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Associate Director Analytical Development

Bayer Consumer Health
Morristown, New Jersey
Competitive compensation package + benefits
Closing date
Sep 26, 2022

In Bayer’s Consumer Health division, our vision is to make self-care for a better life a reality for billions of people around the world through everyday healthcare, primarily in the areas of allergy, analgesics (pain relief), cardiovascular risk prevention, cold and flu, gastrointestinal, and dietary supplements. Through our broad geographic footprint and portfolio of leading and trusted brands, people can get well, be well and stay well by taking charge of their everyday health, and the health of those they love. We touch billions of lives, helping provide them with safe, convenient and effective daily health solutions to treat minor illness and improve their lives.


The primary responsibilities of this role, Associate Director Analytical Development, are to: 

  • Lead analytical development (AD) activities of differing complexities associated with new product development (NPD) for global markets. The activities include: Method development Method validation; Method transfer to manufacturing sites Stability studies planning; Product specification preparation;
  • Serve as an analytical development subject matter expert within the R&D development center and represent AD on technical project teams; Ensure all work processes comply with GMP and appropriate regulatory guidelines;
  • Oversee a team of 2-3 contract employees who are responsible for bench work;
  • Develop and coach junior colleagues to enable professional development Work closely with the Director of AD to manage capacity, project budget, talent management and workload issues within the AD department. Review SOPs, Ols and other relevant documents (e.g. validation/transfer protocols and reports);
  • Make recommendations on outside technologies for the company to pursue and conduct due diligences;
  • Effectively present experimental findings to colleagues with scientific and non-scientific backgrounds;
  • Identify AD related risks associated with NPD Projects and propose risk mitigation measures. Escalate the risks to management



Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science with ten years of experience OR a Master's degree in Science with eight years of experience OR a Ph.D. in Science with four years of experience;
  • Experience should be in the field of analytical development in the Rx, OTC or Consumer products industry;
  • Two years of experience in leading a team of scientists (direct reports) Deep knowledge of relevant analytical techniques (HPLC, LC-MS, GC, UV-Vis, FT-IR, AAS), GMP, ICH and LIMS);
  • Ability to positively influence colleagues and key decision makers Excellent oral and written communication (emphasis on clear and concise), organizational, and interpersonal skills with the ability to multitask;
  • Self motivated to learn and develop within the organization;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Sciences with more than 8 years of relevant experience OR Ph.D. in Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Sciences more than 6 years of relevant experience;
  • Experience in overseeing analytical development activities at third party labs;
  • Project co-ordination experience;




Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Internal Number: 453141 

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