Director MSIT

Synthes GmbH

  • Publication date:

    15 June 2024
  • Workload:

  • Contract type:

    Unlimited employment
  • Place of work:


Director MSIT

Johnson & Johnson, through its operating companies, is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. We strive to provide scientifically sound, high quality products and services to help heal, cure disease and improve the quality of life.


YOUR responsibilities & YOUR impact:

The MSIT Director is accountable to:

  • Organize and lead the MSIT (Manufacturing Science, Innovation and Technology) organization at the Advanced Therapy and Vaccine Bern Site

  • Ensure that the MSIT organization drives and supports the following key deliverables:

    • Technology Transfer & new product introduction for the Bern product portfolio (Early to late stage & commercial)

    • Continuous improvement of processes and technology.

    • Troubleshooting of products and processes.

    • Non-conformance, investigation and change control management

    • Creating a learning organization through knowledge management of products, processes, and technology.

  • Drive the organization through active establishment and maintenance of relationships with Site functions, Global Supply Chain MSAT and with Therapeutic Development & Supply (TDS) teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive project technology transfers from the sending party to the Bern site and out of the Bern site into the larger internal and external manufacturing network.

  • Drive product quality through monitoring of manufacturing process. Identify trends in the manufacturing process, investigate and propose technical solutions.

  • Drive process improvements, robustness and data-based process understanding, yield, and evaluation and implementation of new manufacturing technology.

  • Define strategies and approaches to ensure state-of-the art manufacturing technologies are evaluated and implemented.

  • Troubleshooting of products and processes: Lead troubleshooting & investigations and provide expert support. Defend output of investigations during audits and inspections.

  • Ensure product and process compliance with regulations and company standards.

  • Execution and documentation of validation & process microbiology activities in line with regulatory and JnJ standards.

  • Ensure the validated state of the GMP-related systems and manufacturing processes and foster Continuous Improvement programs.

  • Lead the identification and prioritization of projects and initiatives with a GMP phase appropriate mind-set.

  • Provide and Influence through expert leadership and shape with other site departments such as Technical Services (TS), Analytical & Process Development (ADPD), Quality, Environment, Health & Safety (EHS), Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls (CMC) life-cycle innovations, validation strategies and development topics.

  • Drive strong partnership & collaboration with the MSAT and TDS organisations.

  • Drive Learning with focus on manufacturing technologies, scientific background for manufacturing processes and usage of digital process data.

  • Motivate and inspire local teams to drive significantly increased performance through technical innovation and change.  Provide leadership and development to the team and ensure there is a diverse pipeline of high performing multi-skilled leaders of the future. 

  • Drives a Credo-based culture aligned around our guiding principles of “Servant Leadership”, “Think Differently, Do Better” concepts, innovation, engagement, collaboration and development.


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