Senior API Manufacturing Manager – external manufacturing partners

LEO Pharma A/S


If your professional interest is within API Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management and you are motivated by making an impact clearly above average we have just the perfect job for you. LEO Pharma has set the very ambitious goal to become the world’s preferred dermatology care partner. Use of external API manufacturing partners is a cornerstone in fulfilling this ambition, and that is why we need you and all of your knowledge of how to create and optimise a smooth operation. Exciting challenges, major influence, development and career opportunities are trademarks of this position.

Ensure right quality, right cost and right time
As Senior API Manufacturing & Supply Manager your objective is to ensure high quality API's at reasonable cost delivered at the right time. As our HQ based “API External Plant Manager” you are the one who balances priorities and agendas and set the direction to make the work of multiple stakeholders come together.

Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Ensure effective and timely supplies from external API manufacturing partners
  • Optimise supply in terms of cost and supply strategy
  • Chair the external supply team and execute the API Manufacturing strategy
  • Monitor API manufacturing site performance and manage manufacturing changes – via the supply team
  • Handle disputes – you are the operation’s ultimate problem solver
  • Initiate and approve procurement activities – make/buy decisions, contract revisions as well as approval of category strategy and API manufacturing site selection

You will work together with numerous colleagues and partners covering technical operations, quality, planning and Supply chain, CMC & MSAT, RA, procurement and representatives from the external API manufacturing site and/or suppliers. As such, you will set up and head regular meetings with relevant stakeholders. You can look forward to travelling 20-30 days per year to meet colleagues and partners.

Manufacturing and supply chain experience from GxP environment
You have a relevant Master’s degree that provides you with a strong scientific foundation and at least 5 years’ experience from working across manufacturing and supply chain, preferably also experience from working with external partners. This has provided you with GxP knowledge and the additional ability to create results in a highly regulated industry.

To succeed, you must like to set direction and take on a major responsibility. You will need very good communication and stakeholder management skills, including the ability to tailor your messages with due respect to cultural and professional differences. Your combination of strong technical background, practical experience with structured problem solving and creative thinking enables you to identify the root cause in problems and come up with solutions.

Your new team
You will join approx. 15 competent and engaged colleagues in the VP area “Biologics and External Manufacturing” at the LEO Pharma HQ in Ballerup, Greater Copenhagen. We cover project and manufacturing management, planning and administration with the overall objective to make LEO Pharma’s manufacturing as intelligent and smooth as possible. We work in an open atmosphere of trust, helpfulness and fun.

Join our mission to help more people achieve healthy skin
Hundreds of millions of people around the globe are suffering from an untreated skin disease. Helping these people to get a better life is what LEO Pharma is all about. By understanding their needs and wishes we will improve existing treatments and break new land to uncover the solutions of tomorrow.

By joining LEO Pharma you will get the opportunity to create results, develop yourself among highly skilled colleagues while taking on our quest to become the preferred dermatology care partner improving people’s lives around the world and at the same time create profitable growth.

Contact and application
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Senior Director Nils Bisgaard at +45 4173 6553.

Please apply via the link at our website and remember to attach application and CV. The deadline is January 5th 2020.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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LEO Pharma
LEO Pharma helps people achieve healthy skin. The company is a leader in medical dermatology with a robust R&D pipeline, a wide range of therapies and a pioneering spirit.

Founded in 1908 and owned by the LEO Foundation, LEO Pharma has devoted decades of research and development to advance the science of dermatology, setting new standards of care for people with skin conditions.

LEO Pharma is headquartered in Denmark with a global team of 5,700 people, serving 80 million patients in 130 countries. In 2017, the company generated net sales of 1.4 billion euro.

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