Feb 21, 2022

Job Description

576! That is the total number of projects and products on our Global Regulatory Affairs CMC project list. All of these innovative projects are aimed at making a difference in patients’ lives, and we need your help. As a senior member of our Global Regulatory Affairs CMC team, your role would be to establish and drive global CMC regulatory strategic and operational direction and documentation for sophisticated projects and products covering development, registration and approval/post approval activities.

- Formulate, lead and drive global CMC regulatory strategy for Biologic projects/products drawing on extensive regulatory expertise with a focus on innovation, improving the business benefit equitable with regulatory risks and compliance.

- Lead and drive all global CMC submission activities (planning, authoring, reviewing, coordination, submission) for projects/products, while applying the global strategy into submissions.

- Identify the required documentation and any content, quality and/or timeliness 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 Health Authority submissions, establishing and applying CMC global regulatory strategies, current regulatory trends and guidelines. Ensure technical congruency and regulatory compliance, meeting agreed upon timelines and e-publishing requirements.

- Represent Global Regulatory CMC on cross-functional project teams and maintain collaborative partnerships with stakeholders.

- Initiate and lead Health Authority interactions and negotiations including more complex interactions; setting objectives, preparing briefing books, coordinating and planning rehearsals and risk mitigation plans. Establish and maintain a single point of contact with FDA.

- Act as a role model, providing strategic advice within and outside of RA CMC, driving continuous improvement and building the talent within the team through coaching and mentoring.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

- Demonstrated track record to successfully lead/work in interdisciplinary global teams; leading, planning, and prioritizing activities simultaneously on multiple projects

- Proven ability for innovative and big picture thinking.

- Strong planning, negotiation, organizational and social skills.

- Excellent written/spoken communication, and negotiation skills

Minimum requirements

- Education Minimum: Science degree (e.g. Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biology) or equivalent; advanced degree desired

- Minimum 8 years regulatory experience preferred and/or pharmaceutical industry experience

- Extensive knowledge/experience in regulatory submission and approval processes and ability to tackle complex CMC regulatory issues and requirements.

- Confirmed ability to critically evaluate data from a range of scientific subject areas.

Why consider Novartis?

799 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!
Global Drug Development
Research & Development
Full Time
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RA CMC Associate Director

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