Packaging Manager

CHF100000 - CHF110000 per annum
  1. Permanent
  1. Technical Operations, Engineering, Packaging Engineer

Hobson Prior are working with an international biopharmaceutical company who are recruiting for a Packaging Manager to be based in Basel on a permanent basis. You will be responsible for leading and coordinating activities within our internal Product teams and with our external partners.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and drive activities related to Packaging Operations from our external CMO network.
  • Manage supply operational meetings with CMOs, CROs and internal functions to ensure daily operations and continuous supply of our commercial and clinical products.
  • Support Quality department in regular and annual reporting activities related to Packaging.
  • Be the first point of contact for Packaging CMOs, responsible for monitoring and assuring CMO performance.
  • Partake in sourcing evaluation for packaging CMOs and CROs.
  • Subject matter expert for packaging and labelling, responsible for maintaining and improving.
  • Packaging processes at CMOs and providing expertise around pharmaceutical packaging.
  • Plan and coordinate implementation of packaging and labelling changes, technology transfers and launches of new markets and products according to regulatory requirements and commercial timelines.
  • Recognise and drive continuous improvement initiatives related to Packaging.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and ability to communicate in a business environment are required.
  • You are driven, service minded, and flexible with excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • You have a high sense of responsibility and feel comfortable working in an operational role, taking lead on project- and issue management.
  • Strong team leadership & working skills are required to work effectively and establish/maintain effective working relationships with internal/external partners.


  • University degree within manufacturing, supply chain or equivalent working experience is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry's required.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical packaging and labelling, development of pharma packaging, implementation of new packaging, packaging technology and packaging tech transfers.
  • Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and industry regulatory standards.
  • Previous work involving direct contact with CMO´s, Packaging Technology and/or Clinical Supplies are strong merits.

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