Introduction to Ruderfer & Associates, Inc.
Ruderfer & Associates is an executive search firm headquartered in Verona, New Jersey. With over forty years of search experience we are able to source all disciplines within the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Allied Healthcare and Consumer Products industries including: executive management, physicians (clinical research, clinical development, medical affairs and pharmacovigilance), regulatory affairs and legal, research & development, project management, marketing (marketing, payer marketing and market research), licensing/business development/acquisitions, human resources, quality assurance and quality control, manufacturing, finance and sales management. All of our recruiters are alumni of the biopharmaceutical industry and are experienced and sensitive to your needs. It is our philosophy to treat all candidates as we would have wanted to be treated when we were on your side of the desk. Thus, while we maintain a database of over 50,000 candidates - a rich resource to start a search - we will never present a resume to any company without the explicit approval of the candidate. In addition, any recommendations or referrals are kept completely confidential unless we are directed otherwise. This is important to you the candidate and to our clients.
In summary, Ruderfer & Associates’ ongoing relationship with the companies and candidates we represent has cemented a well-founded reputation of excellence based on mature decision-making and professional integrity. We look forward to meeting and working with you.
Our Current Opportunities
Regulatory Affairs/ Quality Assurance
NEW – Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs Operations, Director – #2088 – Northern NJ/Virtual – This position provides quality oversight and a single and consistent quality approach for our Development and Commercial products globally throughout the product development and commercial lifecycle. The QP acquires and applies product-quality knowledge and acts as the quality expert for assigned products throughout the product lifecycle This individual will be responsible for the maintenance and advisement of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs as it relates to Quality Systems and the associated ISO 13485 standards and certification.
NEW – Regulatory Affairs, Executive Director - Cardiovascular – #2085 – NJ or NY – Provide leadership on global clinical regulatory activities. Responsibility will mainly focus on clinical regulatory filings and provide strategic as well as operational leadership on the project teams in this area. In addition, responsibilities will include support to on-going clinical activities. The candidate will contribute and/or lead IND/CTA and BLA submissions activities for the company’s clinical asset candidates.
NEW – Global Regulatory Labeling, Director – #2084 – Northern CA – The Director of REG-GL provides regulatory labeling leadership to the labeling team and cross functional teams where Reg labeling membership is required. Manage the strategic regulatory labeling health authority interactions labeling negotiations worldwide. The Director is responsible for ensuring the execution of global regulatory labeling are aligned with the global regulatory strategy and corporate goals. Oversees and mentors labeling professionals to achieve regulatory objectives. A minimum of 12 years of pharmaceutical or health authority industry experience and at least 4-6 years experience in global labeling required.
NEW – Global Regulatory Labeling, Associate Director – #2083 – Northern CA – The Associate Director of REG-GL provides strategic and operational regulatory labeling input to labeling content, submission, production, and implementation worldwide. The Associate Director works in close collaboration with subject matter experts on the Product Labeling Teams (PLT), Global Regulatory sub-teams, and Senior Management Review Teams to ensure the execution of global regulatory labeling plans are aligned with the global regulatory strategy and with our client’s labeling processes and standards. A minimum of 8 years of pharmaceutical or health authority industry experience and at least 3 years experience in global labeling required.
NEW – Regulatory Affairs, Director/Associate Director – CMC EU - #2082 – Central NJ – The Director/Associate Director serves as the EU Regulatory Affairs (RA) CMC member for all assigned developmental projects and for life-cycle management of approved product in the European Union. This position executes the EU regulatory strategy and provides regulatory support and guidance to the RA CMC members supporting development projects and life cycle management based upon EU regulatory experience and knowledge of EMA and national guidances. Must have: Master’s degree in scientific discipline; 8-10 years of relevant pharmaceutical experience plus 4 years of direct EU CMC regulatory experience for Associate Director / 10-12 years of relevant pharmaceutical experience plus a minimum of 5 years of direct EU CMC regulatory experience for Director.
NEW – Regulatory Affairs, Senior Manager/Associate Director – Biologic CMC – #2076 – Northern NJ; Raleigh NC; or Philadelphia, PA – The Senior Manager/Associate Director, CMC Regulatory Affairs provides regulatory expertise on specific projects/queries relating to CMC for biologic products (primarily monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) in development from a global perspective and strengthen the science and scientific arguments made in the Quality section of all submissions (IMPDs/INDs, briefing documents for scientific advice, BLAs/MAAs, variations etc.) made by the company. Must have: Bachelor’s degree in science or technical discipline (advanced degree MSc., PhD, or MBA preferred); 4-6 years of relevant pharmaceutical experience plus 2-3 years of CMC biologic support for Sr. Manager / 6-8 years of relevant pharmaceutical experience plus 4-6 years of CMC biologic support for Associate Director.
NEW – Regulatory Affairs Labeling Strategist, Manager or Senior Associate – #2071 – Northern NJ – Under direction from managers, this position will undertake the responsibility for preparation, review and approval of labeling to support US pre-approval and commercial efforts. The incumbent will serve as a liaison to the US FDA, internal the company’s cross-functional teams and external third party entities. The incumbent will work closely with the Regulatory Affairs teams to ensure timely and comprehensive support to meet business unit timelines for all submissions containing labeling components. Bachelor’s degree required; must have pharmaceutical regulatory experience with substantial labeling review experience.
NEW – Clinical Quality Control , Director #2068 – Northern, NJ – New position, lead all Oncology Business Unit Quality Management for all Clinical processes (operations) in US and Europe including Clinical SOPs, Systems, data integrity, etc. Reports to a Corporate Officer and will lead a small team. Oncology experience is strongly preferred.
NEW – Project Leader, Quality Affairs – # 2066 – Remote/NJ – The Project Lead, Regulatory Affairs is responsible for leading and executing all regulatory strategy and filings. In addition, this position will also provide regulatory support and guidance to cross-functional teams and ensure all applicable global regulatory requirements are considered and appropriately incorporated into clinical and commercial products. Must have: BS in Life Sciences or Chemistry; 7+ years of pharmaceutical experience with 5+ years of hands-on regulatory affairs project lead experience.
NEW – Quality Affairs, Manager – #2065– Fort Worth, TX - Develops and coordinates the execution of “customer-centric” quality and regulatory programs, prior QA experience required. Sterile products/medical device Quality/Regulatory experience strongly preferred.
NEW – Quality Affairs, Director – #2064 – Fort Worth, TX – Lead and manage all QA for established, Medical Devices provider. Must have sterile products experience (Gamma and EtO sterilization as well as sterile packaging); a minimum of 5 years QA leadership experience in medical device environment; knowledge of ISO 13485 and CFR Part 820; proven communication experience with FDA; and 3+ years of supervisory experience.
NEW – Director of Advertising & Promotion – #2060 – Westchester, NY - Review, approve and monitor product advertising and promotional labeling pieces for compliance with regulatory agencies’ requirements. Provide regulatory guidance regarding advertising and promotional materials, new campaigns and launch strategies for assigned products. Must have: Bachelor’s degree in science or health related discipline (advanced degree PhD, MD, MS, or PharmD preferred); 8+ years of relevant pharmaceutical experience with 4-6+ years of relevant pharmaceutical advertising and promotion experience; knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry regulatory affairs discipline for prescription drugs.
NEW – Associate Director, Quality & Compliance PV – #2062 – Westchester, NY – This position is responsible for managing staff and activities related to ICSR case quality reviews, ongoing monitoring of departmental compliance, and trending of quality and compliance metric to identify process improvements and advise the head of PV. This role will also provide support to department's effort in maintaining preparedness audits and health authority inspections. This is a supervisory role with individual contributor responsibilities.Maintain an accurate and timely system for monitoring / managing compliance with all case reporting requirements (eg, with health authorities, license partners, contract research organizations). Must have: Experience in a pharmaceutical industry with at least 2 years of people management experience and 10 years of industry experience----Minimum of Bachelors Degree Required.
CMC Director – #2059 – Remote/NJ – Global, late-stage, start-up in Oncology, HBV and age related diseases. Lead global CMC. Must have: authored and reviewed the M3 CMC section of novel small molecules; interacted with the health authorities (US, EU, Australia etc.) and submitted the CMC sections in IND/CTA and NDA; handled FDA inspection and been the regulatory contact for CMC team on CMC and cGMP related topics.
Director, Regulatory Affairs, Oncology – #2051 – Northern NJ – This position independently leads the preparation, alignment and formulation of a global regulatory submission strategy with direct accountability for US and/or Europe.
Director, Regulatory Affairs, Oncology – #2049 – Northern NJ – Provide Regulatory strategic and tactical leadership for the Oncology business, interfacing with both internal and external stake-holders working on “breakthrough designations”. Involved in the entire product life cycle - pre-clinical to post approval. Requires Regulatory experience (4+ years). Must have team leadership experiences interacting with FDA. Oncology experience is strongly preferred.
Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, Neurosciences – #2031 – NJ or NY – Provide leadership on global clinical regulatory activities. Responsibility will mainly focus on clinical regulatory filings and provide strategic as well as operational leadership on the project teams in this area. In addition, responsibilities will include support to on-going clinical activities. The candidate will contribute and/or lead IND/CTA and BLA submissions activities for the client’s clinical asset candidates.
Director of Labeling – #2020 – Southern NY – Manages the development, review, approval, and maintenance of labeling for designated products. Leads the Cross Functional Labeling Team and manages labeling projects for CCDS, USPI, EU SmPC, and local labeling effectively, and independently. Maintains and appropriately archives submitted and approved labeling documents and packaging component labeling. Participates in the development of the labeling objectives early in product development to assist teams in creating development strategies to achieve these objectives. Assist in the creation or revision of the labeling SOP or work instructions.
Executive Director of Regulatory Affairs Immunology & Inflammation – #2030 – Westchester, NY – Provide leadership on global clinical regulatory activities. Responsibility will mainly focus on clinical regulatory filings and provide strategic as well as operational leadership on the project teams in this area. In addition, responsibilities will include support to on-going clinical activities. The candidate will contribute and/or lead IND/CTA and BLA submissions activities for the company’s clinical asset candidates.
Regulatory Affairs Advertising & Promotions Associate Director – #2013 – Central NJ – The Associate Director of Advertising & Promotion reviews, approves and monitors product advertising and promotional labeling pieces for compliance with regulatory agencies requirements.
Director, Regulatory Strategy Oncology – #1905 - Central NJ - This position independently leads the preparation, alignment and formulation of a global regulatory submission strategy with direct accountability for US and/or Europe. The role acts as point of contact for interactions with Health Authorities (HA) and global cross-functional team members and may lead team(s) when conducting FDA and/or EMA interactions. They will provide regulatory advice on internal or partnered development assets. Additionally, this position interacts with RA team members both regionally and globally, cross-functional team members, FDA Project Managers and/or Reviewers, and may interact directly or indirectly with ex-US Health Authorities.
Medical Affairs /Medical /Clinical Research, R&D, Project Management
NEW –Pharmacovigilance Operations, Director/Sr. Director – #2095 – NYC – This position handles operations side for a publicly listed biotech company in NYC.
NEW – Epidemiology – Cardiovascular, Director – #2092 – Southern NY – The Director of Cardiovascular Epidemiology will assume the lead role in epidemiology activities in support of marketed and development compounds of cardiovascular therapeutic area (TA). You will be accountable for pharmacoepidemiology strategy, leading cross-functional project teams and epidemiology activities such as regulatory agency-required epidemiologic studies and generation of epidemiology data to support clinical development and regulatory filings and approval, and providing consultation as an in-house subject matter expert in epidemiology to other departments. MD degree in epidemiology required; 8+ years of experience including 5 years of industry/regulatory experience.
NEW – Epidemiology, Director – #2091 – NY or NJ – The Director will be accountable for epidemiology strategy and pharmacoepi projects for assigned marketed and/or development compounds as the therapeutic lead, leading epidemiology activities and cross-functional project teams to support clinical development and regulatory required non-interventional studies, and providing consultation as an in-house subject matter expert in epidemiology to other departments. Must have MD degree in epidemiology; 5+ years of post-doctoral experience, including 3 years of industry/regulatory experience.
NEW – Clinical Research - Oncology, Associate Director – #2087 – Northern NJ – The Associate Director, Clinical Research Scientist will assist the Clinical Lead and/or Study Director in the planning and implementation, execution, day to day managing and reporting of clinical trials. Must have a PhD or MD level degree; minimum 5 years of clinical research experience in pharmaceutical industry.
NEW – Senior Director Pharmacovigilance Operations – #2086 – Central NJ – This position oversees case processing activities, staffing, processes, and interdepartmental projects involving PV case processing. This position collaborates within CSPV, global teams, sites and interdepartmental teams and interacts with CROs, vendors, and partners.
NEW – Clinical Development, Medical Director – #2074 – Northern NJ – The Medical Director will be responsible for providing medical and scientific direction and support to specific company clinical programs in line with its core business. This position will interact with competent authorities including the FDA, and lead filings for new drugs and/or indications from a medical perspective in collaboration with other functions - including Regulatory Affairs. The Medical Director may assume the role of Clinical Development Lead and/or Medical Monitor for a compound.
NEW – Executive Director Pharmacovigilance – #2073 – NYC – The company is seeking an MD who is a seasoned Pharmacovigilance specialist who knows how to submit the necessary documents to the various regulatory agencies but also how to interpret and advice senior management. The candidate should have strategic and technical expertise with excellent written and verbal communication skills (to communicate to non-technical senior management) that thrives in a creative, collaborative and engaging environment.
NEW – US Lead, Executive Director, Medical Affairs – Alzheimer’s Disease – #2070 – Northern NJ – US Medical Lead for all Alzheimer’s Disease Medical Affairs' strategic and tactical efforts including post-marketing research, medical education, research grants, medical advisory boards, and scientific communication/publication components of the overall medical operating plan as well as strategic development, planning, implementation and oversight of Phase IV clinical trial programs. MD degree required along with Alzheimer’s TA and pharmaceutical Medical Affairs experiences.
NEW – Risk Management, Director – #2063 – Westchester, NY – Reporting to Head of Risk Management, will be responsible for RM Lead activities for numerous and complex compounds. Take initiative/assume lead role in across-compound RM activities. Serve as in-house expert on designated RM topics. May assume personnel management responsibilities. Must have MD degree and 2+ years of drug safety experience including significant experience with PSURs/ DSURs/ (d)RMPS; or in clinical development with demonstrated achievements in safety (ex. supporting an ISS; responsible for CSR content).
Medical Affairs, Executive Director, US Medical Lead – Sleep Disorders – #2058 – Northern, NJ – Develop and execute the medical affairs plan, including post-marketing research, medical education, research grants, medical advisory boards, and scientific communication/publication components of the overall medical operating plan. The incumbent will provide strategic development, planning, implementation and oversight of Phase IV clinical trial programs within the Medical Affairs department for products in the therapeutic area. Must be Board Certified in Neurology, ideally with subspecialty in Sleep Medicine and US fellowship training and MD with 12+ years’ experience within the pharmaceutical industry including 10 years in-house Medical Affairs role.
Clinical Pharmacology, Director/Sr. Director, - Neurology – #2045 – Northern, NJ – MD or PhD with seven years experience (for Director) or 10 years for Sr. Director. Lead Translational Science research through designing and executing Clinical Pharmacology activities in development of innovative drugs in the neuroscience portfolio, providing direction, planning and execution of the Clinical Pharmacology programs integrating novel translational biomarkers and quantitative modeling/simulation in the clinical development programs.
Sr. Medical Director, Global Medical Affairs Epilepsy – #2012 – Northern NJ – The Sr. Medical Director, Global Medical Affairs - Epilepsy will be responsible for working with key stakeholders to develop and execute the medical affairs plans for pipeline assets and marketed Epilepsy Products, including post-marketing research, medical education, research grants, medical advisory boards, and scientific communication/publication components of overall medical operating plans.
Marketing/Business Development/Alliance Management
NEW – Marketing Communications Manager – #2089 – NYC Metro – Growing, Europe-based, biomedical surgical products company, seeks to add a marketing Communications Manager for its NYC office. Reporting to the US Director of Marketing, the MCM will have three core responsibilities (1) Assist in the planning and execution of surgeon engagement and educational programs; (2) Manage and support the planning and execution of local and national congresses and conventions; and (3) Create and manage both the US Sales Training and the Promotional Review Approval Processes. Pharma sales and or promotional program and marketing operations experiences are preferred.
NEW – Director/Senior Director, Marketing, GI – #2081 – Central NJ – Well known, global pharma company and leader in this and other Therapeutic Areas, seeks entrepreneurial, Branded, Rx-Products Marketer to join its GI Marketing teams a Marketing Director. Responsibilities will cover all facets of the marketing continuum from established brands to new products. Experience required in all of these areas: Able to speak to both KOLs and HCPs in general; strong understanding of the trade, marketing communications and digital; market access; pricing; and forecasting. Small or mid size pharma company experience is a plus. Opening is due to internal promotion. Reports to a dynamic leader. Competitive compensation package and potential for growth.
NEW – Manger Innovation/Product Development Marketing – #2079 – Chicago Metro – The Manager, Innovation/Product Development to assist in identifying opportunities for innovation and new products opportunities. Recommend and implement programs that address these opportunities. Manage the new product development mix (product, pricing, placement and promotion) for mechanical and chemical product opportunities. Bachelor’s degree required; 3 to 5 years of CPG marketing/innovation experience. Must be knowledgeable in market research techniques related to new product development. Oral care/dental categories knowledge highly preferred.
NEW – Sr. Manger Innovation/Product Development Marketing – #2078 – Chicago Metro – The Senior Manager, Innovation/Product Development will be identifying opportunities for innovation and new products opportunities. Recommend and implement programs that address these opportunities. Manage the new product development mix (product, pricing, placement and promotion) for mechanical and chemical product opportunities. Bachelor’s degree required; 5 to 10 years of CPG marketing/innovation experience. Must be knowledgeable in market research techniques related to new product development. Oral care/dental categories knowledge highly preferred.
NEW – Product Communications, Director/Sr. Director, Neurology – #2072 – Northern NJ – Lead product/category communications strategy and execution both internally and externally for global, mid-sized pharma company with expanding Neurology portfolio. Should have 10+ years of prior experiences including pharma related new and established products and corporate-wide, communications/Public Relations and advocacy experiences including trade and media relations.
NEW – Director Strategic Accounts – #2069 – Virtual – The ability to work in a team-oriented environment is essential in order to position highly strategic sales to our manufacturer and agency clients. Presentation and communication skills are essential to be successful in this role. Must have a minimum of 8 to 10 years advertising sales experience in pharmaceuticals.
NEW – Director, Business Development – #2067 – Central NJ – Lead all BD efforts for a Generic company focused on new compounds and 505B2 products. Must have prior generic experience including in and out licensing, M&A, and work with Investment Banking community.
Manager or Senior Manager Business Development & Alliance Management – #2053 – Northern NJ - The Manager/Sr. Manager of Business Development and Alliance Management position supports the corporate growth objectives of the global Oncology Business Group organization. The position supports the identification of opportunities and the execution of in-licensing and out-licensing transactions to facilitate the achievement of the organization’s Human Healthcare (hhc) mission, current and future objectives, and financial targets. The Manager/Sr. Manager position works extensively with multidisciplinary internal and external teams, establishes and manages relationships with existing and/or potential partners, creates and delivers presentations and reports to senior management and key decision makers and helps drive Business Development projects opportunities through the Company’s review and approval processes. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, ambitious, creative and a team player with a range of BD&L experiences and particular strength in modeling new opportunities
NEW – Medical Writing, Associate Director/Director – #2094 – Northern NJ – The role of the Associate Director Medical Writing is to ensure all clinical study and submission documents for assigned projects are prepared, reviewed, and approved in a quality, timely and accurate manner such that the data presented will be appropriate for review by the agencies. The role is responsible for leading medical writing activities to support US, European and other regulatory submissions. The Associate Director Medical Writing will be accountable for ensuring that deliverables are prepared according to appropriately rigorous and objective medical writing and quality management procedures and processes.
NEW – Senior Manager, Medical Writing - Neuroscience – #2093 – Northern NJ – The Senior Manager, Medical Writing will be the designated Lead Medical Writer for approximately 3-4 Neuroscience Programs. As the Lead Medical Writer, the incumbent ensures timely completion, accuracy and quality of all clinical and submission documentation across all aspects of the compounds’ life cycle management, with support from management as needed. The qualified candidate will have proven ability to effectively manage the outsourcing of document preparation when necessary and the associated service providers. Bachelor’s degree required; minimum 5 years of CNS medical writing experience with compounds targeted for epilepsy preferred.
NEW – Associate Director, Medical Writing - Oncology – #2090 – Northern NJ – The ideal candidate will be the designated Lead Medical Writer for one or more oncology programs, responsible for supporting the critical regulatory medical writing needs, and offering direction to other staff/contractors regarding these projects. As the lead writer, the incumbent ensures timely completion, accuracy and quality of all clinical and submission documentation across all aspects of the compounds' life cycle management. Due to the complexity of the programs, the incumbent must rapidly acquire complete and advanced knowledge of the compound to ensure alignment and consistency across studies. The qualified candidate will have proven ability to write and effectively manage the document preparation when necessary. Bachelor’s degree in life sciences required.
Director Manufacturing Science & Technology (Technical Operations) – # 2050 – Central NJ – Lead the strategic and implementation excellence of this injectable products company’s manufacturing efforts. Should have proven leadership experiences plus generic experience and product/technical experiences in various product forms such as injectables, ophthalmics, gels, ointments and nasal sprays. Strong understanding of CMC required.
Process Engineer Manager – #2032 – Central NJ - Manage Engineering Department personnel to include development, goal and objective setting, assigning and prioritizing assignments. Work with other departments, customers, suppliers and contractors to improve the buildings, equipment, and processes around the plant. Assist in developing the site’s capital and strategic plans. Continue implementation of a systematic approach to project management and capital tracking. Ensure regulatory and safety compliance in all areas of responsibility. Responsible for evaluating existing processes and configuring manufacturing systems to reduce cost, improve sustainability and develop best practices within the production process by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering. As a member of the Site’s Management team, participates in the successful execution of site strategy and policies.