Are you ready to take on a Manager/Sr. Manager role with complex challenges leading through leaders?

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 Manager with leadership experience preferably within biotechnology 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 Operations Team
You will lead the 3 team leads and indirectly the 23 technicians and 4 operational scientists. The technicians work day and evening shift 7 days a week. Occasionally work/coordination during weekends will be required.

 The team 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 Downstream Operations team and the Manufacturing scientist teams the team constitute the Mammalian Manufacturing Department with a total of approx. 105 people

The Mammalian Manufacturing Department is 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 Q3-4 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 Manager for the upstream team you will be the direct leader of 3 team leads. All with a technical or academic background. 

You will be responsible for:

  • GMP compliance and safe work environment of the team.
  • 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.
  • Problem solving, optimization and standardization of work processes.
  • Own the manufacturing equipment and rooms and ensure high housekeeping standards
  • Represent the team during audits/inspections.

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 leads/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.
  • Experience leading through leaders.
  • 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.

For further information, please contact Per Hommelgaard, Sr. 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.


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