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Regulatory Affairs Director

Posted date May. 15, 2024
Contract type Full time
Job ID R-199742
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Why choose AstraZeneca Spain?

AstraZeneca Spain is a rising force in our global business. With headquarters in Madrid and our global hub in Barcelona, we’ve become an important international centre of excellence in the fight against critical disease. Boasting vibrant universities and business schools, the Barcelona ecosystem is a place where scientists can thrive. We attract a diverse workforce from across the globe, shining a beacon for innovation in a country that’s committed to clinical development.

We invite you to bring your talents to Barcelona where our respiratory medicine R&D and Global Marketing centre offers opportunities in R&D, IT, Commercial and HR. Or join us in Madrid and shape our growth in our BUs (Respiratory, Oncology & CVRM ), and a range of Corporate functions. Additionally, you can find sales roles throughout the country. Together, we’re contributing to a world-leading pipeline of therapeutics and delivering life-changing medicines to patients.

Who do we look for?

Calling all tech innovators, ownership takers, challenge seekers and proactive collaborators. At AstraZeneca Spain, breakthroughs born in the lab become transformative medicine for the world's most complex diseases. Alongside technical expertise, colleagues have the resilience, energy and collaborative mindset to change lanes, work with different teams and start projects from scratch.

Here, diverse minds and bold disruptors can meaningfully impact the future of healthcare using cutting-edge technology. Whether you join us in Madrid or Barcelona, you can make a tangible impact within a global biopharmaceutical company that invests in your future. Join a talented global team that's powering AstraZeneca to better serve patients every day.

Success Profile

Ready to make an impact in your career? If you're passionate, growth-orientated and a true team player, we'll help you succeed. Here are some of the skills and capabilities we look for.

Diverse collaborators

This is a speak-up culture that values collaboration. You’ll proactively bring your unique perspectives, experiences and skills to the table and seek the same from others. With our international team composition and the need for fast-paced collaboration, you’ll always be building new connections with colleagues.

Cutting-edge innovators

When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that embraces digital technology and data to transform the way we work and the work we do. Every day, you’ll help make history, empowered to ignite your creativity and build something enduring.

Resilient trailblazers

Here, the answers aren’t always available. So, you’ll need to bring a fearless, self-starter mindset to navigate uncharted territories. You’ll harness your ceaseless energy to discover and make the necessary connections with colleagues to shape the future and achieve maximum impact.

Agile movers

Seize ownership and excel with autonomy to enjoy the constant rush of ground-breaking discovery. Your ability to anticipate sudden shifts and adapt swiftly will prove critical as you make your mark in an environment that rewards initiative and resilience.

Responsibilities

Job ID R-199742 Date posted 05/15/2024

Would you like to apply your Regulatory Affairs strategy expertise and passion to make an impact in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines?

At AstraZeneca, we do this with the upmost integrity even in the most sophisticated situations because we are committed to doing the right thing! We continuously forge partnerships that help bring world-class treatments to patients in new ways, combining our people’s outstanding skills with those of people from all over the globe. Within Oncology Regulatory Science Strategy and Excellence (ORSSE), we bring hope and solutions to patients with unmet needs. We work across our ground-breaking pipeline and the business to get medicines to patients as efficiently and optimally as possible.

The Regulatory Affairs Director (RAD) provides strategic and operational regulatory leadership to the development, commercialization and life cycle management of assigned oncology products. Serves as the global regulatory lead (GRL) on early stage projects or specific indications of larger programs and/or as the regional regulatory lead. The RAD plays a substantial role crafting and implementing the clinical strategy and influencing health authorities to improve outcomes.

What you'll do:

  • Lead cross functional teams in major regulatory submissions (NDA/BLA/IND/CTA), health authority interactions, label discussions, and securing approvals.

  • Develop and implement the program's regional or global strategy ensuring that it is crafted to deliver rapid approval with competitive labeling that is identified by the business, markets and patients.

  • Craft the health authority engagement strategy and interaction plan, drive the formulation of the briefing document focused on strategy and scientific content, lead the team through meeting rehearsals and moderate the meeting itself.

  • Lead a Global Regulatory Strategy Team (GRST) of key contributing members from the regions, emerging markets, RA CMC, Labeling and members of the submission and execution team. Mentor and provide performance feedback to members of your GRST.

  • Deliver regulatory milestones on your team including an assessment of risks and mitigations, emerging data, and the probability of success. Lead preparation of the regulatory strategy document and target product labeling.

  • Own the negotiations with health authorities and initiate and deliver key regulatory documents.

  • Plan and construct the global dossier and core prescribing information including product maintenance, supply and compliance activities.

  • Partner with marketing companies (countries) and regional regulatory affairs staff to influence developing views/guidance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a science related field with at least 3 years of Regulatory strategy or related knowledge/experience.

  • A solid knowledge of regulatory affairs within at least one therapeutic area in both early and late development.

  • Previous demonstrated experience of regulatory drug development or equivalent, and experience with major HA interactions.

  • Demonstrated competencies of strategic thinking, strategic influencing, risk evaluation, innovation, initiative, leadership and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree preferred.

  • Experience in Oncology (small molecules & biologics) is preferred.

  • Prior experience with phase 3 design including end of phase 2 health authority interactions.

  • Contribution to a regulatory approval including leading response team and labeling negotiations.

  • Knowledge and understanding of guiding principles in drug development such as benefit/risk profile, dose selection or statistical design.

  • Broad background of experience working in pharmaceutical business and prior experience in several areas within regulatory affairs.

  • Ability to work strategically within a business critical and high-profile development program.

  • Critical thinking on current global regulatory science questions and good understanding of the corresponding scientific and clinical component.

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial - finding those moments and recognising their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organization to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means we’re opening new ways to work, pioneering ground-breaking methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

So, what’s next!

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

Reasons to Join

Thomas Mathisen

There are many things I enjoy when working at AstraZeneca, mainly the Speak up culture, the great colleagues that are in my teams, the great products that AstraZeneca provides to our patients and the challenging conversations I have around our medicines.

Sales Representative Oslo, Norway

There are many things I enjoy when working at AstraZeneca, mainly the Speak up culture, the great colleagues that are in my teams, the great products that AstraZeneca provides to our patients and the challenging conversations I have around our medicines.

Christine Recchio

Working at AstraZeneca has impacted my life in such a positive way. I now have an improved work-life balance through creating my own schedule and time management, I feel a balance that I didn’t have before.

Sales Representative California, United States

Working at AstraZeneca has impacted my life in such a positive way. I now have an improved work-life balance through creating my own schedule and time management, I feel a balance that I didn’t have before.

Stephanie Ling

There are a lot of reasons why I enjoy working in AstraZeneca, my colleagues being one of them. My team members and the managers have provided a great deal of guidance in helping me to be more confident in my daily work.

Sales Representative Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

There are a lot of reasons why I enjoy working in AstraZeneca, my colleagues being one of them. My team members and the managers have provided a great deal of guidance in helping me to be more confident in my daily work.

What we offer

We're driven by our shared values of serving people, society and the planet. Our people make this possible, which is why we prioritise diversity, inclusivity, balance and sustainability. Discover what a career at AstraZeneca could mean for you.

An award-winning company

We're passionate about being a great place to work, and 84% of our employees would recommend us as an employer. We've been recognised as a Top Employer in Spain, an EFR Family Responsible Business, and we achieved third place in Forbes Spain's Top 50 Best Places to Work list.

Inclusive environment

Diversity and inclusion are embedded in everything we do, and our different views, experiences and strengths enrich our culture. There's no salary gap at AstraZeneca, and the number of female employees has increased by four per cent over the last three years. We've also made all positions fully accessible.

Work-life balance

Your wellbeing means a lot to us, and we're here to support you through all of life's ups and downs. That's why we offer an unpaid leave policy, annual leave, reduced-hours timetables and a host of benefits, including a retirement plan, long service award, and health and travel insurance.

Sustainability initiatives

We're committed to harnessing the power of science to become a more sustainable business. We've reduced our carbon footprint by over 9,000 kg of CO2 over the last two years, and we lead the European GoGreen Project, which aims to introduce environmentally friendly options in our fleet of corporate vehicles.

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