Director of Manufacturing (Pharmaceuticals)

  • Location

    Singapore, Singapore

  • Sector:

    Engineering & Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    S$18000 - S$25000 per month

  • Contact:

    Abhik Damani

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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My client is a global name in the pharmaceutical industry and now seek an experienced manufacturing individual to take on the role of Manufacturing Director

  • World Leader
  • High Salary
  • Senior Leadership role


  • Assume overall responsibility to lead the manufacturing organization, overseeing day to day operations, and ensuring production milestones are met in a safe and compliant manner.
  • Lead major manufacturing related projects across multiple sites
  • Approve, establish and ensure practices and policies that are consistent within the manufacturing organization and company
  • Represent the plant and manufacturing operations to regulatory authorities.
  • Lead manufacturing teams to achieve plant production goals and objectives.
  • Initiate and monitor the development and implementation of plant improvement projects and efficiency exercises.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve production issues, leverage in-silico process modeling to elucidate operations.
  • Assume responsibility for managing the manufacturing budget, fulfilling targets and quality system and policies
  • Ensure effective and optimal shift operations to meet business requirements
  • Liaise and align with other departments to ensure smooth operation, project management and ensure milestones and budgets are met
  • Develop technical expertise in area of responsibility and provide technical instruction on new and improved processes
  • Provide technical support through interactions with support groups to ensure accurate and well managed transfer of process changes and improvements to floor operations
  • Ensure the continuous improvement of all processes and workflows to yield stable, lean and efficient manufacturing and business processes
  • Achieve production target in terms of volumes for the various products and intermediates, as per Plan or Update.
  • Ensure EHS actions related to incidents (injuries, illnesses, environmental incidents) and audit findings (EHS audits, Loss Prevention, and external audits/inspections) are addressed in a timely fashion
  • Establish and communicate area manufacturing goals and objectives consistent with business strategy
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (QA/QC, Clinical Manufacturing, PD, Regulatory, etc.) in completing production activities.


  • Advanced Degree in Engineering/Manufacturing with 12-15 years' experience in API/Biologics/OSD manufacturing operations
  • At least 7-10 years' experience in a senior leadership role, leading a cross functional team, technical problem solving and managing multi projects
  • Thorough knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
  • Experience with managing process improvement and utilizing OpEx tools
  • Stronghold in commercial drug operations (manufacturing, quality, process development, clinical manufacturing, engineering)
  • Proficient with pharmaceutical product commercialization and life cycle management
  • Six Sigma Certification (Greenbelt, Blackbelt)
  • Excellent communication/negotiation skills including executive level communications

Please send your resume in WORD format by clicking the apply button below or contact Abhik Damani on +65 6701 1527 for a confidential discussion. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. CEI Reg. Number R1544061 (Abhik Damani).