Chief Operating Officer

This search procedure has been closed (30-01-2024).
Salary undisclosed
QTC Recruitment

The organisation

For an exciting Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisation (CDMO), we are seeking an experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO). The organisation focuses on Cell Therapy and Viral Vector Manufacturing & Development, offering state-of-the-art development labs and GMP suites for advancing next-generation therapeutics. The company supports the translation of research and early-stage clinical programs into treatments for patients.

The position

As a Chief Operating Officer (COO), you will play a pivotal role in bridging the organisation’s strategic vision with operational realities. You will manage Manufacturing, Facilities, Maintenance, Health & Safety, Supply Chain, and Project Management activities. This role requires dynamic leadership, strategic planning, and hands-on involvement in technology transfer, production, and compliance. With a solid background in advanced therapies, you will collaborate with R&D, quality, regulatory teams, and external stakeholders as well as oversee the setup and execution of Personnel Qualification sessions for aseptic processing.

Candidate profile

To be successful in this role, the ideal professional has a strong operations background in the Biotechnology industry. Next to this, you have: 

  • University Degree in Business, Sciences, or Engineering with previous experience overseeing site operational readiness activities, ideally in CDMO for Viral Vector, Cell Therapy, Antibody, or Vaccine production; 
  • 10+ years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry with 5+ years managing cell and gene therapy production entities; 
  • Technical proficiency in scaling up manufacturing processes (10 L to 200 L batches); 
  • Aseptic handling and cleanroom operations experience; 
  • Demonstrated leadership with direct team supervision; 
  • Exceptional organisational skills in fast-paced environments; 
  • Strong attention to detail and adaptability to changing priorities. 

The offer

This is an opportunity to join an exciting CDMO with a mission to translate research and early-stage clinical programs into actionable health solutions for patients. You can expect the following from the organisation:

  • You will have the opportunity to lead a cutting-edge, state-of-the-art facility and be a crucial part of the organisation’s growth; 
  • Competitive renumeration package with good secondary benefits. 


You can apply for this position by using the link below.

This search procedure has been closed (30-01-2024).

About this headhunter - QTC Recruitment

QTC Recruitment is a reliable recruitment partner, specialising in search and selection of professionals in the life sciences industry. We provide tailored services all over Europe, offering a search proposal to find specialised candidates for demanding positions in a competitive labour market. Through decades of experience in life sciences recruitment, we have developed an extensive network of leading employers and specialists in Europe. Our goal is to make both clients and candidates happy with a new job opportunity or a matching specialist through our reliable, transparent, and personal way of doing business. QTC is all about making a difference for you on Quality, Time, and Cost.

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