Site Director (170fte).

Symeres is the leading transatlantic Contract Research Organization for drug-discovery and development challenges. With over 600 highly educated scientists in five locations in Europe and two in the USA, they offer best-in-class solutions for drug discovery and drug development, from small to medium-sized molecule hits. Symeres is large enough to matter and small enough to care.
The services of Symeres span across early stage hit finding all the way to the delivery of an early clinical drug candidate. Their key areas of expertise are synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, parallel chemistry and chemical process R&D for clinical trials. All these fields of expertise are supported by highly experienced and well-equipped analytical teams.

Due to continuous growth and an internal change, the Groningen site is looking for an experienced Site Director.

Symeres, Groningen

Job omschrijving.

As Site Director you will be responsible for the site in Groningen, you will report to the Managing Director of
Symeres NL and be part of the Dutch Management Team.
You will translate the global Symeres strategy into a local strategy, safeguarding synergy across sites and services via customer centric project teams.
Further driving the transformational change of the organization from a local to a global player, will be your main responsibility.
You are responsible for end-to-end site performance, in close collaboration with the service platform teams in a matrix organization.
In addition, you will build the fundamentals for a future proof organization, whilst also focusing on operational excellence (e.g. initiate continuous improvement to increase efficiencies and improve Key Performance Indicators).
You will be part of a fast-growing international organization with a projected 35% growth of the site.

Profiel van de kandidaat.

Your profile
  • Proven experience in site management.
  • Experience in a matrix organization.
  • Strong people leader with a proven track record in change management.
  • Strong commercial mind set (result oriented).
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Either an HBO or master’s degree in a science related area.
  • Experience in a chemical/pharmaceutical environment is an advantage.
  • Fluent English (written & verbal); Dutch fluency is an added value.


For more information please contact:

Marjo Lucker, Recruitment Consultant

T: +31 613561988

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