Head of Plasmid Operations

King of Prussia


TheHead of Plasmid Operations will direct the upstream and downstream operations of plasmid manufacturing in Center for Breakthrough Medicine’s state-of-the-art commercial biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in King of Prussia, PA. They are accountable for building, maintaining, and continuously improving a highly effective plasmid production workforce, driving activity to achieve the desired departmental, site, and company outcomes, and ensuring the highest standards of workplace safety and product quality are adhered to. They will provide direct leadership for the Plasmid Manufacturing team and are a key-value stream leader for customer projects providing both technical and operational leadership and expertise. The Head of Plasmid Operations will provide the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper controls, KPI, people, and systems in place within the manufacturing function.



·Establish programs, practices, and processes to drive a high-performance culture and engaged workforce across Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost

·Direct all day-to-day plasmid manufacturing operating including but not limited to manufacturing, manufacturing support, & manufacturing compliance to ensure delivery of departmental commitments to achieve company objectives

·Work with internal stakeholders in manufacturing, process development, process sciences, project management, etc. to facilitate successful project and customer management

·Develops and implements Key Performance Indicators to track and lead successful, the timely achievement of goals, objectives, and projects

·Evaluate the functional strengths and developmental areas in the Plasmid manufacturing team and focus on continuous improvement

Education & Experience

Advanced degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering or related field

·5-10 years hands-on experience in biotechnology/plasmid manufacturing practices, guidelines, management practices, cell and gene therapies knowledge, and production and planning operations.

·5-10 years in a Manufacturing/Operations Leadership role, leadership and management experience in a cGMP environment is required