Manager/ Assoc Director Regulatory Affairs CMC
Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.Our name, Zoetis (z-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company”s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend on.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact.Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of “@zoetis.com”. In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:The successful candidate will support all regulatory CMC aspects of an assigned product portfolio associated with Zoetis business objectives, veterinary drug development projects, regulatory change management and/or routine registration maintenance. Develop regulatory CMC filing strategies for global pharmaceutical dosage forms. Support CMC activities for new product development teams and post-approval manufacturing changes or site transfers. Prepare responses to global Health Authority queries including FDA/CVM. Maintain knowledge and awareness of emerging global biopharma and pharmaceutical CMC regulations and assist in the development of Zoetis regulatory positions and strategies.
Develop strong working relationships with both Zoetis manufacturing sites and contract manufacturing interfaces for assigned portfolio. Provide regulatory support and serve as a technical liaision on Development teams in their efforts to deliver a quaility CMC technical section that will meet global requirements for registration, approval and launch of a new product. Develop a knowledge of CMC regulatory science. Work with VMRD Pharmaceutical Sciences to ensure appropriate alignment and sharing of best practices. Other:Previous experience with microbiological techniques, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, analytical methods, aseptic processing, and Animal Health products is highly desirablePosition may require some travel less than 10%
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Minimum of a Bachelor degree/ Master degree with six years of analytical, manufacturing, and regulatory experience with biologics, biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical products. Strong technical background and excellent communications skills required with regulatory experience highly preferred. Candidate will review/author regulatory assessments for CMC activities and contribute to development and execution of submissions for post approval CMC manufacturing compliance. Must have the ability to work within teams, including collaborating with colleagues, maintaining partnerships with other departments, serving on cross-functional teams, as well as cross divisional teams (Co-development). The candidate will also participate on sub-teams to achieve consensus for regulatory issues. Must have the ability to establish and maintain appropriate timelines to meet submission milestones and manage operational resources for specific projects/products to ensure delivery of submission-ready dossiers and documents on time in accordance with global RA CMC expectations/standards. Demonstration of an ability to handle several projects simultaneously under minimal supervision will be a key attribute of the successful candidate. Good negotiating skills.Candidates with experience in a regulatory liaison role working directly with FDA (CVM) or other global Health Authorities in the area of biological, biopharmaceutical or pharmaceutical registration and compliance is highly desirable. Experience in using problem-solving skills to propose and evaluate regulatory solutions to CMC issues and manage the preparation of contingency plans to meet the objectives of the Business in a highly competitive market. Must be able to apply high level informatics and document management skills within a matrix, cross divisional environment. Must demonstrate integrity in all areas of the work environment; assess business and scientific ethics for all regulatory decisions and strategic plans. Other Attributes Desirable:*Experience in genetic engineering, bioprocessing, protein analysis, microbiology, and development activities for products in support of the preparation and submission of regulatory CMC dossiers to meet global business objectives and Health Authority requirements.* Understanding of GMPs for sterile and non-sterile manufacturing* Understanding of global standards for analytical testing* Very self-directed – can work with little supervision on most tasks* Excellent organization, prioritization, and time management skills – can work effectively under pressure* Excellent written and oral communication skills* Experience with an animal health portfolio* Manage and adapt to change