one another and a good work-life balance are the main parts of the company culture.


You Have

  • A relevant education like M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree within e.g., biochemistry, protein chemistry or process technology.
  • At least 8+ years of documented experience in a protein/biologics CMO.
  • Proven experience (8+ years) in a leadership role within the biotech, pharmaceutical, or contract manufacturing industry.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of biologics manufacturing, recombinant proteins, and associated regulatory requirements (e.g., FDA, EMA).
  • Demonstrated success in developing and executing profitable manufacturing strategies, driving operational excellence, and achieving financial targets.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire and motivate teams.
  • Sound business acumen and ability to make strategic decisions in a rapidly evolving industry.
  • Track record of building and nurturing relationships with clients, partners, and industry stakeholders.
  • Proficient skills in financial management, budgeting, and cost optimization.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, analytical skills, and attention to detail.
  • A familiarity with quality management systems (e.g., GMP) and industry best practices



If you want to hear more about this opportunity and the company, or if you have any questions regarding the position, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you wish to apply for the position, please send an updated version of your CV, together with what questions you might have, and we will get in touch with you soon.

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