Director MS&T

  • BioNTech Careers
  • Executive Top Management
  • Production, manufacturing
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Become a member of the BioNTech Family!

As a part of our team of more than 4.000 pioneers, you will play a key role in developing solutions for some of the most crucial scientific challenges of our age. Within less than a year, we were able to develop our COVID-19 mRNA vaccine following the highest scientific and ethical standards – writing medical history.
We aim to reduce the suffering of people with life-changing therapies by harnessing the potential of the immune system to develop novel therapies against cancer and infectious diseases. While doing so, we are guided by our three company values: united, innovative, passionate. Get in touch with us if you are looking to be a part of creating hope for a healthy future in many people's lives.

Director* MS&T

Directly supports production in one or several production steps for all process specific issues in order to ensure on-time completion of processes, continuous quality and productivity improvements, and compliance with cGMP regulations, SOPs, guidelines, and functional standards (e.g. SHE). 

Your main responsibilities are:
  • Close collaboration with global process leaders to ensure local process application 
  • Build up a professional local MS&T Team by hiring, Leading, motivating and developing in accordance with company leadership principles 
  • Prepares and maintains master production documentation for the assigned products, including masterbatch records (MBRs), material parts lists, recipes, risk assessments (QRAs), Zurich risk analysis, and ensures that production SOPs are updated and/or prepared 
  • Ensures that global process is copied by 100% to ensure regulatory approvals  
  • Directly supports production by collaborating with shift teams to ensure that all batches are produced safely, on time, and in compliance with manufacturing specifications and quality requirements 
  • Ensures that all critical parameters are within written regulations (e.g. masterbatch record, risk assessment, validation batch record) 
  • Acts as subject matter expert (SME) for product and process knowledge, has extensive subject matter expertise for product and process trends by supporting the APQR process when analyzing and promoting technological process innovations and when implementing process control strategies. 
  • Processes complex, cross functional non-conformances as head of the investigation, and implements CAPAs 
  • Ensures that processes are ready for inspection 
  • Supports process optimizations and new technology rollouts to ensure continuous productivity improvements, performs scale-ups 
  • Assists with process transfers. 

What you have to offer.

  • Completed academic degree (Master/Diploma) in engineering, pharmaceutical technology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, or equivalent academic natural sciences degree  
Professional experience and skills: 
  • At least 3-5 years of sector-specific experience 
  • At least 3 years of experience in a process support function at a GMP production facility and/or QS/QK 
  • Leadership experience is desirable 
  • Demonstrated process know how (pharmaceuticals, GMP, regulatory aspects) 
  • English fluent (spoken and written)  
  • Strong leadership and excellent interpersonal skill 
  • Pronounced team & communication skills; Ability to be agile and effectively collaborate in a dynamic, cross-functional environment; Strong cross-cultural experience in leading position 
  • High degree of conscientiousness and diligence  
  • Constructive work habits, flexibility, solution orientation, job ownership, quality awareness, and very good planning and organizational skills in a fast-paced environment 
  • Self-starter and learning capacity  
  • Constructive, solution-oriented work habits, flexibility 
  • Sense of ownership and honesty (proactive handling of errors)  
  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity and rapid growth and adapt to change 
  • Strong problem-solving skill and being able to work at start-up environment and manage ambiguity and operate effectively 
  • Willingness to investigate complex issues 

Benefits & Compensation.

We offer a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?

How to apply.
Apply now and simply send us your application documents including Curriculum Vitae, copy of ID, copies of degree certificates and professional certificates, motivation letter as well as your contact details by using our online form.

Please note: 
  • Only applications sent via our online form shall be considered.
  • Only Candidates with the right qualifications and relevant experience shall be shortlisted and 
  • Incomplete applications shall be rejected.
  • Please note that BioNTech will run a background check during the hiring process (criminal record certificate) in case you do not provide one.

We are looking forward receiving your application.

*BioNTech does not differentiate on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, religion, color, sexual orientation or identity, disability, age and other protected statuses as given by applicable law. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!