Associate Director, Global Regulatory Affairs Strategy - Oncology

Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted
Sep 24, 2018
Ref
R0003684
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Overview

More than 30,000 Takeda employees working in more than 70 countries are committed to improving quality of life for patients, who remain at the center of everything we do. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, research and development-driven organization working internally and with external partners to translate science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses on the core therapeutic areas of oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience and providing vaccines that address the most important infectious diseases. Novel products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as our presence in emerging markets, fuel our growth.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. ranks among the top 15 pharmaceutical companies in the United States. Our larger U.S. offices are in Cambridge, MA, Deerfield, IL, and San Diego, CA. Research & Development employees in our Cambridge location focus on oncology, gastroenterology, immunomodulation, biologics, translational research, and external innovation. In March 2016, we opened our newest space at 300 Massachusetts Avenue, featuring 230,000 square feet of state-of-the-art office and lab space.

While Takeda is enjoying tremendous growth as an emerging global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, we remain ever mindful of our commitment to serve people worldwide by striving toward better health through leading innovation in medicine. In short, we are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients’ lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us!

Responsibilities

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career?  If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda.  Join us as a Associate Director, Global Regulatory Affairs Strategy - Oncology in our Cambridge, MA office. 

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.  As an Associate Director, GRA Strategy working on the Global Regulatory Affairs team, you will be empowered to be strategic and innovative, and a typical day will include:

  • Oversees as well as executes all regulatory activities of multiple projects including one highly complex project in development and/or supports regulatory activities for assigned marketed product(s) of responsibility.
  • Manages direct reports to support scope of project work.
  • Provides a regulatory strategic focus on non-clinical and clinical aspects of drug development and associated regulations.
  • Serves as global regulatory lead (GRL) on the global project team (GPT) for individual project(s) of responsibility or delegates to staff with oversight
  • Collaborates with all Takeda regions to ensure a global regulatory strategy is created and executed upon for all projects within area of responsibility.
  • Primary FDA contact for projects of responsibility or can delegate to staff with oversight.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES: 

  • Leads the global regulatory subteam (GRT) and represents team at GPT, ensures global regulatory strategy written and executed according to plan – or oversees if delegated to staff.
  • Accountable for all US FDA submissions and approvals of project(s) of responsibility or oversees direct reports responsible.
  • Responsible for independently achieving all submissions levels, including major submissions (eg.,NDA); may oversee staff in achieving major submissions.
  • Accountable for ensuring all other regulatory submissions globally are submitted on schedule by local Takeda affiliates or development partners (eg, PRA or co-development partners) within project(s) of responsibility by ensuring the regulatory deliverables are provided as outlined in the global regulatory strategy.
  • Oversee multiple projects and manage individual projects.
  • For the project(s) of responsibility, collaborates with EU, Japan and/or other regional counterparts in the authoring of global regulatory strategies and ensures critical deliverables to territories outside the US to ensure regional execution of the strategy as agreed within the global regulatory strategy
  • Develop/author and execute global regulatory strategies for more complex strategies. May oversee execution.
  • Executes day-to-day activities for projects or delegates to staff with oversight.
  • Identifies regulatory requirements and provides regulatory guidance, and expertise to global development team on the assigned project(s) of responsibility.
  • Direct point of contact with health authorities, leads and manages FDA/health authority interactions/meetings, or delegates to staff with oversight.
  • Represent the product regulatory team on cross-functional subteams and working groups.
  • Lead regulatory reviewer in due diligence for licensing opportunities.
  • Identifies and proposes solutions to management for any resource gaps for project responsibility.   
  • Provides oversight to ensure regulatory compliance of marketed products. 
  • Present to senior management as requested.
  • Usually includes supervision of one or more direct reports.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:  

  • BSc Degree preferred.  BA accepted.
  • Advanced Degree preferred
  • A minimum of 8 years of pharmaceutical industry experience.  This is inclusive of 6 years of regulatory experience or combination of 8 years regulatory and/or related experience. 
  • Oncology experience would be an asset
  • Solid working knowledge of drug development process and regulatory requirements, knowledge of FDA, EU, Canada, Japan, ROW, and post-marketing a plus. 
  • Preferred experience in managing  major regulatory filing(s); and significant contributor to regulatory and/or development strategies 
  • Understands and interprets complex scientific issues across multiple projects as it relates to regulatory requirements and strategy.
  •  Generally strong in most and acceptable in all basic skill sets such as oral and written communications, managing and adhering to timelines, negotiation skills, integrity and adaptability.
  • Generally strong in working well with others and within global teams; and acceptable at communicating with senior leadership
  • Generally strong and independent skills in the area of regulatory strategy such as understanding broad concepts within regulatory affairs and implications across the organization and globally; proactively identifies regulatory issues; offers creative solutions and strategies, including risk mitigation strategies.
  • Generally strong leader who is effective manager and is able to bring working teams together for common objectives, people management experience preferred.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.
  • Requires approximately 10 % travel.

WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:

  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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