Vifor Pharma

Die Vifor Pharma Gruppe – die frühere Galenica Gruppe – ist ein globales Spezialitäten-Pharmaunternehmen, das eigene Pharmaprodukte erforscht, entwickelt, herstellt und vertreibt und ein bevorzugter Partner für innovative patientenorientierte Lösungen ist.
Das Unternehmen hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, ein globaler Marktführer in den Bereichen Eisenmangel, Nephrologie und kardiorenale Therapien zu sein und weltweit Patienten mit schweren und chronischen Erkrankungen zu einem besseren Leben in Gesundheit zu verhelfen.
Die Vifor Pharma Gruppe verfügt über Produktionsstätten in der Schweiz und in Portugal sowie über ein dynamisches Netzwerk von Vertriebsgesellschaften und Partnern zur weltweiten Marktabdeckung. Das Unternehmen treibt die Expansion seiner weltweiten Präsenz laufend voran, bleibt dabei aber in seinem schweizerischen Heimmarkt fest verwurzelt.
Die Vifor Pharma Gruppe besteht aus Vifor Pharma, Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma, ihrem gemeinsamen Unternehmen mit Fresenius Medical Care, Relypsa und OM Pharma.

Stellentyp: Vollzeit


Location: Switzerland - Villars-sur-Glâne/Fribourg
Function: Manufacturing/Production
Company: Vifor Pharma
Marilda Martins
Regional Talent Acquisition Specialist
+41 58 851 67 69
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About you
In this challenging role, you are responsible for the Pharmaceutical and Analytical Development in our site of Fribourg. At this position, you directly report to the Site Manager and manage a team of approximately 20 people. Your role is to manage human and technical resources to meet the site objectives. Your main responsibilities include:
  • Development of new drug products according to international standards for international submission to obtain marketing authorizations
  • Production support activities to maintain registered drug products at a state of the art level in respect of quality requirement and for manufacturing transfer activities
  • Support our customers in case of technical requirement
  • Assure a goal-orientated performance of development, transfer and/or product support projects within timelines and budget, according to schedules and costs agreed with site management and global functions
  • Set-up of quality target product profile and specifications for raw materials, packaging materials and drug products
  • Performance of formulation and process development studies on a risk-based / quality by design approach
  • Resource planning for the pharmaceutical and analytical development activities
  • Promotion of strategic decision for investment in new pharmaceutical and analytical equipment / technology improvement
  • Set-up and maintenance of a network with external partners and universities for pharmaceutical and analytical development activities
  • Active tracking of the trends and changes in the field of pharmaceutical development to stimulate and expand internal knowledge

For this role, we are looking for a reliable and dynamic person with the following profile:
  • University degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry or Biochemistry or similar
  • At least 5 years of practical experience in drug product development and production
  • Very good knowledge of GMP environment, ideally within pharmaceutical industry
  • Solid experience in people management, including in managing managers
  • Long experience in project management
  • Fluent in French and English both in oral and written conversation. Knowledge of German is an asset

You are an innovative, determined and assertive person, who likes to work in a very efficient and autonomous way. You have very good communication skills and like to coach people to achieve performance. You feel comfortable in a leader position, where you make decisions and act as an entrepreneur.
About us

Vifor Pharma Group, formerly Galenica Group, is a global specialty pharmaceuticals company that researches, develops, produces and markets its own pharmaceutical products and is the partner of choice for innovative, patient-focused solutions. The company’s goal is to be a global leader in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies and strives to help patients around the world with severe and chronic diseases to lead better, healthier lives.

Vifor Pharma Group has production sites in Switzerland and Portugal as well as a dynamic network of affiliates and partners offering broad market coverage all over the world.

The company has an ever-growing global presence while at the same time remaining firmly rooted in its home market, Switzerland.

Vifor Pharma Group consists of Vifor Pharma; Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma, its joint company with Fresenius Medical Care; Relypsa; and OM Pharma.

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