Associate Director Oncology

Highly Competitive
  1. Contract
  2. Senior/Director & VP
  3. Switzerland
Zürich, Switzerland
Posting date: 14 Feb 2020
This vacancy has now expired

A leading and global pharmaceutical company is currently hiring an Associate Director, Oncology. Specialising in multiple therapy areas, the company boasts a superb pipeline with products that include treatments for diabetes, cancer and asthma. Based in Switzerland, this is an exciting opportunity to bring expertise and skills to an established and in-demand company.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides regional strategic and tactical advice and guidance to teams to achieve timely and efficient conduct of development programs, while maintaining full compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, in order to enable patient access to meaningful medicines.
  • Effectively communicates objective assessments of the likelihood of success of these regulatory strategies.
  • Provides regulatory expertise and strategic focus for assigned development projects and /or marketed product life cycle management.
  • As Regional Lead, may be called upon to act as deputy to the Global Regulatory lead, attending internal leadership team meetings, as appropriate.
  • Monitors and informs on emerging trends, regulations and changes, with emphasis on those related to project areas and/ or region of responsibility enabling proactive approach and planning to future business requirements.
  • For Europe based roles, primary EMA contact for project(s)/products of responsibility. Informs the business.
  • Manages interactions with EMA and national health authorities (and HTAs in context of parallel consultation) in the Europe Union and European Economic Area for specific product(s).
  • Leads the regulatory working team for own region and represents region as needed at project team and ensures regional regulatory lifecycle management strategy and submission planning written and executed according to plan - or oversees if delegated to vendor.
  • Partner with the regional/LOC market access and LOC RA colleagues to understand market access and reimbursement topics and support opportunities to drive consolidated inputs into regional product development plans.
  • For the project(s)/product(s) of responsibility, collaborates with Global and Regional colleagues for the authoring of global regulatory strategies and ensures own critical deliverables as agreed within the global regulatory strategy and planning.
  • Accountable for working with other RA functions and/or vendor to ensure that regulatory submissions and approvals are achieved on schedule within region (s) of responsibility (E.g. EMA submissions for Europe).
  • Understands importance of regulatory documents for value and access discussions and partners with access functions to support access applications as needed.
  • Identifies relevant regional regulatory requirements and provides regulatory guidance, and expertise to internal team on the assigned project(s) of responsibility.
  • Authors and reviews regional regulatory strategies as well as executes day-to-day activities for projects or delegates to vendor with oversight. May include some oversight of vendor activities.
  • Leads and manages meetings in own region (e.g. EMA for Europe) and has awareness of relevant regulatory agency meetings scheduled with other regions (such as FDA) or Local company affiliates for project(s)/product(s) of responsibility.
  • May be called upon to support in due diligence for licensing opportunities, development and /or marketed product opportunities.

Skills and Requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. This is inclusive of 8 years of regulatory experience or combination of 10 years regulatory and/or related experience.
  • BS degree or equivalent in science; advanced degree preferred.
  • Considerable experience within the pharmaceutical industry and including direct experience in regulatory affairs in development and /or post-marketing phases.
  • Sound working knowledge of regulations and guidance's governing drugs and biologics in development, including post-marketing in the US and/or EU (relevant to role).
  • A good understanding of basic regulatory requirements in emerging markets is a plus.
  • Awareness of evidence requirements beyond the regulators (e.g. HTA bodies).
  • Understands and interprets complex scientific issues and capability to relate to regulatory requirements and strategy.
  • Proven regulatory submissions capability in a region (Europe, US, EM).
  • Generally strong in most and acceptable in all basic skill sets such as oral and written communications, managing and adhering to timelines, negotiation skills, integrity and adaptability.

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