Manager CMO Antibody Production (m/f/x)

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Date: 14-Jan-2023

Location: Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany, 85276

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In Europe, we focus on two areas: In the cardiovascular space, our strong portfolio of medicines reflects our long-standing commitment and shows that we care for every heartbeat; in oncology our goal is to become a global pharma innovator until 2025 by providing novel therapies to patients across the world. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries. For more information:


For our location in Pfaffenhofen/Ilm we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:


Manager CMO Antibody Production (m/f/x)

Purpose of the function:          

This position will be responsible for managing Contract Manufacturing Organizations(CMO) for Biologics such as antibody and so on from technical and production planning perspectives as a member of Global CMO Management Team . Goals include assuring stable supply, and project management as well as management of daily operations. This cross-functional position will work with Global SC and all DSE functional units (Pharmaceutical Development, Transportation, Regulatory Affairs, QC, QA, Production, Procurement, Legal, Finance, Controlling etc.).                                                                                                                                        

Roles and responsibilities:

Project Management:

  • Manage as key coordinator from Global CMO Management Team projects like addition of manufacturing line of biologics such as antibodies, establish the transportation and technical transfer

  • Being the central key account person in a complex environment among Global Headquarters, CMO and Affiliates

  • Driving force in projects, get all related persons on the same page, harmonize communication and increase reliability to solve all issues and end projects successfully


Supplier Relationship Management:

  • Manage long range requirements and maintain strategic capacity and contingency plans at suppliers

  • Monitor and manage all business continuity planning to reduce supplier risk

  • Negotiate and manage supply agreements


Performance Management:

  • Develop annual business goals, monitor performance through KPIs, and provide feedback to internal and external partners

  • Ensure customer service levels, inventory targets, financial targets, and cost reduction targets meet or exceed the plan                                                                                       

Personal skills and professional experience:

  • University degree or more in Pharmaceutical / Biological Sciences or equivalent experience

  • At least a minimum of 3 years’ experience in production management of biologics in a pharmaceutical company

  • Knowledge of bioprocessing of biologics

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-functionally within a global environment

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize and deliver to deadlines

  • A team player, open-minded, flexible, proactive, motivated and willing to learn and develop

  • Excellent project management skills, experience with SAP R/3, Microsoft Office

  • Experience working in a global Organization in global projects, international experience is a plus

  • Ability to work in English - fluent English in written and spoken




What we offer

Working at Daiichi Sankyo

At Daiichi Sankyo in Europe, we offer a workplace where your voice is heard. Everything we do, we do with a high level of commitment and a clear focus on patients’ needs. We know that our bold ambition to change patients’ lives for the better can only be achieved through the power of collaboration and the exploration of new approaches. Thus, we encourage our colleagues across Europe to be courageous, to bring their ideas to the table and to embrace opportunities to grow. When you join our European family, you will be a part of a dynamic company where everyone, no matter their role, rolls up their sleeves and gets things done.