Biopharmaceutical Commercial Drug Product Development Manager

Collegeville, PA
April 27 2021
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GlaxoSmithKline is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to support our mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

Our goal is to be one of the world's most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. We believe that we all bring something unique to GSK and when we combine our knowledge, experiences and styles together, the impact is incredible. Come join our adventure at GSK where you will be inspired to do your best work for our patients and consumers. A place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.

The Biopharmaceutical Commercial Drug Product Development Manager is expected to lead a team of scientists that are expected to contribute to the fill and flow of GSK's biopharmaceutical R&D pipeline. The role ensures projects meet agreed timelines and budgets. It also manages resource prioritization as per agreed strategy . Specifically, your team will lead, execute and document Phase 3 enabling activities for investigational drug products. Your team will also develop manufacturing processes for these products and transfer them to commercial manufacturing sites. During transfer, you will scale up while ensuring cost effectiveness the process.

This role reports to the head of Biopharmaceutical Commercial Drug Product Development. You will need to collaborate with partners in CM&C development, such as Device Development, Bioanalytical Development, and Drug Substance Development. You will need to work across boundaries with GSK's Pharmaceutical Supply Chain.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…

  • Accountable for strong leadership, management, development, and oversight of the Team, providing direction and vision
  • Translates the company vision, mission, and strategy into coherent plans/requirements that can be understood and impemented by staff. This includes ensuring the team understands and operates according to the appropriate business vision, regulatory requirements, and internal processes in order to ensure excellence in the delivery of studies and projects
  • Conducts budget review and adjusts as needed (IPE and oversight of EPE), ensures robust budget forecast and management
  • Ensures appropriate resource planning based on forecast workload, develops resource strategies also considering EPE resources, ensures effective resource utilization within the team
  • Interacts effectively with stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Actively engages with local industry partners and regulatory stakeholders to maintain and influence a positive operational environment
  • Superior leadership skills with demonstrated ability to build and maintain highly efficient teams in complex environments .
  • Superior communication and relationship building skills .
  • In-depth knowledge of the drug development.
  • Superior analytical skills and ability to think /frame problems strategically .
  • Independent and pro-active individual able to implement adequate responses to situations without guidance; self-motivated and able to motivate and guide others . ​​
  • Able to work in ambiguous circumstances and take actions quickly while involving the right stakeholders in the right situation at the right time
  • Provides leadership to the team to deliver robust, efficient, and valuable manufacturing processes.
  • Provides leadership to the team and contributes to the Technical Risk assessment and the Control Strategy for new products .

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • PhD. in Pharmaceutics or related science.
  • 10 years of relevant, end to end drug product development experience.
  • Biopharmaceutical industry experience more broadly.
  • Experience in leading cross functional technical teams.
  • Familiarity with CGMP requirements. 
  • Authoring BLA/MAA submissions.
  • Project management experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Demonstrated clear strategic capabilities acquired through experience.
  • Ability to work in a complex matrix environment and to influence without hierarchical authority.
  • Comfortable and skilled communicator/presenter.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the development of combination products
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills at all levels within the organization. 
  • Track record of coaching, mentoring, leading and developing people to build strong collaborative teams working in a high-performance environment in a culture that values scientific rigor and empowerment. 
  • External communication and/or network with regulators, external collaborators and/or scientific experts. 
  • Excellent relationship building, influencing and organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent understanding of Drug and Food GMPs as well as familiar with FDA, European and global regularity requirements, such as ICH.  
  • Pre-Approval Inspection Experience

Why GSK?

Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture. These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.


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