Chief Executive Officer

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Our client, a leading biotechnology company, is currently recruiting a Chief Executive Officer who will infuse the operations management team with their talent, energy and leadership skills. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a corporate culture that is known for its innovative and growth-oriented vision. Responsibilities include:

1) Provide leadership and management to ensure that the mission and core values of the company are put into practice
2) Achieve and surpass business goals and objectives
3) Develop, communicate and implement effective growth strategies and processes
4) Collaborate with the executive and upper management teams to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes and personnel which are designed to accommodate the growth objectives of the company
5) Motivate and lead a high-performance management team
6) Attract, recruit and retain required members of the executive team currently not in place
7) Provide mentoring as a cornerstone to the management career development program
8) Assist in raising additional capital at appropriate valuations to enable the company to meet sales, growth and market share objectives
9) Represent the firm with clients, investors and business partners
10) Develop and execute the manufacturing operations strategy commensurate with the overall plan for the company
11) Maintain compliance with GCP/GMP standards in partnership with the strategic quality initiative
12) Implement continuous improvement initiatives to drive operations and ensure maximum productivity
13) Ensure systems meet the needs of all internal and external constituencies with an emphasis on process, quality, productivity, budget control and profitability
14) Recommend and implement appropriate enhancements to ensure the achievement of long-term objectives


  • 1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field
    2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)
    3) Recent experience in the biotechnology industry is strongly preferred
    4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in operations management

    For the right leader, this is a wonderfully rewarding role with tremendous growth prospects. If you are qualified and think you're a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP. We thank all applicants, but only candidates who meet our client's criteria will be contacted.


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