Head of R&D - CDMO

Posted 11 December 2022
Salary Competitive
Job type Full Time
DisciplineSmall Molecule
Contact NameEwan Rennison

Job description

​Mantell Associates are currently partnered with a market leading CDMO organisation on the search for a Head of R&D and to be part of a site's senior leadership team.

Head of R&D Responsibilities:

  • Plan, manage and coordinate the R&D activities in accordance with the goals and policies of the company, in line with the corporate development guidelines.

  • Develop, train and lead the team to enable the deployment of development methodologies ensuring the performance and robustness of the manufacturing processes.

  • Ensure that the developed processes are adequately transferable to production, in-house and to other large-scale production sites, according to expectation of recipient teams.

  • Deliver the necessary data to the production to prepare production and QC documentation, ensure proper planning and selection of compatible equipment for the projects.

  • Provide appropriate scientific and technical support for production problems (e.g. problem analysis, laboratory tests for investigation and implementation of the solution in production).

Head of R&D Requirements:

  • 10 years of experience in process development including at least 5 year experience in GMP manufacturing of drug substances, ideally peptides.

  • Experience in a CDMO organization

  • Experience in people management (incl. leading, developing, coaching)

  • Outstanding leadership, ability to gain trust and influence at all levels and collaborative.

  • Proactively engages with cross-functional teams to resolve issues, design solutions using critical thinking, analytical skills and best practices.

Mantell Associates is a specialist Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences headhunting firm. If you would like to find out further details, please reach out to Ewan Rennison on +44 203 854 7700 or ewan.rennison@mantellassociates.com