Head of Manufacturing Operations (f/m/d)

Design. Progress. Together.


CureVac AG is a global biopharmaceutical company researching and developing novel drugs based on the natural molecule Messenger RNA (mRNA). Our focus is on prophylactic vaccines, innovative cancer immunotherapies and protein-based 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


Head of Manufacturing Operations (f/m/d)


Your responsibilities:


  • Establishes and executes the manufacturing project plan and continually seeks opportunities to improve performance in delivering products in time, amount, quality and budget. 
  • Provides technical support to the project leads and ensures the transfer of new processes and technical solutions. 
  • Manages technical risks throughout the development and technology transfer process ensuring successful program management. 
  • Is responsible for staffing and financial resources to successfully maximize the business unit capabilities to meet future requirement. 
  • Develops and mentors' direct reports providing constructive feedback, goal setting and monitoring performance on a routine basis and ensuring that overall project goals are on track. 
  • Cultivates a collaborative workspace creating accountability, integrity and teamwork. 
  • Continually seeks opportunities to ensure customer satisfaction not only delivering on time. 
  • Proactively and independently works with other managers and department heads to resolve conflicts. 
  • Substantial interest and experience in developing a strong partner network. 


Your qualifications:


  • University degree in natural sciences or technical studies and preferably a doctorate. 

  • Profound experience in Biotech, Pharma or Medical industry with focus on developing solutions and products.  

  • Proven experience in automated manufacturing processes under GxP & regulatory requirements. 

  • Proven track record of translating new product ideas into project plans and executing them by assigning resources as well as tracking project progress towards milestones and deadlines. 

  • Knowledge in lean manufacturing (e.g. Green belt, Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5S, Kanban or other). 

  • Demonstrated leadership and talent development capabilities, with great ability to lead cultural and transformation initiatives and to create positive work environment. 

  • Preferable experience in current LNP applications, challenges, and strong desire in bring forward new innovative mRNA technologies. 

  • Data driven decision-making based on manufacturing analytics to ensure quality, performance, reduce costs and optimize supply chain.  

  • The ideal candidate is experienced in the development of manufacturing processes and analytical methods for the production of mRNA formulations. 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to examine information in detail in order to set priorities. 

  • Fluent 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 AG


Human Resources
Alexander Siller 
Friedrich-Miescher-Straße 15
72076 Tübingen