Director of R&D - Small Molecule

Posted 12 April 2023
Job type Full Time
Discipline Small Molecule
Contact NameEwan Rennison

Job description

Mantell Associates are currently partnered with a market leading organisation on their search for a Director of R&D to be part of the leadership team.

Director R&D - Responsibilities:

  • Align R&D activities with company goals and policies, following corporate development guidelines

  • Lead, train, and develop the team to deploy development methodologies and enhance manufacturing processes' performance and robustness

  • Ensure the transferability of processes to in-house and other production sites, meeting the expectations of recipient teams

  • Deliver data to prepare production and QC documentation, plan production, and select compatible equipment for projects

  • Provide scientific and technical support for production issues, including problem analysis, laboratory testing, and solution implementation

  • Be a key member of the business's leadership team

Director R&D - Requirements:

  • Hold a minimum of an MSc. qualification

  • Demonstrate proven leadership experience in R&D

  • Possess experience in people management, including leading, developing, and coaching team members

  • Exhibit exceptional leadership skills

  • Prove the ability to gain trust and influence at all levels, promoting collaboration

  • Proactively engage with cross-functional teams to address issues, design solutions, and apply critical thinking, analytical skills, and best practices.

Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences headhunting firm. For more information on this role, please contact us at +44 (0)20 3854 7700 or