Job opportunity for Senior Manager Contract Manufacturing & Development at Ferring Pharmaceuticals-Apply before 30th May 2024

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

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About Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a multinational biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Switzerland. Established in 1950, it specializes in the research, development, and marketing of innovative therapies in reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, and orthopedics. Ferring is known for its commitment to advancing treatments in areas of unmet medical need and for its focus on biotechnology and peptide research. Some of its notable products include treatments for infertility, prostate cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and growth disorders.

Post: Senior Manager Contract Manufacturing & Development (CMD)

Job Description

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Carry Out:

  • Planning for manufacturing of Loan License (LL) products & procurement of Third Party (TP) products based on market requirement.
  • Maintenance and record availability of commercial product stock.
  • Proficiency in handling various soft tools for procurement and inventory management of raw materials, packing materials, and finished products.
  • Procurement of materials for manufacturing through purchase orders in soft systems.
  • Data entries including material receipt, batchwise consumptions, inventory management, and consumption after batch manufacturing in ERP/SAP or equivalent software.
  • Procurement of raw and packaging materials for commercial products.
  • Material inventory management as per supply agreements with CMOs & material suppliers.
  • Identification of suitable CMOs for commercial manufacturing.
  • Liaison with CMOs for manufacturing, remediation, and improvement.
  • Calculation of product conversion charges and negotiation with CMOs.
  • Preparation and review of commercial manufacturing plan, documents, and execution.
  • Management of process validation and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Technical troubleshooting and implementation of CAPA at manufacturing sites.
  • Root cause investigation of product & process failures and implementation of CAPA.


  • Control of manufacturing processes for product quality risk assessment.
  • Compliance with GxP and Ferring quality standards.
  • Timely supply of commercial products.
  • Professional relationship management with CMOs and material suppliers.
  • Operational excellence for high yield of LL products.

Ensure & Support:

  • Coordination with cross-functional teams.
  • Support to quality and regulatory team.
  • Preparation of supply agreements and relevant documents.
  • Training & guidance to CMO personnel.
  • Process excellence, continuous improvement, and cost optimization.

Candidate Profile Required at Ferring Pharmaceuticals

  • B.Pharm / M.Pharm from a reputed university.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in drug product manufacturing.
  • Experience of FDA Approval in various pharmaceutical dosage forms.
  • Competent Technical person & Registered Pharmacist.
  • Production experience with thorough knowledge of GMP and Pharma regulations.

Desired Candidate Details

  • Experience working with CMOs, shop floor experience.
  • Understanding of manufacturing troubleshooting, quality, and regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills.
  • Comfortable with travel requirements.

Additional Information

  • Experience: 10 years
  • Qualification: B.Pharm / M.Pharm
  • Location: Mumbai, India
  • Industry Type: Pharma/ Healthcare/ Clinical research
  • Functional Area: Contract Manufacturing & Development (CMD)
  • End Date: 30th May 2024
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