Tech Management Lead (m/f/x) Monoclonal Antibodies

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Date: 25 Apr 2024

Location: Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany, 85276

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


With over 120 years of experience and more than 17,000 employees in over 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo is dedicated to discovering, developing, and delivering new standards of care that enrich the quality of life around the world.

In Europe, we focus on two areas: The goal of our Specialty Business is to protect people from cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in Europe, and help patients who suffer from it to enjoy every precious moment of life. In Oncology, we strive to become a global pharma innovator with competitive advantage, creating novel therapies for people with cancer.

Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries and Canada.



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


Tech Management Lead (m/f/x) Monoclonal Antibodies 


The position:

The Tech Management Lead Monoclonal Antibodies is responsible for the management of technology transfer of the manufacturing processes of (mostly) monoclonal antibodies for investigational and commercial drugs to the sites of manufacture, both internal and external to Daiichi Sankyo, until transition to routine manufacture. The candidate is leading the Site Launch Team with its associated sub-teams. Accordingly, the candidate is responsible for executing the technology transfer in accordance with the established standard processes to facilitate alignment of tech transfer and validation activities across the projects for monoclonal antibody manufacturing, evaluates CMC risks for appropriate escalation, recommends transition milestones and ensures a smooth transition of projects, recommends, and implements new technologies, as needed and supports Supply Chain Management with technical issues during routine commercial production. 


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate the Site-Launch activities and associated teams for internal and external sites and development projects
  • Act as main interface to internal and external sites 
  • Review technical documentation (protocols, reports) associated with manufacturing, tech transfer, site-to-site transfers and PPQ as needed
  • Conduct scouting activities and recommend CDMOs for clinical and launch site selection from Tech Mgmt. Monoclonal Antibodies perspective
  • Communicate and implement manufacturing plans at the site which are aligned with crossfunctional CMC strategic discussions 
  • Communicates outcome of key meetings to stakeholders and functional areas 
  • Support technical recommendations for future sites and their selections
  • Collect and share key data from KPI perspective to improve monoclonal antibody manufacturing site performance
  • Conduct data review and analysis, data-driven decision-making process and support data transfer to the appropriate data repository - liaison between the Tech Strategy (data digitalization) and the site
  • Recommend remediations, CAPAs and provide inspection support as appropriate to mitigate risks or gaps
  • Participate as in the CMC working group meetings and communicate clear, timely and detailed updates on tech transfers and site activities
  • Support the compilation and technical review of relevant CMC sections of regulatory submissions (INDs/IMPDs, NDAs, BLAs, etc.), responses to regulatory questions, briefing books
  • Coordinate with lab units, SC, RACMC, QA to drive collaboration and solves issues in Tech Mgmt. Monoclonal Antibodies team


Personal skills and professional experience:

  • Ph.D. (biochemistry, chemistry, pharmaceutics, engineering, or related disciplines) or master’s degree with equivalent work experience to doctoral degree within pharmaceutical/biotechnology sciences
  • Multiple years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry working in a process development environment
  • Extensive experience in CMC related functions including biopharmaceutical process (preferably monoclonal antibody manufacturing) and product development
  • Strong knowledge of CMC development, process development and technology transfer, CMC regulatory, and GMP compliance in the field of biopharmaceutical products (preferably monoclonal antibodies)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and ability to interface effectively with multi-national teams in a multi-cultural work environment
  • Leads global project and cross-functional working teams (e.g. Site Launch Team). Works with the CMC Working Group team to determine the scope, assumptions, and key objectives to enable effective risk management to ensure the timelines are main-tained 
  • Influences outcomes by negotiating win-win solutions and resolving conflict across the team membership 
  • Plans and organizes tasks in accordance to the strategic organizational decisions and goals in alignment with overall Technology Development organization
  • Contributes to operational planning and organization of a key functional process, continually evaluates priorities of actions and tasks required of the process       



Why work with us?

Working at Daiichi Sankyo is more than just a job – it is your chance to make a difference and change patients’ lives for the better. We can only achieve this ambitious goal together. That is why we foster a culture of mutual respect and continuous learning, with a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity. Here, you will have the opportunity to grow, think boldly, and contribute your ideas. If you have a proactive mindset and passion for addressing the needs of patients, we eagerly await your application.

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