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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Background
    Biotech and Agricultural
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    Medical and Healthcare
    Other Science and Tech
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  • Experience Required
    10+ Years
  • Degree Required
    • Province
      Groningen (provincie)
    • Date Posted
      October 26,2020
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    Manager, Manufacturing MBP

    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

    Location & division
    The Groningen site is a multi-product and multi-client biopharmaceutical site with development and manufacturing facilities for pharmaceutical products for clinical trials (phase 1, 2 and 3) and commercial production.

    The Manufacturing Manger Media & Buffer Preparation oversees all aspects with respect to medias and buffers in support of drug substance manufacturing using cell culture technology. The span of control ranges from large scale harvest to final bulk fill. Responsibilities include but are not limited to ensuring safe working conditions, providing technical support, long term planning, resource management, strategy development, and realizing the site production plan

    What will you do to make an impact?

    • The Media and Buffer Preparation (MBP) team supports the Upstream and Downstream departments with preparing, transferring and releasing media to support cell growth and buffers to support antibody purification.
    • The Manager will lead of team of 3 Supervisors representing a department of 15 – 18 individuals.
    • The Manager should have experience working in a highly regulated industry under ISO or GMP standards.
    • Responsible for contributing to and defining - under supervision of the Director Operations - of the Master Production Schedule for Patheon Biologics Groningen, and contribute to the Operations plan, in line with business needs and strategy.
    • Stimulate continuous improvement in the production organization and define and execute operational improvement programs.
    • Responsible for implementing QESH and security structures and systems, in line with Thermo Fisher Scientific and BG/BU guidelines and systems
    • Responsible for hosting audits and customer visits.
    • Foster the awareness for SHE and Quality.
    • Bachelor or Master of Sciences degree in biology, Biochemistry or Bioprocess Technology.
    • 6-9 years of relevant experience, including leadership experience.
    • Experience in a Biotech/ Bio pharma/ GMP environment.
    • Good leadership and coaching skills.
    • Expert in English, both in oral and written communication.
    • Good communication and social skills.
    • Good planning and organization skills.
    • Knowledge and experience in manufacturing of biologics.

    Apply today!

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