Sr. Director, Pharmacy Services

San Francisco, CA, United States
Nov 04, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Overview

Nektar has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Director, Pharmacy Services to join their Product Development Team.

Participates in the development of candidate drug products from pre-IND through commercialization using best pharmacy practices and knowledge of drug development processes. Directs the activities of a Pharmacy Services group working within multidisciplinary teams. Collaborates with others on the evaluation of new products and the maintenance of existing product lines through the application of state-of-the-art knowledge of pharmacy sciences. May make decisions impacting pharmaceutical goals and the success and relevance of individual preclinical and clinical studies. Develops strategies to ensure effective achievement of clinical and drug development objectives. Determines the correct dose preparation and drug delivery practices for all investigational and commercial products. Acts as the liaison between clinical development and both internal product development teams and external comparator drug product support services. Provides feedback and direction for regulatory submissions preparation and review support for new or existing products. Works closely with clinical operations, pharmaceutical development, clinical supply management, and research in relevant therapeutic areas. Develops strategies to ensure effective achievement of scientific objectives. Monitors and evaluates completion of tasks and projects. Develops budgets for operating and capital expenditures and labor. Typically participates with other top managers to establish company policies. Makes final decision on administrative or operational matters. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function. This position contributes to and supports the company's research and development efforts to create high value therapeutics to address unmet medical needs. This position contributes to and supports the company's research and development efforts to create high value therapeutics to address unmet medical needs.

Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the company. Participates in corporate development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people. Ensures budgets and schedules meet corporate requirements. Responsible for determining all aspects related to the correct handling, storage, dose preparation, and dose delivery of investigational and commercial products. Supports clinical trials by developing pharmacy manuals, protocols and related SOPs, training internal and external project team members, and fielding Pharmacy Services inquiries from both internal and external customers. Acts as the subject matter expert for pharmacy practices on product development teams, from the pre-clinical stage through commercialization. Participates with various internal and external disciplines in the research and development of drug product candidates. Prepares for and participates in Business Development and Due Diligence activities. Works on abstract problems across functional areas of the business. Identifies and evaluates fundamental issues for major functional areas through the assessment of intangible variables. Interacts with executive level management requiring negotiation of extremely difficult matters to influence policymaking bodies. Hires and trains staff at appropriate levels of need, coordinates annual reviews, and counsels junior staff on career related subjects. Provides scientific/technical guidance, leadership and decision-making as appropriate. Provides regular performance feedback, development and coaching to direct reports. Other duties as assigned.

A PharmD degree is required. A minimum of 15+ years related experience and 10+ years of management experience. A minimum of 4 years' experience as a hospital or clinical pharmacist is required. Pharmaceutical industry experience in product development and/or clinical trial support is highly desired. Specific expertise with immuno-oncology therapeutics is advantageous. Excellent scientific writing, communication, presentation, documentation, and computer skills are mandatory. Desire to work in a cross-functional drug development team environment with all levels of employees and management; ability to lead such teams valued. Requires the ability to change the thinking of or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations. Must have a demonstrated ability to work with senior management. Must be goal-oriented, quality-conscientious, and customer-focused. Good laboratory and safety practices are a must. Demonstrated ability to develop successful relationships with and influence customers, both internal and external. Understands how to set expectations and negotiate proper milestones to track progress. Must have strong negotiation and influencing skills.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Nektar Therapeutics will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner proscribed by the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.