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Associated Director Device Development and support Global CMC development, ALK / 1802

The Company
ALK helps people living with allergy. By providing solutions that make life with allergy surprisingly simple they make a difference for millions of people. The company builds upon a strong heritage as a pioneer in allergy immunotherapy and they will continue to innovate, develop, and market new products and solutions for people with allergy. ALK is a global company with production sites in Denmark, France, Spain, and the United States. They were founded in Copenhagen in 1923 and today ALK employs around 2,600 people around the globe. Headquarter is based in Hørsholm north of Copenhagen. ALK knows that their employees are their most asset, and they believe they do their very best every day in the pursuit of new and better allergy treatments and solutions for people with allergy around the world. If you like to have influence and make a difference ALK is the right place, so come join them on their exciting journey. The HQ is placed in Hørsholm. See more at www.alk.dk

The Team
Device Development and Support consists of a small team of 9 engaged colleagues with a background as medical device engineers and scientists working in the cross-field between device development, production transfer and technical support to the production site.  The team consists of dedicated people with a high team-spirit and competencies within mechanical design, medical device development, design control and risk management, and clinical evaluation of drug delivery products.

Associated Director Device Development and support 
Global CMC development         

  • Making a real difference in people’s lives within allergy
  • Responsible for medical device and life cycle management
  • You are a brilliant leader and have a balanced focus on both wellbeing & performance

The Challenge
As Associated Director you will be responsible for a team of engineers and scientists working in a cross-field between device development and life cycle management as well as production transfer and technical support to the production site. You will be joining colleagues that are highly skilled and have vast experience in their field of expertise and there for you have focus on leadership, setting clear directions, prioritizing, manage resources and the team’s performance & well-being 

All tasks will be carried out in close collaboration with the Senior Director and other functions (RA, QA, Project Leaders etc.) and thus it is of importance, that you thrive by working in a cross functional environment and has a good understanding of the device and drug development processes.

We are looking for a well-balanced leader, who can motivate different types of people and adjust the leader style accordingly and actively drive the following responsibilities:

  • Managing device development engineers, project managers and external consultants.
  • Creating high performance teams and ensure that employees are familiar with their responsibilities in the department. People management and administrative tasks.
  • Secure the right competences in the department and ensure that the department complies with current requirements and regulations valid for ALK's medical devices
  • Cross departmental collaboration in R&D, commercial and with device production in Madrid, Spain and with Contract Manufacturers (CMO). 
  • Life Cycle Management of ALK medical devices and combination products
  • Ensure project execution on time and to budget.

Would you like to take on this challenging position? ALK provides a dynamic and pleasant work environment, complete with inspiring and challenging assignments. The results of your efforts will be significant throughout the organization, and you will be able to actively influence and challenge the status quo. The flat structures attract independent individuals who like to feel the progress of the business and enjoy being close to the decision-making. You will be part of an engaged and informal team, who values skills and knowledge creation. ALK consider their pioneering spirit coupled with their trustworthiness to be their winning formula. ALK is a health focused organization, and their offices offer a green view of the DTU Science Park in Hørsholm. You will report to the Senior Director, Device Development & Support (DDS).

Your Talent
You have a Life Sciences degree within medical or mechanical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, or another relevant field and at least 5 years of experience from the Pharmaceutical Device Industry. You have a proven track record of working with Medical Device Development and life cycle management.

You are a well-balanced leader and communicator of ideas, direction and solutions and can navigate in an environment with many stakeholders. The communication will be open, honest, and direct with respect for each other’s skills and expertise. You have talent and passion for leadership, project management and experiences with coordination of complex assignments. You have a proven record of accomplishment and are used to motivate your team in an individual and good way.

As a person, you have a structural approach and a collaborative nature. You are motivated by working in a dynamic environment and taking on new challenges. You like facilitating new ideas and ways to work with your team, by keeping calm and finding the essential elements in an often-unpredicted high pace environment.  You think strategically but also act operationally and have of cause excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Application
Best Talent is responsible for the recruitment process for this position at ALK and review your application on a confidential basis. Forward your application including your CV attention ”1802/Associated Director” by way of e-mail to job@besttalent.dk. You can read more about Best Talent at www.besttalent.dk.

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