Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Reinach


Evolva... bringing sustainably sourced, next-generation health, wellness, and nutrition ingredients to the world.
Our lead ingredients are resveratrol for healthy aging products, a great-tasting zero-calorie stevia
sweetener to help food and beverage producers replace sugar, and a novel prevention approach to
help protect people and pets against the biting pests that transmit diseases like Lyme disease and Zika virus. Further, we are active in the flavors & fragrances market with two ingredients.
More information on our approach to work life can be found on our website:
Job description:
As Head of Manufacturing you will be working together with the Head of Operations in a crossfunctional team including other Operations functions, R&D, Commercial and Finance and be
responsible for the direction, managing and the coordination of our manufacturing operations at our
various CMO sites.
You will be in charge to build out efficient and effective production processes to support our growing
business. You will be responsible to further develop our CMO network and to ensure that production schedules meet forecasted market demands. You will also manage the tech transfer activities to various manufacturing sites and work with internal staff to design and coordinate further the development and improvement of our production processes. In these early stages of growing the company, we expect you to roll up your sleeves.
Lead and manage all our manufacturing operations
Establish appropriate manufacturing operations systems and processes
Provide oversight of tech transfer and scale up of our production processes
Resolve production issues quickly and effectively
Implementing continuous improvement processes and techniques
Ensure production output meets the needs of the business ie timely delivery to meet commercial and quality targets
Develop, monitor and control budgets, resources and capital expenditures
Provide strategic planning and leadership to ensure a sustainable cost-effective manufacturing and supply chain is in place
Develop a strong working relationship and manage the interaction with our CMOs by providing assistance and guidance
Further develop our network of CMOs, always led by improvements in efficiency and cost savings
Actively contribute in the managing, negotiation and closing of commercial agreements with our CMOs, including pricing and quality agreements
Travel as required to manufacturing sites located in the US and Europe

MS degree in Chemical/Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent, with at least 10 years of relevant manufacturing experience
Experience managing outside contract manufacturing groups and production activities
In-depth technical knowledge of biotechnology plant operations
Extensive knowledge of taking products from R&D through the upscaling process
Broad knowledge of industrialisation principles and technical risks during process scaleup/technical transfer
Experience in decreasing the cost of manufacture and arriving at profitable COGS for the commercial product
Strong organisational and communication skills
Strong business orientation and financial skills
Excellent negotiation and contracting skills
Hands-on mentality
Experience in working in international teams
Ability to travel international

As a person, you are resourceful, professional, and skilled in the art of teamwork and clear/concise communication. You are conscientious, considerate, and believe in innovation that benefits consumers, partners, and the planet. You want to play a role in the commercial success of our novel products. You are a problem solver with good interpersonal and English communication skills. Location: Reinach (BL), Switzerland Workload: 100% What Evolva Offers: Competitive compensation & benefits

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