Site Head Singapore

  • BioNTech Careers
  • Singapore
  • Executive Top Management
  • Production, manufacturing
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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.

Site Head* Singapore

The Site Head* is being the Operations contact person on the ground in Singapore and responsible for the management of operations in Singapore including the site and day to day manufacturing.  
Responsible for achieving the set targets for the site from start up to routine operations as well as running continuous improvements linked to KPI’s as indicated by global HQ. 
Ensure that both industry and global standards are applied along the value chain, from procurement to delivery of product. 
The Site Head ensures the success of the local executive team, by being an effective sounding board, maintaining a strategic focus, fostering a strong performance orientation, effective collaboration, provides timely information and promotes fast and fact-based decision making. 

Your main responsibilities are:
  • Working in close partnership and alignment with the Global Project Lead on a daily basis. 
  • Ensure onboarding of further local employees required to kick-off the production in Singapore together with local HR (e.g., support hiring process, evaluate local training capabilities). 
  • Ensure that all necessary processes are set up according to GMP and local regulatory requirements. 
  • Provide leadership for the successful set up and operation of the manufacturing facility including delivering on all business objectives to achieve seamless integration and results 
  • Work closely cross functionally and global amongst key teams to ensure state-of-the-art production. 
  • Ensure operations per set schedule, budget and in accordance with GMP and local regulations.  
  • Lead communications and ensure alignment with global and regional teams, vendors, suppliers, local authorities, and others. 
  • Lead and coordinate construction and/or equipment installation/validation activities. Responsible for reporting on all relevant matters. 
  • Ensures that all aspects of technical operations within the assigned facilities functions are in compliance with BNT policies and standards in the area of regulatory compliance, Quality Assurance, GMP, Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Protection. 
  • Drives the talent agenda: Leading people processes through recruitment, training, coaching and performance to meet all operation requirements sustaining both global and local competitiveness and diversity. Supports a stable succession plan for Operations. 
  • Develops and implements organization-wide strategies based on the overall global objectives. 
  • Manages all site resource allocation, including assets efficiently. 
  • Is responsible for overall relationships with local Governmental bodies and key stakeholders 

What you have to offer.

  • University degree (MSc) in Chemical Engineering or Life Science related: Biology, Biotechnology or Biochemistry.
  • Business degree or MBA desirable. 
Professional experience and Skills: 
  • 10 years firmed experience in the field of large-scale manufacturing (possibly technical development) of biopharmaceuticals at management level 

  •  Good written and verbal English proficiency  
  • Strong leadership and cross-cultural experience  
  • Strategical Think and Decision Make 
  • Operational excellence; Constructive work habits, flexibility, solution orientation, job ownership, quality awareness, and very good planning and organizational skills 
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills in relation to working in a fast-paced start-up environment 
  • High degree of autonomy 
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and operate effectively 
  • Able to work at a start-up environment 
  • High degree of conscientiousness and diligence (documentation, order and cleanliness at the workstation)  
  • Self-starter, ability to flex and change direction as business needs necessitate 

Benefits for you.

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!