Cell Production Manager

Bavarian Nordic

Are you an experienced manager with a desire to step into an important role in a growth company in the biotechnology sector? Here is the opportunity for you!

Production planning, Motivation, and Change Management

Bavarian Nordic is on a growth journey with the introduction of several new products. This means that the company is in the process of scaling up its production capabilities. Hence, they are increasing the number of employees in their production. Due to this increase in employees, they are creating a new team of Operators in the production, and they are looking for a skilled and experienced manager to head this team. You will become part of the Drug Substance organization that currently consists of approximately 260 people. You will report to Senior Manager, Elise Møller who currently has two team leaders reporting to her.

As Cell Production Manager, you will play a key role in the Drug Substance department leading your team, which is one of three teams responsible for the production of materials for vaccine production. You will lead 12 employees in your team, and they will over the course of the summer and early autumn in 2024, transition into new shifts as well as increase the number of batches running weekly.

With a keen eye for improvement, you will support the operators, offering assistance wherever needed and fostering a culture of teamwork and collaboration. You will maintain an optimization-focused mindset, continuously seeking opportunities to improve production efficiency and output.

Your tasks and responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Provide visible daily leadership & management of teams
  • Enable team members through sparring and coaching
  • Conduct yearly, monthly, and daily planning of production and support functions for production
  • Oversee the manning in the team and evaluate if the manning is appropriate
  • Secure GMP compliance according to procedure requirements
  • Manage employees’ competencies and training status to be able to meet the tasks of the team
  • Development of individual team members and the team as a whole
  • Support to other managers
  • Participate in and support audits
  • Participate in root cause analysis and implement preventive actions
  • Run projects to improve flow in production
  • Participate in corporate projects

You must maintain a high level of drive and commitment so that your team performs well together and delivers the best possible effort in production. It is crucial that you can motivate and engage your employees, preferably through your strong commitment. You must thrive in a changing environment and be ready to apply change management principles in your leadership and management of your employees.

Grow and develop with the company

The role of the Cell Production Manager presents a unique opportunity to join a company where you will have influence and make a real impact. The core of Bavarian Nordic culture is truly distinctive. Their approach to challenges is characterized by streamlined decision-making, pragmatism, and a readiness to embrace risks. You will be an integral part of a growing organization, with ample opportunities to shape its future. Your input matters.

Bavarian Nordic believes in the power of the team, and you will be part of a large global organization with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints, who are bound together by their commitment to protecting lives every day. Bavarian Nordic believes in creating an inclusive and flexible workplace with a strong focus on personal and professional development because they need each other to take things further.

Apply now!

The recruitment process is carried out in collaboration with the consulting company Compass Human Resources Group. If you want to learn more about this position before submitting your CV, please do not hesitate to contact Senior Research Consultant, Emine Murati at +45 70 20 12 75. As we process CVs continuously, we encourage you to submit your CV at your earliest convenience if you are interested. Please note that all enquiries will be handled with confidentiality and that we will reply to the email address from which you send your CV.

About the company

Bavarian Nordic is a fully integrated biotechnology company focused on the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of life-saving vaccines. The company was founded in 1994 and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. Today, the company comprises +1,600 employees in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, and the US, with its headquarters in Hellerup, Denmark.

The manufacturing sites are in Kvistgaard, which includes a large-scale, 9,000 sqm multiproduct manufacturing facility, and in Bern, where the oral vaccines are produced. Bavarian Nordic is committed to growing a sustainable business through a focus on the following areas: reducing its environmental footprint, maintaining a healthy and engaging workplace as well as a focus on animal welfare.

Our employees also have the advantage of being able to use our bus route, 70E, which runs from Humlebæk Station directly to our production facilities in Kvistgaard. The bus has four departures every morning and afternoon with scheduled stops at Hørsholmvej and Kvistgaard St.

Deadline: As soon as possible
Workplace: Kvistgaard
Reference: 2405.115
Company: Bavarian Nordic

Emine Murati →

Senior Research Consultant
em@compasshrg.com