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Job Description

Role: Area Technical Manager

Location: Pakistan (home based)

Salary: Competitive salary plus additional benefits

Colorcon, a world leader in the development, supply and technical support of formulated film coating systems, modified release technologies, and functional excipients for the pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement industries, is currently seeking an experienced Area Technical Manager (ATM) to join their team in Pakistan.

The ATM is a Colorcon product performance specialist that will manage projects at Colorcon and/or at a customer facility.

The ATM provides technical assistance to customers in terms of immediate and modified release solid oral dose formulation development, trouble shooting and small scale and commercial scale trial support. The role requires the ability to speak and present at internal and external training seminars on core formulation and coating process development, optimization and scale-up. 

The duties and key responsibilities of an Area Technical Manager include, but are not limited to

·         Being responsible for local technical support activities and coordination of Colorcon technical resources to ensure project success.

·         Leading technical application discussions and actively promoting Colorcon products and services with customers and sales teams using technical product information and optimization tools. 

·         Ability to understand customer core formulation development from pre-formulation to scale-up and production scales offering guidance and troubleshooting strategies along the way.

·         Recommending optimal colour/pigment selection based on customers desired target markets and associated regulatory requirements.  Coordinating the provision of Colorcon product samples to the customer in a timely fashion and clear communication between the customer and Colorcon Regulatory departments.

·         Understanding the key features and benefits of all Colorcon products, including Modified Release Technologies and Immediate Release film coatings and excipients. Recommending their application based on customers’ drug release, formulation and processing requirements.

·         Maximise sales via the provision of technical support activities and expertise.

·         Travel to customers’ research and manufacturing sites to promote and support the use of Colorcon products.

·         Optimise customers’ processes to maximise the performance, efficiency and cost effectiveness of Colorcon products.

·         Prepare and present technical information (oral and written) for both internal and external training seminars, coating schools, modified release forums and other product promotion events. 

·         Coordinate with Regional Technical Leadership to support technology transfer and evaluation of new Colorcon products.

·         Prepare Technical Service project reports, itineraries, and laboratory work reports.

·         Use CRM to request samples, maintain trial database, and capture notes of key customer interactions.

·         Use questioning techniques to understand customers issues, clarify needs and create value to the customers.

What we’re looking for in our Area Technical Manager:

·         Bachelor degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related scientific discipline required

·         Extensive experience in a pharmaceutical laboratory or industrial pharmacy environment with an emphasis on solid dosage formulation and coating for both immediate and modified release applications

·         Practical knowledge of fluid bed, perforated coating pans, granulators, tablet presses, encapsulates and tablet/capsule printers

·         Previous experience delivering technical presentations at an academic or industry forum

·         An understanding of the pharmaceutical development and registration process

·         Ability to work in a team environment

·         Self-initiative and able to work without close supervision

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

·         Proficient in use of software packages such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams

·         Willingness to learn and willingness to travel

·         Logical thinking ability

Colorcon was founded in 1961 and is a subsidiary of BPSI Holdings Inc. The company has its headquarter in Harleysville, Pennsylvania, and operates globally with locations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The company culture, which values innovation, result orientation, and technical advancement, while delivering top-class solutions to its customers, is visible throughout the organization. The company is organized as a matrix organization, demanding a high level of initiative and flexibility from its people.

Since its inception, the company has established itself as the preferred supplier of pharmaceutical solid oral dosage formulation technology and services, providing a wide range of complete film coating systems, modified-release technologies, and excipients. Colorcon serves a pharmaceutical customer base, specifically manufacturing ethical, generic, and OTC drugs, nutritional supplements, and veterinary products.

Staffed by around 1,200 employees worldwide, Colorcon operates 17 technical service laboratories and has manufacturing plants at 10 locations. This enables the company to improve and accelerate development and manufacturing of products and to service customers across multiple segments through a B2B model, including pharma, OTC, health and nutrition (H&N), and generics producers.

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
3 Years
Apply Before:
Nov 22, 2020
Posting Date:
Oct 21, 2020
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Colorcon Ltd

Pharmaceuticals / Clinical Research · 201-300 employees - Faisalabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore

Colorcon Ltd is a global organisation with a firm commitment to providing best-in-class pharmaceutical products and services to support all phases of solid dose design and development, along with superior technical support dedicated to meeting our customers' needs.