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Director of Chemistry Services

Kelly Services
Cary, NC 27512
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**Kelly Services has been providing outstanding employment opportunities to the most talented individuals in the marketplace. We are proud to offer an opportunity to work as Director of Chemistry Services located in Cary, NC.**

**Summary of role**

The Director of Chemistry Services is accountable for driving strategy and results in a fast-paced environment by developing and executing Research, Development and Commercial programs. They will direct the Chemistry Services teams while simultaneously collaborating with Quality and Operational organizations to ensure there is a cogent approach to the onboarding, research, development, and commercialization of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) in a Contract Manufacturing environment.

The Director will be expected to assist in and lead the discussion on the best approach to meet the needs of the client and of the company for new drug development. This will include being a key liaison with the customer and the internal technical organization. The position requires superior leadership behaviors of the company core competencies and non-negotiables, as well as expertise in functional competencies included in this position profile.

**Essential Functions**

+ Develops, implements, and maintains robust research, development, and commercialization standards and processes. Collaborates with internal functions to ensure continuity and effectiveness of programs.

+ Oversees lab equipment and resources driving innovation to remain current.

+ Leads and actively participates in client interface in regard to new and existing client relationships.

+ Serves as a liaison between Manufacturing, Business Development, Technical Evaluations, Quality and R&D teams.

+ Ensures the technical organization is following the technical governance process and has instituted an appropriate control strategy to meet the product needs based on clinical or commercial phase.

+ Identifies potential opportunities (filing and process upgrades) and risks with CMC gaps in existing portfolio and devises strategies to address.

+ Identifies critical path/activities, risks, contingencies and alternatives to improve the efficiency of the groups.

+ Prepares and carries out presentations related to projects to internal and external audiences.

+ Participates in investigations and providing technical knowledge where applicable or requested.

+ Provides input and strategy in the development of technical proposals.

+ Acts as a technical consultant to R&D groups in streamlining timelines to begin manufacturing.

+ Provides strategic insight for new business and technology opportunities.

+ Directly leads the three Chemistry Services teams.

+ Ensures timely completion and compliance with cGMP and all other relevant company training requirements. Serve as a consultant to the customers on their filing strategies and documentation.

+ Attracts, develops and retains a high performing team to meet the current and evolving needs of the business through effective selection, training and development, coaching and mentoring and performance management.

+ An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

**Key competencies**

+ Current working knowledge of cGMP and related compliance regulations and guidance is required.

+ Functional knowledge of project management, process chemistry, GMP and EHS guidelines.

+ Able to independently judge the scientific aspects of the chemistry and solve the problems in project, and able to prepare and lead a work plan.

+ Understands challenges of developing projects form pre-clinical through to commercial and has intimate knowledge of Kilo-lab, pilot plant and commercial scale processing.

+ Excellent knowledge of chemistry, especially related to process scale-up

+ Ability to address project challenges by collaborating with internal and external teams.

+ Ability to develop appropriate control strategies to rapidly progress new drugs into and through the clinical as well as successfully commercialize.

+ Self-starting, motivated person who possesses strong interpersonal skills and can navigate the intricacies and tight timelines within a CDMO while managing messaging to clients.

+ Proven ability to be an effective hands-on leader.

+ Must have excellent organizational and technical documentation skills.

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as presentation skills required.

+ Accountable for leading and influencing others.

+ Participates in the hiring process of other employees.

+ Coaches, mentors and develops other employees Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.

+ Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.

+ Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

**Education and Experience**

+ Masters or Doctoral degree in Chemistry or related field with a minimum of 10+ years of related experience, including technical leadership.

+ Prior pharmaceutical experience required; prior CDMO experience preferred

**Travel Requirement**

+ Up to 10% travel required


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **Science & Clinical?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goalsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.


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Posted: 2022-08-19 Expires: 2022-10-20

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