Director Formulation Technology (m/f/x)

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Date: 20-Nov-2022

Location: Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany, 85276

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In Europe, we focus on two areas: In the cardiovascular space, our strong portfolio of medicines reflects our long-standing commitment and shows that we care for every heartbeat; in oncology our goal is to become a global pharma innovator until 2025 by providing novel therapies to patients across the world. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries. For more information:


For our development and production site in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position of

Director Formulation Technology (m/f/x)

The position:

The position "Director Formulation Technology" includes the functional and disciplinary leadership of a development group in the department Formulation Technology (focus on Biologics).

The qualified candidate has the following

Key responsibilities:

  • Functional and disciplinary leadership of a development group. Development and appraisal of employees
  • Development, manufacturing and testing of medicinal products (incl. investigational medicinal products), as well as scale-up, transfers and process validation (mainly parenteral dosage forms - biologics, focus on oncology, e. g. ADCs - and other dosage forms)
  • Securing the alignment with global strategic and operational objectives of Global Formulation Technology function as well as those of Pharmaceutical Development functions of Daiichi Sankyo Europe
  • Organization and optimization of work processes.
  • Active involvement in establishment and extension of new development areas in the department
  • Organization of the Technical Management of Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMO); (coordination with global functions, technical support of transfers to CMOs in Europe, IMP manufacturing, scale-up and process validation)
  • Leader/member of global working teams within Global Formulation Technology as well as collaboration in international project teams (e. g. Japan, US, CMOs in Europe)
  • Participation in creating and updating regulatory documents worldwide (e. g. IMPD, IND, MAA, NDA, BLA etc.)


Personal skills and professional experience:

  • University degree in Pharmacy or related subject, ideally with pharmacist license and PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology (Lyophilization, Biologics)
  • Many years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in the areas of development, manufacturing, testing, scale-up and process validation as well as in Technical CMO Management
  • Long term experience in leading a development group, especially with regard to global projects
  • Experience in biologics and/or new modalities would be appreciated
  • Sound knowledge of the regulatory framework
  • High team orientation and willingness to cooperate, also in international teams
  • Very good written and oral communications skills in English, working knowledge in German appreciated
  • Very good IT skills (MS Office, SAP etc.)



What we offer

Working at Daiichi Sankyo

At Daiichi Sankyo in Europe, we offer a workplace where your voice is heard. Everything we do, we do with a high level of commitment and a clear focus on patients’ needs. We know that our bold ambition to change patients’ lives for the better can only be achieved through the power of collaboration and the exploration of new approaches. Thus, we encourage our colleagues across Europe to be courageous, to bring their ideas to the table and to embrace opportunities to grow. When you join our European family, you will be a part of a dynamic company where everyone, no matter their role, rolls up their sleeves and gets things done.