Director, Global Regulatory Affairs CMC

Posted 02 Jul 2019

Billerica, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 193266


A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Serono is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role:


Accountable for strategic oversight of the assigned GRA-CMC group of experts, through inspirational leadership and expertise.  This role reports directly to the Head of GRA-CMC and collaborates and partners with other functions and other pharmaceutical companies in the context of Trade and Regulatory Associations. 


CMC Regulatory strategy and Health Authority interactions:
• Endorse the global CMC-part of the regulatory strategy (RSD) for the products under his/her responsibility. This encompasses  risk assessment, strategic support and advice.
• Provide support to the GRL/MPL during Health Authority interactions on CMC issues


Management of CMC Regulatory activities and people
• Development of a best in class, fully integrated global regulatory CMC group, providing leadership with a focus on behaviors that cultivate collaboration, innovation and results-orientation.
• Setting GRA-CMC objectives at a group level in alignment with the relevant stakeholders
• Collaboration with stakeholders on a management level, e.g., GRA and GMS leadership teams, supervisory committees of partners, regulatory authority senior managers
• GRA-CMC support to functions and projects
• Endorse the compilation of the country specific CMC regulatory requirements of proposed regulatory  submissions in the CMC area
Regulatory intelligence and knowledge management
• Maintain knowledge of regulatory environment within the CMC regulatory area current;
• Review draft and newly released laws and guidance on behalf of the Company


Global Regulatory Affairs CMC coordination
• Budget management at a group level
• Due Diligence (Upon request)


This role spans oversight of research and development projects as well as life cycle management of the approved product portfolio with accountability for the overall Global Regulatory CMC strategy and ensuring consistency with the Global Regulatory and portfolio strategy


Who you are:


Degree in a Life Science or related discipline (minimum MSc or equivalent degree), higher degree preferable (e.g. PhD in a scientific discipline)

Minimum of 10 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, with at least 5 years of global CMC regulatory experience

Strong people management and leadership skills at a group level with a focus on building consensus through negotiation and best practices
Collaborate across multiple functions and within the department in Leadership teams

Practical experience in one of the following area for biotech molecules: manufacturing process development, transfers, validation or analytical development and quality management
In-depth knowledge of global pharmaceutical legislation
Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English (knowledge of other European languages is an asset such as German)
Good interpersonal skills and flexible mindset

Ability to think strategically
Ability to work in teams
Awareness of regulatory affairs contribution to Pharma business
Excellent managerial skills Good organizational and planning skills

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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