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Director Formulation Development

Reference Number: 2961
Location: CA

Our client is a well-established drug development company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Director Formulation Development.

Using combined scientific, commercial and leadership skills, the Director Formulation Development will drive uptake of Translational services in the US marketplace by understanding and communicating features, advantages and benefits of the key differentiators.  For selected projects, the incumbent will lead the build of project specifications/scope and proposals/budgets to meet client program objectives.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Develops and utilizes peer networks within US industrial companies and organizations to gain key opinion leader recognition and promote the company’s unique capabilities.
  • Networking, attendance and presentations at relevant conferences, seminars and scientific meetings. Responsibility includes monitoring and engaging with the forums that have high engagement and credibility in the region.
  • Provides significant scientific support to the US Business Development (BD) team in early client discussions for lead generation and validation.
  • Provides expert and credible technical and scientific input in client discussions to influence adoption of Translational programs.
  • Makes key contributions to all stages of the project build process, either leading or supporting: internal data review with relevant stakeholders and experts to generate information for ballpark deck compilation by BD; proposal and costing preparation and review; providing expert knowledge of Translational service pricing and margins in the marketplace; regular communication with Service Area Director’s (SADs) on the status of project build and service area activities.
  • Identifies and delivers regional events to promote Translational services.
  • Maintains awareness of competitor US organizations and capabilities and ensures differentiated and competitive position is maintained.
  • Participation in global conferences, presenting at workshops, seminars and conferences.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Science/Life Science degree, preferably an MSc and/or PhD.
  • Demonstrated scientific and leadership experience in early phase pharmaceutical product development, with subject matter expertise in one of the following areas: formulation development, biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics and clinical pharmacology.
  • Cross-functional experience, with good appreciation and ability to influence strategic decisions for an early clinical phase development program.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Established peer group network in US.


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 2961. No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.