Senior Pharmacovigilance Compliance Specialist

Highly Competitive
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Posting date: 08 Nov 2018
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Pharmacovigilance Compliance Specialist to join a global biopharmaceutical company based in London. A very patient-focused company, who scientific research has resulted in 15 marketed products that are benefitting hundreds of thousands of people, a pipeline of late-stage drug candidates and unmatched patient access programs to ensure medications are available to those who could otherwise not afford them.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You will undertake and coordinate the planning, conduct, and follow-up of internal and external audits, including audits of internal processes, vendors (e.g. CROs) and distributors/partners.
  • You will collaborate with internal and external staff in the conduct of audits.
  • You will maintain knowledge of pharmacovigilance regulations and company standard operating procedures for pharmacovigilance.
  • From time to time you will be expected to assist with activities for other GxP compliance programmes, and as such you will be required to develop knowledge in these areas.
  • You will help foster a commitment to quality and compliance within the organization and provide guidance on interpretation and application of existing and new PV regulatory requirements to R&D Quality and Compliance management.
  • You will assist with the review and optimization of R&D Quality and Compliance processes and with the training on written procedures.
  • You will assist with the preparation and facilitation of regulatory agency inspections.
  • Leads others in all types of internal or external routine audit activities and document reviews.
  • Able to lead more complex audit activities.
  • Assists in identifying, defining and communicating audit plans and assembling information for contract auditors.
  • May assist in ensuring contract auditors are trained in company procedures.
  • May assist in development of departmental SOPs.
  • May participate in the review of business area SOPs.
  • Contribute to or leads study management teams, intra- and interdepartmental complex project teams.
  • Provides support during regulatory agency inspections.
  • Participates in developing and presenting training using standard modules and training on special topics.

Skills and Requirements:

  • A BSc degree or an MSc in a scientific discipline with relevant experience in the pharmaceutical quality control, quality assurance or compliance environment, consistently meet standards required in Compliance.
  • A working understanding of regulatory requirements, including global PV requirements and regional requirements for assigned territories.
  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Prioritizes work independently to meet tight timelines.
  • Must have a very good attention to detail and demonstrate the ability to consistently meet the high standards required in Compliance deliverables.
  • With minimal guidance, determines efficient and/or appropriate methods of communication.
  • Ability to consistently discern area(s) requiring input from a senior Compliance professional.
  • Must have a full working knowledge of regulatory requirements for assigned territories.
  • Seeks to have understanding of current global and regional trends in regulatory compliance.

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