CMC Project Manager for Pharmaceuticals Product Development


Ferring Pharmaceuticals




- Product / Project Manager role for CMC scientist with project management experience

Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a global pharmaceutical company developing new groundbreaking medicine that can enhance the quality of life for people. Ferring is working within the therapeutic areas: Reproductive Health (Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Infertility), Gastroenterology, Urology and Endocrinology. The development organization of Ferring, Ferring International PharmaScience Center (IPC), is located in a spectacular building in Orestad, Copenhagen and has approximately 500 employees from 40 countries. To sustain the effort of developing new medicine, we reward talent with influence. In return, we expect our employees to be ambitious and innovative. To learn more about Ferring, please visit www.ferring.dk, www.ferring.com and www.whatsitliketoworkat.com/ferring

Ferring is offering a challenging position as a Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls (CMC) Scientist for a Project / Product Manager role for marketed products within Pharmaceutical Compliance & Support (PCS). It is an opportunity for an experienced Pharmaceutical Project Manager with a technical background to join a growing pharmaceutical company.

PCS is a department within Pharmaceutical Product Development and is responsible for CMC Life-Cycle Management activities for marketed products. The responsibility includes improvement and trouble shooting of processes and analytical methods, CMC-support for submission into new and existing markets. Currently the department has nine employees that include project managers and scientists.

The position is covering a wide range of aspects: Manufacturing, Formulation and Analytical development, CMC-Regulatory and -Project management including cost, resource and timeline responsibility. You will directly support and improve the production at manufacturing sites and provide technical services to in-house regulatory and quality functions, support due diligence as required and provide product expert input to Marketing Authorisation and Manufacturing compliance efforts. The essential responsibilities include but are not limited:

Design and establish studies to support marketed products
Science and risk based approaches to development and filing
Scale up/down of manufacturing unit operations
Project Management of global pharmaceutical projects, e.g. line extensions
Root cause analysis and CAPA initiatives

Success in this role requires working across a matrix within an international climate. Travel activity is estimated to 20-30 days on a yearly basis.

The ideal candidate is a M.Sc. in mechanical or chemical engineering, pharmacy or equivalent qualification and has a strong background in chemical or process engineering. Experience with GMP or other regulated environments and regulatory authorities/submissions are essential. Proven scientific skills in formulation development and process scale-up, primary within sterile and freeze-drying formulations are an asset.

The candidate has the ability to work on multiple tasks in a quality-minded and structured way. You are expected to work independently or within a group, often as the leader. You are an inspiring team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Finally, the ideal candidate enjoys working in a multicultural environment. Good verbal/written skills in English are essential.

An interesting CMC project manager position with product management responsibility for commercial products. The position entails a great deal of freedom and responsibility. On top of base salary, the position includes 12% company paid pension and bonus.

The recruitment process is conducted in collaboration with Focus Recruitment. In case of questions regarding the position, please contact Partner, Steffen Marstrand on +45 5051 9215 / sma@focus-recruitment.dk or PCS Director at Ferring, Christine Germann on +45 2878 7904.

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