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Manufacturing Team Lead (70-80k)

Company: Multinational Biopharma company
Start: JAN/FEB/MARCH 2022
Location: Amsterdam area
€70.000 - €80.000

Department Description

As Team Lead Manufacturing you’ll be joining a team in which people of all backgrounds and experiences are respected, and where working together focused on saving lives, by finding the cure for cancer, is a daily activity.

You’ll be reporting to the Senior Manager Manufacturing.

Your Responsibilities

We are seeking a highly effective Team Lead, Manufacturing to be responsible for supervising a team of cell culture manufacturing specialists in a commercial pharmaceutical environment.

Responsibilities, among others, will be:

  • Supervise the on-the-floor operations of our commercial cell therapy manufacturing facility in a cGMP environment
  • Build a team, provide necessary training and ongoing coaching, discipline and recognition of direct staff, including performing annual performance reviews
  • Generate SOPs, MPRs, and SPRs for equipment and procedures used in routine biologics manufacture
  • Execute production and resource schedule against operational plan
  • Ensure performance of all process steps specific to the phase or stage of operation
  • Process monitoring, including manipulation of databases, documents and/or spreadsheets to support business reporting requirements
  • Review of completed manufacturing documentation per compliance standards and established timelines
  • Investigate and resolve problems, identifying root cause, and proposing process improvements through clear communication to senior management
  • Interact with outside vendors and senior management
  • Participate in multi-functional project teams, as necessary
  • Take corrective action to bring about required changes using change control procedures
  • Other duties as assigned


Your Profile


  • Bachelors or higher degree in biology or related field (or equivalent experience required),
  • Multiple years of supervising experience


  • Able to build and lead a team as well as train entry-level personnel
  • Previous cell culture experience preferred/highly desired
  • Knowledgeable of the Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) or similar regulated environment (food, chemicals, etc.)
  • Sufficient understanding of process, systems and equipment to troubleshoot problems and provide solutions to senior management
  • Sufficient knowledge of electronic quality systems
  • Preferably experience with continuous improvement

Personal Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • High energy level and a positive outlook coupled with the requisite “can do” attitude and a willingness to do what it takes to achieve personal and organizational goals and overcome obstacles
  • Willingness to think outside of the box and adapt best practices to our small, but growing environment
  • Ability to adapt in a constantly evolving environment
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership in areas of responsibility


Additional Requirements

Ability to work off-shift and irregular hours as required

Interested? Please apply to this job page and we will reach out!