Head, Manufacturing/Development: Growing Biopharma Newly-created – Top Mfg. position: RETAINED SEARCH

Cornerstone Search Group
March 31, 2021
Greater Kentucky Area, United States of America
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Head, Manufacturing/Development: Growing Biopharma – Newly-created – Top Mfg. position: RETAINED SEARCH

Cornerstone has been Retained by a unique, well-funded, rapidly growing Biopharma focused within Large Molecule (Vaccines, Antibodies, etc.) Development through a unique manufacturing platform. Our client is a leader in their field and is part of a larger established company - allowing for a smaller, nimble and family-friendly culture while still offering world-class compensation packages, benefits and a top-notch relocation package.

This newly created position will serve as the Head of Manufacturing and Process Development during an incredibly important time in our client’s growth.  Responsibilities include growing a team, developing strategy and serving as the most critical leader/overseer of the entire manufacturing lifecycle.  You will report directly to an excellent Chief Operating Officer.


  • Smaller, creative, family-friendly environment – Our client offers an exceptional working environment. Their culture emphasizes creativity, passion and teamwork, which is led by their CEO and COO – both who have been with the organization since its inception (15+ years).
  • World-class benefits and relocation assistance – Since our client is a subsidiary of a very large company, they can offer exceptional benefits (health, financial, wellness, etc.). Furthermore, their relocation package is top-notch, taking all the guess-work and cost out of your decision-making process.
  • Difference-making technology – Our client has a platform that can develop vaccines and other pharmaceuticals more efficiently, effectively and in a timely manner, which is obviously incredibly practical in today’s time.
  • Lead people and strategy – This opportunity will give you the ability to both lead and develop people, while also still staying actively involved in the day-to-day strategy and operations.
  • Great location/place to live – Our client’s location offers an affordable, safe, central Kentucky location allowing easy access to several larger cities, while also offering a perfect place to raise a family. It is a tight-knit community offering a growing downtown with many different cultural options.


  • Responsible/ownership for all Manufacturing activities for both small and large scale clinical/commercial manufacturing facility.
  • Directly accountable for the daily Manufacturing Department activities.
  • Lead and ensure that all activities are aligned with long range operating plan.
  • Ensure all day to day activities support the delivery of product according to plan.
  • Lead operations and the actions required to assure production schedules are achieved with the operational expense and capital budget.
  • Build a high performing, scalable manufacturing organization focused on consistent, reliable, safe and compliant operations.
  • Support the development of new products and make the essential changes to facility, staff and equipment to assure smooth tech transfers, process improvements, and validation programs.
  • Collaborate with/participate in Regulatory and 3rd party inspections/audits as Manufacturing Department Lead.
  • Develop long-term department goals and enact production strategies with the goal of increasing production and product quality.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related scientific discipline.
  • 10+ years of manufacturing experience from concept through commercialization.
  • People management experience is required.
  • Proven track record of cross-functional engagement to manage multiple programs/projects.
  • Demonstrated strong collaboration skills, including ability to communicate clearly to executives and stakeholders.
  • Exhibits facility with written and oral communication for external audiences, especially on technical subjects.


Thomas Fascia | Partner

E: tfascia@cornerstonesg.com

P: 973-656-0220 x717

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasfascia

CORNERSTONE SEARCH GROUP – Pharma & Biotech Executive Search

Six Campus Drive | Suite 301 | Parsippany, New Jersey 07054 USA


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