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Senior Manager, US Medical Ad/Promo Regulatory Review

Lexington, MA
Start date
Apr 19, 2024

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Regulatory, Regulatory Affairs
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description

About the role:
Join Takeda as a Senior Manager, US Medical Ad/Promo Regulatory Review where you will serve as an internal expert on FDA regulations, guidance, and enforcement trends governing the promotion of prescription drug and biologic products. You will also provide regulatory strategic oversight for at least one complex product or therapeutic area/multiple products to help ensure regulatory compliance of promotional materials generated for assigned US products and compounds. You will support review of Patient Services and Corporate materials across different business units, including additional product responsibilities. As part of the US Medical team, you will report to the Associate Director, Ad/Promo Regulatory Review. You will be based in either our Lexington, MA or Exton, PA home office (hybrid).

How you will contribute:
• Understand and interpret complex issues in relation to regulatory requirements and promotional strategy.
• Mentor and help develop staff. Assist with training and sharing technical and regulatory guidance to staff.
• Serve as the chair of promotional review meetings and assist Commercial with the planning and prioritization of proposed promotional and disease state materials.
• May present to senior management, and present regulatory topics to cross-functional teams.
• May serve as primary liaison with OPDP and APLB reviewers in the request and negotiation of advisory comments and any other interactions regarding use of promotional claims for assigned products.
• Ensure review standards within the electronic approval system (EAS) are upheld, and business needs are assessed and addressed.
• Support metrics to measure and track the effectiveness and efficiency of the promotional review process and provide recommendations for process improvements to address potential issues.

Position Accountabilities:

• Collaborate with colleagues in Regulatory Affairs, Medical, Legal, Commercial, and Compliance organizations and applies Regulatory knowledge to ensure promotional and non-promotional material development is accomplished following internal processes and standards.
• Be an internal expert on FDA regulations, guidance, and enforcement trends governing the promotion of prescription drug and biologic products. Thoroughly review and assess proposed promotional items to evaluate their completeness, accuracy, and compliance with regulatory requirements.
• Understand broad concepts within Regulatory Affairs and potential effects across the organization. Identify regulatory issues. Offer creative solutions and strategies, including risk mitigation strategies.
• Evaluate regulatory risks and make recommendations relative to the promotional strategy.
• May provide management of individuals including mentoring, performance management, and staffing decisions. Mentor and develop staff. Identify and propose solutions to management for any resource gaps for brand responsibilities.
• Present to senior management and cross-functional teams regarding shared insights from FDA advisory comments, recent enforcement actions, and guidance documents.
• Collaborate with the International Regulatory Ad/Promo review teams for materials that are intended for global audiences (e.g., global press releases, new global campaigns).
• Other responsibilities as assigned.

What you bring to Takeda:

• Bachelor's Degree in life science or equivalent. Advanced degree (PharmD, PhD, MS, MBA, JD) preferred.
• You have a minimum of 4 years' experience in drug, biologic or device Regulatory Affairs or related field, including a minimum of 2 years' experience specific to Regulatory Affairs – Advertising and Promotion. Candidates with experience in related fields may also be considered.
• Knowledge of regulations and regulatory guidance specific to advertising and promotion of pharmaceutical/biologic products.
• Experience managing major regulatory filing(s) (e.g., launch advisory comment submission or responses to enforcement letters) preferred.
• Provide regulatory guidance to drug development teams, merging scientific principles and FDA law and regulations for development of marketing materials.
• Deal with issues of importance, provides regulatory advice and decision involving regulatory issues on topics for which there may not be clear/specific regulatory guidance.
• Understand the phases, processes and techniques used within a clinical development environment, and can contribute to clinical study design discussions.
• Maintain current knowledge of applicable government regulations, particularly those related to advertising and promotion, including important global codes of practice and regulations. Have knowledge of historical enforcement actions and can use this when offering recommendations to stakeholders.
• Excellent oral and written skills, timeline responsibilities, negotiations skills. Work well with others, especially on a cross-functional team, direct reports and senior leadership.
• Prior leadership of individuals/team not required, but preferred.
• Ability to effectively manage and bring working teams together for common objectives.
• Model leaders at all levels daily.

• None required. Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) desirable.

Travel Requirements:

• Travel to meetings or client sites, including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.
• Requires approximately up to 20% travel.

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.


Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

For Location:

Lexington, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$133,000.00 - $209,000.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/or long-termincentives. U.S.based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S.based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


Lexington, MA

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Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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