Pharmaceutical Product Development Specialist-GMP-Surrey-£45k

Weybridge, England
GBP40000.00 - GBP45000.00 per annum + Company Benefits
Sep 26, 2016
Oct 24, 2016
Katie Pink
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

Pharmaceutical Product Development Specialist - GMP - Specials - Pharmaceutical- Permanent - Surrey - £40-45k + Company Benefits

A growing pharmaceutical business focused on the development and distribution of special medicinal products currently requires a Pharmaceutical Product Development Specialist to join their team ta their Surrey based facility. The company's products are usually based on existing medicines, which are often already licensed. They use proprietary drug delivery technologies to reformulate these existing medicines, to create bespoke products to address the unmet medical needs of patients with niche diseases. The strategic intent of our client is to develop and register more products as licensed medicines, applying for Marketing Authorisation's whenever commercially justified.

Using trusted contract development and manufacturing partners to produce their medicines, the company distribute in the UK and overseas via distribution partners. They are committed to the highest quality standards in their business, and to operating within the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) regulatory framework.

The Product Development Specialist will be required to manage pharmaceutical product development projects.

Key Responsibilities
*Research, identify and define technically viable and pragmatic product development opportunities and take day-to-day responsibility for their management.
*Identify and recommend the best contract development and manufacturing partner for each project.
*Ensure that the projects are being run according to agreed timelines, costs and that appropriate robust decisions are made at each stage of the project.
*As required liaise with contract development and manufacturing facilities to assist in identifying optimum solutions to product development and manufacturing problems.
*Monitor, record and attribute costs associated with projects.
*Clearly communicate with internal and external stakeholders, reporting on project progress and challenges as appropriate.
*Ensure documentation at the contract development and manufacturing partner is prepared and signed off in advance of a decision being implemented.
*Accurately document agreed activities.
*Complete Quality Management System documentation.

Qualifications / Experience
*BSc or equivalent science based degree (minimum).
*Prior experience of working in a pharmaceutical production or development environment, to include working with staff and issues arising.
*Familiar with the GxP systems is desirable.
*Experience of managing product development or product change projects including planning, documentation, cost control and communication.
*Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
*Progression of project plans to agreed time lines, costs and successful outcomes.
*Clear and effective communication to colleagues and internal and external stakeholders.

In return the company is offering a competitive package including a basic salary of c £40,000 - £45,000 per annum (negotiable dependent on experience) plus benefits.