The incumbent will provide high level direction to Global Development and Operations, including establishing key goals for operational efficiency and excellence, and continuous improvement targets. Position responsibilities include coaching and mentoring direct reports and other staff to facilitate colleague development and succession planning. The successful candidate will lead efforts to practice objective colleague performance assessment and effective performance management, will participate on the leadership team and contribute to creating the strategic direction of the research and development organization. The incumbent will ensure robust planning, execution, analysis and reporting of clinical studies for Biologicals, Pharmaceuticals and Biopharmaceuticals to support the timely progression of global registration plans and achievement of budget targets. The incumbent will seek opportunities to collaborate with commercial partners to provide insights into facilities, systems and processes.
The incumbent will provide leadership for a large team of people that supports the execution of clinical studies, including study site selection, initiation and monitoring; data capture, management and archival; report preparation; document systems design and maintenance; and regulatory dossier production.
Qualifications include advanced degree (DVM/VMD or PhD) with 10+ years of experience in veterinary drug and biologicals development. Candidates without advanced degrees, but with 15+ years of relevant experience may also be considered. The successful candidate will have experience in Clinical Study Design and Execution, Biometrics, Data Management, Document Systems and Regulatory Submission Publishing. Other qualifications include general veterinary knowledge across livestock and companion animals, a good understanding of the U.S. commercial veterinary market and familiarity with major global veterinary markets, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, including negotiating and problem solving, experience in registering veterinary products, including biologicals and pharmaceuticals and will be experienced in veterinary clinical development with familiarity with global regulatory processes.
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