Evolva... bringing sustainably sourced, next-generation health, wellness, and nutrition ingredients to the world. Our lead ingredients are resveratrol for healthy aging products, a great-tasting zero…
Senior Technical Manufacturing Manager
Evolva... bringing sustainably sourced, next-generation health, wellness, and nutrition ingredients to the world.
Our lead ingredients are resveratrol for healthy aging products, a great-tasting zero-calorie stevia sweetener to help food and beverage producers replace sugar, and a novel prevention approach to help protect people and pets against the biting pests that transmit diseases like Lyme disease and Zika virus. Further, we are active in the flavors & fragrances market with two ingredients.
As Senior Technical Manufacturing Manager you will be working within the SC and Operations team in a cross-functional team including other Operations functions, R&D, Commercial, Regulatory and Finance.
You will become the “expertise holder” of the manufacturing processes (fermentation and Downstream Processing/DSP, with a stronger focus on the second one) on technical stand point in fully commercialized productions with external suppliers. You will play a critical role as well in production transfers, specifically from pre-industrial scale to commercial ones.
You will work closely with our R&D to implement the manufacturing processes at our CMOs from labs scale to industrial/commercial scale. You will play a lead role in OE initiatives on manufacturing processes at our external suppliers to ensure more efficiency and robustness on our supply network.
An open mindset, easy going approach, fast learning and ability to work in teams cross-functionally internally and externally, completes your ideal profile with strong project management skills (e.g. six sigma green belt certificate desired).
Become the manufacturing “expertise holder” of our organization from pre-industrial scale to commercial one
Establish appropriate manufacturing operations systems and processes at CMOs
Be target oriented, supportive and collaborative with all the other Evolva fuctions with strong focus with R&D
Have a pragmatic “issue solving” approach: see a solution opportunity in every day issue
Implementing OE initiatives on commercial scale with the CMOs with the support and/or the initial input from our R&D
Ensure production output meets the needs of the business i.e. timely delivery to meet commercial and quality targets
Develop standardized processes from pre-industrial to commercial scale phase on manufacturing stand point
Provide structure in SC & Operations project management department
Further develop our network of CMOs, always led by improvements in efficiency and cost savings
Travel as required to manufacturing sites located mainly in Europe, more occasionally in USA
Freedom for your own approach
Attractive location / place of work
Further training opportunities
Flexible working hours & models
MS degree in Chemical / Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent
At least 7-8 years of relevant manufacturing experience and project management
In-depth technical knowledge of biotechnology plant operations in fermentation and DSP (desired a stronger focus on DSP)
Leadership, structured and customer-oriented skills are essential part of your way to work
Experience in people management and/or leading cross functional project team is required
In-depth technical knowledge of biotechnology plant operations
Extensive knowledge of product manufacturing transfer management (from piloting to commercial scale)
Broad knowledge of industrialization principles and technical risks during process scale-up/technical transfer
Experience in six sigma OE mental set up to achieve reliable supply and competitive COGS
Strong organizational and communication skills
Strong business orientation and financial skills
Hands-on mentality: strong team player
Experience in working in international teams
Ability to travel international up to 20%
As a person, you are resourceful, professional, and skilled in the art of teamwork and clear/concise communication. You are conscientious, considerate, and believe in innovation that benefits consumers, partners, and the planet. You want to play a role in the commercial success of our novel products. You are a problem solver with excellent interpersonal and English communication skills.
Next-generation ingredient challenge
Nature contains a treasure trove of ingredients that can improve health, wellness and nutrition. The plants or animals that make these ingredients are often too rare, too hard to grow or do not produce enough of the ingredient to allow sustainable sourcing at the right quality and price
Evolva takes everyday baker’s yeast and gives it the ability to make the same ingredient that would otherwise be made by a plant or animal. Our lead product ingredients are stevia sweeteners, nootkatone and resveratrol.
Bringing sustainably-sourced, next-generation health, wellness, and nutrition ingredients to the world.
The position is managed by swisselect ag. The process includes the following steps:
Online application Click "Apply now"
Personal Interview with Valérie Staub
Interview with the line manager
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