Production Manager

Vista, CA
Jul 13, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Swiss based Bachem Group is a public, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacturing of pepTides and oligonucleoTides. As a full service provider Bachem offers products for clinical development and commercial applications as well as a comprehensive catalog and exclusive custom synthesis. With 50 years of experience and subsidiaries in Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, Bachem is the partner of choice for the biotech and pharma industry worldwide.
Bachem. Leading Partner in Tides

In order to continue our organic growth, we are constantly looking for talent.

Your Responsibilities

The Production Manager will assist the Director of Production in ensuring that all resources are assigned skillfully and efficiently for the manufacture of products while meeting timelines, quality, and quantity.

Your Tasks

  • Manage a team of Production Chemists and Technicians for peptide manufacturing
  • Supervise all peptide manufacturing stages which include: synthesis, cleavage, purification, reconstitution and lyophilization
  • Supervise in-process analysis in all manufacturing stages
  • Assign tasks for team members and follow up on completion
  • Ensure that written procedures (SOP, BPR) and cGMP guidelines are followed
  • Review and complete cGMP documentation
  • Ensure efficient collaboration between Production department and other supporting departments such as Operations, Logistics, QC, and QA
  • Train Production team members to the required standard of operation and evaluate their performances
  • Adhere to manufacturing schedules and timelines
  • Propose technical and chemical improvements of the manufacturing process
  • Ensure safe, efficient and conscious use of the instruments, raw materials and other resources
  • Ensure manufacturing and personnel safety and security in the workplace
  • Write technical reports and summaries
  • Train new hires in peptide manufacturing

Your Profile

  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years laboratory experience
  • 8 – 10 years of experience as a production chemist in a cGMP environment
  • Familiar with scientific equipment and utilities including but not limited to production
  • Working experience with cGMP and safety regulations
  • Working experience with cGMP manufacturing and documentation standards
  • Advanced PC knowledge including planning tools
  • Successful track record as a supervisor, team leader or project manager
  • Proficient with various in-process analytical methods
  • Supervisory experience; ability to set priorities and follow through
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Basic computer knowledge, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to effectively organize, multitask, and work in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment
  • Ability to communicate in a proactive and solution-focused manner, including keeping management aware of potential issues
  • Detail oriented with the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems
  • Ability to work independently and manage one’s time
  • Communicate effectively and ability to function well in a team environment


  • PhD
  • Experience in Organic Chemistry
  • Experience as a Peptide production chemist
  • Proficient with all peptide manufacturing stages
  • Experience with Manufacturing Equipment such as Reactors for Commercial Scale

We Offer

You will be part of a motivated team overseeing the entire development cycle of respective APIs. If you are

looking for a new challenge and want to join a motivated team in an internationally renowned company,

you should seize this opportunity.