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Associate Director of Product Development - United Kingdom  

Mundipharma Research (company)

Posted on : 21 August 2017

Project Description

Job Introduction

  • Manage, lead and motivate matrix CMC project teams, both internal and with external Partners. You are responsible for a range of projects in our portfolio.
  • Plan, coordinate and supervise complex projects or programmes with regard to budget, timelines and resources, interface planning and project documentation of pharmaceutical development tasks.
  • Monitor/supervise the manufacturing of drug products, drug substances or medical devices with contractors.
  • Prepare and manage subsequent maintenance of pharmaceutical information regarding development, manufacturing and analytical testing of drug substances, drug products or medical devices for regulatory documentation for global submissions.
  • Manage the transfer of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes from lab scale to production scale and process validation.
  • Develop the formulation platform-strategies for development projects.


Cambridge (UK)

Start Date

As Soon As Possible

Main tasks

  • Ability to confidently lead multifunctional teams (both internally and with external partners) understanding the input into project decisions
  • Ability to work independently take initiative and complete tasks to timelines
  • Strong strategic thinking
  • Acts as a mentor for your team and to other colleagues
  • Assertiveness, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Ability to effectively present information to management, external contractors and employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to assess complex programs from a risk management and contingency planning perspective management and contingency planning perspective.

Key Competencies


Main requirements

  • Successful completion of academic degree or PhD in Pharmacy (or related field) or demonstration of equivalent experience and expertise.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in pharmaceutical industry .Proven experience of leading/managing complex early and late stage drug product and device developments programmes.
  • Strong experience in the Device Development would be required.
  • Experience of implementing Quality by Design Principles, Strong networks to scientific research organisations, universities and associations.
  • Strong project and people management skills and excellent communication skills.
  • In-depth knowledge in project management tools and processes.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding on pharmaceutical laws and regulations (current GMP regulations).
  • Very good knowledge on international Guidelines Customer focused, thrives on challenge.

Contact Information

Name: Vanessa McHaffie
Telephone: 01223 400400
Adress: Mundipharma Research Limited
Unit 196
Cambridge Science Park
Milton Road