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Director, Regulatory Affairs Vaccines CMC

Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
May 16, 2024

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Regulatory, Regulatory Affairs, Science/R&D, CMC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description

About the role:

At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

Join Takeda as a Director, Regulatory Affairs Vaccines CMC where you will provide program leadership and develop CMC regulatory strategy for global vaccine programs in various stages of development. You will represent the vaccine regulatory affairs team on cross-functional Takeda Vaccines teams (commercial, clinical development, delivery, quality, etc.) to ensure that data are identified, obtained and effectively presented for the registration of products world-wide. The role requires strong focus on analytical, manufacturing, and facilities compliance.

You will also demonstrate leadership and comprehensive understanding of global vaccines CMC regulations and guidelines by applying interpersonal skills and expert Regulatory Affairs Vaccines (RAV) CMC knowledge to identify, communicate, address, and overcome challenges that arise during development and commercialization. You will successfully communicate and negotiate with international Health Authorities as necessary, directly and indirectly. As part of the RAV CMC team, you will report to the Head, RAV CMC and work with strategic partners globally.

How you will contribute:

  • Lead planning, execution, and management of regulatory submissions for assigned vaccines in various phases of clinical development, global marketing applications, and post-approval life cycle activities, as needed
  • Participate in technical development teams which require experienced interpretation of applicable EMA/FDA/ICH/Global regulations to ensure CMC compliance within the organization
  • Lead regulatory compliance assessment with respect to filing requirements for assigned vaccines throughout development and the commercial life cycle
  • Define CMC content (data and documentation) requirements for regulatory submissions and compile/review this content for conformance with established requirements
  • Represent Takeda RAV CMC in Health Authority meetings and lead or supports CMC preparation activities for meetings with Health Authorities on CMC related matters
  • Interact directly with international Health Authorities, as required. Participate in and/or lead agency meetings on CMC topics.
  • Ensure project team colleagues, line management, and key stakeholders are apprised of risks that may impact regulatory success, exercising sound judgement and communicating in a professional and timely manner
  • Stay abreast of current and evolving regulatory CMC requirements, apply this knowledge to assigned projects, and share knowledge and experience with others to support their development
  • May serve as direct/matrix manager of RAV CMC staff, depending on project. Responsible for prioritization of workload and professional development of staff where applicable.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • BS/BA Degree in a scientific/engineering discipline required, Advanced Degree preferred.
  • At least 10 years Regulatory CMC experience (vaccines or biologics experience required). Alternatively 5 years Regulatory CMC experience combined with 5 years relevant vaccines or biologics experience (e.g. Pharmaceutical Development, Process Development, Analytical Development, Production, Quality Assurance). Experience with managing BLA/MAA content and format required.
  • Experience with regulatory registration of biological drug substances or drug products (including sterile parenteral dosage forms) is required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful interactions with US FDA, European Agencies and, preferably, other global health authorities related to CMC submissions.
  • Understanding of scientific principles and regulatory CMC requirements relevant to global vaccine development, registration, and post-market support. Proven ability to provide strategic regulatory guidance to teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with issues of critical importance, provide regulatory advice and experience with developing reasoned decisions on regulatory issues for which there may not be clear/specific regulatory guidance.
  • Demonstrated leadership, problem-solving ability, flexibility and teamwork
  • Exercises good judgement in elevating and communicating actual or potential regulatory risks to teams and line management.
  • Active participation in Agency/Industry groups/forums preferred.
  • Some international travel may be required.

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

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:

Boston, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$169,400.00 - $266,200.00

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.


Boston, 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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