1 month ago

Bioprocess Plant Manager

Cardiff Competitive Permanent

Bioprocess Plant Manager

Our client, within the biotechnology field, are seeking an experienced senior production professional to oversee their production team and programmes. You will be responsible for the excellent delivery of biologics and pharmaceutical products.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Subject matter expert for large scale equipment operating conditions specifically pressure vessels, filtration, centrifugation, pumps and valve assemblies
  • Accountability for safe manufacturing, cost effectiveness and striving for operational excellence within all areas of responsibility
  • Management of departmental staff and plant resources
  • Working closely with Technical & Compliance teams on continuous improvements for new processes/ technical capabilities to identify opportunities to improve yields and optimise processes including fermentation, protein expression (and protein purification)
  • Communicating production plan in a way that targets, processes and requirements are clear
  • Monitoring the conformity of the plant processes, checking all indicators on the system
  • Rapidly and effectively troubleshoot for enzyme fermentation (and DSP) processes
  • Leading and management of the team, championing a learning and development culture to drive performance and capability
  • Working closely with the Technical team to technically transfer new products into the manufacturing process
  • Lead and inspire your team to deliver operational excellence


  • Educated to degree level in Chemistry/ Bioprocess or related subject
  • Previous manufacturing management experience is essential!
  • Applicants must have experience from either; food/ life science or pharma manufacturing
  • Strong experience within GMP framework
  • Any experience with bioreactors/ fermentation vessels would be an advantage!
  • IOSH/ NEBOSH qualified
  • ILM accreditations
  • Excellent communication and team working ability

Harris Lord is acting as a Recruitment Agency in respect to this vacancy.

We regret that due to high volumes we are unable to acknowledge every application. All successful candidates will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss the role and their experience further

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