Scientific Account Manager (Pharma Manufacturing/CMC)-Global CDMO-RTP, NC Area-Hybrid

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Our client, a highly successful global contract manufacturer that services the pharmaceutical industry, is actively recruiting for a top-notch candidate to assume key role on its scientific sales team. This company is headquartered in the RTP area and has numerous FDA-inspected manufacturing facilities in China. Seek candidate who will thrive in a global setting.

This is a Hybrid role with 2/3 days a week onsite in the RTP area and the flexibility to work 2/3 days a week from home.

Key Things to Note:

  • This Account Manager will act as the key liaison between pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the US/Europe and the Manufacturing facilities in PR China. Seek superb communicator, who can successfully interface with a very broad constituency.
  • The company focuses on developing processes for late-phase to commercial APIs and HPAPIs, small-molecule and biologics manufacturing and development. Ideal candidate will have extensive experience in a CMO/CDMO setting. 
  • This Account Manager will be responsible for ensuring that all parties are working in sync, and in compliance with established agreements. We seek a skilled project manager.
  • Post-pandemic, this position will require occasional travel to China and Europe, as well as some after-hours work. Schedules are flexible.

This is a critical role and recruiting a smart, versatile, organized and self-directed candidate is a top priority at this time. 

Specific duties will include:

  • Manage projects brought in by the Business Development (BD) team for clinical development and production.
  • Be the direct interface for the correspondence between company and clients, as well as support the BD and technical teams.
  • Interact effectively with the Project Management Office (PMO) and other relevant groups to drive effective performance of projects.
  • Watch project timelines, flag and proactively bring to appropriate attention any issues.
  • Attend scheduled client meetings to report/follow-up on action items - to client, tech team and China teams. Ensure projects are on schedule and on-budget.
  • Issue instructions for requests, including samples, batch records, etc., keeping to scope of work and budget.
  • Complete RFI and RFP’s for submission to clients
  • Provide support in proposal writing

We seek a candidate who offers a BS in a scientific discipline (Chemistry or Biology) and 3+ years of increasingly responsible roles in client / account management roles. Pharmaceutical industry, outsourcing and manufacturing backgrounds are all important. Experience in a process chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry bench lab, kilo lab, and/or pilot plant is a plus.  Strong knowledge and experience in cGMP controls in drug substance and/or drug product.

Other priorities include:

Global experience is a plus, but not required

Exceptional account management and project management skills

Strong writing and documentation skills

Experience working with in a GMP/FDA –regulated setting

Longevity and impact in previous roles

Finally, this is a dynamic, empowered, collaborative and mission-driven setting. Seek smart, insightful, self-directed and extremely competent professional who can gain the respect and cooperation of global colleagues and partners in order to achieve shared success. 

Qualified candidates should forward Word resume for prompt consideration. Local candidates only.