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Director Operations Bioprocessing Services

  • Titolo Director Operations Bioprocessing Services
  • Funzione Supply Chain Manufacturing
  • Sottofunzione Manufacturing Pharmaceutical Process Operations
  • Categoria Director, Manufacturing Pharmaceutical Process Operations (PL9)
  • Località Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
  • Data di pubblicazione
  • Riferimento 2406184870W
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Are you a passionate leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment? Do you possess the skills and experience vital to drive operational excellence, cultivate inclusion and achieve outstanding results? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We are looking for an experienced Director Bioprocessing Services to lead one of important streams in Operations and support other manufacturing areas in the Leiden facility. In this role, you will be responsible for driving productivity and efficiency for safety, quality and reliability. We strive for the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction. As a key member of the Operations Leadership team, you will play a critical role in shaping the future of our organization.

Our company

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe health is everything. Our strength in healthcare innovation empowers us to build a world where complex diseases are prevented, treated, and cured, where treatments are smarter and less invasive, and solutions are personal. Through our expertise in Innovative Medicine and MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to innovate across the full spectrum of healthcare solutions today to deliver the breakthroughs of tomorrow, and profoundly impact health for humanity.

Are you interested in joining a team that is passionate about groundbreaking biomedicine operations that positive improve the lives of patients? Do you want to work for an employer with an excellent record in employee continuous professional development and business improvement? Apply today to J&J!

The opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Operations Director to lead our Bioprocessing Services for the large molecule production site in Leiden. The role is critical to support our growth in the next few years including new product introductions. They will lead 3 teams in day and shifts, providing materials, equipment and services ready for use in other production departments and the Centre of Expertise with specialists on process, equipment, MES, Quality, etc.

The Operations Director will play a pivotal role in overseeing the production preparation processes, ensuring compliance with GMP, regulations, optimizing efficiency, and driving continuous improvement initiatives to meet our site strategic goals. The role is based in Leiden and requires onsite presence.


  • Lead and develop a team of dedicated managers, providing guidance, coaching, and support.
  • The Director Operations maintains engagement, high morale, motivation and efficiency within their shift by adhering to the J&J leadership imperatives. Creates a positive environment for people development. Enables a good pipeline of succession for key positions in JBV.
  • Develop and implement plans to deliver site strategic goals
  • Overall responsibility for department culture of safety, quality, reliability, sustainability and efficiency.
  • Manage resource allocation, capacity planning and customer expectations.
  • Collaborate closely with other teams including Quality Assurance, Engineering, Supply Chain and R&D to drive improvements and innovations.
  • Establish and enforce according to internal high quality standards and compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Monitor performance indicators to track operational performance and identify trends to proactively address deviations from targets.
  • Collaborate with partners of the other manufacturing areas on site for the delivery of supporting processes
  • Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and dedication within the Operations department


Requirements for the role

  • Academic education level with strong knowledge of Biotech Operations process
  • Proven track record of successfully leading teams, managing complex projects and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Excellent communication (English and Dutch), negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities, with a focus on achieving results and exceeding targets
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and navigate ambiguity in a dynamic industry landscape.
  • 10 years experience in (Bio)Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and leadership roles

This is what awaits YOU at J&J:

This is an opportunity to work with a groundbreaking BioTherapeutics Technology operation and to be a member of a Johnson & Johnson company, with an excellent record in employee continuous professional development and business improvement.

We are passionate about our work; we play vital roles across a range of professional subject areas and care deeply about our customers and communities. At Johnson & Johnson our culture enables dynamic and impactful careers.

Whether you’re one of the 1000+ people who work here, or you’re considering joining the team, we offer excellent benefits and an opportunity to be part of a market leader with ambitious projects, dynamic and inspiring working environment and possibilities for further personal and professional development.

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