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Associate Director, US Regulatory Lead

Cambridge, Massachusetts, Bridgewater, New Jersey



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Position Overview:

The role is primarily responsible to develop innovative, robust US regulatory strategies and ensure their efficient and effective execution for life-cycle assets in clinical development for assigned therapeutic area which adhere to US regulatory and company guidelines with minimal oversight. In addition, the role represents Sanofi to the US FDA for assigned projects and leads the strategic development of documentation submitted to the US FDA. Further, the role represents the NA GRA perspective as a member of project specific cross functional global regulatory team (GRT) and is accountable to develop and maintain US aspects of regulatory strategy documents. In addition, the role prospectively works with the NA labeling strategist and the Global Regulatory Team to develop US prescribing information. The role works with and participates on multi-disciplinary matrixed project teams to successfully meet project deliverables while adhering to regulatory requirements for programs and products. Lastly, the role participates in the development and monitoring of the US regulatory environment and updating of standards and processes related to drug and biologics US regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic & Technical Regulatory Affairs Expertise:

  • Familiarity with complex medical and scientific subject matter as well as evolving US regulatory policy and guidance.

  • Developing strategic skills including the ability to make complex decisions and willingness to defend difficult positions with oversight from Management.

  • Practical experience with preparation of initial BLA, NDA, or INDs, Health Authority meeting briefing documents.

  • Knowledge of the development of drugs and/or innovative biologics products. Experience in orphan drugs a plus.

Communication & Influencing:

  • Develops collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.

  • Ability to flex interpersonal styles and techniques and can modify behavior to gain acceptance of ideas or plans.

  • Excellent oral communication, writing and presentation skills with work examples.

  • Some direct interaction/negotiation experience with US FDA.

  • Ability to work well within cross-functional globally oriented teams.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent operational skills including planning, organizing and ability to motivate and lead others.

  • Ability to work in electronic document management system.

  • A working understanding of the U.S. pharmaceutical marketplace and familiarity with medical terminology.

  • Ability to identify issues, problems, and opportunities by comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions.

  • Ability to build networks to obtain cooperation without relying on authority.

  • High standards of integrity.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Dedicated and persuasive “can-do” attitude.

  • Independently motivated, detail oriented and good problem-solving ability.

  • Self-motivated; entrepreneurial spirit; excellent time management skills.

  • Organizational savvy; be able to work in a highly matrix structure including sharing knowledge with relevant stakeholders.

  • “Think out of the box” mindset.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 5-8 years' experience in drug development.

  • Working knowledge of drug development process and US regulatory requirements.

  • Direct experience developing and implementing regulatory strategies for US INDs, BLA, and/or NDAs.

  • Experience with drug development in the therapeutic area.

  • Some experience operating in a global environment.

  • Advanced scientific degree preferred. B.A./B.S. or higher degree (s) in the sciences, or health related field.

  • Regulatory Certification (RAC) (optional).

  • Fluent English required; additional languages desirable.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.


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