Senior RA Pharmacist - #366328

MNA Recruitment

Date: 1 week ago
City: Edenvale, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time
Reference: DBN003560-SS-1

A leading pharmaceutical company has a vacancy for a Senior RA Pharmacist.

Position Summary and Objective
  • Responsible for the regulatory management of South Africa and some Southern African markets like Botswana and Namibia for an allocated part of the companies generic portfolio of products. Future markets and portfolios of products could be included as well as regulatory harmonisation occurs.
  • Provide oversight for assigned countries for the portfolio and strategic initiatives to develop and execute regulatory strategies, processes, and plans in support of new registrations and post-approval submissions.
  • To ensure regulatory input is communicated to the regional and local Commercial, Supply Chain and Quality teams for promoted and development products and the implementation of special projects.
  • To ensure and supervise that regulatory documentation meets relevant regulatory requirements.
  • To apply knowledge and best interpretation of regulatory requirements in the assigned countries to enable efficient and effective registration of medicinal products consistent with the supported regions' commercial objectives.
  • To ensure business continuity between Global Regulatory Strategists, Country Regulatory staff, and distributors supporting regulatory activities on behalf of the company.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Direct management of part of the portfolio for South Africa and the Southern African markets. Requires close collaboration with the regulatory personnel in the Sub-Saharan African region.
  • Apply regulatory expertise for assigned countries to enable the preparation of high-quality documentation and assure compliance with departmental procedures.
  • Maintain a knowledge base of countries' requirements and regulatory environments.
  • Build regional relationships with stakeholders/partners and assist team members to do the same with local stakeholders/partners and ensure communication/clarity of regulatory strategy and timelines.
  • Manage the performance of direct reports, (where applicable) to achieve agreed objectives and to identify and address training and development needs.
  • Provide input to the regulatory strategy for the development of products in line with business objectives, ensuring strategies are adequately reflected in relevant country plans (e.g., business development) and alignment is achieved between regulatory activities and relevant country business/commercial plans.
  • Promote team spirit/activities in alignment with the company's culture and values to help retain/attract talents.
  • Provide input and liaise with Global Regulatory, Regulatory Science/CMC, Supply Chain, Submissions Management, other Viatris Country Offices, Labelling teams, Artwork centres, Cluster/Market, and any other key stakeholders to ensure the filing strategies are defined and executed and Board of Health requirements are met, ensuring a submission ready dossier. Responsible that the appropriate regulatory systems and database are updated on time when changes occur. Ensure a submission planning and forecasting tool is utilized to update timelines.
  • Facilitating and supporting all product lifecycle regulatory work, liaising with Regulatory Science/CMC, Submissions Management, Cluster/Markets, and other key stakeholders.
  • Ensure and oversee the preparation of regulatory strategies and plans for assigned countries, including a review of existing regulatory guidelines and relevant literature.
  • Ensure adequate input to the local/regional commercial strategic planning process as appropriate.
  • Advise, where necessary, with direct reports and Global Regulatory Leads the receipt, distribution, and response to regulatory queries from target countries, consistent with procedures and including liaison with Rapid Response Team members to ensure that response targets are met.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of regulatory guidelines and technical requirements and support maintenance of regulatory requirements database and assist Regulatory Policy with assessing the regulatory environment and identifying relevant trends.
  • Regularly follow up with markets and distributors, if applicable, on the progress of registration submission and approval activities, and ensure line management is advised of progress in regulatory filings.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy, registered with the South African Pharmacy Council
  • MSc, MBA or PhD may be an advantage.
  • Experience in regulatory affairs, preferably in human medicines - minimum 8 years of experience.
Key Knowledge and Skills required
  • Experience in registration of products and regulatory knowledge of South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia market guidelines.
  • Demonstrate regulatory experience with a pharmaceutical company with proven examples of contribution.
  • Proven ability to manage complex Regulatory issues and consistently deliver to time, cost, and quality standards.
  • Regional Regulatory experience including knowledge of NDA, multisource product applications, and product lifecycle management processes.
  • Demonstrate experience of effective delivery in a complex matrix environment.
  • Knowledge of the Regional Regulatory environment
  • Technically competent to understand CMC submissions, interpret and communicate requirements, and identify potential risks.
  • Knowledge of drug development, regulations, and guidelines
  • Strong leadership and management qualities, including excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, clinical trials, and pharmacovigilance
  • Knowledge and understanding of quality systems, processes, audits, and inspection
  • Ability to influence at all levels of the organization
  • Able to simplify complex ideas and processes
  • Team player
  • Growth-focused
  • Analytical thinking
  • Change agile

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