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Senior Regulatory Affairs CMC Manager - Paddington, London (Hybrid)

Contract: Permanent Career Opportunity

Closing Date: 26/07/24

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Independently provide strategic and operational global CMC regulatory direction and documentation for projects/products covering development, registration, and approval/post-approval activities.

Make informed regulatory decisions, balancing patient and business risks and benefits leading to timely Health Authority approvals.

The Role

Major Accountabilities

  • Formulate, lead, and drive global CMC regulatory strategy with a focus on innovation, maximizing the business benefit balanced with regulatory compliance
  • Lead and implement all global CMC submission activities (planning, authoring, reviewing, coordination, submission) for assigned projects/products.
  • Identify the required documentation and any content, quality, and/or timelines issues for global submissions and negotiate the delivery of approved technical source documents in accordance with project timelines.
  • Author and/or review high-quality CMC documentation for HA submission, applying agreed CMC global regulatory strategies, current regulatory trends, and guidelines.
  • Ensure technical congruency and regulatory compliance, meeting agreed-upon timelines and e-publishing requirements.
  • Proactively communicate CMC regulatory strategies, risks, and key issues throughout the life cycle in a timely manner to project teams and other stakeholders. Represent department in cross-functional project teams as appropriate.
  • Lead, prepare, and communicate CMC Risk Management Assessments, contingency plans, and lessons learned on major submissions and escalate as appropriate.
  • Initiate and lead Health Authority interactions and negotiations as appropriate; setting objectives, preparing briefing books, coordinating and planning rehearsals, and risk mitigation plans. Establish and maintain a single point of contact with FDA.
  • Represent the department on due diligence teams for in-licensing and divestment opportunities.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Produce high-quality strategic project documentation and presentations (e.g., project plans, documentation, Risk Management Assessments, lessons learned, etc.); no late changes in strategy due to inadequate prior evaluation.
  • Timeliness of deliverables: No delays in approvals of clinical studies, global registration dossiers, or variations due to late or inadequate submission documentation on matters within RA CMC control.
  • Deliver reliable, timely, and accurate information/communication about project-specific issues within own department and to key stakeholders; changes in project status communicated as required.
  • RA CMC regulatory documentation follows client guidelines and meets regulatory guidelines.
  • Provide high-quality regulatory evaluation and strategic advice on time (change control, etc.); regulatory compliance met in all compliance systems.
  • Build and maintain collaborative partnerships with stakeholders.


  • Minimum 5 years in regulatory preferred, and/or experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Working knowledge/experience in regulatory submission and approval processes.
  • Working knowledge of chemistry/biotechnology, analytics, or pharmaceutical technology. Ability to critically evaluate data from a broad range of scientific disciplines. Knowledge of product development and life cycle is desirable.
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully working in interdisciplinary global teams; leading, planning, and prioritizing activities simultaneously on multiple projects.
  • Ability to work independently and successfully with global project teams and prioritize activities considering timelines and workload.
  • Effective planning, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer/IT systems literacy
How to Apply

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We recruit based on talent alone and firmly believe that an individual’s background should play no part in the recruitment and selection process.

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