Are you ready to take on a supervisor role with complex challenges? Do you want to be part of a company helping customers bring new biological products to market? Then join a dynamic and international company where everyone is responsible for delivering right on time as one team!

With AGC Biologics increasing activities, we are looking for a new supervisor 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, Italy, 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 is responsible for our state of the art fed batch- and perfusion processes for cultivation, seed train and recovery. We use Single-use equipment and run production activities on 3 different production lines. 

Together with the other supervisors you will lead 21 technicians and 3 operational scientists. The technicians work day and evening shift 7 days a week. Working some weekends will also be required as supervisor.

The Mammalian Manufacturing Department consists of Upstream and Downstream Operations and Manufacturing Scientist teams headed up by 6 supervisors and 2 managers referring to the head of Department responsible for the production of Drug Bulk Intermediate (DBI) / Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) for pre-clinical, clinical and commercial use.

The New Mammalian Facility
By summer of 2023 our New Mammalian manufacturing facility will become operational and during 2022 we will be onboarding people to prepare and operate the new facility. People will start in the current team and growing the team will hence be part of your new role.
 
The position
As the supervisor 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 supervisors/managers 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, cell culture 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.
  • Leadership experience, preferably in manufacturing.
  • Scientific understanding of mammalian upstream cultivation is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills (English)
  • Structured and analytical oriented.

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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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