Head of Production | Belgium Job at Boehringer Ingelheim – Gent

Head of Production | Belgium -2211112


At Boehringer Ingelheim we develop breakthrough therapies that improve the lives of both humans and animals. Founded in 1885 and family-owned ever since, Boehringer Ingelheim takes a long-term perspective. Now, we are powered by 52,000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative, and inclusive culture. We believe that if we have talented and ambitious people who are passionate about innovation, there is no limit to what we can achieve


Are you a driven and motivated Head of Production looking for a challenging role that will help you further grow and develop? Then this challenge might be for you!

As our new Head of Production, you will plan, coordinate, and manage every step of the manufacturing process of equine mesenchymal stem cells. In addition, you will be responsible for running of production line and ensuring that quality output of the manufactured goods meet customer requirements.

You will work in Evergem (Belgium), while reporting directly to the Site Director. Please send your application before September 2nd.

Further key responsibilities:
Provide leadership, management and vision to ensure manufacturing team has appropriate controls, reporting procedures and people to grow the manufacturing organization

Align with all team leads and key stakeholders on strategy, manufacturing plans and training methods

Organize, plan and manage all operational activities in the manufacturing area to achieve safe, robust, efficient and economical models in line with targets (specifications and deadlines) and compliant with GMP guidelines. Operational activities include but are not limited to:

Detailed production planning and hands-on work in clean room (cell thawing, passaging, production, diluent, secondary assembling)

Ensure that the required initial and continuing training of the department personnel is carried out and adapted according to need

Check the maintenance of the manufacturing department, premises and equipment, and ensure that the appropriate cleaning and validations are done

Monitor production progress and performance & ensure output meets quality standards

Propose and manage budget associated with manufacturing activities

Contribute to product cost evaluation and actively seek optimization of the costs and productivity

Motivate, mentor, recruit & retain high performing diverse teams

Ensure that legal, quality and financial commitments are met in all manufacturing processes

Look for innovation opportunities in the manufacturing process.

What you should bring to the team:
At least 5 years of practical experience in mammalian cell culture and/or production

At least 2 years of experience in leading teams

Excellent command of the English language. Fluency in Dutch is a plus

Experience in reporting on key production metrics and deep knowledge of production management

Leadership of manufacturing activity under GMP regulations is a major asset

Deep knowledge of performance evaluation and budgeting concepts

Team player with an entrepreneurial and hands-on mentality

Excellent organizational, leadership skills with results-driven approach

Excellent communication skills and able to build strong relationships

Lastly, you have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in Life Sciences (Pharmacy, Biology, Biochemistry, Veterinary Science, and etc).


Next to the opportunity to develop and challenge yourself while learning from a fast-paced environment:

Work and grow in a wellbeing-oriented organization (Premium access to Headspace and ongoing support and initiatives related to ways of working to help our employees to stay healthy and constantly improve the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being)

Work and grow in a passionate and innovative team within a fun, diverse, and multicultural working environment spanning multiple geographies

Customized Development plan based on your role and aspirations, with several learning platforms such as LinkedIn Learning Premium, and access to international development opportunities and languages + training programs

Full time basis with 20 legal holidays and 12 time reduction days

Competitive salary package and extralegal benefits.

Sounds good? Don’t hesitate to apply before September 2, 2022.


Does this sound like you? Then we are looking forward to receiving your application! If we see a match, we will invite you for a face-to-face interview to get to know each other. Are we still positive? We might schedule a second interview. We will keep you posted during the process!

If you have any questions related to the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact Talent Acquisition MIDI: [email protected]


This is where you can grow, collaborate, innovate, and improve lives.

At Boehringer Ingelheim, improving human and animal health has been at the core of what we do for a long time. Our People are the beating heart of our business. They are the ambassadors and driving force of our sustainable development agenda.

We are working to deliver across our six impact areas, drawing on our unique strengths and capabilities as a global health company.” Sustainable Development – For Generations” incorporates initiatives that we have been driving forward for many years.

Our work in these areas guarantee our commitment to our three pillars: More Health, More Green’ and

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Job – Manufacturing/Operations/ Production

Primary Location – Europe-BE-East Flanders-Ghent

Organization – BE-Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Belgium S.A.

Schedule – Full-time

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