GMP Manufacturing Director

  • Permanent
  • France

As a consequence of rapid expansion and significant infrastructural investment, an opportunity has become available with a market-leading cell and gene therapy biotech, working as a Director of GMP Manufacturing.

This opening provides you the opportunity to make an impact on the manufacturing of products with therapeutic applications concerning areas of high unmet medical need.

Managing the manufacturing operations and process, working closely with your team as a line manager and cross-functionally with teams including QA, QC, Operations, Process Development.


You will be responsible for:

Under the responsibility of the Site lead of Manufacturing, the Director of GMP Manufacturing will:

  • Monitor internal cGMP manufacturing operations, supporting a cell therapy portfolio through Phase 1/2 and 3
  • Oversee the operations required to produce drug products as needed
  • Supporting activities to ensure product lots are of good quality: staffing, utilities, documentation, training, etc
  • Collaborating with Process Development and other Tech Operations functional leadership
  • Strategic and tactical planning with R&D, project management, and site management. Reporting into this role are leads for Manufacturing and Supply chain/Warehouse


You will bring to this role:

  • Engineer/Master or PhD or Pharmacist in bioprocessing, chemical engineering, biological sciences, or acceptable equivalent combination of education and directly related work experience
  • 10+ years of directly related industry experience, including proven leadership
  • Experience in the biotechnology or pharma industry with a primary focus on GMP manufacturing operations for biologics, preferably with cell therapy products
  • Proven track record of managing GMP production operations and budgets
  • Line management experience
  • In-depth working knowledge of FDA, EMA, GMP and ICH regulatory requirements will be appreciated


You can expect in return:

  • A competitive salary and generous package
  • Growth opportunities within a rapidly expanding organisation


If you have the skills and experience for this opportunity and the ambition to take on this position, please call Archie for further details or email your CV today.

Contact Archie at +44 1273 727 930 or

Archie is an Executive Search Consultant at Haybury covering Europe, UK, North America and Asia.

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