”EQL Pharma is looking for a key player to join the most
market-driven niche generics company in the Nordics”


EQL Pharma (EQL), founded in 2006, is an entrepreneurial pharmaceutical company focusing on simplicity and efficiency at all levels of the value chain in order to be able to deliver cost-efficient medicines of highest quality to pharmacies and hospitals, primarily in the Nordic region. EQL is based in Lund, Sweden, employs 6 people and is listed on AktieTorget.

EQL is specialised in developing and selling generics, i.e. drugs that are medically equivalent to the original medicines. EQL conducts extensive development in cooperation with leading contract manufacturers and major pharmaceutical companies in countries such as India and China.

Our entire business is based on us delivering the cheapest medicines to pharmacies and hospitals, in this way daily lowering the cost of high-quality drugs for patients and society.

Our strategy is to develop generic medicines in areas where the competition is limited, so-called niche generics. We do not focus on specific therapeutic areas, but rather on the opportunities we can identify in the Nordic market for prescription medicines sold in pharmacies or used in hospitals.

EQL has a portfolio of 8 products and an extensive pipeline of niche generics, i.e. products where the majority today completely lack competition.

In September 2015, an agreement with Cadila Pharmaceutical Ltd (Cadila) was announced to the public. The agreement with Cadila means an in-depth collaboration for niche generics. To start with, 8 new products are being developed, with launch planned from 2H 2018 and onwards. The products will be sold by EQL in its main markets and will be licensed to other markets.


For more information about EQL, see EQL homepage, http://www.eqlpharma.com


Project Manager RA och QA TILLSATT
SPÄNNANDE tjänst gällande både företaget, projekten och innehållet i tjänsten!

Vi söker en
senior Project Manager Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance, gärna med erfarenhet från tidig läkemedelsutveckling, till läkemedelsföretaget EQL Pharma i Lund med nära samarbete med ett av Indiens största läkemedelsbolag. Du kommer bl.a. ha ansvar för att se till att utvecklingen av de för företagets viktigaste projekt följer tidsramar och regulatorisk kvalitét för den europeiska marknaden. Du förväntas vara i Indien ca. 2-3 veckor varannan månad.



The Position

The Project Manager RA&QA is responsible for ensuring that EQL’s development projects, run by Cadila, are delivered on time and fulfil the regulatory and quality requirements, according to the European pharmaceutical legislation for the Nordic market. In addition, support Cadila in overall European regulatory requirements, in order for Cadila to introduce their own products in the Nordic and European market.

The role requires an in depth collaboration with employees at Cadila and a flexible, adaptable and pro-active personality. As the company is small, you must have a "can do" attitude and not be afraid to roll up your sleeves. You will also be involved in other ongoing projects at EQL. Experience from early drug development is an advantage. The Project Manager RA&QA reports to the CEO at EQL.


Responsibilities and main tasks

• Manage EQL Pharma’s development projects of new niche generic products, run by Cadila
• Act as the primary contact for questions from Cadila to EQL regarding the development projects
• Interact with Project Managers at Cadila to ensure that all kinds of questions and issues these might have are handled in an efficient way
• Provide European regulatory and quality assurance input to Cadila, primarily to direct questions, either by using own expertise or by involving internal or external experts
• Ensure that the deliverables meet strict deadlines and fulfil European regulatory and quality standards
• Establish and maintain good communication between EQL and Cadila
• Assist Cadila in questions regarding the introduction of Cadila´s own products to the Nordic and European markets.
• Depending on the applicants profile (and future employee), potentially provide early phase drug development expertise internally and to Cadila, e.g. CMC, formulations etc.
• Keep up-to-date with changes in regulatory legislation and guidelines
• Use a variety of specialist computer applications
• Spend 25-40% of the time at Cadila in India, at least for the first 6-12 months.


Requirements

• MSc / PhD in a scientific discipline or other relevant experience– preferably chemistry /drug development
• Deep experience from pharmaceutical industry, with management or project leader roles in regulatory affairs or quality assurance, preferably in pre-clinical development
• Knowledge of European pharmaceutical legislation, relevant guidelines, procedures and requirements
• Fluent in oral and written Swedish and English
• Interest in working with different cultures
• IT skills


Desired Skills/Experience

• Experience of a project leadership role in managing all aspects of regulatory affairs and quality assurance, preferably pre-clinical development
• Thorough understanding and demonstrated ability to apply regulatory guidelines/regulations
• Strong initiation, organisational and prioritisation skills
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills
• Adapting and responding to change
• Excellent interpersonal and people management skills. Team-player, able to positively influence team members at all levels. Ensure optimal cross-organisational cooperation.
• Proactive, quick learner and independent worker able to effectively multi-task in a high pressure environment and follow issues through to conclusion


Opportunities with the role

This is an opportunity to work in a key role with EQL´s development projects essential to the future of EQL and the growth of the company on the Nordic market. The work is international in close cooperation with several development partners, initially with a big focus on collaboration with Cadila in India. Other very promising niche generic products, in many therapeutic areas, are in pipeline.

The right candidate will be part of an entrepreneurial company and a professional team with a great spirit. The company is listed on AktieTorget and with a centrally located office in the heart of Lund. If you have an interest in working with other cultures and like travelling, this role has the perfect combination.


Travelling

The position means frequent trips to Cadila in India, approx. 25-40% of the time e.g. 2-3 weeks every second month.


Contact information

For inquires and more information about the position, please contact Catharina Herbertsson or Eva Runnerström, senior recruitment consultants at PeakSearch.

mail: catharina.herbertsson@peaksearch.se
phone: +46 706 15 27 72
mail: eva.runnerstrom@peaksearch.se
phone: +46-701 72 53 79

Application

Apply for the position at PeakSearch homepage http://www.peaksearch.se or send your CV directly to either Catharina or Eva, see above.