Head of Biotech Production (Plant) (f/m/x)

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Our client, located in the Vienna catchment area, is dedicated to producing high-quality prescription drugs for supplying them worldwide. The company owners are expanding its Austrian biotech manufacturing site dynamically with the aim of ensuring the long-term availability of its products and developing them further for the benefit of current and future patients.

As of now the company is seeking a hands-on, driven and experienced manufacturing plant leader to fill the following business critical position with growth perspectives:

Head of Biotech Production (Plant) (f/m/x)

Vienna Catchment Area


  • Lead and further develop on site the biotechnological production processes in terms of value streams and resource allocations
  • Plan, head and support the bio-manufacturing teams (4 shifts) actively - including taking care of their resource requirements and resource gaps
  • Guarantee for and control the production supply on site with your thorough technical understanding
  • Act on basis of your proven practical GMP know-how (thus includes monitoring and developing its effectiveness)
  • Initiate and lead strategical changes in the manufacturing processes (e.g. implementation of potential new and optimized technologies)
  • Conduct financial analysis of manufacturing and product portfolio together with the relevant departments
  • Support the site production management by taking over well-defined production management tasks with direct reporting line to the "Site Head of Production (f/m/x)"
  • Collaborate closely with all stakeholders within the company


  • A bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field such as biotechnology, biology, biochemistry or immunology
  • Thorough and proven experience as a manufacturing lead in pharmaceutical API or DS manufacturing
  • Profound knowledge of biotechnological processes (USP and/or DSP) and synthetic chemical processes
  • Broad understanding of the manufacturing processes with a high level of practical expertise in GMP
  • Good technical understanding of manufacturing equipment in Biotech and synth. chemical processes (USP, DSP)
  • Excellent and empathetic communicator with convincing interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management skills: able to handle and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Proven problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ready to make decisions and implement changes
  • High flexibility and agility: adopt new challenges and tasks in relatively short time
  • Very good command of English (oral and written) and German (C2/B1 upwards - ready to further develop on the shopfloor)


  • Business critical key position with growth potential
  • Possibility to leave your own professional footprint and to implement your own ideas in order to make a change
  • Work side by side with the local and company's management in a dynamic, family-like, and inspiring corporate culture
  • The salary range for this position ranges at € 100,000 (excluding bonus) – depending on YOUR qualifications and experience of position relevance; an over-payment is possible
  • In addition, you will benefit from further training opportunities and attractive social benefits (e.g. flextime working model, bridging days, meal vouchers, company car park, very good public transport connections and much more)


We are looking forward to receiving your application (English CV & cover letter incl. salary expectations) via the application-dashboard. Our responsible consultant, Mag. Birgit Wandrak, will contact you immediately after the receipt of your application. We kindly ask you to support us in handling your application according to the GDPR regulation more effectively and refrain from applying via e-mail.

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