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Director Operations
Within this role you are responsible for all activities that are part of Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology Support, Technical Services and Warehouse. You will ensure that all commercial - , CMO - and clinical products are manufactured on time and in line with the defined planning. In addition, products that are delivered and all related activities should be in line with the applicable laws and regulations, the (international) quality standards and budget/cost objectives.
As a Director of Operations directly you will support the Chief Operations Officer to effectively manage operations at HAL Allergy. Meanwhile, you will assist with cross functional coordination and act as requested on behalf of the COO (when absent).
Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership, coaching, training, and guidance to your operational teams so they are enabled in reaching their performance goals;
  • Provide daily management and oversight  for all manufacturing operations, including engineering, qualification and maintenance at the HAL Allergy plant. If required, you will coordinate corrective actions and/or implementation of proactive improvements.
  • Ensure that the production forecast is achieved. Continuously strive to efficiently improve production and the cost of goods.
  • Maintain and report on applicable department - and delivery metrics;
  • Translate the value chain from R&D and Quality into an operational planning and - execution. You should be able to actively display your existing industry - and technological knowledge while interacting with the different stakeholders.
  • Responsible for the successful coordination and execution of new product launches in the markets.
  • Identify capital expenditures and manage that infrastructural projects are executed within time and budget.
  • Supervise (technology transfer) projects and meeting deliverables in the milestone planning.
  • Ensure an effective utilization of resources including a consistent performance management by defining SMART department/individual goals and key performance indicators, robust employee development and routine rewards - and recognitions practices, all in line with the HAL Allergy  policies.
  • Ensure high-quality of the work performed by the team and make sure that processes are compliant with the company’s SOPs as well as with applicable laws and regulatory guidelines (e.g. EMA and FDA).
  • Drive continuous improvement and an Operational Excellence culture through self-detecting and self-correcting processes and systems and instilling strong ownership and accountability.
  • Develop and maintain training programs.
  • Ensure the safety of assigned areas and work practices in accordance with plant and company SHE programs.
Requirements
  • Academic degree (MBA, MSc) within Life Sciences or a related field.
  • At least 7 years of relevant experience within a pharmaceutical  production environment (in the field of Biotechnology, Downstream Processing & Drug Product Manufacturing).
  • Demonstrated leadership experience of at least 3 years with managing multi-layered teams (e.g. including indirect supervision).
  • Solid understanding and knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements and GMP quality directives is critical.
  • Experience with manufacturing and working under FDA directives is required;
  • Experience with working under “Process Excellence” is required;  
  • Fluency in English and Dutch is a prerequisite, German is preferred.
Personal & Professional Skills
  • Result and quality oriented.
  • Sense of accountability for the whole supply chain.
  • Organisational savvy.
  • Ambassador of supportive leadership
Offer
  • We offer you a highly dynamic job in an interesting environment.
  • You will be working from our headquarters in Leiden, where the products are produced on site.
  • HAL Allergy offers great benefits including a competitive salary, 13th month, 30 holidays, contribution to pension and health insurance.
Applications and more information
Interested? We look forward to receiving your application. To apply, please click the "Apply" button below to the right where you will be prompted to upload your CV first. 
Company Information

HAL Allergy is a modern leader in the field of biopharmaceuticals, located in the Leiden Bio Science Park in The Netherlands. Our core business is the development and manufacturing of therapies and diagnostics for allergic diseases.

 

With offices in major European countries, HAL Allergy is one of the European top players in the allergy immunotherapy business. Established in 1959 HAL Allergy has a long experience in developing, producing and selling allergy therapies with an immuno-modulatory effect, resulting in a reduction of symptoms and long-term disease suppression. These therapies are primarily used against common allergies such as hay fever, house dust mites allergy and allergic reactions towards wasp or bee stings.

 

We employ around 300 highly specialized people across various functions. The departments at our headquarters include Research & Development, Production, Quality Assurance, Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs. Our staff works closely together with leading research institutes. At our locations in Germany, Poland, Austria, Spain and Italy we mainly focus on service and sales activities.

 

We are a steadily growing and dynamic company with a culture that is characterized by entrepreneurial spirit and a friendly and helpful atmosphere. The patient’s well-being is always our top priority. This combination is the basis for an interesting and challenging environment.

 

In addition to the core business of HAL Allergy, our subsidiary HALIX was founded in 2012. HALIX is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) licensed for the contract manufacturing of clinical and commercial medicines according to GMP standards. As an end‑to‑end service provider, HALIX will serve its customers the full range from the first development steps to start of commercial production after successful registration of products.