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【AstraZeneca】【R&D】セーフティストラテジーリード(オンコロジー領域), ペイシェントセーフティ統括部

Location Osaka, Ōsaka, Japan Kita-ku, Tokyo, Japan Job ID R-162505 Date posted 11/07/2023

■ 職務内容 / Job Description



The Safety Strategy Lead (SSL) is responsible for planning Japan Risk Management Plan (J-RMP) and leading the execution of Pharmacovigilance (PV) activities excluding Post Marketing Surveillance (PMS) studies of assigned product(s) throughout the entire product’s life cycle.

(For career level D&E)

 The SSL can be assigned as a leader of Japan Pharmacovigilance Team (J-PVT), a sub-team of Japan Project Team (JPT) and be accountable for PV strategy of the product(s) in Japan.


  • Develops and maintains J-RMP, JPI safety part and relevant documents in cross functional team with full consideration of the latest information and in compliance with GVP/GPSP and relevant AZ SOPs.
  • Creates the protocol and report of Early Post-marketing Phase Vigilance (EPPV).
  • Implements the optimal safety surveillance of the product in consideration of the safety profile of product(s) specifically required for Japan regulation.
  • Coordinate required data output from safety database to support communication with external stakeholders in Japan.
  • Coordinate transition of required safety data and regulatory mandatory documents associated with MAH transfer.
  • Ensures right quality of PV related deliverables such as J-RMP, EPPV reports, etc.
  • Escalates any actual/potential compliance issue to relevant operational bodies to support for solving it.

(For career level D&E)

  • Has accountability for PV activities of an assigned product in Japan as a representative of J-PVT.
  • Leads and manages J-PVT to enable and drive PV delivery according to plan including budget and timeline.
  • Leads to develop strategy and options for PV plan of the product as a J-PVT leader, in collaboration with JPT and Safety Strategic Management Team (SSaMT).
  • Lead response to regulatory queries for post-marketing safety matters in collaboration with relevant functions including Global Patient Safety.
  • Ensures governance and key stakeholder engagement is effectively managed.

(For career Level E)

  • Leads and coaches the other members working on a product/project to ensure prioritized objectives that focus on the critical activities are successfully delivered to time and quality.
  • Proactively contributes to performance development of the other members working on the product/project in collaboration with Line Managers.
  • Provides leadership as needed in the issue management such as compliance issue, Blue/Yellow letter delivery or product recall for safety issue and in the co-promotion business agreement.
  • Provide leadership as needed in the non-product cross-functional initiative for organizational capability development.

■ 応募資格(経験、資格等)/ Qualification (Experience & Skill etc.)


  • Bachelor’s or higher Degree in Science or related discipline

Required Experience

  • Relevant safety experience in Pharmaceutical industry

(For career level D&E)

  • Cross-functional project team experience

(For career level E)

  • Demonstrated experience in achievement of safety management, drug development or launch
  • Proven leadership and program management experience

Preferred Experience

  • PMDA/MHLW interactions as a leading person on safety related matters/drug development/regulatory issue
  • Pharmacovigilance activities, drug development or regulatory affairs experience in outside of Japan
  • Working with external bodies, such as co-marketing companies and advisory board members, as a leading person

Skills and Capabilities


  • Understanding of relevant regulations such as GVP/GPSP
  • Thorough knowledge of the Pharmacovigilance and/or drug development process
  • Scientific knowledge sufficient to understand all aspects of safety issues
  • Logical thinking
  • Assertive Communication/negotiation skill
  • Problem solution skill
  • Analytical Thinking - Logically breaking situations or issues down into their essential elements; carrying out diagnosis and developing solutions.
  • Results Focused – ability to overcome obstacles and achieve key outcomes
  • Ethics – overriding commitment to integrity and high standards in self and others
  • Basic IT skill
  • Business English (Speaking level 6 or above)
  • Fluent in Japanese

(For career level D&E)

  • Leadership skill
  • Project Management skill
  • Ability to gain commitment – effectively uses interpersonal abilities to build relationships and gain acceptance of ideas

(For Career level E)

  • Coaching & mentoring skill
  • Strategic Influencing – through well thought out rationale and effective communication skills, able to influence key decisions.
  • Communication skills – knows when and how to communicate, using strong interpersonal skills and written communications when appropriate
  • Builds effective partnerships – identified opportunities and takes actions to build effective relationships within team and with other areas
  • Cultural Awareness – able to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment

【語学 / Language】

<必須 / Mandatory>

日本語 Japanese:ネイティブ

英語 English:Business English Level

【キャリアレベル / Career Level】


【勤務地 / Work Location】

Osaka or Tokyo 

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