VP Commercial Operations - Small Molecule CDMO

Posted 31 July 2023
Salary Negotiable
LocationUnited States of America
Job type Full Time
DisciplineSmall Molecule
ReferenceBBBH1216_1690807027
Contact NameHarry Jones

Job description

Mantell Associates are proudly partnered with a market leading Small Molecule CDMO organisation in their search for a Vice President (VP) of Commercial Operations to join their senior leadership team.

Oversight of drug substance API operations.

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VP of Commercial Operations - Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the leadership team to define operational strategy and direction

  • Oversee operations within the organisation

  • Continue to contribute towards building a high performing GMP team with a culture of Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement

  • Lead the function ensuring that appropriate scientific, regulatory, and quality standards are followed across manufacturing facility design, construction, and validation, GMP operation system establishment

  • Oversee the preparation and management of complex GMP manufacturing facility development plans, budgets, and long-range planning

  • Provide scientific guidance and oversight while factoring in technical, regulatory, and intellectual property considerations and risk assessment

  • Play a key role in directing future growth and success of the organisation

VP of Commercial Operations - Requirements:

  • Bsc. in Biology or related Life Science discipline, Msc. or PhD preferred, MBA also desirable

  • Strong experience in product/process development and/or commercial manufacturing experience in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Demonstrated experience in senior leadership roles

  • Leadership and managerial experience with a team of CMC development scientists and/or engineers (process chemists, analytical chemists, formulation scientists, technical operations), leading cross-functional projects, planning and delivering results within project deadlines

  • Previous participation in portfolio decision-making

  • Brings extensive industry experience and established network within industry

  • Skilled in working collaboratively with Senior Management teams, as well as Partners and other key decision makers within the industry


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.