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Head of Formulation Development

€90K – €110K plus relocation package | Europe, Netherlands |  Manufacturing and Operations, Pharmaceutical Company/Sponsor side |  Permanent  | Ref:889214

The Role

Head of Formulation Development for a large Pharmaceutical Company based in Leiden, Netherlands, 90K – 110K (euros) plus relocation package


The Company

  • An international pharma and medical device company that develops medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods.
  • Over 130 years within the pharmaceutical sector
  • Innovative and groundbreaking global healthcare products


The Role

  • Working closely with all 5 teams within Drug Product Development who are responsible for the full trajectory of formulation development from early to late stage
  • Working within a dynamic culture
  • Understanding of the scientific and technological concepts behind the activities executed in the FD department
  • Extensive experience with the various aspects of formulation development within multiple product types.



  • Head of Formulation Development
  • Very strong Leadership skills
  • A ‘can do’ attitude and enjoys working as a team
  • Comfortable in scientific and strategic discussions
  • Some business acumen particularly within HR and Finance systems
  • Organizational and communication skills
  •  Dutch speaker desirable but not essential


What should you do next?

This Head of Formulation Development role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to utilise scientific skills and experience and really make a difference to the whole Drug Product Development department.  To discuss further, please submit your current CV.

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there.

Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.



Natalie Hough

Which team and area do you work/specialise in?

Drug Development Team. I specialise in R&D and Manufacturing roles.

What are some of the typical roles you cover?

CMC, Engineer & CSV Engineers, Manufacturing Specialists, Scientists, Process Engineers, and Technical Specialists positions. 

What are the hot issues in your sector currently?

Rising drug prices


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