Head of Contract Manufacturing Operations (Biopharma)

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    Engineering & Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    S$10000 - S$15000 per month

  • Contact:

    Abhik Damani

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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My client is a leading name in the biopharma industry and now seek an experienced Head of Contract Manufacturing Operations to support execution of various external manufacturing projects. The incumbent will lead a cross functional team responsible for external manufacturing


  • Assume responsibility for the selection and set up of contracting of external contract manufacturing organizations, laboratories and cell bank manufacturing sites
  • Liaise as point of contact for contractual issuance, quality issues and escalation of issues
  • Initiate and drive change controls to completion
  • Provide technology transfers and validation support and development of plans to meet capacity needs
  • Resolve manufacturing issues and minimize supply disruptions by supporting and leading technology transfer of processes
  • Ensure the qualification or acceptance of manufacturing activities
  • Monitor operations and ensure systems are synchronized between laboratories and external manufacturing sites
  • Ensure necessary and appropriate communication within the project team and coordinate interfaces outside of the project team with core team members
  • Support the technical team to investigate project challenges with necessary risk assessment tools and techniques
  • Evaluate and assesse project results and provide recommendations for future improvement as part of a continuous improvement effort
  • Adhere to EHS standards and practises


  • Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing or Science with at least 10 years of relevant working experience in operations with contract development and manufacturing organizations
  • Experience in biological manufacturing including fermentation, chromatography, and downstream purification is a plus
  • Flexibility and the ability to work independently, with excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment and handle ambiguity
  • Familiar with external manufacturing selection and contracting processes

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).