Director, API Technology Portfolio Management

Director, API Technology Portfolio Management

Morgan Philips HK Ltd
Shanghai
10 - 13 Years
Not Specified

Job Description


Job Description :
Director, API Technical Operations, External Supplier Management
Reporting to the Head of the API Technology Portfolio Management as part of Global Technical Operations for Animal Health, the Director will be part of the API Technology Portfolio Management Group, and will be responsible for a portfolio of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) projects and or supply nodes with a focus on inline projects. The potential project types include sourcing, technical transfer, R&D, process improvement, and trouble shooting. The role is global and the individual will be part of a global team. Critical Skills include Technical, project management, verbal communication, and electronic communication.
At the director level, the individual will be eligible for advanced projects, deep trouble shooting and innovation projects. A focus will be placed on contact manufacturing over generic activities the individual will manage a portfolio of projects. The individual will be a technical lead during API sourcing for contract manufacturing, will be an end to end leader of the contract manufacturing project execution after supplier selection, and will be a leader of supplier technical management for complex relationships. They will be expected to generate innovations with the supply base and lead global initiatives as required.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leveraging external API suppliers to provide material primarily to Animal Health internal formulation facilities across the world.
  • Enhancing the function through Operational excellence projects.
  • End to end leadership of a contract manufacturing technical transfer after supplier selection including managing all aspects of the interface with the supplier and with the internal Animal Health departments.
  • Maintaining project schedules, call regular global meetings with the needed departments to manage the relative work streams, and hold sponsor meetings to communicate the project status and request support at stage gates.
  • During global sourcing leading to supplier selection, the individual will be expected to partner with External Manufacturing & Global Procurement organization of MMD Animal Health and the different Animal Health departments.
  • During the sourcing phase of a project, the individual will be a technical lead on the sourcing team and be responsible to define the requested services and physical properties including generating technical packages, leading technical due diligence for supplier selection, planning formulation and regulatory timelines, and verifying that the evaluation of the supplier is balanced.
  • A close partnership with procurement and formulation site leads during the sourcing process is important and knowledge of the importance of physical properties on formulation success is needed.
  • Technical strength will be needed in areas such as process chemistry, process engineering, analytical chemistry, physical property engineering, environmental, Industrial Hygiene, and regulatory. Strong business acumen and partnership with procurement will be expected to ensure financial targets are met and contracts are managed well.
  • A close partnership with procurement and formulation site leads during the sourcing process is important and knowledge of the importance of physical properties on formulation success is needed.
  • For inline supply, Supplier Technical Management (STM) will be conducted to ensure the on time and full delivery of API to Animal Health.
  • Leading cross functional meetings with the external suppliers and Internal personnel to monitor the technical aspects of the relationship including tracking all changes, deviations, and improvement projects.
  • Lead the process change team inside of Animal Health working closely with our formulation facilities, regulatory, and quality in order to execute changes at the supplier
  • Following up on deviations and ensure resolved quickly and appropriately
  • Ensuring appropriate knowledge management of API technology
  • Developing and pursue innovation projects with the supplier as appropriate
  • Leveraging appropriate software systems including for supplier communication and change control
  • Providing strong leadership and business acumen for project management and lead cross-functional team members effectively
  • Displaying leadership behaviors and demonstrate a high emotional intelligence
  • Creating and ensuring the overall project schedules including regulatory and formulation site inputs are appropriate for the project delivering end to end outcomes
  • Working closely with external suppliers to assess the chemistry and processing equipment and limit risk on transfer
  • Evaluating material physical property and chemical comparability and mitigate risk.
  • Presenting status updates in the API Governance forum
  • As required, the individual will assist communications with the suppliers during trouble shooting or visit facilities to conduct due diligence.

Technical strength will be needed in areas such as process chemistry, process engineering, analytical chemistry, physical property engineering, environmental, Industrial Hygiene, and regulatory. Strong business acumen and partnership with procurement will be expected to ensure financial targets are met and contracts are managed well.
Education Required:
  • PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or comparable appropriate for API technical understanding.


Required Experience or Skills:
  • Minimum 10 yrs. of relevant experience
  • Experience with chemical processes or a demonstrated high level of technical capability
  • A strong business acumen, communication skills, and a proven track record of managing projects in the areas of sourcing / commercialization / tech transfer / chemistry process trouble shooting supply of API products
  • Strong Leadership attributes including a global mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams with an end to end supply chain view
  • Ability to collaborate across functions and geographies and support global activities
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain strong working relationships with technical, quality and operations leaders in the internal and external network
  • Experience using Microsoft Project
  • The ability to travel up to 30%

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • An understanding of the technical characterization or product physical properties and familiarity or expertise with chemistry and finishing crystallization is preferred.
  • Expertise in trouble shooting chemical manufacturing for API
  • Familiarity with Regulatory strategy and execution
  • Six Sigma certification preferred
  • Additional Language capability

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