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    Full-time Position
  • Background
    Biotech and Agricultural
    Other Science and Tech
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  • Experience Required
    3 - 5 Years
  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      November 07,2020
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    Manager Biologicals Manufacturing

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit

    Part of Thermo Fisher is Prionics Lelystad (The Netherlands) the Centre of Excellence for the ELISA production of Animal Health products and distribution of tuberculin. We are part of the Agribusiness group within Thermo Fisher and are a one-stop-provider for farm animal diagnostics, including diagnostic tests for many zoonoses. With increasing attention being paid to disease prevention in human health management, our contribution to food safety by eliminating diseases early in the food chain is gaining importance. Our innovative diagnostic solutions identify infected farm animals reliably and quickly which helps to prevent diseases entering the food chain.

    The Biologicals Team is one of the pillars of the Manufacturing organization for securing the continuous availability of the biologicals and other materials for the ELISA manufacturing process. This group works with the following technologies: hybridoma-cultivation, cell cultivation, virus or recombinant protein production, purification and conjugation. Our team members are very proud of their contributions to provide solutions for our customers that enable them to make our world cleaner, healthier and safer.

    A position has become available as Manager Biologicals Manufacturing to lead the Biologicals team that offers the combination of people management for the Biologicals group and technical/project support management for new product introductions. Key for this position is managing the Production Scientists, Manufacturing Technicians and Manufacturing Sciences Scientists within the Biologicals group. As Manager Biologicals Manufacturing you are focusing on development of individuals and team on competences and skills. Furthermore, you manage the team resources for sustaining Biologicals supply, new product introduction projects, Capex projects and escalations. As Manager Biologicals Manufacturing, you will be part of an enthusiastic team of technicians and scientists within the Manufacturing Team. The Manager Biologicals Manufacturing reports to the site leader and is part of the Site Leadership team.

    Tasks and responsibilities
    • Key for this position is managing the Manufacturing biologics team (6 direct reports). As manager you are supporting your team members as a coach, helper and focusing on the development of individuals and team on competences and skills.
    • Track KPI’s for your team, be end responsible for biologicals stocks, responsible for batch releases and an up to date ERP System. You must secure the continuous availability of the biologicals and other materials for the manufacturing process.
    • Deliver the required products with the right quality on time, you secure the quality of the biologicals according to the specifications given.
    • First line of support for manufacturing problems concerning quality.
    • Responsible for the ramping up the manufacturing process if needed.
    • Lead and participate in projects within the biologicals team but also site management related projects.
    • Secure supply agreements with Procurement and identification of suppliers
    • Ensure the maintenance and compliance status of equipment and utilities.
    • Secure biosafety.
    • Able to Write and maintain SOP’s.
    • Ensure together with the Manager Manufacturing ELISA the supply of finish products.
    • You are comfortable working in a corporate organization and work closely together with supporting functions and stakeholders e.g. RA, QA, R&D, Sales, Product management and Procurement. You can advise other departments on the use of biologicals or optimization of processes.
    Knowledge and experience
    • Minimum 2 years leadership experience in a managerial/people leader role.
    • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in life sciences like laboratory, biology, biochemistry, immunology or equivalent.
    • Proven experience with leading production processes such as hybridoma-cultivation, cell cultivation, virus or recombinant protein production, purification and conjugation.
    • Experience with quality systems (ISO, GMP) and ELISA.
    • Fluently in English (written and verbal) and preferably in Dutch.
    • Preferably biosafety officer qualifications.

    NOTE: this position has not been approved for relocation assistance.
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