Chemical and Pharmaceutical Technician / Chemical Assistant (f/m)

Chemical and Pharmaceutical Technician / Chemical Assistant (f/m)

Do you have an apprenticeship certificate as a Chemical and Pharmaceutical Technician / Chemical Assistant or Laboratory Assistant? Do you want to join an innovative Swiss company with a long tradition and a successful global growth strategy? Are you seeking an extensive range of activities, and are you a team player with an interest in technology and a highly-developed awareness of quality? If so, then register in our Talent Pool and upload your resume.
  
Our Zofingen headquarters is equipped with a wide range of development and multi-purpose production plants for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). At this facility, we are regularly seeking chemical and pharmaceutical technicians at all levels for the manufacture of complex intermediate pharmaceutical products and active ingredients (mostly produced on large-scale plants with multi-stage synthesis processes), and also for development, scale-up and small-scale production on pilot plants.

What we offer you

  • A varied and challenging work environment due to our extensive and constantly changing product portfolio and our range of multi-purpose plants
  • Short decision pathways and a broad area of responsibility
  • For suitable candidates, there are opportunities for international assignments at our facilities in China, the US and Europe
  • Attractive shift model with flexible allocation of free days
  • Attractive compensation with generous shift allowances
  • Diverse opportunities for development within our company

What you bring to us

  • Depending on your level: a qualification as chemical and pharmaceutical technician, chemical assistant, chemical laboratory assistant, a degree in chemical technology or a chemistry degree from a university of applied sciences
  • Professional experience of operating (multi-purpose) plants and control systems in chemical or pharmaceutical production
  • Knowledge of the basic operations in chemical production (preparation, crystallization, filtration, distillation and separation, etc.)
  • Readiness to work shifts
  • High levels of safety and quality awareness, readiness to be flexible and to undergo further training at the workplace
  • Experience in a GMP-regulated working environment is an advantage

How we support your career
With some 250 chemical and pharmaceutical technicians at the Zofingen site, there are varied opportunities for you to develop at either technical or management level. Regardless of their level, we support employees with longer periods of service and good performance records by providing in-house and external training. Career steps into other areas such as planning, logistics and project management are also possible, provided that the employee has acquired suitable experience and has undergone appropriate additional training. Networking with our other facilities in China, the US, France and Germany will also create frequent opportunities for you to apply for shorter- or longer-term assignments or vacant positions abroad.

The challenges that await you
We are investing in our Zofingen facility, and we are pleased to note a constant increase in the numbers of our international customers and manufactured products. At the same time, we have to face shorter times-to-market, stricter regulatory requirements and strong global competition. Should you be recruited, we therefore expect you to:

  • contribute actively to the ongoing improvement of existing production processes and to the successful establishment of new processes;
  • take an open-minded approach to new regulatory issues such as new safety, quality or documentation requirements, and implement them conscientiously;
  • have a detailed knowledge of our existing plants in the various production buildings, and quickly acquire the knowledge required for new plants so that you can also assist your colleagues in other shift teams where necessary;
  • maintain an open culture of communication and feedback in order to constantly improve collaboration within and among the shift teams;
  • set the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency in your work and exploit every opportunity to continue developing your technical and social skills.  

Are you interested in a position as a Chemical and Pharmaceutical Technician with Siegfried AG in Zofingen? If so, please register in our Talent Pool and upload your resume. If we have a suitable vacancy that matches your profile, we shall contact you. 

Laboratory Assistant, Analytics (f/m)

Laboratory Assistant, Analytics

Do you have an apprenticeship certificate as a Laboratory Assistant specializing in chemistry with analytics as your area of expertise? Are you seeking an attractive position as a Laboratory Assistant with an innovative Swiss company backed by a long tradition and with a successful global growth strategy? Are you dedicated and independent? Do you enjoy meticulous manual work, and do you feel at ease in an environment where the highest regulatory and quality requirements must be met? If so, then register in our Talent Pool and upload your resume.

At our headquarters in Zofingen, we are regularly seeking Laboratory Assistants for the three teams within the Analytics Department (Analytic Development, In-Process Control and Quality Control). Assistants are required at all levels (employee, senior and expert) to ensure the quality of our incoming raw materials as well as the intermediate and finished products (active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)) manufactured for our customers around the globe.

What we offer you

  • Extensive insights into various areas of the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients, from development through to registration.
  • Analytical laboratories with modern equipment and all the technologies required to analyze chemical raw materials, intermediate products and APIs.
  • Close collaboration with Chemical Development, Sales, Production, Quality Assurance, Registration or Purchasing, depending on the team you join.

What you bring to us

  • Apprenticeship certificate as an API Laboratory Assistant specializing in chemistry with analytics as your area of expertise.
  • Professional experience in the chemical or pharmaceutical industry, preferably in a GMP environment.
  • Knowledge of the application of chromatographic, spectroscopic and wet-chemical methods.
  • An ability to adjust quickly to new projects and challenges.
  • An independent, structured and efficient working style.
  • Flexibility, communication skills and a strong sense for teamwork. 
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written German and English.

How we support your career
As one of about 50 employees working in our Analytics Department's laboratories, you will find a varied range of opportunities for professional and personal development. If your performance is good enough and as you gather experience, you can gradually take on more technical responsibility. Regardless of your level, we shall also support you by providing in-house and external training, provided your performance is adequate.

Participation in cross-departmental improvement projects and the ongoing expansion of our technology portfolio will also offer exciting possibilities for your development. Networking with our other facilities in China, the US, France and Germany often opens up additional opportunities for you to apply for shorter- or longer-term assignments or vacant positions abroad.

The challenges that await you
No raw materials are used in production and no goods leave Siegfried AG without conclusive analytics. This means that several activities play relevant parts in ensuring the success of the department – and, therefore, of the entire company:

  • Development and validation of robust and efficient analytical methods.
  • Prompt completion of analyses: this enables efficient production and avoids production stoppages, as well as ensuring compliance with delivery deadlines and undertakings given to customers.
  • Quality: all work must comply with in-company standards, customers' requirements and official regulations. It is essential that all employees display appropriate attitudes (in terms of ethics and values) to ensure that quality is maintained and errors are dealt with openly.
  • Knowledge, technical portfolio: all the techniques required to analyze active pharmaceutical ingredients are available at Drug Substance Analytics in Zofingen. For each of these techniques, adequate numbers of experts must be available to handle more complex tasks and troubleshooting related to the techniques.
  • Interaction, communication: the Analytics Department interfaces with numerous activities and entities. It is therefore particularly important that laboratory assistants cooperate and communicate effectively across departmental boundaries. 

Perhaps you are interested in a position as Laboratory Assistant, Analytics with Siegfried AG in Zofingen, but no position of this sort is advertised at present? In this case, please register in our Talent Pool and upload your resume. If we have a suitable vacancy that matches your profile, we shall contact you.

Product Chemist (f/m)

Product Chemist

Do you have a qualification from a university of applied sciences, college of technology/Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) or university in chemistry, specializing in chemical engineering technology/process technology or organic chemistry? Are you looking for an extensive and dynamic production environment at a globally active, innovative Swiss contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with a successful growth strategy and nine facilities worldwide? Do you like direct contact with customers? In your daily work, are you willing and able to communicate across all hierarchical levels up to senior management, and also to immerse yourself in the technical details of plant and equipment? If so, then register in our Talent Pool and upload your resume.

In our production facility for active ingredients (APIs) at our Zofingen headquarters, we are regularly seeking to recruit process chemists (Process Managers) for our Product Chemists Team. These professionals are responsible for new introductions and scale-ups of laboratory and pilot plant processes into production, as well as continuous process optimization and troubleshooting in case of production problems affecting the existing product portfolio.

What we offer you

  • Overall process responsibility for multiple projects (development projects for new products and support for products with an established process).
  • A varied position with a very extensive area of responsibility covering the entire range of synthetic and physical process steps (such as distillation, milling/mixing).
  • Through your direct dealings with customers as a contact on technical/specialist issues and your collaboration with numerous other areas, you will have a major influence on the success of production.
  • Opportunities to participate in international projects or to undertake assignments abroad at our facilities in China, the US, Germany and France in connection with product and/or tech transfers.

What you bring to us

  • Qualification from a university of applied sciences, college of technology (e.g. Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)) or university in chemistry, specializing in chemical engineering technology/process technology or organic chemistry.
  • Professional experience in the chemical or pharmaceutical industry, preferably in a GMP environment.
  • Well-developed analytical skills, technical interest, entrepreneurial mindset and behavior.
  • Assertiveness and persistence in the production environment and in dealings with customers.
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written German and English.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP is an advantage.

How we support your career
The three functional levels in the Product Chemists Team are: Assistant Process Manager Production, Process Manager Production and Senior Process Manager Production. If your performance is good enough and as you gather experience, you can gradually take on more technical responsibility and more complex projects. Participation in cross-departmental improvement projects and the ongoing expansion of our technology portfolio will also offer exciting possibilities for your development. As well as participating regularly in GMP training, you yourself will soon be able to conduct training courses (instruction on processes for chemical and pharmaceutical technicians). In-company career opportunities are also available outside of the Product Chemists Team in areas such as Production, Global Project Management, Quality Assurance, SHE, Supply Chain, Planning and Business Development/Sales. Networking with our other facilities in China, the US, France and Germany will frequently create additional opportunities for you to apply for assignments or vacant positions abroad.

The challenges that await you
We are investing in our Zofingen facility; we have completed several acquisitions around the globe in recent years, and we are pleased to note a constant increase in the numbers of our international customers and manufactured products. At the same time, we have to face shorter times-to-market, stricter regulatory requirements and strong global competition: all these factors directly impact the Product Chemist's role. 

  • From our cutting-edge production facility at our Zofingen headquarters, we supply our global customer base with exemplary Swiss quality. In your role, we therefore expect you to play an active part in maintaining this quality so as to enhance the competitive edge of the facility and of the Siegfried Group as a whole.
  • For many years, Siegfried has undergone FDA audits with “no action indicated” as the result. In your position, you play a leading role in upholding this successful compliance record. 
  • Key issues for the Product Chemists Team in the coming years will be the introduction of further new products, worldwide acquisitions and related product and technology transfers to the new facilities, as well as new buildings and building closures at the Zofingen site. 

Perhaps you are interested in a position as Product Chemist with Siegfried AG in Zofingen, but no position of this sort is advertised at present? In this case, please register in our Talent Pool and upload your resume. If we have a suitable vacancy that matches your profile, we shall contact you. 

Project Manager, Analytics (f/m)

Project Manager, Analytics

Do you have a qualification from a university or a university of applied sciences in chemistry, pharmaceutical science, life sciences, food technology or biochemistry, with a focus on analytics? Are you looking for an extensive range of activities related to the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients for an innovative Swiss contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with a successful global growth strategy and nine facilities worldwide? Do you value timely, cascaded communication and feel at ease in an international environment where quality and compliance are top priorities? If so, then register in our Talent Pool!
  
For the production facility at our headquarters in Zofingen, we regularly require Analytics Project Managers in the Analytics Department within R&D. These professionals ensure the exemplary quality and usability of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and intermediates for our global customer base.

What we offer you

  • Far-reaching insights and hands-on experience in all areas of active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacture, from the development of processes and methods through to registration.
  • Responsibility for all analytical aspects of multiple development projects and commercial products across their entire life cycle (excluding drug discovery), through to commercial production. 
  • Collaboration with Chemical Process Development, Business Development / Sales, Production, Quality Assurance, Registration and Purchasing, as well as interfacing with customers and regulatory authorities, as required.
  • Opportunities for project-based collaboration with our facilities in China, the US, Germany and France in connection with tech transfers. 
  • A modern, state-of-the-art workplace, fitted with all the technologies and equipment required to analyze active pharmaceutical ingredients. 

What you bring to us

  • Masters/PhD in chemistry / pharmaceutical science / life sciences / food technology / biochemistry with the focus on analytics.
  • Professional experience in pharmaceutical/industrial analytics, preferably in a GMP environment.
  • Knowledge of how to apply chromatographic, spectroscopic and wet-chemical analysis methods.
  • Project management experience.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office.
  • Stylistically assured knowledge of spoken and written German as well as English.

How we support your career
After you have successfully completed your studies, a position as Analytics Project Manager with Siegfried offers you an attractive way of starting out in the chemical/pharmaceutical industry with an extensive range of opportunities. If you already have professional experience when you start with us and your performance is good enough, you can gradually take on additional technical or management responsibilities as you acquire more experience.

Participation in cross-departmental improvement projects and the ongoing expansion of our technology portfolio will also generate exciting possibilities for your development. Furthermore, in-company career opportunities are available outside of our Analytical Development department: possible areas include Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Registration and global project management for new projects. Networking with our other facilities in China, the US, France and Germany will also create opportunities for you to apply for shorter- or longer-term assignments or vacant positions abroad.

The challenges that await you
No raw materials are used in production and no goods leave Siegfried without conclusive analytics. This means that several activities play relevant parts in ensuring the success of the department – and, therefore, of the entire company:

  • Development and validation of robust and efficient analytical methods.
  • Prompt completion of analyses (efficiency and resources) in order to prevent production stoppages as well as meet delivery deadlines and fulfill undertakings to customers.
  • Quality: all work must be undertaken in compliance with in-company standards, customers' requirements and official regulations. It is essential that all employees display appropriate attitudes (in terms of ethics and values) to ensure that quality is maintained and errors are dealt with openly.
  • Knowledge, technical portfolio: all the techniques required to analyze active pharmaceutical ingredients are available at Drug Substance Analytics in Zofingen. For each of these techniques, adequate numbers of technical experts must be available
    to handle more complex tasks and troubleshooting related to the techniques.
  • Interaction, communication: the Analytics Department interfaces with numerous activities and entities. Within the company, employees down to laboratory assistant level are therefore required to cooperate and communicate across departmental boundaries. At project manager level, this also includes external interfacing with customers and, in some cases, authorities. 
  • An additional challenge will be posed by the introduction of a new Laboratory Information and Management System (LIMS, the backbone of analytics): rollout is scheduled for 2018. If you are recruited, we shall also count on your support during the implementation phase of this project.

Perhaps you are interested in a position as Project Manager, Analytics with Siegfried, but no position of this sort is advertised at present? In this case, please register in our Talent Pool and upload your resume. If we have a suitable vacancy that matches your profile, we shall contact you.

Project Manager, Chemical Process Development (f/m)

Project Manager, Chemical Process Development

Have you completed a doctorate in organic chemistry, specializing in synthesis, and are you seeking an attractive position at the internationally oriented R&D facility of an innovative Swiss contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with a successful global growth strategy and nine facilities worldwide? Do you enjoy tackling complex challenges in chemistry and process technology? Are you a communicative, solution-seeking individual who can work independently and engage with others? Does the prospect of collaborating with multiple teams appeal to you? If so, then register in our Talent Pool!
  
For the Process Development Department within R&D at our Zofingen headquarters, we are regularly seeking to recruit PhD chemists who will join with colleagues in Production and Analytics to take responsibility for developing new processes and optimizing existing processes for the manufacture of APIs and their precursors, which we supply to our customers around the world.

What we offer you

  • Project management covering all aspects of the chemical process and disciplinary management of laboratory assistants reporting to you.
  • Insights across the entire value chain, from the active ingredient (API) through to galenics, including the technologies required.
  • Key role in the successful transfer of new products into commercial production.
  • Cutting-edge laboratory and work environment where Process Development collaborates closely with Analytical Development under one roof; close cooperation is also maintained with pilot and production operations.

What you bring to us

  • Doctorate in organic chemistry specializing in synthesis; several semesters abroad would be an advantage.
  • Extensive technical knowledge of organic chemistry, process development and scale-up.
  • Experience of working in the multigram/kg range in academic or industrial environments (CDMO is an advantage).
  • Enthusiastic approach to working in a multidisciplinary team and solving complex chemical problems.
  • Project management and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of common analytical quality control methods and literature databases.
  • Very good command of German and English.

How we support your career
After you have successfully obtained your doctorate, a position as Project Manager, Chemical Process Development with Siegfried offers you an attractive way of starting out in the chemical/pharmaceutical industry with an extensive range of opportunities. If you already have professional experience when you start with us and your performance is good enough, you can gradually take on more complex projects as you acquire more experience. Growth in recent years and the enhanced international orientation of the R&D team in Zofingen will result in expansion of the department, thereby creating additional career opportunities. Frequent opportunities for shorter- or longer-term assignments abroad also arise due to networking with our other facilities in Switzerland, China, the US, France, Germany and Malta. Additional exciting possibilities for development are regularly available outside of the process development field in areas such as Project Management or Business Development, as well as management positions in production or in the R&D department itself.
  
The challenges that await you
We are investing in our Zofingen facility; we have completed several successful acquisitions around the globe in recent years, and we are pleased to note a constant increase in the numbers of our international customers and products. At the same time, we have to face shorter times-to-market, stricter regulatory requirements and strong global competition. In a process development/project management role at Siegfried, you will help us to manage these challenges.  

  • New processes for various locations around the globe are developed at the Zofingen R&D facility. As well as flexibility to take on assignments abroad, this requires rapid familiarization with new technologies and plants, the ability to interact easily with different cultures and languages, and effective collaboration with geographically dispersed project teams.
  • The company's growth will entail various changes to organization, processes and structures which you can help to shape.
  • Especially in process development, we need to expand expertise in order to establish new technologies such as micronization. A high level of interest in technology is therefore essential; this will open up interesting prospects for technical specialization.

Perhaps you are interested in a position as Project Manager, Chemical Process Development with Siegfried, but no position of this sort is advertised at present. In this case, please register in our Talent Pool and upload your resume. If we have a suitable vacancy that matches your profile, we shall contact you.

Project Manager, Development Projects (f/m)

Project Manager, Development Projects

Do you have a qualification from a university of applied sciences, Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) or university in chemistry, chemical engineering technology or pharmaceutical science? Have you already acquired extensive international project experience with market launches of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) or finished medicinal products (solid and sterile dosage forms)? Are you seeking an attractive role as project manager with an innovative Swiss contract manufacturer and developer with nine facilities worldwide and a successful global growth strategy? If so, then register in our Talent Pool!
  
At our global headquarters in Zofingen or at other locations throughout our global network, we offer attractive opportunities to start out as a Project Manager or Senior Project Manager in the Global Project Management division which has overall technical responsibility for all development projects – from project evaluation, laboratory development and scale-up through to the introduction of the process into production.

What we offer you

  • A challenging project management function in an expanding international environment, and close cooperation with our nine foreign facilities around the globe.
  • Complete technical responsibility for development projects for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), intermediate stages and ready-formulated medicinal products.
  • You will play an active part in building up the Siegfried Group's future global product portfolio, thereby helping to ensure our ongoing success.
  • You will have the opportunity to help develop and influence uniform project management standards across the entire group. 

What you bring to us

  • You will have completed your studies at a university of applied sciences, Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) or university in chemistry, life sciences or pharmaceutical science.
  • You will have experience of managing complex projects in a GMP environment in the chemical or pharmaceutical industry.
  • You will respond to new challenges with curiosity and enthusiasm.
  • You have good communication skills within the company, in dealings with customers and across diverse cultural contexts.
  • You have extensive expertise in chemistry and pharmaceutical science, coupled with a keen interest in technology and excellent analytical skills.
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written German as well as English.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Project and SAP for project controlling is an advantage.

 

How we support your career
If your performance is good enough and as you gather experience, you can gradually take on more complex projects. As necessary, we shall also support you with obtaining an international PMI (Project Manager Institute) certificate. After working as a Technical Project Manager at Siegfried for a number of years, you will have gained exceptionally deep insights into every aspect of our activities that will open many doors for you. Through networking with our facilities in China, the US, France, Germany and Malta, additional opportunities frequently arise to apply for vacant positions abroad – examples could include management roles in production or development as well as business development/sales, analytics or quality.

The challenges that await you
We are investing in our Zofingen facility; we have completed several successful acquisitions around the globe in recent years, and we are pleased to note a constant increase in the numbers of our international customers and projects. At the same time, we have to face shorter times-to-market, stricter regulatory requirements and strong global competition. In your role as Technical Project Manager at Siegfried, you will tackle the following challenges:  

  • You will help to set up and continue developing an innovative and integrated project portfolio in a global environment.
  • A global approach to our development activities is essential in order to network our existing and new facilities around the world. You will help to set appropriate Group-wide project management standards that will allow this potential to be tapped.
  • Simultaneous manufacture of active ingredients and finished medicinal products is a special challenge posed by our product portfolio. You will continue to expand your chemical and pharmaceutical expertise to succeed in bringing these two worlds closer together for our company, consolidating our role as an integrated partner and positioning us as such vis-à-vis our customers.
  • You will independently manage and drive your projects, and you will ensure cross-departmental communication. Project management expertise, the ability to cope with stress and cascaded communication skills are therefore essential assets in your role.

Perhaps you are interested in a position as Technical Project Manager with Siegfried, but no position of this sort is advertised at present. In this case, please register in our Talent Pool and upload your resume. If we have a suitable vacancy that matches your profile, we shall contact you.

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