Director - Global Regulatory Strategy

  • Dublin
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Description SummaryServes as a key regulatory interface with Global Health Authorities and acts as global regulatory lead for product brand teams to develop, maintain and obtain alignment of global regulatory strategies in accordance with business plans. The incumbent is expected to exhibit leadership behaviors consistent with level and to act with a high degree of flexibility and prompt response in a fast-paced work environment. In addition, the role ensures compliance with global regulatory requirements and proactively anticipates and mitigates regulatory risks.Principal ResponsibilitiesAs Regulatory and PV Program Head (RPH), leads the Regulatory Affairs and PV (RAPV) project team for development and marketed products. Key internal leader and driver of regulatory objectives and strategy for assigned products.Acts as the single point of accountability for RAPV for assigned projects within the R & D Organization and with key internal stakeholders including commercial and operations.Responsible for preparation and maintenance of written global regulatory strategy plans, risk registers and mitigation plans and written assessments of product probability of regulatory success.Leads preparation of Global regulatory dossiers for new product registrations and supplements, variations and amendments for assigned products. Prioritizes project deliverables and ensures that submission timelines are realistically prepared and met.Ensures the key deliverables for the role: regulatory support of clinical development for new indications, overall regulatory strategy for manufacturing initiatives and management of label updates. Communicates to regulatory team and cross-functionally the immediate to long-range plans to carry out regulatory objectives thereby ensuring that corporate product goals are met.Works independently on complex issues under the direction of senior regulatory leadership. Makes decisions regarding work processes or operational plans and schedules in order to achieve the program objectives. Ensures that regulatory documents are organized and archived in accordance with all applicable global regulations.May participate in or lead departmental and business development initiatives. Provides coaching and mentoring for global regulatory project team members. Advances the organization’s goals by participating in professional associations, industry and trade groups as appropriate. Advises management of the effect of current or proposed laws, regulations, guidelines and standards, etc.Provides input to Resource forecasting for projects, encompassing internal staff as well as external vendors.Minimum RequirementsExperience / Skills:Bachelor's degree; preferably in a scientific or technical field; advanced scientific-related degree strongly preferred; MD or PhD in related science field or Master's degree in Regulatory Affairs (or equivalent) desirable.RAC Certification desirable10 years drug/device development experience with a minimum of 5-7 years in regulatoryGlobal and strategic experience preferredExperience leading teams, mentoring or managerial experience a plusRare disease or specialty pharmaceutical experience preferredCompetencies:Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills and tactful negotiation skills.Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with key employees in Regulatory and Pharmacovigilance, R&D, and Medical Affairs; Quality Assurance; Operations; Commercial and Legal, as well as positive interactions with senior management. Able to lead interdisciplinary teams including partner organizations.Experience with leading efforts to prepare Marketing Authorization submissions, achieve successful approval, and launch.Expertise with Health Authority Meetings and negotiations.Working knowledge of all aspects of regulatory affairs, including CMC, clinical development, statistical concepts, toxicology and non-clinical research, pharmacovigilance aspects and operations; FDA & EU guidelines and regulations with an emphasis registration requirement; experience with Rest of World submission requirements.Detailed knowledge of content and preparation of all regulatory documents and experience in maintaining regulatory compliance within pharmaceutical industry.Broad experience with multiple therapeutic area(s) and understanding of business impact of regulatory strategies.Experience in leading teams and managing junior staff, either directly or indirectly in matrix environment; including coaching & mentoring, setting priorities, giving feedback and positively engaging cooperation.Addresses issues and challenges rapidly and in a proactive and positive manner.Knowledge of EDMS systems, regulatory publishing, preparation of regulatory submissions and expertise with Microsoft Office programsOrganizational Relationship/Scope:Reports to Executive Director of Regulatory AffairsWorking Conditions:Standard Office environment with minimal (10%) travel. Position may be based in our Irish office in Dublin or based remotely in the United Kingdom or European Union (within limits of Mallinckrodt's jurisdictions).Disclaimer:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.#LI-KD1