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Director, Drug Product Manufacturing

Company: Sage Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

**General Scope and Summary**

SAGE Therapeutics is searching for an experienced technical leader for a highly visible role as Director, Drug Product Manufacturing. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing external manufacturing and technology transfer activities for phase 3 and commercial drug product, including process validation and supporting development and clinical supplies activities. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with other Sage functions, including Quality, Regulatory, Pharmaceutical Development, Analytical Development, Process Development, and Supply Chain to advance Sage's fast growing portfolio of products.

**Roles and Responsibilities**

+ Oversee commercial manufacturing operations at external manufacturing partners for sterile drug product.

+ Oversee technology transfer and process validation activities at new external manufacturing partners in close collaboration with Process Development, Quality, and the CMC teams.

+ Manage technical and process changes for commercial manufacturing in close collaboration with Quality, Regulatory, and other involved functions.

+ Actively manage manufacturing risks and improvements.

+ Support clinical manufacturing and development activities.

+ Lead technical development teams, e.g. tech transfer teams or technical project teams.

+ Actively contribute to CMC teams and ensure alignment of manufacturing and technology transfer activities with CMC and program development plans.

+ Actively communicate, collaborate with, and contribute to other functional areas and drive to achieve the best development and business results for the company.

**Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills**

The successful candidate has a broad experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing of Oral Solid Dosage Forms and sterile drug products, as well as a proven track record of solving complex technical issues. Experience in sterile drug products and lipid formulations is a plus. Excellent leadership, communication, and collaboration skills in a cross-functional and fast-paced environment as well as a proven ability to achieve results in a virtual setting with external laboratories and manufacturing facilities are a must.

**Basic Qualifications**

+ Advanced degree in engineering, science, or related field.

+ 8+ years of relevant manufacturing, engineering, and development experience in the pharmaceutical industry; technology transfer and validation experience required.

+ Experience managing CDMOs.

+ Up to 50% business-related travel.

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ 10+ years of relevant manufacturing, engineering, and development experience in the pharmaceutical industry; Oral Solid Dosage Forms, technology transfer, and validation experience required. Experience with sterile product and lipid formulation manufacturing is a plus.

+ Strategic view and leadership abilities as well as hands-on problem-solving skills.

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively work across levels, functions, and companies.

+ Strong team player that has a customer service approach and is solution-oriented.

+ Attention to detail and the ability to work individually, within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as with external partners and vendors.

+ Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills.

+ Embrace our Core Values: Put People First, Improve Lives, Cultivate Curiosity, Do Right, and Forge New Pathways.

+ Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage.

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All Sage new hires will be required to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or, if not, that they are legally entitled to an accommodation due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and Sage will consider, among other things, whether the proposed accommodation would create an undue hardship.

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