Director, Sr. Global Regulatory Lead

CSL Behring
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Oct 09, 2021
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL’s therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

Position Purpose: The Director, Senior Global Regulatory Lead (Dir., Sr. GRL) is a member of a GRA GPS Therapeutic Area and contributes to the vision and goals for Global Regulatory Affairs (GRA) by:

  • Providing innovative scientific and regulatory vision, and leadership in defining aligned global regulatory strategies for assigned products within CSL Behring’s developmental portfolio and accountable for clinical and safety content globally of CSL Behring regulatory documentation for these projects.
  • As the primary regulatory interface within CSL Behring for Global Regulatory Affairs (GRA) on specific projects, the incumbent will have responsibility for ensuring collaboration with key internal stakeholders of the Core Project Team (CPT), Clinical Development Team (CDT), Safety Management Team (SMT) and Commercial Development to ensure the global regulatory strategy is an integral component of stakeholder deliverables.
  • For a product franchise, the Dir., Sr. GRL is a company resource for global regulatory perspective and drives the GRA perspective within the company.
  • The Dir., Sr. GRL leads the Global Regulatory Affairs Strategy Team (GRAST) for assigned projects to ensure the development and delivery of innovative, science-based, solution-oriented, and globally aligned regulatory strategy.
  • The Dir., Sr. GRL is accountable for the delivery of successful regulatory license applications globally, including new product development and product life cycle management
  • In partnership with GRA Regional Leads, supporting the establishment and maintenance of high quality working relationships with the FDA, EMA, PMDA and other global regulatory agencies.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Role that this position reports to: Therapeutic Area Lead, GRA GPS\
  • Role/s that may report to this position: None

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

1. Responsible for leading regulatory strategic decision making that enables a project to meet its business and regulatory deliverables.  This includes developing and advocating for scientifically sound core regulatory strategies (clinical, non-clinical, & CMC) that result in successful regulatory submissions and approvals for assigned project(s) at all stages of development. Additionally, appropriate competitive decision making is applied when evaluating and proposing solutions to product development changes.

2. Leads the Global Regulatory Affairs Strategy Team (GRAST) by:

  • Leading the development of the global regulatory strategy, e.g., Global Regulatory Strategy Outline (GRSO). Proactively adapts the strategy to ensure new information is incorporated and includes start-of-the-art regulatory intelligence.
  • Ensuring regional engagement in global regulatory strategy development and execution.
  • Resolving internal GRA boundary inputs for GRAST members
  • Utilizing appropriate departmental tools to consistently run and execute GRAST meetings
  • Prioritizing global regulatory submissions based on team input

3. Represents the company as the global regulatory product expert at key regulatory agency meetings, regulatory advisory committee meetings, scientific conferences or equivalents.

4. Serves as the Primary Regulatory Interface on the Core Project Team (CPT), Clinical Development Team (CDT) and Safety Management Team (SMT) for GRA, advocates and drives the ‘one GRA’ perspective with team stakeholers.  Accountable for scientific clinical / safety related regulatory submission content globally for assigned products.

5. Reviews and approves internal and external documentation to support the development and commercialization of responsible product(s), including protocols, development safety update reports (DSUR)/ Product Safety Update Report (PSUR), annual health authority updates, clinical trial applications (CTA) / IND amendments, CTD documentation and post-approval change documents. 

6. Leads the development of regulatory plans, risk assessments and strategies, pertaining to the assigned project(s) and presents to senior review committees such as GRA Strategy Management Review Team (SMRT), Project Review Committee (PRC), Project Leadership Groups (PLG) and PharmaPlan and others as appropriate.


  • Actively promotes appropriate leadership behaviors in one’s work, including:

Driving Performance

  • Sets clear expectations/objectives aligned with CSL Company Objectives
  • Holds people accountable for their performance and mentors individuals as needed
  • Ensures operational efficiencies that contribute to our bottom line

Building Productive Teams

  • Fosters a productive, engaging team culture and climate based on trust, respect, and mutual support
  • Builds networks with other CSL teams to support business objectives (“One CSL”)
  • When required, uses appropriate approaches to build virtual, cross-cultural, and/or cross-functional teams

Creating the Future

  • Serves as a role model for CSL’s Values
  • Lives CSL’s mission, vision, and strategy and develops action plans to drive strategy execution
  • Is dedicated to fulfilling the needs of internal and external customers and stakeholders
  • Challenges the status quo; fosters innovation and continuous improvement
  • Applies business acumen skills to help grow the business

Position Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

Education: A bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, biology, chemistry, pharmacology, clinical medicine or related life science is required.  An advanced degree (MS/MBA, PhD or MD) is preferred.


  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry, with at least 8 years in Regulatory (with 5+ years of that time in a developmental stage organization).
  • Experience in leading and managing matrix teams (minimum 3 years), setting clear direction, holding people accountable and fostering a collaborative team environment. 
  • Candidates must have thorough knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical/biological product development and regulatory requirements for product development and approval in more than one key region (i.e., EU, US, Japan)
  • Experience working within the regulatory affairs (regional, clinical or CMC) in a global environment across two or more geographic areas (preferentially US and EU), with proven skill implementing successful global regulatory strategies.
  • Experience interfacing with regulatory agencies, including leading and preparing the sponsor’s team for an interaction.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with multiple stakeholders, across geographies.
  • Experience working in a complex and matrix environment is required
  • Prior clinical regulatory foundation is preferred.


  • Strong ethics and integrity
  • Think strategically and develop innovative global strategies
  • Leadership ability with demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills
  • Strong team player with the communication and organizational skills to interact seamlessly both internally and externally on strategic, operational and scientific matters.
  • Effective communication skills, specifically to related complex concepts to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to develop constructive and effective relationships with direct reports, colleagues and senior management.
  • Proven ability to build and lead effective, well integrated, collaborative teams, empowers others.
  • Cross cultural sensitivity demonstrating understanding and acceptance of different cultural parameters
  • Mentors junior members of GRA.
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written)