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Late Stage Projects and Strategy Director

€Competitive | Belgium |  Manufacturing and Operations, Research & Development |  Permanent  | Ref:889462

The Role

Late Stage Projects and Strategy Director - Global Biopharma Company - Belgium - €Competitive


The Company

  • Multinational biopharmaceutical company
  • Transform the lives of people living with severe diseases with focus on neurology and immunology disorders
  • Continuously working to advance science and embrace new knowledge


The Role

  • Ensure successful & thorough development of safe, robust, environmentally considerate and cost-effective processes for supply of API for clinical trials and safety studies and to support drug product development.
  • Ensure successful production of API clinical supplies as well as Technology Transfer of API processes to and Validation of API processes at manufacturing sites.
  • Drive excellence in late stage development through definition and application of appropriate workflows and techniques.
  • As part of the CPRD management team, actively contribute to the generation and execution of Chem. Process R&D and Small Molecule CMC long term strategies.



  • PhD in Chemistry or equivalent
  • Around 8 years post experience in small molecule process development in Pharmaceutical sector, with track record of developing safe, robust, cost effective chemical processes for small molecule APIs as well as transferring processes to and validating processes at manufacturing sites
  • Understanding of innovator pharma development process.
  • Prior experience leading & managing internal teams as well as appraisal and development of personnel.
  • Experience in working with CROs, CDMOs and other partners for execution of activities.
  • Prior experience in evaluating and applying new technologies into laboratory and/or manufacturing environments would be beneficial.


What should you do next?

This role is one not to be missed; it encompasses the opportunity to work within a large pharma company and also have global responsibility for late stage Chemical Process Research and as the organisation grows, you can too. 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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