Accelerate biotechnology

Director Operations

We are looking for a Director Operations to be based at our Headquarters in Leiden, The Netherlands. You will report to the Executive Management and you will be a member of the Management Team of Batavia Biosciences.

As a Director Operations you will be responsible to direct and coordinate the operational activities of Batavia in Leiden, NL and Woburn, USA. You provide leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational tools, administrative and reporting structures in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure operating efficiency.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Lead an international operational organization of approximately 60 motivated and highly trained professionals.
  • Assure project goals are translated in activities and deliverables, manage all activities within budget and provide timely, accurate and complete reports on the operational results.
  • Develop and implement operational procedures, processes and systems to make further development and growth possible;
  • Participate in the development and preparation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets based upon Batavia goals and objectives;
  • Cooperate with other departments, including QA to meet and exceed requirements of accreditation.

We are looking for a candidate with:

  • A PhD degree in a relevant field, such as Life Sciences, Biotechnology or Pharmacy;
  • Over 10 years of relevant work experience in Biopharmaceutical industry;
  • Proven track record in a management role;
  • Experience in biopharmaceutical process development and with early clinical GMP manufacturing;
  • Experience with C(D)MO and technology transfer activities;
  • Good command of the English language (written and spoken).


You will join a stimulating group of international researchers in a very collaborative and ambitious environment. The ideal candidate will show ownership, entrepreneurial spirit, independence and ability to take strategic decisions. You are enthusiastic and comfortable in a dynamic environment. You can communicate with all levels in the organization and with customers; get your thoughts, ideas and knowledge across in a clear and supportive way. Your planning and organization skills allow you to have an overview of the necessary work and you meet deadlines. You are able to manage the department and have financial awareness. You have a proven track record in managing and mentoring people.


You can send your application to Mrs. Ingrid van Aarle, HR Manager, e-mail

Application by agency or recruiters is not appreciated and will be rejected.

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