Posted on: 08/08/2022

Job type: Permanent

Sector: Pharmaceutical and Healthcare

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Fantastic Opportunity to join a Global Leader in Clinical Diagnostics

Associate VP Manufacturing Europe LATAM (F/M)
Our Client is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products.
Based in its EMEA Headquarters in Basel, the company is looking for an Associate VP, Manufacturing Europe & Latin Am, (100% - M/F).


Under the supervision of the SVP Global Manufacturing you will have the following responsibilities :

-Develop the manufacturing vision and roadmap in support of company strategy and business goals. Lead roadmap implementation plan
-Drive manufacturing KPI achievements on product quality, cost, availability, EHS & compliance
-Establish annual budget process according to company standards and defined goals
-Achieve financial targets on standard costs, spending, manufacturing variances, scrap and inventory levels
-Ensure synchronization of Manufacturing capacity with Products Life Cycle Management and New Products Introduction business strategy
-Lead automation, digitalization and lean transformation plan (industry 4.0)
-Establish and implement manufacturing capital investment plan in support of business and transformation goals
-Drive continuous improvement in cost & process efficiency, products quality, and plants performance
-Ensure compliance to regulatory requirements (cGMP, ISO, FDA, CE IVD ) as well as with financial and governmental institutions as requested (Sarbanes-Oxley, FCPA, Quality, etc)
-Standardize ways of work across plant and lead their integration into Global Supply Chain and Company’s global processes and organizational framework
-Sponsor and support company strategic and transformation projects, such as “Manufacturing footprint optimization” and “Global Supply Chain process streamlining”
-Develop talent, establish Succession Planning, build an efficient team, manage resources needs and ensure retention of key knowledge
-As legal representative in France, lead social dialogue with Unions and Central Workers Council in France. As per Bio-Rad directions, prepare and execute company restructuring legal process, lead negotiation with Staff Representative and get all required approval with labor authorities

Profile and Qualification
-15 years of general manufacturing experience in the Life Science and/or Clinical Diagnostics 
-Minimum of 10 years of experience in a multi-plant domestic and international manufacturing leadership/management position that extends to multiple disciplines or functional areas of the manufacturing process required
-Minimum of 5 years’ experience working with work councils within Europe.
-Solid financial/business acumen with ability to plan globally across multiple regional teams to create consistency and maximize efficiencies.
-Fluent in French and English. German is a plus. 
-Strong verbal and written communication skills
-Knowledge and ability to utilize industry tools and technologies ( hardware and software) to successfully achieve goals
-Poses strong understanding of and ability to ensure compliance with rules, certifications and regulations, including FDA regulations and compliance, ISO/TS certifications, and environmental certifications
-Ability to effectively communicate and work cross-function with all levels of Corporate, Vertical Market Managers, Engineering, Financial, Sales personnel, external customers and all internal departments.
-Excellent organization and time management skills to handle multiple tasks in an environment with large volumes of data.
-Significant analytical and problem solving capabilities with strong attention to detail required.
If you feel attracted to this unique opportunity and you would like to take on new challenges, please submit your complete application to 


Anne Sophie Nicolai

Morgan Philips Executive Search
Rue De-Candolle 19
1205 Genève

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