Head of Science, Medical Devices/ Personal Care

Job Title: Head of Science, Medical Devices/ Personal Care
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Keighley, West Yorkshire
Salary: £0.00 - £75000 per annum + car allowance, bonus, pension etc
Reference: J907201_1613553880
Contact Name: Tom Hammond
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Job Published: February 17, 2021 09:24

Job Description

Role:- Head of Scientific and Technical Services Location:- North Yorkshire Salary:- Competitive Benefits:- 20%, Private Medical Insurance (up to family level), 25 days holiday + 8 bank holiday, Pension max 8%, 4 x Salary death in service. Car allowance 6k.

Russell Taylor Group have a fantastic opportunity for a well experienced individual to head up the Scientific and Technical Services of a global medical device/healthcare company in the UK whose product and portfolio range are growing massively! This is a vital position for the business to operate, so our client is looking for an expert who understands how to create products from scratch as well as being able to manage a team of technical individuals.

If you have worked in the Medical Device, Pharmaceutical or Personal Care sector, and you are looking for a new role with lots of responsibility and a chance to put your technical experience and management into play then please apply within.


  • Responsible for managing the Team of Scientific individuals- from technicians up to managers, this will include developing junior scientists and technical employees across the organisation

  • Provide business support from early Concept Innovation to product delivery to meet quality and regulatory requirements and ensure REACH is adhered to.
  • Understanding of toxicology to ensure safety and adverse effects of potential products/processes
  • Plan and manage the development activity and will have the responsibility for the project budget and cost of goods
  • Involvement with design control, innovation and prototyping
  • Work closely with the Program Management lead to understand both internal and external customer requirements
  • Provides tactical input into the company's technology and plans for new product introduction
  • Be the key point of contact for the scientific sector across the organisation, actively collaborating globally
  • Communicate with other functions within the business to help anticipate any technical challenges and to aid solutions
  • Maintain 3rd party relationships
  • Provide validation resource to implement and commercialise new products and processes

The Person

  • Expert in product development in either Medical Device, Pharmaceutical or Personal Care
  • BSc in Scientific discipline (PhD would be desirable but not essential)
  • Excellent knowledge of highly regulated environments and use of QMS and their application
  • Understanding and working knowledge of portfolio management and project approval
  • Previous management experience of a team
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills at various levels
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to problem solve and react to company's needs

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