Associate Director, CMC Lifecycle Management

Location
London, United Kingdom
Posted
May 28, 2021
Ref
E12D33FE0B
Discipline
Science/R&D, CMC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Associate Director, CMC Lifecycle Management

Location: London, UK

Reporting to: VP CMC Life Cycle Management

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Job summary

Key Elements and Responsibilities
  • Serve as a product champion within Tech Ops and be accountable for development and execution of the CMC strategy in support of the overall product strategy
  • Lead a cross-functional team and oversee the planning, coordination and execution of process development and commercialization activities
  • Partner with CMC project management to establish project timeline, milestones, risk register and mitigation plan to be aligned with overall program objectives and timeline
  • Interface with Research, Development, Commercial, Regulatory and Tech Ops functions to ensure TPP and QTTP are well defined and appropriately incorporated into the development activities
  • Collaborate with Tech Ops functional leaders to allocate resources and budget to ensure successful delivery of CMC milestones from development to product launch and post approval variation management
  • Partner with Tech Ops and Commercial Distribution to ensure clinical and commercial supply and launch readiness
  • Proactively track and ensure CMC milestones are delivered on-time and in-full, identify and escalate issues as appropriate and drive issue resolution
  • Represent Tech Ops at program team level and own the bidirectional communications
  • Demonstrated leadership and expertise in biopharmaceutical product and process development and commercialization
  • A good team player with a hands-on approach, able to quickly establish credibility, build rapport and trust and influence and maintain effective working relationships internally and externally
  • Keep current on industry and regulatory trend especially in cell and gene therapy space
  • Strong business acumen and awareness of healthcare policies and competitive market dynamics
  • A go-getter and creative problem-solver with proven strategic and operational planning capabilities
  • A superb communicator with an awareness of influencing behaviors in a cross-functional and global environment
  • Resilient and able to work well under pressure, in a demanding, fast paced entrepreneurial environment
  • BS degree in biological science or engineering disciplines, advanced degree advantageous, minimally 10 years of experience in biologics or pharmaceutical development


Requirements

Required knowledge
  • Demonstrated leadership and expertise in biopharmaceutical product and process development and commercialization
  • A good team player with a hands-on approach, able to quickly establish credibility, build rapport and trust and influence and maintain effective working relationships internally and externally
  • Keep current on industry and regulatory trend especially in cell and gene therapy space
  • Strongbusiness acumen and awareness of healthcare policies and competitive market dynamics


Skills & Abilities
  • A strategic thinker with strong result-orientation and a sense of urgency to deliver quality results on time and in a highly ethical and professional manner
  • A go-getter and creative problem-solver with proven strategic and operational planning capabilities
  • A superb communicator with an awareness of influencing behaviors in a cross-functional and global environment
  • Resilient and able to work well under pressure, in a demanding, fast paced entrepreneurial environment

Education
  • BS degree in biological science or engineering disciplines, advanced degree advantageous, minimally 10 years of experience in biologics or pharmaceutical development


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