Vice President/Head, Regulatory Affairs

New Jersey
Our client is a clinical stage biotechnology company. They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Vice President/Head, Regulatory Affairs.  

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:
  • Leads the regulatory affairs function, delivering strategic leadership and operational excellence, with full functional responsibilities.
  • Develops regulatory strategies for projects at early stages of development, in collaboration with cross-functional members.
  • Functions as the primary resource and conduit for senior leadership on all regulatory matters.
  • Acts as the point of contact for all regulatory agency interactions, including the preparation and regulatory leadership for key meetings.
  • Interacts with regulatory agencies with intelligence and diplomacy. Develops and maintains strong relationships with regulatory agency staff.
  • Manages the preparation and timely submission of regulatory documents.
  • Applies development proficiency to guide teams on broader development issues. Provides a big picture, unbiased viewpoint in all development discussions, seeking approvable development packages capable of commercial success.
  • Works with third party regulatory and regulatory CMC consultants, and CRO’s to complement expertise and operational capacity.
  • Functions as the authority on regulations, guidance documents, contemporary regulatory practices and relevant regulatory precedence to guide the overall development plans accordingly.
  • Proactively monitors changes in the regulatory environment.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:
  • PhD or master’s degree in a relevant scientific area is required.
  • Must have 10-15 years of industry experience in drug development with progressively increasing responsibilities in regulatory affairs.
  • Oncology experience with a significant level of interaction with the relevant FDA review divisions highly preferred.
  • Experience working with the FDA is required.
  • Global regulatory clinical trial experience and regulatory CMC experience are preferred.
  • Profound regulatory experience is required, including experience with developing broad plans for phase 1 through phase 3.
  • Experience with pivotal trials, product registration and NDA regulatory experience is preferred.
  • Requires excellent verbal and written skills, allowing for an open and effective dialogue throughout the company.
  • Attention to detail and quality are required.
  • Must be able to command respect from peers and capable of highly independent work as well as being a team player and role model.
  • Must be a highly motivated, decisive, and results-oriented individual with the flexibility and creativity to excel in and contribute to a rapidly growing company.
  • Requires proven ability to manage multiple projects and identify and resolve issues.
  • Broad experience in a small company environment is preferred.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% is required.
If interested, please apply directly to this job posting. No calls please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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