CMC External Supply Manager

England, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
£50000 - £60000 per annum
09 Feb 2021
09 Mar 2021
Emma Miles
Regulatory Affairs, CMC
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level

Hobson Prior are looking for a CMC External Supply Manager for an exciting opportunity to join a top biotechnology organisation in Stevenage. Our client concentrates on developing pioneering gene therapies to enable people living with chronic diseases live a better life.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You will assist with technology transfers to external parties & ensure ongoing compliant supply, maintaining timelines.
  • Ensure secure compliant supply of critical materials for the organisation's portfolio (both internal & external GMP production).
  • You will act as Technical/Supply Lead for post-tech transfer processes with Emphasis on fill/finish projects including Person in Plant and Batch record documentation review.
  • Identification, documentation of potential risks and mitigations and monitoring of progress and manufacturing with emphasis on aseptic processes and fill/finish progress.
  • Oversee activities focused on manufacturing support & trouble-shooting across all stages of manufacturing including aseptic processing and fill/finish for investigation of process failures, quality incidents, deviations, corrective/preventative action plans, and change controls
  • Plan and optimise critical material supply across the portfolio.
  • Develop systems and lead interactions with 3rd parties to achieve this
  • Complete root cause investigations and work with multidisciplinary teams in developing and implementing solutions; identification of potential timeline & project challenges
  • Oversee outsourced aseptic drug product manufacture i.e. fill-finish, providing guidance on best practices to improve aseptic processes and procedures.
  • Review CMO batch documentation for all stages of manufacturing including aseptic drug product manufacture and provide company oversight of deviations etc.
  • Any other assigned tasks.

Key Skills:

  • Demonstrable ability to work in and lead multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural teams and work effectively with partners.


  • Bachelor's degree, (Masters/PhD/EngD) in either life sciences, biotechnology, chemical engineering, or related discipline.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years' experience in aseptic processes manufacturing with emphasis on Fill/finish manufacturing process.
  • Knowledge and experience of bioprocess development, scale-up and GMP manufacturing would be desirable (including large scale mammalian cell culture support).
  • Experience in biopharmaceutical/biologics manufacturing and/or process development/scale-up.
  • Experience of developing robust and scalable GMP compliant processes for either gene therapy, viral vectors, vaccines, or biological products; including knowledge spanning upstream; downstream with emphasis on fill/finish technologies.
  • Experience of technology transfer, management of CRO's/CMOs and/or GMP manufacturing, providing technical expertise to assist troubleshooting issues, during technical transfer or routine production.
  • Knowledge of quality management and regulatory requirements.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry with a minimum of 2-3 years in GMP Manufacturing.
  • Experience working in a cross-functional CMC team on a gene therapy, biopharmaceutical or vaccines project and demonstrable understanding of the technology and technical challenges.
  • Experience of CMC development or regulatory affairs would be an advantage.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the drug development process from development through to market.
  • Ability to travel to work partners in Globally as the role requires.

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