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Process & Product Design CMC Leader

Evotec SE

Evotec SE

Product, Design
Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2024

CMC Leader, Process and Product Design, Seattle WA /Redmond WA

Just-Evotec Biologics is seeking a CMC Leader to support our mission of advancing low-cost biotherapeutics manufacturing to provide access to all. The position sits in the Process and Product Design Group and leads cross functional CMC development teams for commercial process development of biologics and biosimilars using our innovative continuous manufacturing platform. The CMC Leader has a deep understanding of late stage biologics development and establishes comprehensive development and characterization strategies with our external partners and internal stakeholders, including project management, alliance management, manufacturing operations, quality, regulatory, pre-clinical and clinical groups. This position requires strong management, communication and leadership skills, strong scientific and critical thinking, a strategic mindset, and the ability to proactively identify and mitigate risks.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead the scientific/technical activities of a cross functional, matrixed team of scientists/engineers responsible for executing development, validation and manufacturing activities for late stage biotherapeutics or biosimilars for our partners with both strategic and operational focus
  • Work closely with project management, alliance management, other internal functions and our partners to develop and continuously refine an integrated CMC strategy in a dynamic environment in order to expedite the successful process development, regulatory approval and commercialization of the partner’s projects.
  • Serve as subject matter expert and representative of the CMC function for global project teams, and internal and external governance boards.
  • Manage CMC timelines from a technical/scientific perspective; perform risk management activities, including implementing processes to identify and evaluate risks, proactively execute mitigation plans to ensure effective program execution.
  • Work with functional leads to identify, communicate and resolve resources constraints as needed.
  • Ensure that development plans, experiments and data meet a high level of scientific, technical, quality and regulatory rigor and are executed on time and within budget to meet project deliverables.
  • Develop and refine regulatory communication and strategy, both written and face-to-face
  • Collaborate with other CMC Leaders to align on project strategies and tactics, define best practices for development and characterization and identify areas of improvement to further our mission of access for all.

Position Requirements

  • 12+ years relevant experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • PhD in a relevant field (e.g. biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical engineering) or extensive relevant experience in industry.
  • Excellent interpersonal, team and communications skills are a must
  • Excellent writing, organization and presentation skills
  • Significant experience with regulatory filings including MA/BLA
  • Experience with capacity planning tools and allocation of resources
  • Knowledge and expertise to solve complex technical problems and commitment to innovation and continuous improvement
  • Entrepreneurial drive to achieve business objectives and ability to manage ambiguity in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience developing and launching biosimilars is preferred

Evotec (US) Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, age, disability, genetic information, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.