External Manufacturing Manager (f/m/d)

Design. Progress. Together.


CureVac Manufacturing GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of CureVac AG, is a biopharmaceutical company producing novel drugs based on the natural molecule Messenger RNA (mRNA). Our focus is on innovative cancer immunotherapies, prophylactic vaccines and molecular therapies. Currently, all RNA people are striving to achieve our main goal: To bring multiple best-in-class mRNA drugs to market.


To strengthen our team in Tübingen near Stuttgart, we are currently looking to recruit a


External Manufacturing Manager (f/m/d)



Your responsibilities:


  • Ensure an on time and uninterrupted supply of clinical and commercial high complexity products
  • Support the execution of CureVac’s clinical and commercial manufacturing strategy
  • Build a strong relationship between CMO and CureVac for efficient and fast-tracked collaboration
  • Lead all activities related to selected Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) for clinical and commercial supply for Drug Substance, Drug Product, fill & finish steps
  • Be the central point of contact for all CV functions working with CMO and for the CMO in the interaction with CV: Ensure alignment across all functions and units in the interaction with CMO.
  • Support and coordinate the implementation of harmonized governance structures across CMO accounts, organize governance meetings for CMO and follow up with internal and external stakeholders
  • Plan and track budget adherence together with finance, accounting and procurement. Accountable for the budget for the CMO
  • Manage Change Controls and support the resolution of deviations to ensure on time batch release
  • Contribute to technology transfer and improvement projects with the CMO
  • Drive process and operational improvements and ensure adherence to standards and GMP
  • Establish and execute operational excellence and lean approaches to drive continuous efficiency gains in supplier interactions.
  • Plan for future improvements of the CureVac CMO network
  • Coordinate and contribute to contract establishment and vendor selection procedures in collaboration with procurement
  • Analyse and understand accounts' business strategy, future product plans and expansion activities



Your qualifications:


  • University degree (MSc. or PhD or similar relevant degree) in scientific, technical or pharmaceutical manufacturing degree
  • 3+ Years of relevant experience in technical/project management roles in pharmaceutical or other regulated industry - Project management certification is a plus
  • Experience in CMO and Key account management, preferred in an international environment is a plus
  • Strong communication and coordination skills, working in matrix organization, people oriented and team player
  • Proven understanding of biotechnology process (upstream and downstream) and technology transfers is preferred
  • Ability to equally handle broader business topics and technical details and to engage with senior leaders and technical experts
  • Experience in GMP manufacturing and/or Quality roles, with supply chain, planning, financial management in manufacturing is a plus
  • Influencing skills, accountability, reliability and detailed orientation
  • Ability to travel up to 20 %
  • Action oriented and hands on works skills
  • Ability to translate strategy into operational execution
  • Fluency in English, German is a plus


We offer you a challenging and varied opportunity with an innovative and dynamic company that is expanding.
With much passion and sense of responsibility, we work together on the medical revolution. We pride ourselves on maintaining an honest and trusting relationship with each other which is characterized by openness to new ideas and continuous progress. Mutual respect, reliability and personal initiative are self-evident for us.

Design your future with us – become part of the RNA people!   

We look forward to receiving your application via our CareerPortal.


CureVac Manufacturing GmbH


Human Resources
Gregor Zimmermann 
Friedrich-Miescher-Straße 15
72076 Tübingen