Posted on: 2019-07-09

Job type: Permanent

Sector: Pharmaceutical and Healthcare

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We are looking for a senior executive in biotechnology / biologics to head AGC’s biggest site with +350 people. The site delivers contract development and manufacturing to global pharmaceutical and biotech companies. The role entails full P/L responsibility and strategic leadership and will have the unique opportunity to work for one of the world’s leading CMO’s.

AGC Biologics has a deep commitment to improving life quality by bringing new biopharmaceuticals to market and is an innovative leader in the industry with an extensive network of GMP facilities in the US, Europe and Asia. They deliver deep expertise, dynamic solutions and technologies, as well as customized services for the scale-up and cGMP manufacturing of protein-based therapeutics. They forge exceptionally strong partnerships with their customers.

The role
The Site Head is responsible for providing leadership to a biopharmaceutical cultured organization that is well regarded for excellent service, on-time deliveries, and production of high-quality cGMP biologic materials and process development. A critical role is to support the continuous growth of the site, and balance time and resources between technical overview and business development, and at the same time deliver high-profile customer projects.

The Site Head works closely with colleagues in other sites to ensure that the Danish business leverages and integrates AGC Biologics’ combined global capabilities. The role can be divided in approx. 60% leadership and 40% technical know-how in connection with customer meetings, support to the management team and in prioritization of projects. Other responsibilities are:

  •  Lead the development and maintenance of a high performing organization encompassing operational excellence (efficiency, productivity, and quality), cGMP regulatory compliance and customer service.
  •  Provide strong, collaborative and decisive leadership through direct, open and honest communication at all levels of the organization.
  •  Assess the effectiveness and efficiency of site wide systems, processes and practices.  Oversee the planning and implementation of cost-effective initiatives that increase efficiency, effectiveness, throughput and regulatory compliance.
  •  Ensure that all technology transfer, new project start-ups, and manufacturing campaigns are executed to company and customer requirements.
  •  Develop a highly motivated, empowered workforce through a combination of individual development, external hiring, and recognition and reward systems that result in a highly qualified, engaged, and motivated team across all levels of the business.
  •  Foster an environment for world class manufacturing through employee involvement, continuous improvement, regulatory/environmental leadership, and organizational development.
  •  Ensure good working relationships with all customers, suppliers and business partners including overall compliance with relevant FDA, OSHA, EPA and quality requirements.

Skills and qualifications
To be successful, the Site Head combines senior leadership with a motivation and experience in facing and developing customer relationships and can contribute with a relatively deep technical understanding of cGMP and biologics. Most likely, the Site Head has also been an active driver in maturing organizations and/or heading transformations. Other experiences include:

 B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related technical discipline is required, and possibly combined with a Commercial degree at B.Sc. or MBA level.
 Experience from biopharmaceuticals or relatable biotechnology business.
 A business and technically savvy executive who has successfully managed and optimized cGMP biologics manufacturing operations and/or relevant cGMP biotechnology businesses.
 Experience with facing external partners, customers, and with engaging in partnerships.
 Direct leadership of a significantly sized organization or manufacturing plant with multi-product operations.
 Capability to develop a strong market presence through customer service, high quality services, and technology leadership.

Contact information
For more information, please contact Search Consultant Annette Timmermann or Managing Partner Camilla Svendsen from Hudson at ph. +45 7027 7733. Hudson is the agency supporting AGC Biologics. Please send your application and resume to Mark your application with “905”.

Please note, we are open for international applicants with work permit for Europe. Also be aware that we are looking to fill this role as soon as possible, so please express your interest as soon as possible.

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