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Manager R&D


ter Apel

Company profile

The Ofichem Group, headquatered in Ter Apel (The Netherlands), develops, produces, and distributes active pharmaceutical ingredients (API’s) for human and animal applications. These active substances are distributed globally to pharmaceutical producers. The production of API’s occurs according to the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines. The Ofichem Group puts high demands in the areas of GMP, Lean Six-Sigma (LSS) and SHE. The Ofichem Group delivers innovative solutions that protect and improve the performance of medicines on global markets.

The R&D department of the Ofichem Group is continuously occupied with the development of new API’s. For external customers (CRO / CDMO) as well as for the purpose of their own production
A wide range of product types are developed, from new chemical entities to the development of generic API’s, products based on straightforward and complex chemistry and also herbal products.

The R&D department consists of several specialized sub divisions that closely collaborate with one another: project management, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, QA, RA, business development and commercial production.

Job description/tasks

The Manager R&D heads the employees at the R&D (7 fte) department. It is the responsibility of the manager R&D to maintain the quality of the research and the development of new products. The Manager R&D is the link between external development and internal innovation, in which technique and commercialization are combined.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Leads the R&D department.
  • Oversees R&D budget and maintains a ‘helicopter view’ on all projects.
  • Responsible for investigating the viability of projects.
  • Plans the transfer from technique to commercialization by calculating timelines and making quotations.
  • Is responsible for the safety of the work environment areas of R&D.
  • Provides the Management Team, customers and the team with progress reports.
  • Takes care of decent and complete transfer of projects to the production department of Lab Ofichem B.V..
  • Solves problems with regards to R&D projects and production processes of Lab Ofichem B.V..
  • Communicates, influences and motivates specialists from different disciplines in product development (R&D, RA, Production, QA and QC).
  • Initiates project improvement trajectories.
  • Operates according to 5S on the R&D department.

Candidate profile

  • Scientific MSc degree in organic chemistry, preferably followed by a business/economics education.
  • Pharmaceutical experience, preferable with API’s.
  • Managerial experience.
  • Accurate, independent, organized, excellent written skills in English, decisive, effective, leadership abilities, persuasiveness, customer oriented, abstract and commercial thinking ability.


Marije Hoogendoorn, Recruitment Specialist
Telephone : +31 (0) 623 13 51 18
Email : hoogendoorn@themagroup.nl
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Merowingerplatz 1


BioVille, Agoralaan
Building A bis

Pivot Park Kloosterstraat 9
5349 AB OSS

The Netherlands

Odiliastraat 92
5401 ZZ UDEN

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