• United Kingdom, Uk

Job Description:

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines and strive to continuously meet the unmet needs of patients worldwide Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big, and working together to make the impossible a reality If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then youre our kind of person

Pharmaceutical Sciences at AstraZeneca deliver the therapies of the future through scientific leadership in drug delivery, design of synthetic routes, and manufacturing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API)

We are now looking for a Head of Early Chemical Development to be based in Macclesfield or Gothenburg

Whats in it for youThis is a key leadership position within Pharmaceutical Sciences and as a member of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Leadership Team, you will have a key role in shaping, building and implementing the future functional strategy for the organization

You will lead the Early Chemistry Development organisation globally and have sole accountability for all Early Chemical Development activities required to design and develop enabling drug substance, synthetic routes as well as processes and manufacturing of drug substance campaigns from late lead optimization through to proof of concept

You will be accountable for Drug Substance CMC documentation required to support clinical regulatory submissions, for securing Intellectual Property and freedom to operate This includes technology transfer to Chemical Development in Pharmaceutical Technology and Development (PT&D), Operations

Who are you We believe that you are an excellent communicator, constantly developing staff and creating an environment that underpins a culture of innovation and continuous improvement At Pharmaceutical Sciences, you will fit right in if you thrive on leading the work for the department to be recognised for focus on delivery, a great place to work and as a scientific leader both internally and externally

Essential skills and capabilities for this role include

A track record of successful leadership and chemical development delivery within a matrix organisation, ideally within the therapeutic areas AZ is focusing on
Ideally, experience of working across a number of pharmaceutical disciplines including those currently not covered by Pharmaceutical Sciences
Significant change management experience is essential to enable building the functional capability
Ideally experience from working within more than one function and having worked in different companies
Ability to influence across disease and therapy areas enabling effective portfolio development as well as experience and track record in innovation, collaboration and scientific development
Evidence of strategic thinking and able to interpret complex situations and information to provide strategic clarity and opportunity
Strong project management and leadership skills and experienced at managing multidisciplinary teams
A high level of understanding of current and trending product technologies and being able to relate this to disease and therapy area strategies and the implication for Pharmaceutical Sciences for their effective implementation
Excellent team working and networking skills and ability to engage Therapy Area leaders in Pharmaceutical Sciences continuous improvement initiatives
Ability to think beyond boundaries of own job and company, challenges status quo and seeks opportunities for business improvement
Capable of making effective decisions, acts courageously and communicates with conviction and inspiration at all levels Demands excellence (sets high bar) and delivers
Able to demonstrate the drive and energy to establish the successful working of the joint role and make a difference to the business

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Medicine, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : IT Software : Software Products & Services
Role : Software Engineer
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 19th Apr 2020

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