Senior CMC Analytical Life Cycle Manager

Switzerland, Nyon
15 Mar 2021
09 Apr 2021
Matthew Vickers
Regulatory Affairs, CMC
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level

Hobson Prior are working with a world-wide healthcare organisation whose products and services are used to help care for patients who are critically ill. Our client is looking for a Senior CMC Analytical Life Cycle Manager to join them on a permanent basis in Nyon, Switzerland.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Co-operate with CMC Development teams, Regulatory Affairs and Quality functions to co-ordinate and deliver analytical packages of the required standard for adherence to Global Health Authorities (in particular US and EU) requirements.
  • Work with project managers to write and review analytical relevant sections of Health Authority submissions including BLA and MAA and post-approval variations.
  • Manage direct/indirect interaction with internal Analytical Teams in support of Phase III development, Biosimilar licence application and post-marketing support ensuring scientific rigor and data integrity.
  • To work with Quality function to review and implement QTAs. Initiate and process CCPs and deviations with analytical SMEs.
  • Develop risk management strategies for product lifecycle maintenance.
  • Interface with external CROs, CMOs and licensing partners to set expectations, define work packages, measure progress and delivery including continuous method performance monitoring.
  • Development of long-term plans for analytical support of licensed Biosimilar products.
  • Represent the organisation's SwissBioSim at regulatory authority meetings and at internal review committees.
  • Provide guidance across biosimilar projects on scientific and quality strategy applicable to analytics.
  • Ensure rigorous and timely decision making that maintains rapid project progression while continuously weighing the many variables and uncertainties associated with the biosimilar business.
  • Understand the organisation's corporate quality standards and ensure they are adhered to in the area of Biosimilars.

Key Skills:

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Leadership competencies (proactive problem solving, influencing and decision making).
  • Ability to work accurately with attention to detail, motivated and focused on delivery to product objectives.
  • Robust communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong interpersonal, networking and relationship skills required, including teamwork and listening skills.


  • Advanced scientific degree: MSc or equivalent with degree in biochemistry, and post grad training in respective fields.
  • At least 10 years' experience in R&D in biopharma/biotech industry.
  • Demonstrated successful track record in analytical sciences of biologics, preferably biosimilars+
  • Sound knowledge in GLP/GMP, ability to interpret guidelines and to implement compliant analytical packages in highly regulated markets
  • Proven experience in regulatory consultations for biosimilar products (preferably) and/or New Biological Entities in the EU/US
  • Significant exposure to biotech manufacturing operations and related analytics from Phase iii development to licensed Biopharmaceuticals including product life cycle management and product maintenance
  • Demonstrated success operating in a global matrix organization with the full breadth of functions contributing to drug development and product supply chain
  • Fluency in English essential, both oral and written; additional languages (German or French) are an asset.

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