Posted to MedZilla on 5/24/2017


England, Pharmacovigilance Manager DS_KH_11909-MZ


Our client, a leading pharmaceutical company, is recruiting for a Pharmacovigilance Manager to join its team in Berkshire, UK. The company is one of the top 10 pharmas in the world, operating in many continents and employing thousands worldwide. 

Job Role: 

  • Line manage UK Drug Safety Scientists to ensure that Drug Safety Reporting activities are carried out to ensure the comapny complies with Good Pharmacovigilance (PV) Practice regulation.
  • Deputise for Senior Drug Safety Manager

Job Reponsibilities:

  • Call handling: Answer inbound calls relating to patient data collection programs, third party partner contracts/ agreements
  • Query handling: Respond to queries escalated by the DSS / Senior DSS in a timely way obtaining input from CSTL/LSO as necessary
  • Monitor regulatory websites and subscribe to relevant regulatory alerts to maintain continual awareness of regulatory a reporting change that affects the UK and Ireland and informs CSTL/LSO to ensure compliance.

Additional Compliance Activities

  • Review effectiveness of established CAPAs
  • Trend deviations and implement CAPAs as necessary
  • Supports coordination of internal and external audits and inspections
  • Complete all assigned training in a timely manner
  • Train company staff and/or third party partners with respect to pharmacovigilance
  • Support CSTL/LSO in responding to ad hoc requests as required
  • Act as key point of contact for studies or partner contracts
  • Maintains oversight of aggregate reporting responsibilities, periodicity and submissions
  • Contributes to global, regional and/or local projects
  • Write, review, validate and implement local procedural documents and verify adherence
  • Provides the Office of the Qualified Person (QP) for PV any local information required to ensure compliance

Key Line Management Activities

  • Regularly coach/mentor all direct reports
  • Provide/resource training provision to meet development needs of line report/s
  • Conduct recruitment interviews/assessments as required
  • Check that all direct reports have completed required compliance training including HCC, Drug Safety & complaints within 1 month of joining the company and annually thereafter

Key Compliance Requirements

  • Complete all allocated compliance and SOP training in a timely way e.g. annual Drug Safety Training, and act according to guidelines etc., stated within these programmes and documents
  • If commissioning contractors or third party organisations, put contracts in place and provide training so that these individuals also act in accordance with company HCC requirements when interacting with Healthcare Professionals and report adverse events and complaints (as above).

Education and Experience:

  • Life science degree or nursing qualification
  • Proven ability to organise workflow activities and manage multiple issues
  • Awareness of and familiarity with industry principles of pharmacovigilance, drug development and pharmacology
  • Sound knowledge of Global and Local SOPs
  • Sound knowledge of GMS database systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to negotiate and communicate with internal and external customers
  • Ability to establish and maintain open relationships within the organisation and with authorities
  • Demonstrable knowledge of all local PV requirements and of Global aspects of drug safety
  • Demonstrated pharmaceutical industry experience including solid experience in a PV responsibility role

To Apply:

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