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Job Reference: 033OR

Head of Manufacturing

Continent: Europe
Location: Iceland
Market: scientific
Industry: Pharmaceuticals & APIs
Salary: Competitive expatriate package

About the Company:

JBAndrews are currently partnered with one of Europe’s fastest growing biotechnology companies focused on the development of high quality biosimilar medicines. With a promising and growing pipeline of products, the company are searching for a talented and proven manufacturing leader in the biologics space to lead the drug substance manufacturing activities and teams, based in Scandinavia.


  • Play a critical role in the design and execution of the companies operational strategy.
  • Ensure safe, compliant, and successful execution of the Drug Substance Manufacturing team.
  • Providing day-to-day directions to manages teams and professionals through a matrix management model.
  • Lead teams and work cross-functionally to ensure alignment with the operational goals and timelines.
  • Manage production lines incorporating mammalian perfusion and fed batch technology.
  • Prepare annual manufacturing plans, ensure delivery of capacity and development of operations efficiencies.
  • Be a lead person representing manufacturing activities during for regulatory and client audits.
  • Reporting to the VP of Manufacturing.


  • At least a BSc or Msc in a life science discipline related to the biotechnology industry (PhD preferred).
  • A minimum of 7+ years’ experience running an EMA/FDA monitored biologics drug substance site.
  • Experience running manufacturing teams of 100+ reports.
  • Solid understanding of Biological Manufacturing processes and its regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated expertise in upstream and downstream manufacturing, as well as analytical tests and technology transfer processes.
  • Expert knowledge of operations in clean rooms.
  • Fluently speak English.

About JBAndrews

JBAndrews is a leading executive search and selection business, based in the UK & the UAE. We provide retained and contingency recruitment solutions globally, specialising in the global Logistics, Diagnostics, & Industrial sectors. With our ‘People First’ core value, we truly put people at the heart of our work.

Due to the large number of applications if you have not heard anything within 14 days then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful.


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Your consultant for this job:

Oliver Robertson
Business Consultant – Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Email ConsultantOliver.Robertson@jb-andrews.com

Job Reference: 033OR

Head of Manufacturing

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