Director Formulation Development Therapeutics

Morristown, NJ, United States
Jun 14, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Director Formulation Development Therapeutics, are to:

  • Establish the strategic focus of the Formulation Development (FD) group by:
    • Acting as the senior technical expert and represents development center on innovation and project teams;
    • Establishing overall FD strategy and operating model;
    • Defining and communicating FD-specific objectives that deliver on Innovation & Development (I&D) goals;
    • Working with Category Innovation Director (CID) and Technical Category Lead (TCL) to jointly identify future capability, technology needs, and pipeline opportunities;
    • Leading Development Center innovation meetings with GCBU and local business;
    • Ensuring effective and consistent use of product research capabilities to deliver products that consumers want;
    • Supplementing internal resources and capabilities by developing and fostering partnerships with third party vendors;
  • Effectively manage FD function by:
    • Ensuring industry leading capabilities and skillset of FD team;
    • Maintaining and assessing FD capacity;
    • Ensuring the FD team is appropriately trained and motivated;
    • Evaluating individual performance and promptly remediate problems as needed;
    • Supporting project portfolio exceeding €90 million euros net present value;
    • Identifying most appropriate opportunities to outsource work;
  • Provide I&D project team leadership by:
    • Acting as a technical expert for function by providing sound technical expertise to Innovation Team, Technical Sub-teams and Technical Category Lead;
    • Providing direct supervision for 10+ person formulation development team, and using technical expertise and leadership to support other development site functions;
    • Coordinating the incorporation of Formulation Development feedback into Stage Gate documents;
    • Ensuring core team and senior management have accurate view of technical risks and challenges;
  • Ensure that the procedures used by FD are safe and effective by:
    • Ensuring appropriate equipment and processes are used;
    • Overseeing the development of Standard Operating Procedures for all FD tasks;
    • Ensuring all work processes comply with GMP and/or appropriate regulatory guidelines;
    • Ensuring FD team is adequately trained in all procedures and equipment and continually operates in a safe manner;
    • Support generation and review of pharmaceutical expert reports for product registration;
    • Support development of deficiency letter responses.

Who you are

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, or related field with 15 years of experience; Master's Degree in Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, or related field with 10 years of experience or PhD in Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, or related field with 8 years of experience;
  • Experience working on OTC drug product development with significant experience in solid dose, liquid dose and drug delivery;
  • Proven track record of delivering innovative new product launches;
  • Experience with global drug development and registration requirements for new and modified products;
  • Experience leading team of scientists and providing technical leadership for organization.

  • Domestic Relocation Offered

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Country: United States
Location: NJ-Morristown