Director of International R&D (m/f) - Healthcare

International Permanent
  • Our client is a reference company in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Opportunity to integrate a challenging project in the healthcare industry

About Our Client

Our client is a reference company in the pharmaceutical industry.

Job Description


  • Lead Global R&D Team across different manufacturing sites;
  • Responsible for application and evaluation of approved quality assurance and quality control techniques and methodologies;
  • Build and maintain R&D structure together with Head of Innovation at relevant production sites to meet innovation strategy;
  • Lead the establishment of a coordinated, medical strategic R&D policy agenda;
  • Oversee the design and implementation of proficiency programs;
  • Provide strategic oversight and lead a high performing team for pre-formulation, and product development and optimization activities to produce scalable, efficient, and cost-effective product manufacturing processes;
  • Manage external contract manufacturing partnerships, including partner evaluation, tech transfer, validation, and ongoing production issues;
  • Maintain close partnerships with leadership globally in all relevant functions to ensure alignment on priorities and global strategies for development and advocacy
  • Source and procure R&D equipment to produce new products at different global manufacturing sites in line with approved budget/ Capex;
  • Participate in multi-functional teams on installation, qualification, validation and implementation of new equipment and processes at global manufacturing sites.

The Successful Applicant


  • Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences or related discipline;
  • Experience in the Pharmaceutical or Biotech areas;
  • Experience in development of an approved pharmaceutical products;
  • Understanding of contemporary ICH and health authority requirements;
  • Expertise in technical evaluation and management of CDMOs and other suppliers;
  • Knowledge in regulatory/cGMP requirements (US and EU Directive);
  • Understanding of IP both in identifying possible patent applications and in understanding the barriers coming from the patent landscape.

What's on Offer

Opportunity to integrate a project in healthcare industry.

Margarida Monteiro
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