Director of Manufacturing - Biologics CDMO

Posted 09 May 2023
Salary Competitive
Job type Full Time
DisciplineLarge Molecule
Contact NameOnur Dilek

Job description

Mantell Associates is partnered with a leading Biologics Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) dedicated to enabling the development and manufacturing of innovative biopharmaceutical products. They are offering state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technology platforms to support clients in advancing their biologic drug candidates from early-stage development through commercialization.

They’re seeking a highly skilled and experienced Director of Manufacturing to oversee and optimise all aspects of biologics manufacturing operations. Would you like to play a pivotal role in advancing the development and production of life-changing biologic therapeutics and lead a team?

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute the strategic vision for biologics manufacturing operations, aligning with company goals and client requirements

  • Provide strong leadership and guidance to the manufacturing team, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement

  • Drive operational excellence, ensuring adherence to cGMP guidelines, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Process Development, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, and Engineering, to optimize manufacturing processes and resolve any technical challenges

  • Lead technology transfer activities for new client projects, ensuring seamless integration into the manufacturing facility and successful execution

  • Serve as a critical point of contact for clients, providing technical expertise, addressing inquiries, and ensuring alignment with project timelines and deliverables

Key ​Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline, preferably in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, or a related field. A master’s or PhD is a plus

  • 10+ years of experience in biologics manufacturing within a CDMO or biopharmaceutical company, with a strong understanding of upstream and downstream processes

  • Demonstrated leadership experience, managing and developing teams in a manufacturing environment

  • Thorough knowledge of cGMP guidelines, FDA regulations, and industry best practices related to biologics manufacturing

  • Experience with process optimization, scale-up, and technology transfer from development to manufacturing

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make informed decisions under pressure


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