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Global Regulatory Team Lead, Oncology

Cambridge, Massachusetts, Bridgewater, New Jersey



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Position Overview:

This is an exciting time to join the team focused on Oncology.  Hear from our Clinical Development leaders, Peter Adamson and Dietmar Berger, on our Oncology pipeline. You can also learn more from our 2021 investor presentation focused on Oncology.

The Global Regulatory Affairs Lead (GRTL) is responsible lead the Global Regulatory Team (GRT) in the development of innovative and robust global regulatory strategies for pipeline and lifecycle assets in Sanofi’s growing and diversified oncology portfolio.  He/She will serve as Sanofi’s liaison to internal business partners including but not limited to the Global Project Team and represent regulatory at Governance meetings for assigned projects.  In this role, the GRTL will be accountable to develop and maintain the Global Regulatory Strategy Plan for assigned projects in collaboration with the GRT.  In addition, the role prospectively works with members of the GRT to ensure a cohesive global regulatory and labeling strategy.  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.  The role participates in the development and monitoring of the global regulatory environment and updating of standards and processes related to drug and biologics regulations.  Lastly, the role may supervise and/or coach mentor, junior staff supporting regulatory team. 

Position can be remote-based.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic thinker with an ability to make complex decisions and willingness to defend difficult positions.

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of complex medical and scientific subject matter as well as evolving global regulatory environment.

  • Partner across Regions on a project level to ensure transparency and alignment of global and regional regulatory strategy.

  • Responsible to work transversally to proactively develop and document innovative, robust global regulatory strategies for pipeline and lifecycle assets in clinical development addressing regulatory risks and mitigations, global submission strategies, and reimbursement strategies through collaborative partnership and leadership of Global Regulatory Teams.

  • Function as a strategic partner for cross-functional Global Product Teams (GPTs) to develop differentiated products with optimized labeling. In this capacity, the role will serve as the single point of contact for the business and R&D on regulatory issues for assigned projects.

  • Ensure timely communications of relevant topics to the business and up through GRA Senior Management.

  • Represent Regulatory’s position at internal governance meetings within function and/or broadly with R & D Senior Leadership.

  • Provides regulatory due diligence assessments of new business opportunities, as required.

  • May be asked to supervise, and/or coach mentor, junior regulatory staff.

  • Ensure compliance with all internal and external requirements and procedures and may suggest improvement to operating policies/processes, as appropriate.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree in a relevant scientific discipline required.  Advanced degree is preferred (MS/PharmD/Ph.D./ MD).

  • At least 10 years pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry experience, with at least 6 years’ experience in regulatory affairs (regionally and/or global).

Knowledge, Skills and Other Experience:

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of complex medical and scientific subject matter as well as the evolving global regulatory environment.

  • Strategic thinker with an ability to make complex decisions and willingness to defend difficult positions.

  • Ability to generate innovative solutions to complex problems, identifying different and novel ways to find solutions.

  • Demonstrated experience with preparation of initial BLA, NDA, or MAA, INDs, Health Authority meeting briefing documents and negotiating with a national/regional health authority.

  • Demonstrated understanding of clinical development of drugs and/or innovative biologics products.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.

  • Demonstrated ability to use appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to build internal networks and lead negotiations with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Effective communication skills, specifically excellent oral and written presentation skills.

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

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

  • Ability to work in electronic document management systems, e.g. Veeva vault.

  • High standards of integrity.

  • Organizational savvy; self-motivated and able to work in a highly matrixed structure including sharing knowledge with relevant stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated "Think out-of-the-box" mindset.

  • Demonstrated understanding of the global oncology pharmaceutical marketplace, oncology drug development and/or regenerative medicines is a plus.

  • Strong sensitivity for a multicultural/multinational environment.

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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