Jazz Pharmaceuticals

  • Director, R&D Process and Training

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/29/2018 10:53 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Research & Development
  • Overview

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

    Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

    We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

    Position Profile

    Brief Description:

     The Director of R&D Process and Training leads the strategy, design, and implementation for continuous improvement of processes associated with R&D activities. Continuous improvement includes the definition of processes, development and implementation of standard procedures and tools including SOPs, and development and implementation of training matrices and content. The Director of R&D Process and Training liaises with R&D functional departments to ensure cross-functional awareness and representation in process mapping.

    Essential Job Functions:

    Job Responsibilities and Requirements:

    • Advise the R&D Leadership Team (RDLT) regarding areas for process improvement and process changes to reflect changes in regulatory expectations
    • Lead/Support cross-functional process initiatives in R&D to identify and implement improved efficiencies and industry best practices; ensure new process and initiative outcomes are embedded in the organization for long term success
    • Ensure best practices for the development, review and approval of controlled documents throughout R&D
    • Consult with R&D staff tasked with creating SOPs and Work Instructions to provide guidance and support
    • Engage with and assist R&D groups in creating and maintaining training matrices
    • Create and deliver cross-functional training and provide guidance to R&D staff creating presentations and training for their functions
    • Lead SOP governance activities and communication to R&D staff of newly created/revised controlled documents
    • Monitoring of R&D Training Compliance and communication to RDLT
    • Provide support for implementation of software systems and applications specific to process and training in R&D
    • Leadership and development of the team responsible for the support of process and training activities in R&D

    Related Experience

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Extensive experience in GxP and other global regulatory requirements
    • Controlled document development and management, engaging with cross-functional representatives
    • Ability to develop and manage GxP training matrices; skilled in assessing training needs
    • Knowledge of and proficient use of Quality Management Systems
    • Experience in process improvement/development
    • Experience in managing cross-functional projects
    • Strong oral and written skills
    • Good collaboration and networking skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

    Required/Preferred Education and Licenses

    • BS/BA degree in a related discipline; MSc or PhD preferred
    • Minimum of 10 years pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry experience, including a minimum of 5 years in a leadership position or equivalent combination of education and experience

    Description of Physical Demands

    • Occasional mobility within office environment.
    • Routinely sitting for extended periods of time.
    • Constantly operating a computer, printer, telephone and other similar office machinery.

    Description of Work Environment

    • Work indoors in normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, fumes, vibrations and temperature changes.
    • Frequent computer use at workstation.
    • May move from one work location to another occasionally.
    • Responsibilities may require a work schedule that may include working outside of “normal” work hours, in order to meet business demands.
    • Occasional public contact requiring appropriate business apparel.

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


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