Head of Pharmaceutical Development / Site Manager Vienna (m/f/d)

RefNr. 59010/IV |


Does the setup and management of a new EU Research & Technology Unit sound interesting to you?
Our client is a successful international pharmaceutical company based in Eastern Europe with a leading position in the home market and a constantly growing market share in numerous export markets worldwide. To drive further growth a new competence center for Generic Product Development based in Vienna will be established. We are looking for entrepreneurial thinking people with longstandig experience who are willing and capable to take responsibility for building up a new unit for pharmaceutical development of generic products.

Arbeitszeit: Vollzeit

Ort: W

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Your Responsibilities

  • Establishment and management of the EU Research & Technology Unit in Austria
  • Building up and leading a strong and high-performing team of experts and scientists (up to 20 employees)
  • Responsibility for pharmaceutical development of laboratory prototypes for complex generic products within an agreed timeframe
  • Initiating proposals for new projects and products, including patent search and evaluation to define product development of non-infringement strategies for strictly regulated markets
  • Conducting pre- and feasibility studies, reference product reverse engineering and sourcing of component supplier, technology & service providers (before project approval)
  • Ensuring formulation and process technology as well as analytical method development
  • Conducting all activities concerning project management, CMC, non-clinical/clinical and RA activities for assigned R&D projects
  • Ensuring knowledge transfer and close cooperation with R&D centre in the Eastern European Headquarter
  • Building and maintaining scientific and business networks for collaborations and with sub-contractors
  • Preparation of research grant applications
  • Management of approved projects and tracking budgets until handover to industrial process engineering client site with further project supervision

Your Experiences and Qualifications

  • 10 or more years of experience in product development of a generic company or CDMO
  • Robust knowledge of CMC activities, non-clinical/clinical studies, regulatory requirements and their relationship with the generic drug development process
  • Substantial experience in managing international business relationships with external project partners and service providers as well as public funding access and grant acquisition
  • Strategic thinker and open-minded leader with demonstrated ability to facilitate and guide the colleagues and direct reports
  • Strong leadership skills paired with a goal-oriented and collaborative working attitude
  • Flexible for business trips, especially to Eastern Europe
  • Excellent English skills are required, German is an advantage

The offer from our client

  • A versatile and responsible position that offers the opportunity to be active and to really make a difference
  • A chance to bring in your longstanding experiences and know-how for the set-up of this new Research & Technology Unit in a prosperous company and appreciative environment
  • A robust, reliable and financially strong setting
  • An attractice salary package starting from EUR 120.000,- with a commitment to a higher remuneration depending on skills and previous experiences


BF1 - Gute öffentliche Verkehrsanbindung
BF4 - Home-Office Option
BF5 - Modernes Office bzw. IT Infrastruktur
BF8 - Weiterbildungs- u. entwicklungsmöglichkeiten / Coaching

Monatliche Gehaltsspanne

€ 8.571
Mindestgehalt Überzahlung lt. Qualifikation möglich


Teresa Czernin, MA

Teresa Czernin

Recruiting & Research Specialist

+43 (316) 90 80 10-454

Mag. Sandra Zach-Rabl

Sandra Zach-Rabl

Director Personalberatung, Prokuristin

+43 (316) 90 80 10-456

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