Celgene Technology Leader - Packaging in Boudry, Switzerland


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

  • Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The design, development, planning and implementation of product packaging concepts and methods for new products as well as evaluation and improvement of existing packaging designs.

  • Design, testing and validation of the packaging materials and packaged product (stability studies, extractables and leachables, transport studies, patient handling studies etc)

  • Lead/manage strategic packaging projects (collaborating Development, Manufacturing, Marketing and the Commercial organizations) from project initiation to closure including after action reviews.

  • Collaborate with the manufacturing and development to ensure that the packaging designs are optimized for the product (stability, integrity etc) and its manufacturability.

  • Consult with vendors in the development of packaging components and materials. Establish standards and guidelines for supplier evaluation. Evaluate and select packaging suppliers/vendors; periodically conduct vendor reviews.

  • Identify, assess and drive forward key innovation opportunities. Transition these new design/technologies into the Manufacturing environment/sites.

  • Mentor, train, and support the manufacturing personnel in the application of science in the packaging arena

  • Ensure proof of concept, feasibility and pilot studies are carried out successfully. Implement new designs, materials and technologies in the Global Commercial Supply Manufacturing network.

  • Perform trials, qualification and validation for manufacturing packaging materials, processes/technologies including writing and reviewing of test protocols and reports.

  • Responsible for expanding and continuously updating a scientific knowledge base for packaging materials, technologies and processes. Apply this understanding to optimize/improve Celgene Products and manufacturing processes. Actively engages with external bodies to keep abreast of new approaches, technologies and the associated regulatory pathways.

  • Advises on Scientific and Business developments within the Packaging arena (including Technology, Processes, Regulations).

  • Assists with the development of Standards, Guidelines and SOP’s to enhance the quality and robustness of our Packaging Design, Implementation and Manufacturing Packing operations, knowledge transfer and technical support processes.

  • Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Natural Science which includes Packaging within the course.

  • At least 10 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical/Cosmetics/Food industry with experience in the development/application of packaging design and implementation.

  • Experience in the development/application of packaging design and implementation.

  • Knowledge and experience of both primary and secondary packaging.

  • Excellent working knowledge of QA, cGMP and the Pharmaceutical Regulatory framework.

  • Excellent technical/scientific skills and knowledge (knowledge of the relationship of product, process, packaging equipment and packaging materials).

  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to influence and work across organizational boundaries.

  • Effective communication skills, excellent command of English and preferably another European language.



At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

“At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.”

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE