Head of Process R&D & Pilot Plant

Head of Process R&D & Pilot Plant

Salary: Competitive
Location: Europe
Category: Pharmaceuticals


Our client is a world leading CDMO, serving the pharmaceutical industry. They are looking for a Head of Process R&D laboratories (P R&D & Pilot Plant), who will ensure all projects are completed on time, in budget and in accordance with all regulatory requirements.


This position will have direct oversight for a team of 25 people and reports directly into the Site Head.

Key Responsibilities

    Leading the process development and research department, this person will:
  • Ensure that all projects are completed on time, in budget, in accordance with all regulatory requirements and cGMP standards.
  • Be responsible for all aspects of safety, hygiene and environmental protection.
  • Participate in contract negotiations with clients on incoming projects.
  • Participate in the preparation of documents related to the activities of the P R&D department, guaranteeing quality and accuracy.
  • Ensure the success of all scale up processes, maintaining the availability of all operational resources.
  • Be responsible for all activities within the Pilot Plant, and ensuring coordination with the Supply Chain.
  • Be responsible for quality, yields, deadlines, production costs and revenues of Pilot products.
  • Develop innovative concepts and continually improves process.
  • Be in charge of the OPEX and CAPEX budget.

Candidate Requirements

  • Ability to handle conflicts.
  • Scientific spirit, rigor and organizational skills.
  • Strong leadership qualities and communication skills.
  • Project coordination and client orientation.
  • Ability to lead chemists as well as technicians and/or trainees.
For more info contact: Hannah Griffiths
Email Address: hannah.griffiths@conciliumsearch.com
Contact Number: +44 7922 576 968