Manager Engineering - Pharma

  • Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • English (C2) and German (C1)
  • Bachelor's degree
  • By agreement
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Our client is a US-based pharmaceutical contract research and development company. For their site in the greater Heidelberg area, they are looking for a "Manager Engineering" (m/f/d).
Join the global leader in drug development and delivery and contribute to the development of nearly 200 products we launch annually or help deliver over 7,000 products to patients around the world. Our client is an exciting and growing international company where experts work directly with the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries and healthcare providers of various sizes to advance new medicines from the early stages of development through clinical trials to market for the benefit of patients worldwide.

The key tasks of the manager is to implement the technological development of the site. It is the manager's responsibility to drive projects forward, take on the disciplinary leadership and mentoring role of a team of six engineers.

Description and responsibilities

  • You will lead your team members efficiently, motivate them and support them in the further development of their technical or project management skills.
  • You have the overall responsibility for the execution of the assigned large investment projects on time and within budget
  • You will lead projects yourself and define and optimise technical and internal work processes together with the different teams on site and cooperate with colleagues from CI, Facility Management, Production, Quality Supply Chain, Purchasing and Finance
  • You guarantee the preparation of the relevant documents for the approval of the investment projects and support the project managers in their preparation (e.g. investment application, business case, budget estimate)
  • You report the status of the CapEx portfolio to the management and corporate functions and optimise portfolio controlling
  • For technical questions, you are the contact person within the site and the customers and, together with the sales and production team, you ensure the successful processing of production orders

Your profile

  • Completed engineering studies in the field of process engineering, bioengineering, mechanical engineering or comparable.
  • Several years of experience in managing engineering projects in a production-related environment.
  • Ideally experience in the pharmaceutical, chemical or medical device industry, beverages, food, cosmetics
  • Several years of disciplinary management experience
  • Initiative, solution-oriented approach and the ability to drive issues forward in a large organisation
  • Basic knowledge in the area of Industry 4.0 and automation
  • Very good English and solid German skills (C1)


  • Independent management of exciting investment projects
  • A cross-location network and "best practice sharing" within the group
  • The opportunity to form your own team
  • Professional support during induction
  • pension scheme and childcare allowance
  • Company canteen and company events
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