US-NJ, Global Program Regulatory Director 213691BR-MZ
Global Program Regulatory Director
Global Drug Development
REG AFFAIRS GDD
East Hanover, NJ
Research & Development
Global Regulatory Affairs (RA) leader supporting Global Program Team(s) (GPTs). Functions independently with minimal supervision as a core member of the GPT to define and implement the global regulatory strategy for the development, submission, approval and life cycle management of the project(s). Responsible for leading a high functioning global regulatory subteam(s) for the program. May also have full regulatory responsibility for one or more early projects with little or no RA sub-team support as appropriate.
Regulatory Strategy: Provide regulatory leadership to assigned project(s). Develop high quality and globally aligned regulatory strategies to achieve optimal development objectives and life cycle management plans. Ensure that Regional/CPO input is sought and incorporated into global regulatory strategy Evaluate and clearly communicate to management regulatory risks/gaps and trade-offs for the overall development plan and develop mitigation/contingency plans for identified risks. Responsible for development and implementation of the Regulatory Seed Document/Regulatory Functional Plan. Leverage regional expertise in executing globally aligned regulatory strategies, and ensure timely sharing of key program changes/information to support appropriate, timely communication to Health Authorities globally. Partner with regions to align on regulatory strategy in order to fullfill business objectives. Obtain timely consultation with Reg Affairs line management and Novartis advisory boards on regulatory strategy. Lead interactions with regulatory consultants/advisors for strategic input and challenge. Represent Reg Affairs on the GPTs and communicates key program information to regulatory team members and Reg Affairs management. Provide strategic input to GPT and Reg Affairs team on key Health Authority documents, obtaining appropriate line endorsement as appropriate. Provide strategic input, review and approve clinical study protocols and protocol amendments Lead RA activities regarding Novartis safety risk communications for the assigned projects. Provide strategic regulatory input into BD&L Due Diligence evaluations as required. HA Interactions: Develop global regulatory strategy and plans for Health Authority (HA) interactions as appropriate. Contribute to and review Heath Authority responses, as required, to ensure appropriate, consistent and complete answers to any Health Authority questions. Ensure responses are in line with development strategy. May lead interaction with HAs during key HA meetings Provide leadership by supporting the Global Program Reg Managers in their direct interactions with HAs as appropriate. Submissions and Approvals: Lead the global submission planning process, including potential Advisory Committees. Lead regulatory submission process throughout project lifecycle on behalf of GPT. This includes oversight of submission plan, generation and sign-off of key regulatory/response components.
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Science based BS or MS with requisite experience and demonstrated capability. Advanced degree (MD, Ph D, PharmD) preferred. eNGLISH Minimum 6-8 years of regulatory and drug/biologic development experience, ideally spanning activities in Phases I-IV in most or all of the following areas: Innovation in regulatory strategy. Prior history with post-marketing/brand optimization strategies and commercial awareness Major involvement in a CTD/MAA/NDA submission and approval. Leadership role in HA negotiations in multiple regions. Proven success in global drug regulatory submissions. Proven ability to analyze and interpret efficacy and safety data. Regulatory operational expertise. Minimum 2-5 years of demonstrated leadership and accomplishment in all aspects of regulatory affairs in a global/matrix environment in the pharmaceutical industry. Global matrix management people management experience desirable. Good management, interpersonal, communication, negotiation and problem solving skills.
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