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Head of Manufacturing

Job Title: Head of Manufacturing

Location: Hangzhou, China

About the role

Reporting to the VP of Regional Operations, the Head of Manufacturing will be responsible for manufacturing operations for global supply chain, technical transfer (external and internal) and continuous improvement. The Head of Manufacturing will play a crucial role in enabling the continuous delivery of high-quality products to Abcam's global customers, faster.

Working for a truly global and purpose led organisation, this role is an exciting leadership opportunity with a remit to significantly contribute towards Abcam's ambitious growth targets.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Ensure the consistent supply of high-quality antibodies to customers, faster. Supporting one-stop global supply chain completion
  • Lead the departmental yearly and quarterly team labor raw material budgeting process
  • Lead recombinant antibody development, production, purification, formulation, and the entire QC process to achieve automation
  • Lead Abcam's internal or external technical transfer and manufacturing process continuous improvement, and be highly involved with design control process with the new product development team
  • Support the VP of Global Manufacturing and cross-site teams to implement the global manufacturing strategy in China
  • Responsible for developing a high performing team

About you

The Head of Manufacturing will be a proven leader with the ability to nurture and grow a first-class, high performing team. This will be accompanied by strong influencing skills, you will possess the ability to communicate with senior leadership across multiple sites and have a solution focused attitude. The Head of Manufacturing will have over ten years' experience operating in a biological manufacturing and technology setting. Although not essential, antibody manufacturing experience would be highly advantageous. Fluent written and spoken English and Mandarin is essential. You will have an MBA or Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences and project/program management experience.

Our culture promotes collaboration, innovation, agility and diversity which are just some of the reasons why Abcam is regarded by Glassdoor as one of the best places to work. If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in and you'd like to be a part of a fast-paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences, please apply now!

Pay and Benefits

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive package including our award-winning share scheme. For maternity leave, 128 days full pay for single births, 143 days full pay for multiple births. A culture focused on well-being and opportunities for growth and development, and a highly flexible working environment. What's more, as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer, we are recognized globally as an organization that's diverse, inclusive and supports women in the workplace.

About Us

An idea conceived in a University of Cambridge laboratory in 1998, Abcam plc ( began life as an innovative and entrepreneurial start-up, spearheaded by like-minded individuals who shared a common purpose of providing the scientific community with quality antibody reagents, as well as trustworthy and up-to-date information about their uses and limitations. Abcam has now grown to become a leading supplier of protein research tools to life scientists, whilst always maintaining the core collaborative values assumed at its inception.

Abcam now supports life science researchers in their quest to understand the cause of disease and ultimately offer improvements to diagnoses and treatments. To achieve this outcome, the company both develops and manufactures its own products in specialist facilities across the globe, and sources from over 400 partners, offering scientists the newest, most innovative and highest quality research tools available globally, regardless of source. With a customer base of research scientists who require high performance products with detailed technical specifications, 64% of global researchers use Abcam products.

Inclusion & Diversity

Abcam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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