We are recruiting for a UK/EU home-based Global Labeling Lead to work outsourced to our client a leading pharmaceutical company.
The Global Labeling Lead (GLL) has overall accountability for the initial creation and relevant updates to labeling documents for their assigned products. This includes guiding the Labeling Team to develop and maintain Core Data Sheets (CDS), Core Safety Information (CSI), United States Package Inserts (USPI), Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) for products registered in the EU via the Centralized, Mutual Recognition or Decentralized Procedures, and their associated Patient Labeling Documents.
The GLL will guide and advise the Labeling Team on internal labeling guidances and policies and will raise awareness of important factors to consider when revising the label. The GLL will keep up to date with labeling guidelines and regulations as they pertain to the development/maintenance of US and EU labeling and will advise the Labeling Team on the application of these labeling principles. The GLL will also be knowledgeable on key labeling requirements worldwide, in order to ensure that CDS/CSI updates may be implemented globally. The GLL will review the downstream impact of CDS/CSI updates on Local Product Documents (LPD) and ensure that downstream impact on LPDs is considered during Labeling Team discussions. The GLL will advise the Labeling Team on the content of other labels in the same therapeutic class, including competitor labeling, to help guide the team in developing labeling text.
The GLL provides project management to the Labeling Team throughout the entire process, from the decision to update a CDS/CSI/USPI/SPC through notification to stakeholders in order to ensure that these documents are produced in a timely manner according to internal SOPs and external regulatory requirements. This includes setting clear targets and prioritization plans, ensuring that Labeling Teams are aware of the required timelines and following up with Labeling Team members throughout the process so that deliverables remain on target to meet internal and external deadlines.
The GLL serves as the GLM primary point of contact for Labeling Teams (e.g. WRS Strategist, Functional Line SMEs, Labeling Justification Document/Clinical Overview author) and will provide day-to-day direction to Labeling Operations Managers so that labeling and decision documents can be prepared and managed appropriately throughout Pfizer processes and systems. The GLL also interfaces with Hub Labeling Managers and PCO colleagues to support timely and quality submissions globally.
The GLL will support the use and development of current and new tools, technologies and processes to support efficient global label development and worldwide submissions and approvals.
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BS in Life sciences, pharmacy graduate or equivalent.
Advanced academic qualifications/degree such as PhD an advantage but not essential.Experience:
Experience and Attributes:
- Significant ‘hands on' registration experience associated with development, maintenance and commercialization activities within Regulatory Affairs (Human Medicinal Products); Perspective from HQ, Country office and/or Regional Regulatory Strategy (at a global/multi-national pharmaceutical environment) necessary. Experience at the country level important and advantageous.
- Proven understanding of the dynamics and purpose of company Core Data Sheets (CDS), Core Safety Information (CSI); experiences of review and implications of the CDS/CSI an advantage.
- Proven ability to successfully understand regulatory implications of product strategy with regards to the product label, assessment and practical management of associated impacts.
- Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply global and local regulatory guidance around labeling and associated supportive documentation, both in the pre-approval and post approval (maintenance) stages.
- Demonstrated ability to develop strong and positive working relationships across multiple cultures and locations.
- Understanding of regulatory authority philosophy and expectations.
- Knowledge of global/regional regulatory guidelines and requirements important.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills essential.
- Complete Fluency in English Language.
- Proven strength in logical, analytical and writing ability essential.
- Demonstrated project management skills and attention to detail required.
- Proven ability to negotiate, influence and problem solve.
- Knowledge of global/regional regulations and guidelines pertaining to labeling and demonstrated ability to decipher and understand implications of label changes on pending and approved labels across the regions.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of company Core Data Sheets, Core Safety Information documents and the dynamics of Labeling Team purpose and objectives.
- Demonstrated ability to understand how updating one section of a label may impact another and to propose recommendations to the Labeling Team.
- Fluency in English language important; multi-language skills are advantageous.
- Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to liaise with stakeholders using effective means of communication. Demonstrated ability to influence and negotiate where necessary, across a highly matrixed team.
- Ability to work well in cross-functional teams, exhibiting a combination of active listening skills and the confidence to guide decision-making for the document content strategy.
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