EHS Director, R&D Pharma Development

£0.00 - £10000.00 per annum
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Good Pharmacovigilance Practice (GVP)
  3. United Kingdom
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Posting date: 30 Apr 2019

ProClinical is advertising a vacancy for an EHS Director, R&D Pharma Development with a leading biopharmaceutical company. The organisation specialises in various therapy areas, including oncology, neuroscience, and rare disease fields, and is seeking for a driven individual to join them in their office in Oxfordshire. This is an exciting opportunity to work with an internationally renowned company and support their innovative impact on the healthcare field.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Improving and Maintaining EHS Aspects of Product Development:
  • Manage and control the global Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Product Development in line with annual objectives, facilitates periodic reporting and updating of R&D Pharm Dev and other product development and approval groups such as Regulatory Affairs and Corporate EHS. Propose objectives in relation to the objectives of the divisions. Participate in the update of the multi-year roadmap plans and associated charters.
  • Manage and coordinate the non-financial reporting of R&D Pharm Dev EHS performance with other internal partners and stakeholders. Consolidate the company's R&D Pharm Dev EHS information.
  • Improve the overall reporting of EHS product development performance by developing and providing appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Write and assist R&D project teams with the new product Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) submissions.
  • Manage Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for new products in development using external contractors.
  • Liaise with Global Patient Safety/Medical Writing for updates on the company's products (e.g. based on Investigator Brochures, post launch experience).
  • Liaise with PMO for integration into drug development processes.
  • Assist in due diligence of potential CMOs and CROs for new drug R&D projects.
  • Supports CEHS working with Communications/Commercial for EHS messaging, e.g. sustainability and product differentiation.
  • Is a resource for site CMC and site manufacturing for EHS matters concerning tech transfer and scale up.
  • Participate, evaluate and submit findings/recommendations EHS aspects of new product development acquisitions as required by the Business Development team.
  • Integrate new product development acquisitions into the the company's R&D Pharm Dev portfolio as well as to plan integration with existing product portfolios and sites of development and manufacturing.
  • Develop and maintain computerized EHS tools for enhancing the EHS culture change at the company's Group.
  • Managing and Controlling Financial Budgets and Associated Projects:
  • Establish budgets related to EHS product development needs and projects. These budgets are presented to senior leadership teams for agreement and approval ultimately by the the company's Group.
  • Manage and execute product development and acquisition projects and maintain the budget approved.
  • Report quarterly and as otherwise required EHS financial status.
  • Assist and support site EHS with budget management as relates to corporate and local EHS projects and ongoing program maintenance.
  • Present budget and projects to management teams as required in order to solidify annual EHS budgets.

Skills and Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent level of degree in EHS, science or engineering is required. An advanced degree in management, an EHS technical field, science or engineering field is preferred.
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of workplace Environment, Health and Safety leadership experience is required.
  • Good understanding of global EHS regulations and issues is required.
  • English language fluency is required. Fluency in other languages is desirable, preferably French.
  • Relevant Professional certification(s) preferred (e.g., Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)).
  • Good understanding of global EHS regulations and issues is required in particular those related to EHS R&D product development and approval.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

To Apply:

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