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Sr. Manager Regulatory Affairs, Oncology - EUCAN

Zurich, Switzerland


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Sr. Manager Regulatory Affairs, Oncology - EUCAN

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Job ID R0013448 Date posted 11/15/2019 Location Zurich, Switzerland

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Job Description

Senior Manager, EUCAN (Europe & Canada) Regulatory Affairs

Strategy Lead, TA Oncology


Zurich, Switzerland


  • Provides regional strategic and tactical advice and guidance to teams to achieve timely and efficient conduct of development programs, while maintaining full compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, in order to enable patient access to meaningful medicines. Effectively communicates objective assessments of the likelihood of success of these regulatory strategies.
  • Provides regulatory expertise and strategic focus for assigned development projects
  • As Regional Lead, may be called upon to act as deputy to the Global Regulatory lead, attending internal leadership team meetings, as appropriate
  • Monitors and informs on emerging trends, regulations and changes, with emphasis on those related to project areas and/ or region of responsibility enabling proactive approach and planning to future business requirements
  • For centralized products may be primary EMA contact for project(s)/products of responsibility. Informs the business. May manages interactions with EMA and national health authorities (and HTAs in context of parallel consultation) in the Europe Union and European Economic Area for specific product(s).


  • Leads the regulatory working team for own region and may represents region as needed at project team and ensures regional regulatory lifecycle management strategy and submission planning written and executed according to plan
  • Partner with the regional/LOC market access and LOC RA colleagues to understand market access and reimbursement topics and support opportunities to drive consolidated inputs into regional product development plans.
  • For the project(s)/product(s) of responsibility, collaborates with Global and Regional colleagues for the authoring of global regulatory strategies and ensures own critical deliverables as agreed within the global regulatory strategy and planning.
  • Accountable for working with other RA functions and/or vendor to ensure that regulatory submissions and approvals are achieved on schedule within region (s) of responsibility (E.g. EMA submissions for Europe). Understands importance of regulatory documents for value and access discussions and partners with access functions to support access applications as needed.
  • Identifies relevant regional regulatory requirements and provides regulatory guidance, and expertise to internal team on the assigned project(s) of responsibility.  Authors and reviews regional regulatory strategies as well as executes day-to-day activities for
  • May include some oversight of vendor activities.
  • May lead and manage meetings in own region (e.g. EMA for Europe) and has awareness of relevant regulatory agency meetings scheduled with other regions (such as FDA) or Local Takeda affiliates for project(s)/product(s) of responsibility.
  • May be called upon to support in due diligence for licensing opportunities,
  • Identifies regulatory requirements across area(s) of responsibility, and provides regulatory guidance, and expertise to global development team and /or Region in these areas.
  • Identifies and proposes solutions to the management of resource gaps for areas of responsibility.


  • BS degree or equivalent in science; advanced degree preferred
  • Experience within the pharmaceutical industry and including direct experience in regulatory affairs in development and /or post-marketing phases. 
  • Sound working knowledge of regulations and guidances governing drugs and biologics in  development, including post-marketing in the EU). A good understanding of basic regulatory requirements in emerging markets is a plus. Awareness of evidence requirements beyond the regulators (e.g. HTA bodies)
  • Proven regulatory submissions capability in a region basic skill sets such as oral and written communications, managing and adhering to timelines, negotiation skills, integrity and adaptability.
  • Able to demonstrate skill(s) in the area of regulatory strategy such as understanding broad concepts within regulatory affairs and implications across the organization.
  • Generally strong in working well with others and within global teams.
  • Able to bring working teams together for common objectives.


  • Willingness to travel to various meetings, including overnight trips.
  • Requires approximately up to 10-30% travel.



Zurich, Switzerland

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