Job ID: 215260950

Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
5 - 10 years
Job Description


The Director of Development will be the principle advocate, both internally and externally, for PREtec, leading the technical development of peptide products from the Seattle laboratories to profitable sales on the fastest reliable time-scale.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

External collaborations:

  • Develop an understanding of the science, competitive landscape, and governing regulatory framework for Plant Health Care’s (PREtec) technology.

  • Manage scientific co-evaluation/development opportunities with prospective partners.

  • Represent Plant Health Care’s development program in exploratory discussions with potential partners, successfully conveying the value and novelty of PREtec and timing and track to profitable sales.

  • Be familiar with existing and future partner product portfolios to recommend particular value-propositions/uses for our technology for novel products.

  • Partner with the Director of Technology Licensing to establish and manage long-term collaborations for the commercial development/distribution of PREtec products.

Develop Plant Health Care products:

  • Provide direction and coordination to Plant Health Care’s Americas and Global Field Development Managers to ensure PREtec and Harpin greenhouse and field trials protocols are optimally designed and followed.

  • Maintain a network of specialist contractors both at Universities & CROs to explore PREtec performance. Oversee activity of global Field Development Managers.

  • Identify and implement strategies to streamline product development.

  • Communicate trial results to members of the Management Team in a timely and appropriate manner to promote general understanding and highlight opportunities.

Regulatory oversight:

  • Responsible for leading a portfolio of Regulatory Affairs projects globally.

  • Provide leadership to colleagues and external consultants pursuing new regulatory approvals and maintaining existing approvals for both commercial and experimental products.

  • Review and approve new regulatory documents and submissions. Provide strategic advice to Commercial and New Technology teams regarding regulatory alternatives, resource requirement, risks, and timelines, and exercise judgment regarding escalating issues to Senior Management.


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