The GPO S&T Global Supply Business Development (GSBD) Manager provides technical support as part of Business Development (BD) deals / projects in EMEA to drive growth through a wide range of BD deals including local production, licensing-
in / out, divestiture & acquisition.
The GPO S&T GSBD Manager will focus mostly on the deal evaluation / validation, implementation and alliance management phases of the BD process.
She / He is the primary GSBD technical point of contact for technical transfer of new products, process change request management and problem solving at external partners.
She / He must develop advanced collaborative relations with external partners and internal customers / stakeholders across divisions to execute her / his responsibilities in assigned projects as detailed below.
Key Responsibilities :
Leads technical assessment at new potential partner sites during pre-Due Diligence and Due Diligence, identifies capability and technology gaps and develops remediation plans.
Leads multiple complex technology transfers to and between licensee and Contract Manufacturing Organisation (CMO) partners and the demonstration of inline products for major process changes.
Activities include project and capital planning, process development, validation and regulatory filing preparation.
Participates to our Manufacturing Division strategy by leading technical assessment for the localization strategy of any new Global Supply Business Development (GSBD) project (Ideation / evaluation) at market team level.
Innovates within local market regulatory and compliance frameworks to ensure lean, lowest cost technology transfers and process changes while maintaining compliance to MSD standards.
Define technical objectives and priorities for licensee and CMO partner in line with our Manufacturing Division strategy and priorities.
Leveraging internal and local resources, manage in-line partners as part of market and sub-region team(s). Provide technical and problem solving expertise, procure SME support where appropriate and coach and promote continuous partner improvement.
Acts as the technical subject matter expert and / or leverage internal network for significant investigation and complex technical trouble shooting that have a significant impact on the business.
Provides Lean Six Sigma support to GPO S&T GSBD and market teams.
Elaborate communication plan and timely communicate with internal MSD stakeholder including our manufacturing division management, Marketing, Sales and Research & Development.
Participate in Environment Health & Safety (EHS), Business Compliance, cGMP and all other compliance-related matters, where applicable.
Any other tasks and Global initiatives as and when assigned by Managers.
Support / lead GSBD or GPO S&T initiatives
Desired skills & experience
Education Level :
Master of Science in engineering, chemistry or pharmacy.
Experience / Technical Skills :
10-15 years of relevant experience in drug product manufacturing, technology transfer, Qualification & validation of processes or related area.
Post-graduate education and / or project management experience are desirable.
Advanced technical / manufacturing background in pharmaceutical and packaging operations of various dosage forms, including quality systems and process technology (technology transfer, cleaning validation, problem solving)
Lean tools and systems (LSS green / black belt is a plus)
Strong project management skills & proven ability to manage complex and strategic projects.
Demonstrated management and coaching skills
Personal Attributes :
Advanced interpersonal and leadership skills to participate actively to virtual teams & communicate, collaborate, negotiate &
persuade across a broad variety of leadership team, functions, companies and cultures.
Strong ability to work independently as well as in teams and represent GSBD and our Manufacturing Division at third party sites.
Advanced leadership and interpersonal skills to manage a broad spectrum of activities with a wide range of external partners in terms of their national / company culture, capabilities / skills, communication practices and strategic importance to MSD.
Advanced communication skills and flexibility in communicating with partners that are either not fluent in English and / or lack IT infrastructure
Out of box" thinking, competitive decision making & risk management
Be willing to travel 30-50 %
MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products.
Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.
Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you.
To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.
A good place to work
Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program.
Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.
For further information regarding this position, please contact Leopoldo Rodriguez (Director Engineering), phone +34913211980.
If you are interested in this challenging role, you are requested to apply online by uploading your resume and application letter in English.