Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs CMC

San Rafael, California
Nov 09, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Research & Development group is responsible for everything from research and discovery to post-market clinical development. Research & Development involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with rare diseases. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

As a Senior Manager in Regulatory Affairs, CMC, you will be responsible/accountable for:

  • Preparation of global CMC Regulatory strategy document for assigned commercial and/or clinical product submissions
  • Proactively managing Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls (CMC) aspects of BioMarin’s commercial and/or clinical programs; timely preparation and submissions of global regulatory filings including, clinical trial and marketing applications, post-approval variations and license maintenance activities.
  • Conducting a risk-based evaluation of proposed manufacturing changes for regulatory impact to registered information and providing strategic regulatory guidance for optimal implementation of changes.
  • Researching and interpreting global CMC regulations and provide regulatory guidance to Quality, Manufacturing, Process Development and other functional groups within the Technical Operations organization.
  • Representing the Regulatory Affairs CMC function on assigned cross-functional project teams.
  • Managing interactions with global regulatory authorities for assigned projects to ensure acceptance, rapid review and approval of marketing applications, supplements/variations, clinical trial applications and other submissions which present CMC information. 
  • Developing excellent relationships with colleagues and cross-functional stakeholders in WWRD and Technical Operations.


Required Skills:

  • At least 5 years of experience in Regulatory Affairs or related discipline in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, preferably with exposure to both development and commercial phases of product lifecycle. Combination products experience desirable.
  • Experience in management and filing of marketing applications, supplements, and/or Variations for pharmaceutical or biologic products in the US, EU and ROW markets.
  • Experience in assessing post-marketing changes.
  • Proven ability to lead cross functional CMC teams on projects and sub-teams.
  • Thorough understanding of relevant CMC drug development regulations and guidelines.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills is required.
  • Able to work in a matrix team environment, such as cross-functional groups in Quality and Manufacturing, and including contractors, partners, and CRO’s in the international markets. 



Desired Skills:

  • Project management skills are a plus.
  • Experience with coaching, training and mentoring team members.
  • Proven ability to successfully interact with Regulatory Authorities.
  • Strong background in chemistry, molecular biology, or similar is desirable



BA/BS degree in life sciences in chemistry, molecular biology, or similar is required.  Advanced degree preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.