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Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission.
The Global Regulatory Lead of the Baxter Pharmaceuticals Global Business Unit (GBU) is responsible for strategic direction, regulatory innovation and lifecycle management for the portfolio of products within this GBU, including biosimilar, combination products, conventional and complex generic injectable and compounded products. The lead is a key member of the Global Pharmaceuticals Leadership Team. Therapeutic areas include anaesthesia, anti-invectives, cardiology, and oncology products.
This position will collaborate with R&D, clinical, manufacturing, quality, business and regulatory teams around the world to ensure strategic and operational objectives are met. The role provides regulatory strategic oversight and utilizes the successful candidate’s technical expertise and leadership skills to guide a team of highly skilled and experienced regulatory professionals. S/he will provide results-oriented leadership focused on maximizing developmental opportunities in a collaborative manner. This position will provide the opportunity to be a true business partner to the GBU, while being a change agent committed to unlocking organizational potential through strategy and development initiatives. S/he will have the mandate to continuously upgrade core competencies of the regulatory organization as part of the Regulatory Leadership Team.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Primary regulatory leadership role for the Baxter Pharmaceutical Global Business Unit (GBU); member of Global Pharmaceuticals leadership team
Utilize expert technical regulatory skills and experience to collaborate on strategies and influence regulators on program issues with impact for Baxter
Set global regulatory strategy for complex programs and/or interrelated portfolios
Guide, direct, and manage regulatory professionals in development of global strategic plans and executing global regulatory submissions for new products
Accountable for ensuring that regulatory submissions meet appropriate standards and content requirements
Assess competitive influence on development programs and adapt strategy
Provide subject matter experience and expertise for due diligence assessments
Escalation point for regulatory related issues globally for the GBU
Manage GBU RA staff. This includes goal setting, talent development and identifying appropriate performance measures
Act as liaison to ensure alignment with other parts of the regulatory organization (Regions and Shared Services)
Education and Experience
Advanced Degree or country equivalent in related scientific discipline
Pharm.D. or Ph.D. will be an advantage
Minimum of 12 years of experience in RA, including at least 5-7 years of experience leading teams and managing people
Track record of managing product development of complex sterile generic injectable drugs and biosimilars
Track record of successful negotiations with regulatory agencies resulting in timely and accelerated product approvals
Significant experience with submissions and approvals of ANDAs and 505(b)2 applications (and international equivalents)
Experience with submissions and approvals of 351(k) biosimilar applications (and international equivalents) is a plus
Global submissions experience required including successful submission and approval of product license applications and other dossiers
Experience supporting investigational products and regulatory filings (INDs, CTAs), including development of clinical trial protocols required
Experience with combination products and drug compounding preferred
Strategic and technical expertise required to develop and guide execution of global regulatory strategy for CMC issues
Established credibility with regulatory authorities.
Expert knowledge of regulations, current industry practices and experienced application of same
Strategic thinker capable of executing on strategy across entire portfolio; demonstrated success in setting regulatory strategy and in obtaining worldwide product approvals
Ability to manage complex issues and provide guidance to subordinates, peers and senior management on product development strategies through all stages of the product development cycle
Solid basis in scientific approach and an ability to deal with in depth technical information for a variety of disciplines and to foster a high degree of scientific credibility, both within the technical community inside the organization and with regulatory agencies.
Demonstrated ability to maintain positive and proactive collaborations cross-functionally with line functions; to bring about change and manage and mentor high level team members and serve as a champion for others’ success
Flexible, positive and creative thinker with the proven ability to develop and implement innovative programs and processes; competence in researching and solving problems
Inspirational, organized leader who sets clear goals and standards of accountability.
Team player, who understands that success is only possible in conjunction with departmental and cross functional peers.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.
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