Head EHS & Facility Support

Head EHS & Facility Support (f/m/d) 100%

Bacthera is a leading contract development and manufacturing partner (CDMO) for biotech and pharma customers. We enable our customers to bring life-changing treatments to patients. We operate from our headquarters in Basel (CH) and have production facilities in Denmark and Switzerland. We bring together best-in-class, complementary capabilities and we are the first CDMO globally to provide a full supply chain that offers manufacturing of live bacteria strains for therapeutic use.


 Head EHS & Facility Support (f/m/d) 100%

As Head EHS & Facility Support you provide the overall strategy and framework for EHS (Environment Health and Safety) and Facility Support in MC4a. You ensure a safe and reliable workplace to produce commercial LBPs. Member of the Visp Site Leadership Team.

My main tasks will be…

  • Support and advice of customers and line instances in all matters of EHS
  • Review of all processes in the field of process safety, occupational safety, health protection including occupational hygiene and ergonomics, environmental protection
  • Review of the implementation of legal and internal requirements
  • Establishing and updating of corresponding internal SOPs
  • Planning, execution and evaluation of internal security audits and tours
  • Preparation and updating of the database on toxicology, ecology, ecotoxicology and safety of raw materials, intermediate and end products incl. wastes on the basis of literature, information from collegiate companies and authorities
  • Notification, classification, labelling and documentation of substances and products in accordance with the relevant international and country-specific transport and chemicals legislation
  • Investigation of incidents and accidents
  • Assessment of safety-related and occupational hygiene investigations,
  • Coordinating, implementing and ensuring a local occupational health & safety system and environmental management
  • Establishing a local EHS-System within Bacthera AG CH regarding legal compliance concerning EHS, process safety, occupational health & safety, occupational hygiene, occupational medicine, ergonomics, environmental protection and corporate social responsibility
  • Ensuring regular inspections of procedures and processes, including process safety, legal compliance for local EHS, occupational health & safety, occupational hygiene, occupational medicine, ergonomics and environmental protection
  • Organizing, establishing and implementing local trainings
  • Supervision of safety-related equipment (fire alarm system, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers)
  • Maintain strategy and concepts to ensure needed clean rooms and containment for our production lines in collaboration with other departments
  • Define and ensure maintenance and qualification strategy and execution for process and QC equipment of MC4a in collaboration with local teams and equipment suppliers
  • Establish an efficient equipment lifecycle and timely troubleshooting of all equipment in accordance with the operational needs. Planning, implementing and evaluating preventive programs and strategies
  • Coordination of building maintenance, servicing and repair work of all building components
  • Responsible to establish and maintain interface to landlord services (e.g. Building Utilities Operations)
  • Supervision of 3rd party service provider like room cleaning and laundry service.

I bring with me…

  • Master or PhD degree in a relevant life science or engineering field or similar
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the GMP regulated pharmaceutical industry, preferably in microbiologic sector
  • Experienced and comfortable with Health Authority GMP inspections (e.g. Swissmedic, US-FDA) and customer audits
  • Experience / Training as a Biosafety officer
  • Strong leadership skills in a matrix organization
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills
  • Open-minded for new ideas in a fast changing environment
  • Strong business understanding
  • Proactive and solution-oriented team player
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English, German would be an advantage

My reasons for choosing Bacthera…

  • Innovative and fast-growing start-up company with short decision-making processes
  • Flexible working hours (possibility of Home Office)
  • Motivated, agile and multinational team
  • Very good pension fund and attractive salary
  • Fringe benefits (e.g. Lunch card, deduction at different stores, Job ticket for public transport)
  • Interesting and diversified tasks

This is the opportunity to be part of a fast-growing start-up company, where decisions are taken fast and where you can actively participate in shaping our future. If this sounds exciting to you, we are looking forward to learning more about you.

Please send all your documents (motivation letter, CV, letter of references, diplomas, etc.) to Ms. Céline Künzi, HR Business Partner hr@bacthera.com

I am looking forward to your application!

Céline Künzi
HR Business Partner