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Vice President Regulatory Affairs

Reference Number: 3701
Location: MA

Our client is a biopharmaceutical company. They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Vice President, Regulatory Affairs.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Supervises team members and consultants to the Regulatory Affairs department. Provides management and guidance across the function. Develops and implements standard operating procedures and common work practices within the team.
  • Creates and drives the regulatory strategy and early development programs.
  • Formulates and oversees implementation of regulatory strategy, regulatory interactions, and submissions, both domestically and globally.
  • Authors, reviews, and critiques documents that will be included in regulatory applications.
  • Manages coordination, preparation, and timely submission of regulatory documents.
  • Fosters strong relationships and advocacy with FDA and international regulatory authorities. Develops and maintains relationships with external vendors.
  • Provides guidance to business development regarding critical evaluation of potential opportunities in support of strategic partnering and licensing activities.
  • Ensures coordination and collaboration across internal functions and stakeholders. Provides clear and valid regulatory guidance and direction to other departments and project teams.
  • Maintains expert knowledge of FDA/EMA regulations and ICH guidelines.
  • Hosts FDA/third party regulatory audits and ensures follow up on findings/observations issued.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Requires 10+ years of experience with increasing responsibility in drug development and regulatory affairs in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Requires a minimum of 3 years of leadership experience in a regulatory affairs management role, including the leadership and professional development of the regulatory team.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline required. Regulatory certification (RAC) a plus.
  • An advanced degree in the biological sciences (MD, PhD, or PharmD) is highly preferred.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge in regulatory aspects of clinical development and be proficient in the delivery and conduct of all Regulatory Affairs activities.
  • Knowledge and management of the regulatory aspects of drug manufacturing, quality assurance, and GCP and GMP compliance highly preferred.
  • Must have expert knowledge of the regulations and practices of FDA, EMA, and other major health care regulatory authorities; and experience negotiating with and presenting to regulatory agencies.
  • Experience with NDAs and MAAs and gaining global regulatory approvals preferred. 

If interested, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3701.  No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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