Senior Director* CMC Technology & Innovation

  • Mainz
  • Work experience
  • Project Management, Product Management
  • Research, development, teaching
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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.

Senior Director* CMC Technology & Innovation

The Senior Director CMC Technology & Innovation will be responsible for the advancement of CMC related technology and innovation within the company and lead a team of CMC experts. Under the lead of the SD CMC T&I the team you will have multiple tasks, including assessment of technologies for research, manufacturing, and quality control for the different technology platforms of BioNTech. The team will also be involved in due diligence processes, leading the CMC part together with members of Technical Development and other functions. This might include also the assessment of technologies from acquisition targets. The SD CMC T&I will be accountable for creating integrated CMC assessments for a due diligence team, represent CMC in front of the management and in discussions with external companies. In collaboration with the different departments, the CMC Expert Technology will provide strategic input in the definition of technology targets. Together with the team, the SD CMC T&I will provide guidance and leadership for internal technology development projects.

Your main responsibilities are:
  • Lead a team of technical and scientific experts (Process Development, Analytical Development, Quality, Regulatory, Supply Chain, Commercial) to assess technologies and CMC assets, lead projects to ensure innovation and technology excellence within BioNTech.
  • Lead the scientific assessment of technology options and projects related to all CMC aspects. Identify potentials for optimization of technology and gaps within BioNTech. Provide integrated CMC assessments for product candidates and technologies.
  • Manage timelines and contributions in technology assessment with the team in collaboration with other functions. Provide a comprehensive, balanced summary of options to support management decisions.
  • Drive timely and data-driven decision making, and facilitate strategic discussions within the organization
  • Drive continuous improvement of process and data quality, through streamlining and optimizing processes; automation; and digitalization

What you have to offer.

  • Degree (MS/PhD) in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biopharmaceuticals, Biochemistry or Biology with several years professional experience in an international, pharmaceutical environment
  • Sound knowledge of working in different scientific/technical CMC development functions (process development, pharmaceutical and/or analytical development, manufacturing); Documented experience in CMC regulatory affairs would be a plus
  • In depth CMC development knowledge in either early or late stage projects with sound understanding of all stages of drug development; Experience with regulatory filings for biologicals (IND/IMPD, BLA/MAA) is considered a plus
  • Experience in identifying/evaluating technologies and initiating/overseeing technology development projects
  • Experience in executing CMC due diligences and leading CMC due diligence teams
  • Leadership, seniority and assertiveness, capable of leading CMC teams
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex technical matters to senior management
  • Experience defining and executing strategy is required

Benefits for you.

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses
  • Mobile Office
  • Special Vacation
... and much more.

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?

Then apply now for our location Mainz and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

If you have any further questions, our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm).

Job-ID 6615 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

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