Director of CMC Regulatory

San Francisco
Oct 14, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Position Title:  Director of CMC Regulatory

Reports To: Chief Operating Officer                            

Status:   Full Time, Exempt



The Director of CMC Regulatory works closely with other functional groups to develop and implement regulatory strategies to manage a product (drug, device, and drug-device combination) through its lifecycle, often in coordination with company partners. They plan and author high-quality regulatory submissions and interactions to health authorities in US and Globally. This role manages regulatory submissions that meet aggressive timelines, are consistent across development programs, and are established on a sound scientific basis.


  • Develop and implement CMC regulatory strategies for new and existing products throughout their lifecycle
  • Work cross-functionally and with external partners to plan and produce high-quality regulatory submissions while meeting aggressive timelines.
  • Author and review technically complex CMC sections for regulatory dossiers for investigational applications, marketing authorization applications, post-approval variations, responses to agency questions, etc. for submissions in US and international markets.
  • Ensure regulatory submissions are in-line with ICH guidances, local statutory requirements, scientific principles, and business policies and procedures.
  • Ensure consistency is maintained in regulatory submissions across development and commercial projects and that sound scientific justification is employed in CMC regulatory strategy.
  • Support and manage CMC-related activities (e,g., post approval changes, change controls, FDA information requests, etc.) for drug substance and products based on scientific knowledge, control strategies, regulatory and quality compliance.
  • Apply up-to-date knowledge of regulatory and quality compliance requirements and communicate changes in regulatory information to project teams and management.
  • Initiate and contribute to process improvements, which have a significant impact on the overall efficiency of the regulatory submission process.
  • Engage with the contracted manufacturing organization(s) to manage change controls and evaluate for regulatory implications.
  • Focus on organizational excellence; Coach and develop staff with skills in operational, technical, and regulatory leadership to make good, timely decisions and achieve impactful outcomes.
  • Represent CMC Regulatory in multiple development and/or commercial project teams, which include due diligence and strategic activities.

                                                                                                                                                                                         ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with advanced degrees and/or certifications a plus (e.g., RAC)
  • 10-15 years’ experience in the FDA-regulatory industry
  • At least 5 years managing people and/or projects
  • Pragmatic and goal-oriented
  • Prior experience in a relevant lab or manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Prior experience in regulatory or quality function is required; global experience is preferred
  • Experience with drugs, devices, and/or combination products in an FDA-regulated industry preferred
  • Strong background in CMC regulatory activities
  • Strong understanding of GxP (especially GMP)
  • Previous experience with IND, NDA, and/or ANDA submissions
  • Strong technical writing skills (e.g., SOPs, policies, regulatory communications, deviations)
  • Strong communication skills (e.g., trainings, presentations, and/or interactions with health authorities)
  • Previous experience participating in regulatory inspections of manufacturing facilities
  • Experience with an EDMS (e.g., Veeva)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to work well in teams and independently, both within the company and with external partners
  • Ability to travel, both internationally and domestically


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