The Manager-External Operations is focused on pharmaceutical commercial operations, product transfers and new product launches at external supplier sites. The scope of operations may include manufacturing and/or packaging as required by product. The position directly supports the Forest Sales & Operations Planning Team by assuring the timely fulfillment of production orders from external suppliers, internal Forest product development teams as the owner of technical and product transfers to external suppliers, and Forest internal operations by qualifying and maintaining alternate sources of supply as part of an ultra-flexible supply chain. This position requires the correct blend of leadership, technical expertise and interpersonal skills necessary to engage cross-functional teams and manage business relationships with external suppliers and partners.
Qualifications for this position include but are not limited to the following:
* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Science or relevant field.
* 5 hands-on experience in one or more of the following areas:
o Pharmaceutical industry including working knowledge of non-sterile oral dosage manufacturing and packaging. Emphasis on packaging operations and some experience in sterile dosage fill/finish
o Management of third-party relationships, including technical operations to include manufacturing or packaging
o Project management
o Product and/or Tech Transfer initiatives, both internally and with third parties
* Must be able and willing to assume heavy workloads, maintain tight timelines, shift priorities and balance multiple assignments necessary to deliver results in a dynamic environment
* Must have the ability to work without close supervision
* Must demonstrate the ability to work effectively across a matrix organization and have experience working in an extended (internal and external) team environment
In return for these skills, we offer a competitive salary and substantial benefits package including full medical, dental and life insurance; 401(k) with match and profit sharing; tuition reimbursement; and many other great benefits.
All job seekers must apply online at ****Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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