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Project Director of CMC & Device, Zealand Pharma A/S / 1801 / CLOSED

The Company
Zealand Pharma A/S (Zealand) is a fast-growing Copenhagen-based biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of peptide-based medicine and a highly attractive pipeline. More than 10 drug candidates invented by Zealand have advanced into clinical development, of which two have reached the market and three candidates are in late-stage development. They are passionate about improving the quality of life for patients with metabolic and gastrointestinal diseases, and other specialty or rare disease areas with significant unmet medical needs. Zealand was founded in 1998, Denmark and has presence in the US. As well. See more at

Zealand´s employees are fundamental to their success, and they continue to be able to attract and retain people with  vast experience and talent. They have a unique culture, characterized by excellent teamwork and strong engagement across the organization.

Do you really want to be empowered, being part of and put your mark on the strategic projects. Encourage to take bold new decisions and work with ambitious deadlines. You will get highly rewarded for the absent of ego, focusing on teamwork and making brilliant results through and with your team. If you can recognize, you self in this description. You might be the next brilliant Project Director of CMC & Device to support the expanding portfolio and the continued global growth of Zealand.

The Team
You will be part of a very experienced team with engaged and dedicated people in a stimulating international environment. The Technical Development & Manufacturing organization is responsible for late-stage CMC and Device development activities, manufacturing, and supply where you will have high influence on the results and outcome of the projects. The communication will be open, honest, and direct and one of the core values in the team is “your success equals success of the team and the project”.

Project Director of CMC & Device
Do you want to be truly empowered?             

  • Biotech company with innovative peptide-based medicines
  • Making a difference in people’s lives with metabolic & gastrointestinal diseases
  • You want to excel and are a brilliant Project Director

The Challenge
You will lead all late- stage development of Drug Substance, Drug Products and Device on one or two strategic projects. You will together with your team ensure progress on development activities and create a fun, engaging and empowered working environment. You will have high influence on decisions as most of the power lies in the project and not in the line. 

You will be working in an international environment and have interfaces with many different disciplines working closely together with external partners and CMO’s. We are looking for a strong Director, who can actively drive the following responsibilities:

  • Project Management of one or two CMC & Device development teams comprising specialists from Drug Substance, Drug Product, Device development, Clinical Supplies, QA, RA and Supply Chain.
  • Ensure project planning and strategy building in the teams while also focusing on technical discussions and problem solving
  • Deliver CMC & Device projects on time, budget, and scope 
  • Responsible for CMC & Device project budgets
  • Member of the project core teams, leading the overall development projects.
  • Build relations and communicate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Communication and coordination with CMOs, CROs, Device developers and business partners
  • Creating high performance project teams

At Zealand they understand the value of a diverse workforce. As an employee, you will be part of an innovative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-cultural working environment characterized by strong teamwork, room for individual performance      and development, informality and respect, high work-ethics, engagement, and fun.

Zealand is a growing organization, and you will be encouraged and welcomed to bring forth new ideas, discuss concerns and share feed-back with colleagues and management. You will report to Senior Vice President of Technical Development & Manufacturing.

Your Talent
The ideal candidate holds a degree in Life Science, within chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, or another relevant field and have at least 5+ years of experience from the Pharmaceutical Industry.

  • The successful candidate will have the following profile:
  • Experience with drug development processes and leading cross-functional project teams
  • Talent and passion for project management and experience with coordination of complex assignments
  • Preferable experience with regulatory submissions as MMA and NDA
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Project Management skills
  • Interest in working in a dynamic environment and taking on new challenges
  • The ability and engagement to “walk the extra mile”

You have a proactive mindset and a desire to continuously develop and find innovative solutions. In addition, you are well-organized, and have the ability to plan, execute and meet deadlines. You see opportunities instead of difficulties.

You are motivated by having a high impact position and understand how to apply your cultural awareness to inspire trust and respect among your international colleagues. As an open-minded dedicated and flexible person, you utilise your high level of energy and can-do attitude to proactively handle the various tasks at hand.

Strong communication skills are essential in this role, which interacts with other disciplines, and you are of course excellent in English, both written and verbal.

Best Talent is responsible for the recruitment for this position at Zealand Pharma and review your application on a confidential basis. Forward your application including your CV attention ”1801/ Director CMC” by way of e-mail to You can read more about Best Talent at bruger cookies. For at give dig en bedre oplevelse gemmer vi informationer om dit besøg. OK