Director, Analytical and Formulation Sciences



Technologielaan 8, 3001 Leuven, Belgium



  • Full responsibility for the direction of all assigned analytical, formulation, and quality control activities within the department.

  • Execute research and development requirements by meeting or exceeding productivity, quality and capacity objectives.

  • Evaluate, develop and implement new analytical technologies leading to process improvements and efficiency of operation.

  • In cooperation with Quality Assurance, Finance and Commercial Development, evaluate feasibility/ assess risk of implementation of project development processes.

  • Specifically review product/process development and manufacturing operations for adaptability with existing facility configuration. Develop preliminary schedules along with material/personnel/equipment requirements to allow accurate contract pricing and appropriate performance guarantees.

  • Develop and maintain budgets, manpower and capital requirements for formulation/analytical areas. Develop and monitor performance criteria so as to allow measurement and continuous improvement of efficiency and quality, thereby ensuring meeting of committed targets of on-time and error-free performance.

  • In cooperation with customer representatives, identify process improvements in all laboratory areas.

  • Provide facility expansion support as needed by Facilities Engineering to meet expansion timeline and cost requirements.

  • Lead, assess, coach, and develop departmental associates. Manage performance; ensure team meets expectations and meets objectives; guide the professional growth of team members by providing personal guidance and training relative to responsibilities.


  • Minimum requirement is a Bachelor of Science degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 17 years of technical management experience; or a Master’s degree with 15 years or a Doctorate degree in a scientific or biochemical engineering area (or equivalent) and 10+ years related experience and/or training preferred. Additionally, at least 5 years experience serving in a relevant managerial capacity required.

  • Must have knowledge of GMPs and biotechnology-derived product regulations and be able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

  • A demonstrated track record in the following key areas is required:

    • Attainment of aggressive growth and profit objectives

    • Strong orientation for Quality and Customer Service

    • Demonstrated level of respect for individuals

    • Demonstrated contribution to science in appropriate area

    • High level of integrity and personal responsibility

    • Record of innovation

    • Strong collaboration and team building skills

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