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Packaging Manager (m/f)


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  • Xellia d.o.o.

Xellia Pharmaceuticals is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of life-saving anti-infectives. With over 100 years of industry experience in developing last resort treatments for infectious diseases, Xellia is focused on the supply of products which not only save lives, but also improve and enhance patients’ quality of life. We are a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on fermented antibiotics and injectable finished products. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, and owned by Novo A/S, we are more than 1700 employees globally. From state-of-the-art manufacturing sites in the U.S, China, Denmark and Hungary to R&D sites in Norway and Croatia; Xellia Pharmaceuticals excels within innovative product development to deliver high quality products.

To enhance our Global Manufacturing Science & Technology (GMS&T) team we are looking for a

Packaging Manager (m/f)

Global Manufacturing Science & Technology

Position summary

The Packaging Manager is a key role in the Global Manufacturing Science & Technology (GMS&T) organization which will lead and assist the GMS&T’s Packaging Team while acting as the SME for primary packaging components. The GMS&T packaging team will be responsible for both pre-launch and launch activities and, when required, the remediation of commercial packaging issues. They will do this for both FDF products and APIs that are manufactured both internally and through third party operations. This position will need to work effectively with the various packaging functional groups from across the Xellia organization to understand the entire packaging process and procedures in order to create an effective GMS&T packaging team. In addition, the successful candidate will work to standardize and harmonize the packaging procedures to create an efficient and effective packaging process throughout Xellia. This positon requires strong leadership, project management and communication skills and strong passion for creating results.

Key Responsibilities

Build and manage a global packaging MS&T team that will meet the technical needs of Xellia’s business
  • Team will be responsible for both FDF and API products’ technical packaging needs
  • Team will to be responsible for both pre-launch activities and commercial remediation efforts for packaging
  • Act as a SME for Primary Packaging components for Sterile products
Pre-launch and Launch Activities
  • Work closely with R&D to assist in identifying appropriate primary packaging components for new products
  • Manage packaging activities for pre-launch activities which include the identification of the secondary and tertiary packaging components and shipping labels
  • Standardize packaging components to create efficiencies in launch pre-launch activities
Remediation of Commercial Products
  • Be the main point of contact for commercial related packaging issues
  • Pull together relevant cross-functional team members and assign appropriate team members from GMS&T packaging group
  • Schedule and run meetings putting out timely, accurate meeting notes
  • Follow up with cross-functional team members to ensure adherence to committed action item timelines
  • Drive cross-functional team for quick resolution ensuring a holistic overview and an effective resolution of the product issues
Optimization of Commercial Products
  • Work with cross-functional teams to identify and lead changes to the primary packaging of commercial products in order to optimize the product in quality and cost
Knowledge management / harmonization
  • Work closely with Xellia’s various site packaging groups to identify best practices and harmonize packaging processes and procedures
  • Write / update GMS&T SOPs in accordance with improved process


  • Bachelor’s degree in Packaging Engineering (or equivalent) with 5-10 years of experience
  • Experience with sterile primary packaging components preferred
  • Exhibit strong organizational and teamwork skills within a dynamic environment with changing priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experienced in problem solving with emphasis on strong interpersonal skills necessary to interact across various functional groups
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time

We offer

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Challenging job in a fast growing international pharmaceutical company
  • "Scandinavian style" - working atmosphere

Location: Zagreb

We in Xeliia are large enough to drive change, yet small enough to depend on each single individual in our organization. We have a flat structure, a friendly culture, and a strong will to win. In addition, we offer flexible hours, several voluntary social activities, and a competitive compensation package.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and application letter, in English, via the application link no later than October 20th 2019. Only candidates matching the required criteria will be contacted for selection process.

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