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With AGC Biologics increasing activities, we are looking for a new strong people manager with experience preferably within API production or other areas within the pharmaceutical industry.

AGC Biologics is a Contract Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with facilities in Denmark, Germany, Japan and USA and with customers from all over the world. We have more than 30 nationalities employed and the daily language is English.

The Upstream Technician Team
The team is part of the Mammalian Manufacturing Department responsible for the production of Drug Bulk Intermediate (DBI) / Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) for pre-clinical, clinical and commercial use.

The Upstream team is responsible for our state of the art fed batch- and perfusion processes for cultivation, seed train and recovery. This mainly in Single-use equipment.  The department is responsible for production activities on 3 different production lines. Together with the other team leader you will lead 19 technicians and 2 operational scientists. The technicians work dayshift 7 days a week.

The Mammalian Manufacturing Department consists of Upstream, Downstream and Scientist teams headed up by 4 team leaders and 2 managers referring to the head of Department.

The position
As the team leader for the upstream team you will be the direct leader of 10 technicians and a scientist. All with a technical or academic background. 

You will be responsible for:

  • Planning- and coordination of work, board meetings and shift plans.
  • People management, hiring and developing people, conducting mid- and end year appraisals.
  • Secure prober training are in place and conducting process confirmations on the shop floor.
  • Equipment availability, planning maintenance, upgrade and purchase of new equipment.
  • GMP compliance and safe work environment of the team.
  • Problem solving, optimization and standardization of work processes.

There is constant collaboration across the organization, and all employees have a professional and flexible attitude towards their work.

You will together with the other Team Leaders and the head of department be part of the leadership team where operation, reliability and optimization of the entire department will be key.

Experience and competencies
The ideal candidate holds a Technical or Academic degree within upstream bioprocessing or similar and have previous been a leader preferably within the pharmaceutical industry. The ideal candidate for the position has several of the below competencies/experiences.

  • Several years of experience from the biopharmaceutical industry working in a GMP environment.
  • +2 years of leadership experience, preferably in manufacturing.
  • Scientific understanding of mammalian upstream cultivation is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills (English)
  • Structured and analytical oriented.

AGC offers
AGC offers a dynamic working place with good opportunities of working with a varied array of tasks and challenges. You will get insight into and experience with the way the various departments throughout a contract manufacturing organization interact in order to achieve success. Exciting and challenging assignments will constantly come your way, and you will to a large extent be able to plan your daily work yourself. AGC offers an informal working environment, where humor is part of the daily work life. We respect each other and our individual differences. AGC’s employees have a flexible attitude and we help each other to reach deadlines together as one team.

Application

We continuously evaluate incoming applications and conduct interviews accordingly. Therefore, please submit your application and CV as soon as possible. When the right candidates are found, the ad will close.

For further information, please contact Per Hommelgaard, Director of Mammalian Manufacturing Department, phone +45 27 60 21 79.

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AGC Biologics (AGC) is a global Contract Development Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with bio-manufacturing facilities in Europe, Japan, Italy and the USA. The company provides a comprehensive range of commercial and clinical cGMP biologics manufacturing services, from DNA to active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). The company’s team and approach are tailored to each of its client’s needs, whether turnkey manufacturing or sophisticated, stand-alone analytical, formulation and stability services. 

Visit www.agcbio.com to learn why AGC Biologics is a World Leader in process development and contract manufacturing.

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