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Head of Scale Up & Processing in R&D (m/f/d)

Your tasks and responsibilities

In our Research & Development function in Wuppertal Chemical Development – is the Centre of Competence for pharma drug substance development within Bayer R&D. Within this unit the Head of Scale up & Processing (m/f) ensures API supply for clinical studies, launch and post launch manufacturing including technology development industrialization in a state of the art technology platform.


  • Ensure the worldwide supply of active ingredients including intermediates for all preclinical and clinical trials
  • Define and shape a very active personnel development strategy for the function including talent and know-how management with key interfaces like HR & Product Supply
  • Give strategic orientation and management of Scale up & Processing activities within Global Chemical Development
  • Cover all stages of development including launch and market supply and ensure sufficient consideration of PS requirements and demands during process development
  • Ensure for all pharma development projects state of the art process engineering and technology to establish process stability, scalability and cost competitiveness
  • Manage and develop a center of excellence within R&D for Scale Up & Processing in order to establish state of the art supply and processes to achieve short development timelines and low cost of goods by establishing operational excellence principles and processes


Who you are

  • Ph.D. degree in life sciences or comparable degree with international background (e.g. postdoctoral studies; preferred in chemistry)
  • Long-term professional experience in life sciences or chemistry and process engineering and development
  • Enhanced knowledge and several years of experience in production and/or development of API’s
  • Thorough knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry (including drug development processes), with the ability to quickly understand the company's strategic needs, business practices as well as processes and products
  • Proven excellent leadership skills (e.g. experience in cross functional diverse teams); consistently uses multiple methods to develop others and stays alert to developmental assignments both inside and outside own workgroup
  • Excellent communication skills and strong team player (m/f), proven experience in team and people development
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and to strive for continuous improvement with a high customer orientation
  • Excellent English skills, fluent in German, both written and verbal are necessary


Your application

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can show your passion for innovation? Are you interested in working as part of a global team to improve people’s lives? Then send us your online application including cover letter, CV and references.




Bayer welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination. 

Country: Germany
Location: Wuppertal-Elberfeld
Reference Code: 28701