Job Openings Manager for Raw Materials

About the job Manager for Raw Materials

Make your mark in a leading role at Bavarian Nordic and play a significant part in ensuring the development and success of the Raw Materials Process Unit.

Key position within raw materials

The Raw Materials team at Bavarian Nordic is responsible for the implementation of new raw materials (liquids), disposables with prolonged product contact, and primary packaging material for vaccine manufacturing. It will be your primary responsibility to lead, support, and empower the growing team comprising a total of 13 scientists/specialists. Moreover, you will develop your team in terms of cross-functional collaborations internally and externally and take overall responsibility for the teams' deliverables. Driving and aligning overall plans for raw materials implementation and maintenance for production of CTM and commercial products at both Bavarian Nordic productions and at CMOs, will also be on your agenda. Likewise, you are going to oversee the planning and execution of studies and programs within raw materials (stability, extractable & leachable, primary container closure integrity, etc.). Lastly, you will make sure that the implementation of new responsibility areas will run smoothly and successfully.

Human-centric leader with strong scientific background

We expect you to have a relevant academic background within life sciences. As this is a large and growing team, the position requires a strong people manager, who knows how to influence, motivate, and bring people together. You are not expected to be an expert in each area within raw materials, but you must be able to act as a sparring partner for your team members on various subjects. Thus, you can come from a managerial position in e.g., pharma, biotech, medical devices, or related industries. Personally, you are resilient, organized, self-motivated, and resourceful. You thrive in a dynamic working environment in which innovation, curiosity, and ambition characterize daily life.

Persistent pioneering within innovative vaccine development

Join Bavarian Nordic and embark upon a transformative journey towards becoming one of the largest pure play vaccine companies by advancing in innovation, manufacturing, and commercialization. The recruitment process is carried out by Venaris Executive Search ( For more information regarding the position, please reach out to Executive Search Consultant Sofie Rudbech Mathisen on +45 25121162. All requests will be handled confidentially. If this position is for you, do not hesitate to apply by uploading your CV - it is not necessary to include a cover letter.

Bavarian Nordic

Bavarian Nordic is a fully integrated vaccine company focused on the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of life-saving vaccines. The company operates its own commercial-scale manufacturing facility in Kvistgaard, Denmark. At Bavarian Nordic, they strive to uphold their purpose of improving and saving lives by always ensuring that their DNA is present in every phase of the entire work process. By 2025, Bavarian Nordic aspires to be one of the largest pure play vaccine companies by investing in innovative vaccine development, commercial excellence, and becoming the best-in-class manufacturer.