Director of Operations

Director of Operations – biopharma manufacturing, UK based, competitive salary and benefits.

With demand levels remaining high, resources constraints limiting effectiveness and high drug development costs, pharma companies continue to look for partners to innovate and pursue emerging technologies.

Working with a diverse range of innovators, including some of the best-known brands in the pharma industry, our customer is at the cutting edge of science and technology.

From formulation development to advanced analytical tools, their state-of-the art facilities help customers bridge the gap on technical and regulatory challenges, accelerate time to market and realise cGMP and eco-friendly manufacturing demands.

Now, as the organisation looks to the future, they are now looking to appoint a Director of Operations.

As a member of the leadership group, the successful candidate will embed and deliver the businesses priorities, promoting its capabilities in support of engaging new customers and partners. The Director of Operations will embed and evolve a culture that promotes innovation, seeking out collaboration opportunities with pharma and biopharma industry stakeholders.

At a strategic and tactical level, the successful candidate will ensure safety, quality, delivery, and cost are managed to the highest levels of scrutiny in line with industry best practice and statutory requirements.

An inspiring leader, who provides energy, guidance and direction to the team, the ideal candidate will have led complex drug substance and/or product operations previously. In doing so candidates will excel with customers, building robust partnerships that demonstrate longevity and collaboration.

We encourage interest from candidates who are currently operating in an operations leadership role, within the subcontract services ecosystem supporting pharma and/or biopharma.

Candidates will be able to demonstrate an impressive service delivery mentality and collaborative approach to complex problems and structures.

Passionate about innovation, it is expected candidates will bring relevant scientific academic qualifications and evidence of continued professional development.

As a leader individuals will bring a clear strategic focus, able to understand trends and opportunities, balancing the immediate priorities of today with one eye on the future. That said they will be equally comfortable switching to tactical challenges when required to deliver the necessary results.

A clear communicator who inspires confidence in others, the Director of Operations will be able to influence internally and externally alike in support of leading the business into the future.

It goes without saying the successful candidate will be a skilled people leader, who is able to lead a group of technical, operations and support structures to deliver impressive results in support of wider business growth.

If having read this information you would like to know more then please contact Andrew Mears at andrew@leadcandidate.com to organise an exploratory discussion.

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