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CMO Operations Manager in CMO Operations, Avedøre

Improving food and health for more than 1 billion people every day requires dedicated teamwork. Join us!
At Chr. Hansen we work to improve food and health, and our natural ingredients are consumed by more than 1 billion people every day.

For this to come true we operate integrated global production and supply chain networks using sophisticated technologies and processes. Automation, robotics and IT systems are key components but the key ingredient is efficient people teams focused on delivering to our customers.

As a global market leader in bioscience, we have the opportunity to address important global challenges such as food waste, healthy living, sustainable agriculture - and we need the smartest and most passionate people on board to succeed. Want to join us?

A career with Chr. Hansen 
Joining Chr. Hansen is your opportunity to make a meaningful difference while working for a global market leader.

Our employees are our most valuable asset. We want to create a friendly and inspiring work environment, where our people feel as engaged as possible in their daily work. This means no matter which of our operations sites you will be based at you will experience a team based, non-hierarchical and agile organization. We are proud to promote an inspiring and safe work environment and a collaborative culture full of passion to make a difference.

CMO Manager
Do you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment where you work across many internal Chr. Hansen units and with a broad range of external stakeholders?  Are you up for helping to shape a new organization, establishing new processes and procedures?  If you are passionate about working with contract manufacturing, you might be our new CMO Operations Manager

About the department
CMO Operations is a sub unit in Global Sales & Operations Planning, that is a part of Global Operations. In Global Operations we take care of all production, contract manufacturing and distribution of products for Chr. Hansen.  The primary role of CMO Operations is to monitor and control the production handled by Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs) and ensure reliable delivery of products from the CMOs to our respective customers. Our CMOs are located all over the world. 

You will join a newly established area within Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP), a department with overall 22 highly dedicated colleagues.

The position
As CMO Operations Manager in CMO Operations, your main objective is to ensure stable and reliable delivery of products from our CMOs. This is done in close collaboration with our planning departments.  Your job is to be the overall responsible for selected CMOs and run our reporting processes, your tasks include:

  • Manage CMOs, including sanctioning in case of poor performance or transfer to new CMO
  • Responsible for oversight of capacity, compliance, quality, manufacturing readiness and activities at selected CMO
  • Securing and monitoring CMO performance, from end to end, according to contractual obligations
  • Ensuring cost efficiency and flexibility of operations
  • Driving all optimization projects around CMOs
  • Defining robust and ambitious KPIs for CMOs, incl. follow-up
  • Support New Product Development (NPDs) and Customer Development Projects (CDPs) to the extent needed to ensure new projects enter Global Operations in a successful manner
  • Build and align operating model across CMOs within each category, e.g. freeze drying or capsule production
  • Identify and implement process improvements within Chr. Hansen regarding CMO management in order to create a strong foundation for further growth within area

You will have a wide range of stakeholders, both internally in Chr. Hansen and at our CMOs. You will need good communication skills and a structured approach to the tasks at hand, in order to gain commitment from both internal and external stakeholders.

Since our CMOs are located around the world; travel activity is expected between 15-25 days per year.

We offer you an exciting job in an international environment with the possibility to play an important role in a new organization.  You will join an experienced and talented area where we have an informal and direct tone and where we value each other’s differences.

Qualifications
You hold an academic degree within a relevant discipline e.g. Engineering, Supply Chain or have relevant experience, typically obtained from a biotech production, with at least a 5 year experience in working in a CMO environment.

You have a positive and open mind-set and you are good at building relationships and communicating across cultures. You enjoy working independently and proactively in a dynamic environment, with many tasks to coordinate and execute on, changing priorities and strict deadlines. You have a strong quality mind-set and solid analytical skills. Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Contact
For further information, please contact Christian Bjoernlund Nielsen at +45 6038 6449 or Brynjar Steinbach at +45 5218 0896.

Application deadline is November 18th, 2018.

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