Head of Department - Development Services

Posted 22 November 2022
Job type Permanent
Contact NameAlexander Garrett

Job description

BioTalent is excited to be partnering with a leading global biopharmaceutical CDMO, who are recruiting for a high-level position within their management structure. This role will act as the driving force behind a large and high-performing team and will be responsible for creating an enthusiastic, results driven and customer focused environment. It is a hugely exciting opportunity for an ambitious and experienced leadership professional to leave their mark on a global company!


The key responsibilities for this role are:

  • Leading the department through effective management of Group Leaders and their subsequent teams.
  • Effective implementation and improvement of departmental processes and procedures
  • Collaborating closely with other senior management stakeholders to ensure workload is prioritised, manageable and delivered in line with the customer SLA’s.
  • Innovation and improvement through the leading, coaching and mentoring of staff
  • Ensuring effective communication within the team to identify and set performance goals and development plans, to help everyone achieve their ambitions.
  • Oversight and control of the departmental budget whilst maintaining a high quality service to the customer.


The key requirements to be successful in this role are:

  • Extensive experience building and managing teams in a pharmaceutical or Biopharmaceutical environment.
  • The ability to inspire a large organization through clear articulation of vision in an exciting manner, developing future leaders, and translating strategies into executable and actionable plans. A strong business understanding is essential to success.
  • A strong track record of project delivery, ideally with experience using Gantt and Action log – (Lean Six Sigma Green Belt desirable).
  • Strong Leadership and Stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communication skills and interaction with all kinds of internal and external interfaces


For more information, please send a copy of your CV to alexander.garrett@biotalent.com for a confidential discussion about the role!