Chief Operations Officer - Biologics

Posted 12 March 2023
Salary Negotiable
LocationUnited States of America
Job type Full Time
Discipline Cell & Gene TherapyLarge Molecule
Contact NameOnur Dilek

Job description

Mantell Associates is partnered with an innovative Biologics CDMO on their search for a COO who will work alongside the CEO to lead and manage the entire operations function and support the business vision and culture. You will be responsible for converting global organisational priorities into operational strategies to achieve financial and strategic goals whilst leading a transformation. Would you like to be a part of a rapidly growing organisation aiming to be a pioneer in the Advanced Therapies and Biologics space?


 Key Responsibilities:

  • Works as a strategic member of the leadership team in building short and long-term strategies, objectives, and global policies

  • Implement new methodologies to improve quality, efficiency and productivity, minimising costs and improving profitability and control measures

  • Responsible for developing/improving systems and processes to ensure operational efficiency and effective client service

  • Working cross-functionally whilst leading and developing high-performing teams across several functions

  • Represent the organisation with clients, investors and strategic partnerships



  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific/technical area and MSc, PhD or MBA is preferred

  • Broad experience in strategic leadership of Operations/Production within a biotech/pharmaceutical environment (ideally Biologics/Sterile or Aseptic)

  • Over ten years of experience in managing high-level teams

  • Strong understanding of risk management, compliance, and regulatory requirements (FDA, EMA etc.)

  • Proven experience in a fast-paced small company environment with changing priorities


Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Headhunting firm. For more information on this role, please get in touch with Onur Dilek at