GRL (Global Regulatory Lead) Delegate, Manager

Rockville, Maryland; Siena, Italy
April 26 2021
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Content Delivery in GlaxoSmithKline is a regulatory affairs function which brings together the operation and execution aspects for key regulatory deliverables such as new chemical entity and product expansion dossiers, labelling outputs, license maintenance and lifecycle management dossiers and regulatory information management. Content Delivery provides regulatory support across the product lifecycle for pharmaceutical products (clinical development to market maturity).

Step up to the new challenge and take the lead in a diverse international regulatory environment. Bring a real value to our Patients worldwide by having a high level of impact on delivery of the early and late-stage pipeline.

Submission coordination (SC) ) is one of the 6 main functional groups Content Delivery . This group project manages and delivers complex high priority major submissions to our Local Operating Companies and to Regulatory Authorities around the world.

As a SC Project Lead/GRL Delegate, you will work closely with the Global Regulatory Lead (GRL) and local operating company regulatory contacts to confirm requirements, deliverables and agree timelines and plan/implement delivery strategy for markets globally in which GSK does business. You will ensure dossiers are prepared in compliance with Regulatory Authority regulations and guidelines and in line with GSK SOPs and working practices. You will also plan and ensure delivery of life cycle activities for EU Centralized products (for example variations, periodic benefit risk evaluation reports (PBRER), Pediatric Investigation Plans (PIP) etc).

The role also entails mentoring/coaching submission coordinators working on the Project Lead's assigned products and reviewing their work output to ensure right first time submissions. The ideal candidate should have good project management, organizational, collaborative working and communication skills plus a good knowledge of global regulatory submission requirements.

  • Primary contact for Global Regulatory Lead for delivery of submissions or strategy components for an assigned product in development or marketed product; planning own and submission team activities to ensure delivery to agreed timeframes and appropriate content.
  • Responsible for the implementation of the submission strategy for major markets (US/EU)
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the submission strategy for non-major markets
  • Through collaboration with contributing functional lines within and outside of GRA, including LOC, creates and maintains a detailed Submission Plan that captures, key activities and timelines associated with delivery of that content and credible dispatch dates
  • Participates and/or Leads submission planning discussions, ensuring team is aware of upcoming deliverables, aligned on roles and responsibilities, understands the inter-dependencies between submission activities and components, and that any issues, risks, or impact due to changes in strategy and/or timelines are assessed quickly throughout the submission process.
  • Ensures quality of both own and submission team's work and compliance with regulatory guidelines and process as they apply to the role.
  • Works with staff from other functions and should be capable of working to senior levels in development functions in provision of advice, interpretation of relevant guidances, researching topics and resolving issues.
  • May be required to liaise with Regulatory Agencies to resolve issues in relation to their accountabilities
  • Undertakes Regulatory Matrix Team (RMT) secretariat role
  • May be responsible for leadership of relevant submission team or other maintenance activities associated with an approved product, including product renewals, label harmonization, PBRER submissions etc

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Degree in biological or healthcare science qualification
  • Global Regulatory submission experience - knowledge of regulatory agency guidelines and expectations for submissions.
  • Broad understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, drug development environment, and R&D processes and objectives.

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and commitment to deliver high quality output, even under pressures sometimes demanded by regulatory deadlines and managing multiple submissions simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to present information in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to interpret and advise on guidelines and requirements on a global basis, reflecting recent GSK experience
  • Ability to effectively interact with line and middle management, staff and external contacts on a functional and strategic level in a matrix environment.
  • Ability to lead in a matrix environment and ensure delivery of objectives across cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to gain consensus on a way forward in an environment where there may be more than one way of achieving a successful outcome.
  • Proven ability to think flexibly in order to meet constantly shifting priorities and timelines.
  • Fluent English language skills.

Why GSK?

Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.


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