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Manager, Facilities Maintenance at Bachem in Vista, CA



$150K — $200K *


Plant & Facilities Management


8 - 10 years

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Valid through: 12/8/2020

About Bachem

In 1971, Peter Grogg founded Bachem Feinchemikalien AG with two employees in Liestal near Basel with the focus on peptide synthesis. In 1977, Bachem moved with eight employees to nearby Bubendorf, and, in 1978, it manufactured, for the first time, peptides for use in medicine under cGMP guidelines. Between 1981 and 1991 Bachem tripled its production capacity and built an administration building, and in 1995, facilities were further expanded including the quality control department to a total of 168'000 sq. ft. ., Expansion into markets outside Europe began with the establishment of Bachem Bioscience, Inc. in Philadelphia, USA in 1987. To strengthen its presence in Europe, Bachem opened sales and marketing centers in Germany in 1988 and in France in 1993. In 1996 it acquired its largest competitor, Bachem, Inc., together with its subsidiaries in Germany and the United Kingdom. In June 1998, following a very successful IPO, Bachem's shares began to be publicly traded on the Swiss Stock Exchange. In 1999 and 2000, a new administration building and a further production facility were respectively opened at the Bubendorf site., With the acquisition of the San Carlos, California based Peninsula Laboratories, Inc. and its affiliate Peninsula Laboratories Ltd., United Kingdom in December 1999, Bachem extended its strong position in therapeutically active peptides into immunology, a domain with strong future promise. In August 2000, Peninsula Laboratories Europe Ltd. and Bachem Ltd. merged to a single Bachem group affiliated company in the United Kingdom., The acquisition of Sochinaz SA, a Swiss-based specialized manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients in 2001, strengthened Bachem's expertise and once again expanded its manufacturing capabilities., Reorganization of distribution was carried out in Germany and France as a result of the positive experiences gained with the realignment of the sales and marketing organization in the USA. As a result, the subsidiary in France was closed at the end of 2002. The subsidiary in Germany was relocated from Heidelberg to Weil am Rhein, was renamed Bachem Distribution Services GmbH and is now responsible for all customers in the European Union., In 2003, a holding structure was introduced to align the factual organization of the company with an appropriate legal structure and to support management structure adjustments, given by continued company growth requirements. In 2010, Bachem commenced the partnership with Atheris laboratories offering the Melusine® range of research products for lead generation of new pharmaceutical candidates. In 2011, Bachem celebrated its 40th year as a producer of research ingredients and active pharmaceutical ingredients for the pharmaceutical industry., In 2013, Bachem and GlyTech Inc. teamed up to offer glycosylated peptides in their product pipelines. Bachem and affiliate were conducting groundbreaking work on interferon beta-1a and to manufacture glycosylated somatostatin analogues by chemical synthesis., In 2015, Bachem acquired American Peptide Company, a mid-sized biotech establishment in Sunnyvale CA, not far from Bachem's US facility in Torrance, expanding the firm's GMP manufacturing and R&D capabilities for the US and international markets., The Bachem Group has a holding structure since 2003. The shares are listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange under the abbreviation BANB. A majority of the shares are held by company founder Peter Grogg., From its headquarters in Bubendorf and its subsidiaries in Europe, the USA and Asia, Bachem operates worldwide. Bachem Holding AG currently consists of the following six locations:, Bachem Holding AG consists of the following divisions:, No business development figures have been published for the period from the foundation of the company in 1971 to its IPO in 1998. In the year of the successful IPO in 1998, the Bachem Group's turnover was CHF 96 million. By 2001, sales had risen to CHF 141 million, also due to acquisitions. After a phase of stagnation until 2004 , the Group has since gone through a rather stormy, non-acquisition-related growth phase. Between 2005 and 2007, well over 100 additional full-time positions and jobs were created. In Switzerland, the Bachem Group also trains 37 apprentices in various professions., The share of sales generated in North America was 39.6 % . The rapid growth is primarily due to the sales growth of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients business unit. Detailed figures on the business development of the Bachem Group are published in semi-annual and annual reports., In 2018, the Bachem Group achieved record sales of CHF 282.5 million with a net profit of CHF 46.6 million . The operating result rose in 2018 by +8.3 % compared with 2017 to CHF 54.8 million . The EBITDA margin reached 27.6 % and the EBIT margin 19.4 %. Due to the good business situation and high capacity utilization, Bachem created a total of 39 new jobs by the end of 2018. As at 31 December 2018, the Bachem Group employed a total of 1140 people in 1097 full-time positions., Bachem's business activities are divided into two divisions: Research Chemicals and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients., The range of research chemicals includes amino acid derivatives, resins and reagents for peptide production and organic synthesis, bioactive peptides, enzyme substrates and other biochemicals. Bachem manufactures most of the products itself and offers them in a web shop where several thousand products can be found. Custom research chemicals are produced by custom synthesis., Customers for research chemicals are scientists at universities, hospitals and in the research laboratories of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries., In its Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients division, Bachem offers a wide range of mostly peptidic active ingredients, which are used in clinical studies, in market-approved drugs or, with increasing importance, in cosmetics. A distinction is made between pat
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