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Sanofi Group Global Regulatory Affairs Lead in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job title: Global Regulatory Affairs Lead

  • Location: Cambridge, MA or Bridgewater, NJ

About the job

The Global Regulatory Affairs Lead (GRL) is the fully accountable decision maker for the development & execution of creative, thoughtful, and robust global regulatory strategies for their products in Sanofi’s diversified portfolio in order to meet corporate and business objectives. The GRL is the primary interface and key strategic GRA partner for the Global Project Team (GPT) and Global Brand Team (GBT).

We are an innovative global healthcare company with one purpose: to chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. We’re also a company where you can flourish and grow your career, with countless opportunities to explore, make connections with people, and stretch the limits of what you thought was possible. Ready to get started?

Main responsibilities

  • Accountable for leading the development and execution of innovative and value-added global regulatory strategies and be responsible for formulating the Global Regulatory Project Strategy (GRPS), Global Submission Strategy, and core product labeling in development as well as for life cycle management of products

  • Responsible for proactively contributing to the Target Product Profile (TPP), ensuring competitive profiles in alignment with the business objectives

  • Is accountable for leading the GRT for fostering team performance by aligning team on mission, prioritization, objectives, and setting clear expectations for the Global Regulatory Strategy and Plan, including a global labeling strategy for assigned projects

  • The role will supervise, coach, and facilitate a feedback culture within the GRT to develop team performance

  • The GRL is expected to develop a team of Regulatory Strategists (RS) as appropriate

  • The GRL is accountable for ensuring alignment and communication internally and externally as “one GRA voice” with TA, GBU Head and up to the GRA LT when needed to advocate regulatory position to governance and committees and shares outcomes to GRT and cross-functional partners as appropriate

  • Identify opportunities to support the team to identify regulatory acceleration opportunities, take thoughtful risks, accept challenges, and making final decisions on the regulatory success rates and mitigations on behalf of the GRT

  • The GRL is the single GRA point of contact for the program and represents GRA at the GPT / GBT and internal governance committees

  • The role is responsible for assessing and interpreting the global regulatory and competitive environments and accountable to ensure that it leverages expertise in commercial competitive intelligence and other parts of GRA (e.g. Regional experts and Regulatory Science and Policy) in order to ensure the most robust strategy possible and is accountable for determining any updates to the regulatory strategy accordingly

  • Leads development of global HA interaction plan and strategy in collaboration with GRT. Is accountable for the communication of the key outcomes to senior management

  • Advances the organization’s goals by participating and taking leadership roles in professional associations, industry and trade groups as appropriate for assigned therapeutic area and projects in collaboration with the Regions

  • Accountable for regulatory assessment for Due Diligence activities as applicable through the partnership with GRA Strategy and Business Optimization

About you

  • BS/BA degree in a relevant scientific discipline required. Advanced degree (PharmD, PhD, MD or DVM or MSc in Biology, Life Science, or related field) is preferred

  • At least 8-10 years of relevant pharmaceutical/biotechnology experience, including at least 6 years of relevant Regulatory Affairs experience (regionally and global), in early and late stage development of multiple modalities; experience within regulatory CMC not directly applicable

  • Demonstrated expert regulatory strategic experience and understanding of the regulatory environment to develop regulatory strategies

  • Ability to work strategically within a sophisticated, business critical and high-profile development program

  • Experience being accountable for developing and defending innovative regulatory strategies at Global Project Teams or equivalent forum

  • Previous experience in leading Health Authority interactions in major markets

  • Strategic regulatory leadership expertise with experience in developing and implementing successful regulatory strategy and with preparation of (s)BLA, (s)NDA, or MAA, INDs, Health Authority meeting briefing documents and negotiating with a national/regional Health Authority within a major market (e.g. US, EU)

  • Experience leading filings/registrations and obtaining a regulatory action in a major market(s)

  • Project leadership experience

  • Experience leading a team and/or developing internal talent

Why choose us?

  • An international work environment, in which you can develop your talent and realize ideas and innovations within a competent team.

  • An individual and well-structured introduction and training when you onboard.

  • You can create your own career path within Sanofi. Your professional and personal development will be supported purposefully.

  • As a globally successful and constantly growing company, Sanofi provides international career paths as well.

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.