UK, India, Spain or Italy

Assistant Vice President – pharmaceutical tech transfers & development

India, UK, Italy, or Spain  

Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus         


If you are a Technical Senior Manager/Director with experience spearheading pharma product development and/or formulation transfers activities for global markets, then we want to hear from you.

Company background:

Pharmanovia is a dynamic, fast-growing international pharmaceutical company with a portfolio of over 20 brands across more than 140 markets. Our mission is to improve patient health globally through the revitalisation of niche, tried-and-trusted medicines. This role can be based in the UK, Italy, Spain or India.

Since its inception in 2013, Pharmanovia has grown consistently year on year, focusing on delivering high-quality branded prescription medicines to patients, prescribers, and healthcare providers across the world. Our growth has enabled the company to reinvest in its products, brands, people, and to give back to its communities. A people business with a strong, supportive culture that encourages innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, our team comprises over 250 employees and 29 nationalities, operating from offices in the UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, U.A.E., India, Singapore, Italy, and South Korea.

We are an agile and imaginative global specialty pharma business and a preferred partner for innovator pharma companies, instigating a paradigm shift in the life cycle management of iconic medicines. We seek to extensively engage with clinical communities to communicate product improvements and prioritise environmental, social, and governance considerations across the business and workforce.

Pharmanovia’s therapeutic areas include Cardiovascular, Oncology, Endocrinology and Neurology.

About the role:

Reporting to the COO this role forms an integral strategic part of the organisations core skill and capabilities. You will be responsible for building and leading an international team to achieve the operational key business objectives of our business. You will lead the strategy development and support the execution (end-to-end) of all integration activities including technical transfers and innovation. You will also be responsible for:

  • Leading all CDMO globally
  • Leadership of the technical projects and technology transfers 
  • Development and implementation of the global external manufacturing strategic plan
  • Accountable for all aspects of performance (supply chain, quality, finance) as defined by the objectives
  • Compliance with health & safety, environment, quality, and regulatory requirements.
  • Relationship management with all third parties involved in external manufacturing.
  • Management of disinvestment partners and international CMO / CTL organisations for manufacturing, packaging, testing & stability studies
  • Management, development, and direction of the technical and project team
  • Leading technical project teams for API source change, changes in Manufacturing sites globally
  • Provide Technical guidance to Product Development team and other cross functional teams
  • Develop strategic project plans in relation to product site transfers or new product development projects, to include timescales, costs and identifiable risks
  • Manage and implement agreed project plans in accordance with the product licences and GMP Guidelines
  • Ensure compliance in Technology Transfer and Process Changes and that issues are identified within the project are resolved, timelines are met and where necessary, appropriate data generated
  • Carry out technical Due Diligence and support in relation to the acquisition of new products, licences and / or dossiers
  • Resolve Technical and Quality issues including unforeseen deviations relating to the production and testing of products by Contract Manufacturers and Testing Laboratories
  • Overseeing sourcing of alternative API suppliers and secondary manufacturer

About you:

We are looking for highly experienced, hands on, commercially astute scientist with a demonstrable track record of successful leadership in technical, business, and commercial development and in leading strategy and execution.

  • Masters level or PhD focused on Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
  • A demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry globally.
  • Experience with compliance activities globally, ideally in LATAM, US, EU and Asia.
  • Skilled in Verification and Validation, Pharmaceutics, Good Laboratory Practice, solid dose, sustain release, sterile manufacturing.
  • Experience of leading product technology transfers, API source changes between international manufacturing sites and integrating products and manufacturing sites post-merger and acquisition.
  • Experience of working with CDMO globally.
  • Leveraging manufacturing solutions to enable business continuity and security of supply, while driving speed and flexibility.
  • Skilled at communicating with high level global customer procurement, formulators, and scientists.
  • Skilled in Technical Team leadership.
  • Experience in both process and manufacturing environments would be a significant advantage.

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary plus bonus and rewards package including holiday, health & wellbeing program, employee recognition awards, social events, pension scheme and hybrid working.

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to Ortolan People, who are engaged to provide recruitment support in processing applications. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.

Apply now and become part of our team

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