R&D Director

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Employment: Full Time

A leading Pharmaceutical company is actively recruiting an R&D Director for their Jeddah office.

Please note that you must meet all the criteria set out below for your application to be considered. Suitable candidates will be contacted within 5 working days. If you are not contacted by us within that time, please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.

The main responsibilities will include but not limited to:
- Define responsibilities and emphasize project priorities of various R&D sections.
- Responsible for sourcing raw materials and packaging material suppliers.
- Review and guide regulatory affairs in preparing registration dossiers for authorities.
- Prepare and propose an annual budget for R&D operation, and control operating expenses within the budget.
- Participate in planning/marketing meetings for new product launches by providing required documents, drawings, and technical support.
- Review and approve all transactions in the data management system including contracts, agreements, purchase orders, requisition, SOPs, and training/manufacturing records.
- Promote professional development opportunities for R&D staff member by mentoring and arranging training to improve their skills and overall performance.


To be successful you will need to meet the following:
- Open to candidates willing to relocate to KSA.
- Doctorate or Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Science or similar.
- Minimum 12 - 15 years of relevant experience managing R&D Projects within the Pharma/FMCG Industry.
- Expert in the development of formulations, and analytical methods with strong theoretical knowledge.
- Strong knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing and equipment, facilities, and utilities.
- Technical knowledge of clinical and non-clinical studies, GMP, GLP, DMF, and CTD.
- Knowledge of ERP and Data Management systems
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English & Arabic.
- Applicants should be available for face-to-face interviews in the location mentioned above.


Kinetic is a Middle East-based company that has been successfully providing a full range of recruitment solutions for leading Pharmaceutical, Agritech, Medical Device, Chemical and Sustainability organizations since 2012.

We provide an executive search service geared to any level of roles within these verticals which is led by industry experts. Our service is driven by innovative, established and proven research teams who customize each individual requirement from our clients.

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