Director, CMC Regulatory Affairs

South San Francisco, California
Sep 04, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Principia Biopharma is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in discovery and development of novel small molecule therapeutics in the areas of oncology and inflammation. As such, we are comprised of a team of exceptionally talented scientists and business leaders. We are seeking confident individuals who thrive in a culture of diversity, empowerment and accountability. The individual we seek will share these values and is a driven, strategic and collaborative leader wiling to contribute to overall regulatory strategy. The ideal candidate will contribute in a culture of high performance, empowerment, learning, diversity and has a desire to be part of the department’s leadership and the willingness to grow in their responsibilities.

Job Description

  • Oversees, coordinates and delivers on CMC regulatory submissions and other relevant regulatory documentation
  • Responsible to ensure all CMC RA deliverables associated with each project or other assignment are completed within defined timelines and meet regulatory and other company guidelines
  • Provides regulatory CMC expertise and is able to develop sound regulatory strategies and leadership to cross-functional teams and other groups
  • Serves as the primary CMC RA representative on one or more projects at any one point in time
  • Analyzes data, the regulatory environment and business objectives to recommend priorities
  • Provides internal teams with direction on regulatory authority interactions
  • Develops regulatory risk management and contingency plans. Communicates plans to management, as appropriate 
  • Participates as a standing member in various teams, dependent upon assigned projects and the associated programs, coordinates cross-functional contributions
  • Member of the Regulatory leadership team
  • Responsible for coordinating and facilitating CMC Health Authority Interactions


  • Outstanding attention-to-detail
  • Sound knowledge of the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry, the multiple functions and roles involved in the product development process.
  • Excellent project management skills: can prioritize multiple tasks and goals to ensure the timely, on-target and within-budget accomplishment of such
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal communication and influencing skills: can influence without authority and has proven experience building and cultivating relationships with key partners and stakeholders, both internally and externally
  • Outstanding written communication skills
  • Confident and competent when interacting with varying levels of internal/external management: stays focused and on-point, is able to raise problems or challenges in a productive and mature manner
  • Strong negotiation skills: can effectively drive discussions and decisions toward desired end-results
  • Proven track record of effective decision-making: makes good business decisions and exercises sound judgment.  Consistently and effectively balances decisions with imperatives for ethics and efficacy
  • Works well within teams and is effective in collaborating with others internally and externally

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree required (life sciences disciplines strongly preferred)
  • Average of 10 or more years’ relevant experience in CMC regulatory affairs or related functions in drug development/manufacturing
  • Broad understanding of international regulations, processes and issues in drug development.
  • Experience as a regulatory contributor for global original IND/NDA/MAA filings in the US or Europe is preferred
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and Adobe Acrobat

Principia Biopharma, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.