Posted to MedZilla on 11/11/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Global Labeling Compliance Lead (Associate Director) SR0040155-MZ


Primary Duties

Works with internal stakeholders such as Global Regulatory Compliance, Global Labeling, IT, Global Regulatory Operations, GPSE, Regulatory Therapeutic Areas, Local Operating Companies and Supply Chain for successful end-to-end tracking and implementation of Company Core Data Sheets (CCDSs) into local labeling.

  • Brings deep understanding of Takeda processes and labeling requirements as a close partner on Global Labeling leadership team
  • Responsible for maintaining QMS documentation for Global Labeling in compliance with QA requirements. Also supports determination of associated training requirements.
  • Provides guidance regarding Quality Management System (QMS) documentation standards and compliance requirements with regard to global labeling.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for Global Labeling and Quality Assurance for audit preparation, audit support, Quality Event Management, and CAPA creation, tracking and resolution.
  • Provides periodic reporting of compliance status, metrics, and risk mitigation measures to Sr. Management.
  • Manages escalation processes within Global Regulatory Compliance and Global Labeling to ensure proactive compliance with implementation timelines.
  • Works with Information Technology and Global Labeling to plan, implement and maintain adequate Labeling databases and tracking systems that are supportive of labeling processes and integrated with the overall Takeda information technology platform.
  • Drafts new and updated labeling commitments for Partner Agreements relevant to CCDS and local label changes. Maintains system to tracks compliance to commitments.


Implementation and Maintenance of the End-to-End (E2E) Tracking Process for labeling:

  • Represents the business and compliance needs while facilitating the development and maintenance of the E2E Tracking system.
    • Builds partnerships with internal stakeholders to ensure adherence to processes, adoption of technology, and streamlined interfaces with shared systems.
    • Works with IT and Regulatory Operations to ensure tracking system meets the needs of internal stakeholders and Health Authorities expectations
    • Works with Global Labeling, IT and Regulatory Operations and other stakeholders to assess and provide clear requirements assuring systems best facilitate business process and support the evolving company structure and portfolio.

  • Manages the escalation and risk mitigation process.
    • Continuously assesses compliance gaps and provides recommendations for risk mitigation to Sr. Management.
    • Reviews and approves periodic compliance metrics reporting to Sr. Management and for related internal and external reporting, e.g., Pharmacovigilance System Master File
    • Proactively escalates urgent issues to Global Labeling and Global Regulatory Compliance LT for awareness and resolution

  • Oversees vendor support for ongoing compliance monitoring, data gathering, and metrics report generation.

Supports internal and external audits:

  • Participates on inspection readiness teams
  • Coordinates or directly provisions Global Labeling documentation requests prior to, during, and in follow-up to inspections
  • Serves as the point of contact with QA to provide CAPAs with Global Labeling consultation
  • Ensures all CAPAs are tracked until closure.
  • Partners with QA to ensure that internal audits are assessing E2E Labeling compliance

Ensures Labeling Commitments to partners and third parties are documented and tracked in the appropriate repository:

  • Ensure maintenance of Labeling Agreements and labeling commitments in associated agreements owned by other functions, e.g., Pharmacovigilance Agreements
  • Work with due diligence and other program teams to ensure that Labeling Agreements are put in place, as needed.
  • Identify and implement information management system to track agreements and compliance status.

Implements and maintains quality documentation for Global Labeling:

  • Maintains Global Labeling QMS documents and ensures adequate and appropriate documentation of Labeling processes in compliance with QA requirements and standards
  • Ensures appropriate training is assigned and completed for Global Labeling staff and assures awareness of Labeling training for external stakeholders
  • Provides diligence and support to assure vendor processes are supportive of Takeda processes and labeling requirements

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline or closely related field is required
  • Minimum of 8+ years of regulatory experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical drug development and global regulations pertaining to labeling
  • Experience as project manager is highly preferred.
  • Understanding of Electronic Document Management Systems, Regulatory Information Management, and Labeling Tracking systems to a sufficient level to support labeling documentation and tracking
  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems (e.g. TrackWise), electronic document management systems, and compliance requirements

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Global experience is strongly desired.
  • Excellent analytical, technical and problem-solving skills.
  • Comfortable with technology and understands information technology to a level that helps with IT collaboration (assure systems best facilitate business process)
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy is a must.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively to multiple levels in the organization with strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to present information effectively to senior management and influence timely and robust decision making.
  • A self-starter who motivates, has tact, diplomacy, leadership skills and who has a flexible and positive approach.
  • Ability to manage complex projects, integrate planning efforts and timelines across departments in a matrix team environment.
  • Ability to articulate a clear vision and help others understand their relationship between their roles, the roles of others and the overall goals of Takeda.
  • Maintains knowledge of current regulation, guidance and enforcement and communicates changes within regulatory and to cross-functional teams.

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Consistently works on complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors across different functional areas of the business.
  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Requires good knowledge of the functional area, business strategies, and the company's goals.

Other Job Requirements

  • Domestic and international travel may be required for this position.
  • Approximately 10% travel is required.

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