Associate Director, Program Design

Location
Morrisville, NC
Posted
Jul 22, 2021
Ref
2021-15204
Hotbed
Bio NC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Associate Director of Program Design will partner with the Sales and site technical/operations teams in acquiring new business for Fujifilm Diosynth. They will lead technical discussions with potential clients projecting Fujifilm experience and expertise in microbial, mammalian, and advanced therapies. They will develop and author customer-tailored proposals and assist throughout the sales process.

 

For U.S.-based positions, it is preferred, but not required, thatthe job holder be based in close proximity to a FDB site (RTP, NC, Boston, MA, or College Station, TX) or in the Western U.S

   Regular out of hours calls may be required and travel to other FDB sites 3-4x a year is necessary.

External US

The work we do at FDB has never been more important—and we are looking for talented candidates to join us. We are growing our locations, our capabilities, and our teams, and looking for passionate, mission-driven people like you who want to make a real difference in people's lives. Join FDB and help create the next vaccine, cure, or gene therapy in partnership with some of the most innovative biopharma companies across the globe. We are proud to cultivate a culture that will fuel your passion, energy and drive - what FDB call Genki.

 

The Associate Director of Program Design will partner with the Sales and site technical/operations teams in acquiring new business for Fujifilm Diosynth. They will lead technical discussions with potential clients projecting Fujifilm experience and expertise in microbial, mammalian, and advanced therapies. They will develop and author customer-tailored proposals and assist throughout the sales process.

 

For U.S.-based positions, the job holder will preferably be based within close proximity to a FDB site (RTP, NC, Boston, MA, or College Station, TX) or in the Western U.S.   Regular out of hours calls may be required and travel to other FDB sites 3-4x a year is necessary.

 

This is a global position that will support all four sites (Texas, North Carolina, the U.K. and Denmark). This position can be based at any of our locations around the globe. Benefits and compensation will be governed by the location that you are based from and considered your home site.

 

MAJOR ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The job holder will be responsible for providing support to acquisition of new customers, primarily located in the United States.

  • Responsible for the technical aspects of customer meetings and teleconferences
  • Accountable for the design of customer programs, from Technology Transfer to cGMP manufacture through targeted and appropriate process development and including all ancillary services deemed necessary by regulations or local policies.
    • Review customer RFPs
    • Perform assessment of customer molecules and processes to assure fit with Fujifilm capabilities and site requirements
    • Prepare proposals in response to RFPs
    • Define program scope, siting/location, timelines, and resources
  • As needed, support the overall sales process, including SoW development, Stage Gates, customer meetings and requests
  • Direct and lead some of the Program Design team's improvement efforts and initiatives, including efforts to promote and maintain harmonization of work practices across sites
  • Leading role in Program Design's engagement with the Business Steering Groups (BSGs), commercial, marketing, process development, and manufacturing teams to promote change and improvements of Fujifilm's technical offering to better match customer requirements
  • Attend webinars and conferences to support Fujifilm's technology and commercial advancements, as well as keep up to date with current industry advancements

BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS:

  • A scientific degree or equivalent (e.g. BSc) and possibly also a higher degree (e.g. MSc, PhD) in a relevant biological science field
  • 7+ years of technical experience at Fujifilm, other CDMO, or other applicable role, including experience working directly with customers.
  • Broad understanding of Fujifilm Diosynth's or relevant CDMO business, including process development, scale up, and manufacturing
  • Understanding of regulatory environment, process development, and analytical technologies related to mammalian and microbial expression technologies
  • Understanding of and experience with cGMP manufacturing and associated requirements
  • Experience and expertise in one or more FDB business offering or service area
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with external customers in a professional and personable manner and to present a competent image of Fujifilm at all times
  • Ability to analyze complex technical problems and present clear solutions
  • Ability to influence customers and colleagues at all levels
  • Prior experience within Fujifilm Diosynth a plus but not required.

 

FDBU works with technical data, technology and materials that are subject to U.S. export laws and regulations. This position will require access to technical data, technology and source code that is controlled under U.S. export laws and regulations, including but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations at 22 C.F.R. Parts 120 – 130 and Export Administration Regulations in 15 C.F.R. Part 730 – 774, as may be amended. To conform to these laws and regulations, applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., protected individuals as defined by 8 USC 1324(b)(a)(3) (i.e., asylees and refugees) or otherwise eligible for an export authorization from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce. Offers of employment will be contingent on the Company's ability to secure an export authorization. FDBU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or any other protected class.

FDBU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify or any other protected class.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of FUJIFILM about this requisition. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at FUJIFILM via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of FUJIFILM, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by FUJIFILM for this requisition and a valid agreement with FUJIFILM is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the FUJIFILM agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.