Head of Process Development - Biologics

Posted 08 December 2023
LocationUnited States of America
Job type Full Time
Discipline Large Molecule
Contact NameNikhil Akkoo

Job description

Mantell Associates is currently partnered with a Biologics organisation in their search for a Head of Process Development to become a critical part of their leadership team.

Head of Process Development - 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

  • Manage, mentor, and encourage a large team of bioprocess scientists and engineers

  • Oversee a large portfolio of development programs

  • Offer technical sales support: Identify client needs, assist in crafting development program and proposal writing

  • Work with scientists and clients to craft development programs and experimental plans

  • Form a critical part of the leadership team within the business

Head of Process Development - Requirements:

  • Minimum of MSc. level qualification within a related Life Sciences discipline

  • Demonstrated and proven leadership experience in R&D

  • Strong technical knowledge in biological development that allows for sound decision-making and enhances customer confidence

  • Have previous experience in client facing role

  • Experience writing IND CMC sections is preferred

  • Proven ability to lead technical, high performance teams

  • Ability to teach teams to work precisely to achieve right-first-time results

  • Skilled at both detailed and executive level technical communication

  • 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 +1 (786) 485 1298.​​