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SVP Process Development

Reference Number: 2963
Location: MA

Our client is a rapidly growing privately held biotechnology company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for an SVP Process Development.

The SVP Process Development provides strategic leadership in establishing and managing the process development and supply chain and building the necessary capabilities and capacities to support the growing pipeline through internal and external resources.  In addition, the incumbent will play a central role in interacting with partners and collaborators to support manufacturing.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Establishes and oversees an appropriate process development strategy and timeline to ensure Phase-appropriate manufacturing processes.
  • Builds the internal CMC/Process Development function with the necessary core competencies.
  • Collaborates with other departments to oversee effective process development and scale-up.
  • Effectively manages multiple vendors.
  • Communicates effectively with corporate partners and other stakeholders.
  • Ensures timely delivery of quality drug product in line with corporate goals and objectives.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • PhD or graduate degree in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related scientific discipline.
  • 15 years of experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Track record in taking multiple novel molecules from research into clinical development.
  • Deep expertise with manufacturing Mab, proteins, or vaccines.
  • Must be a leader willing to be both a “coach and a player”.
  • Must be capable of setting the supply chain strategy for the company while being technically competent to collaborate internally and with vendors on multiple technical process development issues.
  • Proven track record of success building a CMC organization in a growing company.
  • Track record in managing multiple vendors.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, negotiation and communication skills.  Ability to exert influence diplomatically and have a positive impact inside and outside of the organization.
  • Ability to travel as needed.


Do you have the skills and experience we seek and want to advance your career with one of the world’s leading companies? If so, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 2963. No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.