Development Director

QPharma is an innovative contract developer and manufacturer of pharmaceuticals. Our customers range from large global to smaller local pharmaceutical companies. It offers customers bespoke solutions through an extensive knowledge and unique manufacturing capabilities. The expertise and capabilities lie in developing and manufacturing both solid and polymer-based dosage forms. Its solid dosage portfolio includes products such as immediate-release film and non-coated tablets, along with controlled-release tablets and granules. Meanwhile it pioneers in polymer-based dosage forms with products such as vaginal rings, implants and intrauterine systems. For more info, please visit

Currently QPharma is expanding sales, staff, facilities and product portfolio. Focusing on high potent development and production, within the area of controlled release, the company has invested heavily in buildings and equipment with the aim of supporting growth and widening its core capabilities..

QPharma AB is now searching for an experienced Development Director, preferably within the pharmaceutical / medical device industry. However candidates with highly relevant experience from areas such as within FMCG are of interest.

Based in QPharma HQ in Malmö, you will report directly to the VP R&D.

Your role

The Development Director is responsible for organizing development work on pharmaceuticals in an environment which is governed by GMP and partially takes place on advanced large-scale production equipment. In relation to this set-up there are multiple interdependencies between Development, Quality Assurance and Operations. Your role also consist of managing further optimizing procedures.

The Development Department is organized as a matrix organization, in which the departments have responsibility for the scientific and technological input, providing the required resources and capabilities. As Development Director you will lead a team with 12 direct reports, mostly with an advanced academic degree in a relevant scientific field and several skilled technicians.

Your profile

You are an experienced leader in pharmaceutical R&D, has good knowledge of current GMP and has excellent organizational skills. You have a drive for innovation. Furthermore you should be able to maintain the overview and act decisively in an organization with strong interdependencies between functions.

You thrive in a dynamic work environment and you are capable to maintain a calm and methodical approach in challenging situations.
You have a high level of commitment, can motivate and inspire others to perform at the highest standards.

You are approachable and collaborative with a natural ability to work cross functional and form solid business relationships.
  • Seasoned in GMP and quality systems thinking.
  • Experienced and energetic Director Development with strong organizational skills
  • Minimum 5-7 years of relevant management experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Postgraduate degree (PhD or MSc) in one of the relevant natural sciences e.g. chemical engineering, chemistry, polymer/material sciences or pharmacy.

Your application

Please submit your application as soon as possible. If you have any questions you are welcome to contact Thomas Lindquist, Recruitment consultant, on tel +46704531353.

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