This role leads and coaches a team of regulatory professionals (inclusive of those internal within Sanofi and those based externally at Pharmalex CRO), responsible for CHC and/or SMM portfolio of products, including line management/direct supervision, people development and mentoring, and depending on the number of direct reports, may also have the responsibility to manage a portfolio of projects/products.
- Accountable to endorse the global regulatory CMC strategies for the portfolio of products managed by his/her team.
- Supports his/her team members in developing innovative Regulatory Strategies acceptable for Health Authorities, and oversees Global Regulatory Strategy, ensuring it is aligned with Health Authorities expectations. Expected to organize and lead contacts with Regulatory Agencies, including FDA/EMA.
- Leads the product strategy and oversee their overall direction.
- Creates collaborative working relationships with Global Regulatory Affairs (GRA, Corporate, Regions and Country Regulatory Groups), Technical and Quality Groups within Industrial Affairs, R&D (as applicable) and External Alliance Partners, Project Direction/Management (R&D Development, Innovation, Pharma Operations teams), Human Resources, Legal, Finance, Regulatory Health Authorities, Others. The incumbent is also engaged in internal and external Regulatory Policy Organizations/Programs in order to develop and maintain appropriate Sanofi representation in these activities.
- Demonstrates behaviors that live and promote the Sanofi and GRA Values/Principles/Competencies.
- Management of a team of regulatory professionals (internal and with CRO Pharmalex) and provides input, as appropriate, to the team's Global Regulatory CMC strategies.Challenges or support team proposals or request for Regulatory strategy Assessment for internal or external review of the CMC strategies. Ensures recommendations from Regulatory CMC & D LT are communicated, understood and implemented. Escalates CMC regulatory or technical issues to management for decisions or endorsement of strategies.
- Oversees the Pharmalex contract and to ensure that this platform if optimally utilized going forward.
- Develops Global Regulatory CMC strategies and risk assessments for responsible products in collaboration with other parts of GRA.
- Assures effective involvement with change control systems. Assures that his/her team develops positive and collaborative relationships with CMC teams to achieve the implementation of appropriate regulatory strategies.
- Assures that, for major CMC activities that have a critical regulatory and/or financial impact, appropriate strategies are developed to manage the activities, and risks are identified, communicated and mitigated as necessary.
- Assures appropriate contacts with Health Authorities are initiated and addressed in an effective and timely manner, whilst developing positive and favorable relationships with Health Authorities. Supports strategic negotiations with worldwide Regulatory Health Authorities, including directly with FDA and EMA for specific CMC topics, so that appropriate and pragmatic positions are negotiated with the highest Probability of Success (POS).
- Supervises (and manage when he/she has project/product responsibliity) or directly contribute to the preparation, review and approval of regulatory CMC dossiers for submission in collaboration with Industrial Affairs Functions, R&D (as applicable) and GRA Regulatory Operations, and ensures tracking and resolution of CMC Post approval Commitments. Ensures that the submission dossiers are prepared according to timelines, requirements, and meet appropriate quality standards; Supervise the devlopment of Global Regulatory CMC Strategy Document, in line with Blue Print. Assures that technical and regulatory CMC issues are appropriately resolved with optimal solutions. As applicable, support the regulatory inspection process for responsible products.
- Contributes knowledge and expertise on GRA Regulatory Science and Policy activities, as well as other related internal or external policy initiatives, in order to assure that appropriate Sanofi visibility and input is recognized. Monitors the review of local and international Health Authority regulations and guidelines, contributes to the commenting process and/or develops position papers. Assures that current Health Authority thinking and trends (paradigm shifts) are understood and broadly communicated.
- Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree required; Advanced degree (Masters, PhD) in a science/health field (eg, Analytical, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biological/Biotechnology Sciences etc.), or equivalent, is desirable.
- Technical pharmaceutical CMC and/or Devices experience (laboratory, manufacturing, etc.) is desirable. Typically, an additional 5-10 years of direct Regulatory CMC experience is preferred.
- In addition, prior management or supervisory experience, either in Regulatory CMC & D or as team leader in another department , is required.
- Experience working with an external CRO is helpful but not essential
- Experience working for a Regulatory Health Authority is helpful but not essential.
- Global operational experience with a mid/large-size Regulatory CMC and Devices Organization.
- Must have broad knowledge of global regulations/guidelines, of key Health Authority/Industry thinking and trends (at least, FDA , EMA, or MLHW and International regulations/guidelines) , and be capable of resolving strategic technical and regulatory issues.
- Leadership, team work and communications skills, to be in the position to manage a team and to present and support CMC Regulatory strategies at Senior Management Committees or during meetings with Health Authorities.
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