Biogen Senior Virtual Plant Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts
About This Role * The Sr. Virtual Plant manager is responsible for the management of one or more contract manufacturing organizations. This includes responsibility for product delivery, relationship management, manufacturing and project budget in relation with concerned CMO(s) (typically USD 20-50 million). The incumbent will also be responsible for CMO(s) supply of key strategic products under development. *What You’ll Do * * Manages one or more CMO(s) * Lead virtual plant teams * Owns contract responsibilities and manages product(s) with CMOs * Owns the overall relationship management for the CMO(s), including when the CMO’s activities encompass work done in several modalities * Ensures product development and validation per program’s timelines, and continued supply of API / Drug Product / Finished Product as per clinical demand * Runs the governance team and activities for the CMO(s) under her/his responsibility * Ensures projects (product lifecycle management, technology transfers, change control etc.) are smoothly implemented at the CMO * Manages one or more complex (multi-site, multi-product, multi-modality) CMO(s) * Leads one or several virtual plant teams * Single management site lead or may have indirect reports helping in the management of production * Acts as backup for the External Manufacturing Head of Clinical and Gene Therapy platform when needed. *Who You Are * You can quickly solve operational problems related to production, planning, logistics, quality, technical aspects to ensure timely production and availability of clinical and/or commercial products. For CMO(s) under responsibility, you need to be able to negotiate objectives, work with CMO(s) to implement actions to meet targets, run business reviews with CMO(s) management, coordinate significant projects with CMO(s). You also need to be able to negotiate pricing / pricing evolution (in collaboration with Sourcing) and to solve financial disputes with CMO(s). *Requirements: * Minimally BA/BS in Life Sciences with 9 or more years of relevant experience required. * Excellent communication skills * Good negotiation skills * Experience in working in cross-function matrix environment * Business acumen * Experience across different modalities * Proven project leadership skills * Ability to quickly solve problems related to production, planning, logistics or quality of assigned products * Understanding of supply chain requirements for pharmaceutical products * Batch Record/Deviations/CAPAs * CMO (Contract Manufacturing Organization) Experience * Proficient in English, other languages are a plus *Why Biogen? * Our mission to find therapies for neurological and rare diseases is a unique focus within our industry and this shared purpose is what connects us as a team. We work together to overcome obstacles and to follow the science. We are resilient as we strive to make an impact on our patients’ lives and on changing the course of medicine. Together, we pioneer. Together, we thrive.