Organon & Co. Senior Principal Scientist/Sr. Director, Chemistry Manufacturing & Controls (CMC) in Morristown, New Jersey
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Reporting to the Executive Director Organon Regulatory CMC New Products, the Senior Principal Scientist (Senior Director) Regulatory CMC New Products is responsible for Regulatory Chemistry Manufacturing & Controls (CMC) leadership, oversight, strategy, and resource management for Organon’s biosimilar products including strategic guidance and execution across development and post-approval lifecycle, and potential business development and licensing through due diligence assessments.
The Senior Principal Scientist may also support project team goals and organizational initiatives, on an as needed basis. The position is a fast-paced, dynamic, and impactful leadership role with direct ability to impact Organon future growth strategy & pipeline development.
Lead regulatory CMC accountability as a seasoned expert across biosimilar programs and responsible for developing and overseeing implementation of regulatory strategies and making decisions that ensure the high quality of regulatory submissions.
Oversee a team of contributors as appropriate including oversight and monitoring of CMC strategy and project timelines, resource capacity analysis, management of internal and external resources to enable on-time delivery of regulatory CMC deliverables.
Lead assessment of CMC post-approval changes to define regulatory requirements and develop CMC regulatory strategies that demonstrate sound regulatory insight, a balanced approach to risk and knowledge of the changing global regulatory environment.
Manage due diligence of compounds that are being evaluated through the corporate BD&L process in coordination with Regulatory CMC Franchise leadership, as appropriate. Ensure due diligence includes development of a comprehensive regulatory CMC risk assessment (e.g. regulatory risks associated with drug substance synthetic route, formulation design, analytical methods, etc.), mitigation approach, and regulatory timeline assessment that provides input into the corporate BD&L decision making business and financial evaluation for the compound.
Partner with Research & Development, Manufacturing & Supply, Business Development, and Commercial to continually improve processes with internal colleagues and Contract Research & Manufacturing Organizations to enable regulatory CMC strategies and execution of product registration activities in an efficient, agile manner.
Responsible to ensure that regulatory requirements are met and systems/processes are executed in a manner to provide visibility to accurate regulatory information to enable proper product control.
Proactively identifies and solves complex problems or key business challenges within the Portfolio that may have significant impact to the company and identifying solutions. Responsible for timely communication of challenges and opportunities to management and help address them in a systematic and thoughtful manner.
Demonstrated ability to anticipate and influence within and across organizations and the regulatory environment to identify potential challenges impacting the business and proactively recommend approaches to minimize regulatory risk. Represent department needs and positions in senior leadership forums.
Demonstrated ability to be highly adaptable and establish strong cross-functional relationships with key stakeholders, customers and external organizations to ensure regulatory CMC strategies are incorporated into a broad enterprise view.
Expected to embody Organon’s values in their day-to-day activities and serve as an example by practicing them on a daily basis.
Education Minimum Requirement :
Bachelor’s Degree, in a science, engineering, or a related field. Fields of study include Pharmacy, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Molecular Biology, or Biochemistry with at least 12 years of relevant experience including biological/pharmaceutical/device research, manufacturing, testing or a related field OR
Advanced degree (MS, MBA, Ph.D., PharmD) with at least 7 years of relevant experience including biological/pharmaceutical/device research, manufacturing, testing or a related field
Required Experience and Skills:
Minimum 12 years pharmaceutical or related industry experience; 7 years with an advanced degree.
Minimum 5 years working in Regulatory CMC including biosimilar/biologics experience, with progressive experience in leading global development-phase programs.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
In Biosimilar/Biologics Regulatory CMC.
Strong leadership skills, as well as demonstrated understanding of related biological and/or device operations (e.g., manufacturing, process development, analytical, and quality assurance).
Demonstrate critical thinking, exceptional problem solving, strong understanding of regulatory strategies and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
Strong track record of development of regulatory personnel, demonstrated leadership of cross-functional activities and the ability to influence in a matrix environment.
Must demonstrate the ability to develop creative and imaginative approaches to problem solving and the ability to flexibly respond to changing priorities or unexpected events.
Must have proven experience in critically reviewing detailed scientific information and assessing whether technical arguments are presented clearly and conclusions are adequately supported by data.
Must have strong negotiation, excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills with a proven record of working with and influencing multi-disciplinary teams and external experts.
The candidate must be proficient in English; additional language skills are a plus.
Who We Are:
Organon delivers ingenious health solutions that enable people to live their best lives. We are a $6.5 billion global healthcare company focused on making a world of difference for women, their families and the communities they care for. We have an important portfolio and are growing it by investing in the unmet needs of Women’s Health, expanding access to leading biosimilars and touching lives with a diverse and trusted portfolio of health solutions. Our Vision is clear: A better and healthier every day for every woman.
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Requisition ID: R509490