Research and Development Director

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Program Manager / Director
  3. Germany
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posting date: 16 Mar 2020
This vacancy has now expired

A leading multinational pharmaceutical, and medical devices company currently has an attractive job vacancy available for a Research and Development Director to be based in their German office.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership to the cross functional project teams and is responsible for scientific and strategic coherence across the different projects.
  • The R&D director oversees all Infectious Diseases Portfolio activities in close interaction with the project leads and project managers.
  • Supports the TA head in assessing new business opportunities and planning of new projects.
  • Supports the TA Head to reach the business goals and achieve the strategic objectives of the area
  • Plays an active role in mentoring cross functional project teams, resource allocation/budget oversight and R&D decision making.
  • Oversees Infectious Diseases area budget and resource allocation and inflection points
  • Organizes and ensure the quality of presentations to be presented to the Portfolio Boards and Scientific advisory Boards about consistency and scientific accuracy
  • Supports the Area Head to explore and assess R&D partnership opportunities
  • Collaborate with Business Development Director and consultants on BD opportunities
  • Closely interacts with project leads, project managers, heads of the clinical development, regulatory affairs, business development, preclinical development, PMO, CMC departments, tech development and technology departments

Skills and Requirements

  • Masters in Relevant Life Science (PhD, MD or MD/PhD is an upside) with at least 10 years' experience in drug development in pharmaceutical or biotech environment.
  • Very good knowledge of Drug Discovery/Development processes.
  • Proven track record in leading cross functional development teams (e.g. in a project manager or project lead function) is an upside.
  • Solid understanding of CMC/ Tech development topics is preferred
  • Leadership skills and experience managing direct and indirect reports in a matrix organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with flexible, constructive and hands-on attitude who enjoys working in/ leading multifunctional teams in a biotech environment
  • Motivational, supportive leadership approach, result-driven personality

To Apply

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