Head of Development

  • Glasgow £65,000.00 - £70,000.00 per annum Type of Job: Permanent

My client, a highly successful pharmaceutical contract manufacturing business has an excellent opportunity for a Head of Development to join their senior management team. Responsible for the analytical and formulation development teams you will contribute to the site’s achievement of business plan objectives and will implement a development strategic plan to drive new business forward, whilst maintaining high quality output and exceptional customer focus. The successful candidate will also be responsible for driving lean and continuous improvement programmes throughout the development function.

Key responsibilities:

Provide leadership and management to analytical and formulation development team

Explore, identify and develop new business opportunities as well as continuing to grow relationships which may contribute to business growth

Provide technical guidance and expertise to the site, as well as generate client proposals

Make recommendations and implement methods and techniques to increase the quality of the product or service

Work with development team managers to ensure schedules are closely managed to meet objectives and highlight opportunities for support with other departments

Ensure technical documentation is of a high standard at all times including protocols, reports and analytical data

Drive a continual improvement culture to continuously meet customer expectations and timescales

Ensure department is always working in line with company and regulatory standards

Liaise with clients, technical teams and project managers to keep updated with current projects as well as attending customer meetings and audits

Review and approve SOPs, protocols, reports and other relevant documents

The successful candidate will be educated to at least Degree level in a Life Sciences discipline and have extensive experience working within a similar role in a development function within the pharmaceutical industry. You will demonstrate strong leadership skills and have previous experience of LEAN process tools, ideally Green Belt training. You will be confident in a client facing role and will be able to communicate and work with personnel of all levels.

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First posted ( November 26th, 2019 )


First posted ( November 26th, 2019 )