Careers at VGXI

If you are driven by innovation, fueled by scientific curiosity, and committed to making a positive impact on the global pharmaceutical community, you’ve come to the right place. We are always looking for quality-minded, team-oriented individuals who share our dedication to excellence. At VGXI, we’ve cultivated a workplace that people genuinely enjoy being a part of, and we take immense pride in the role they play in shaping our success story. We embrace a culture of quality in our products and in our people. Explore the possibilities, unlock your potential, and contribute to the future of Plasmid DNA manufacturing and precision medicine with VGXI.

Business Development Manager

Responsible for professional representation and promotion of the company’s services to prospective and existing clients within the established territory or otherwise as assigned, with the primary goal to drive new sales and increase market share.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Identify, engage, and develop new business opportunities and business relationships.
  • Drive deal progression to contract execution in support of sales targets and revenue objectives.
  • Confidently and proactively represent the company, including at various conferences, meetings, and industry events.
  • Nurture assigned territory, promoting sales of the company’s services and soliciting RFIs/RFPs.
  • Prepare documentation and present company services in the form of estimates, proposals, and solution presentation to prospective customers.
  • Establish cross-functional relationships and work collaboratively with internal departments to support proposal generation and deal progression.
  • Initiate and coordinate off-site and on-site customer visits, working closely with internal departments to align resources as applicable.
  • Maintain up-to-date records for contacts, deals and all sales activities in the CRM.
  • Work closely with customers to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction at all stages.
  • Provide regular feedback to sales management on ongoing voice of customer and competitive landscape.
  • Develop and maintain broad understanding of the company services, capabilities, technology and relevant industry markets.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • BS or MS with focus in biotechnology or biology and 2+ years’ industry experience in sales, business development, or similar client facing role.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with CRM platforms.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and complete tasks on time.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills to work effective with clients and other team members.

Sr. Product Manager

If you are driven by innovation, fueled by scientific curiosity, and committed to making a positive impact on the global pharmaceutical community, you’ve come to the right place. VGXI is a leading plasmid DNA manufacturer reshaping the market to support next-generation treatments for patients around the world. At VGXI, we’ve cultivated a workplace that people genuinely enjoy being a part of, and we take immense pride in the role they play in shaping our success story. We embrace a culture of quality in our products and in our people.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the Sr. Product Manager will play a crucial role in supporting VGXI’s overall business objectives. The Sr. Product Manager will be expected to deploy best practices in the execution of managing VGXI’s product portfolio, lifecycle management, new product introductions, overall product strategy, and conducting in-depth voice of customer interviews. The Sr. Product Manager will also be expected to work cross-functionally, while functioning as a nexus for driving key initiatives forward. Agility to pivot as ad hoc projects arise is within the job scope as well.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and execute a strategic vision for the company’s product portfolio, considering market trends, customer needs, and business objectives.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the needs and usage profiles of different target users for product and prioritize solutions to those needs.
  • Conduct market research and competitive analysis to identify market opportunities and stay informed about industry trends.
  • Utilize voice of customer to understand customer unmet needs and identify opportunities for product improvements or new product development.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including R&D, manufacturing, and quality assurance, to ensure successful product development, launch, and ongoing support.
  • Develop pricing strategies that maximize profitability while meeting customer expectations.
  • Work with marketing to plan and execute product launches, including go-to-market strategies, developing collateral, conducting training sessions, and coordinating with field teams to ensure successful product uptake.
  • Monitor product KPI throughout the product life cycle to identify areas for improvement and data and insights-driven decision-making.
  • Working closely with quality and regulatory teams, stay up to date with industry regulations and compliance requirements, ensuring that products meet all necessary regulatory standards.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • 5+ years’ of experience in product management, preferably in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries. Experience in CDMO or related fields is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with plasmid DNA manufacturing or viral vector related applications such as vaccines and gene therapies are highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to think analytically and creatively, and develop strategies based on data and insights.
  • Deep understanding of customer needs and the ability to advocate for the customer throughout the product development and manufacturing processes.
  • Proven experience working collaboratively with cross-functional teams, including R&D, manufacturing, quality assurance, and regulatory affairs.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, with the ability to clearly articulate product vision, requirements, and updates to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Able to join client meetings as a subject matter expert.
  • Strong business sense and understanding of financial concepts, with the ability to develop pricing strategies and revenue models that drive profitability.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements and compliance such as FDA regulations, GMP, and ICH guideline applicable to plasmid DNA manufacturing market is highly desirable.

Manufacturing Supervisor

Responsible for coordinating effort within the Manufacturing Team to manufacture revolutionary clinical and commercial nucleic acid-based pharmaceuticals by interfacing with manual and automated production systems and controls in cGMP manufacturing environment while maintaining areas in a state of compliance with internal quality systems. Ensure personnel are trained and follow standard operating procedures to safely operate production equipment for manufacturing operations. Maintains records, processes, and clean room environments to comply with regulatory requirements utilizing current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Identify, evaluate, test, and implement new technologies for process improvements.  Responsible for the implementation of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in production areas. Responsible for proficiency in assigned functional areas. Understands and applies biological, chemical, and mechanical principles and techniques.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manufacture plasmid DNA conforming to GMP guidelines and VGXI SOPs.
  • Executes production plan by assigning personnel, accomplishing work results, establishing priorities, monitoring progress, and reporting results of the processing flow to Manufacturing Management.
  • Qualified in all processes involved in the manufacture of plasmid DNA and able to train and explain technical aspects of manufacturing processes to junior staff.
  • Specify and procure appropriate equipment as needed.
  • Install, commission and troubleshoot equipment as needed.
  • Interface with other operational departments to facilitate scale-up and technology transfer to meet growing demands.
  • Write and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and production batch records.
  • Implement new equipment and processes for the manufacture of plasmid DNA.
  • Mentor junior staff and support team growth through the supervision of assigned projects.
  • Ensure continuous improvement initiatives and foster innovation within the Manufacturing staff.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) or equivalent; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Benefits

At VGXI, we recognize that our employees are at the heart of our success, and we offer exceptional benefits that reflect our commitment to their well-being. Our comprehensive offerings include a range of quality benefits, available to our employees from day one (no waiting period). Benefits include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • 401K Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off Including Holidays, Vacation and Sick/Personal Leave

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

VGXI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe firmly in the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion when it comes to recruiting, hiring, developing, and investing in talented people. Our commitment to these principles fosters a diverse workforce who bring unique perspectives that fuel innovation and allow us to succeed as individuals and as a team to achieve our mission of leading the industry in producing the next generation of therapeutics to improve patients’ lives.