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Work as RA Intelligence Principal at West Pharmaceutical Services

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. Working by the side of its customers from concept to patient, West creates products that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of the world's pharmaceutical drug supply. West is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, and supports its customers from locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  West's 2016 sales of 1.5 billion reflect the daily use of approximately 112 million of its components and devices, which are designed to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients around the world.

Post : RA Intelligence Principal - Materials

Job Description
Job Summary
The Principal, Regulatory Affairs, Intelligence, Materials is expected to perform with minimal supervision and is an experienced and detail-oriented professional with expertise in materials and with an understanding of the interplay of materials and medical devices, pharmaceuticals and combination products. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements for materials. This role requires a deep understanding of global regulatory frameworks, strong project management skills, and the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and external vendors. This position includes supporting internal and external customer regulatory requests.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Perform surveillance activities by researching, identifying, and communicating up to date global chemical and material regulatory requirements that facilitate development, registration, submission and post marketing of West’s products and services.  Surveillance areas include, but are not limited to, chemicals, devices, pharmaceuticals, combination products, labeling, and packaging.
• Research and articulate the latest regulatory intelligence to internal stakeholders and contextualize the impact on West portfolio and business.  Ensure that changes to applicable regulations are clearly and effectively communicated to drive action.
• Develop intelligence of emerging regulatory trends and communicate implications to internal stakeholders and external customers through updates to relevant portions of Master Regulatory Plan(s), trainings, presentations, white papers, etc.
• Monitor, analyze, and recommend action plans for current and future industry initiatives and draft public comments in response to regulations and guidance issued by regulators and health authorities.
• Collaborate with R&D, Quality Assurance, Clinical Affairs, and other departments to ensure alignment with regulatory requirements including but not limited to participating in project teams to provide regulatory guidance throughout the product lifecycle.
• Collaborate with and lead discussions with consultants and external vendors to assist in global regulatory strategies. Participate in industry events, conferences, or working groups, as applicable.
• Manage relationships, including subscriptions, with regulatory vendors, ensuring timely delivery of documentation and materials.
• Provide training to internal teams on regulatory requirements and updates related to pharmaceutical, packaging, medical devices and combination products.
• Maintain a high level of regulatory awareness through building influence through engagement in relevant trade associations, coalitions, and alliances.
• Other duties as assigned.

Candidate Profile
• Education : Bachelor’s, Master’s degree or PhD in science, math, engineering or related discipline
• Experience : Minimum 8 years.
• Able to work collaboratively across all levels of the organization to influence and persuade others.
• Experience directly interacting and presenting to project teams, customers, industry groups
• Demonstrated understanding of related medical device development and operations (e.g., manufacturing, process development, analytical, quality assurance).  
• Strong negotiation and decision-making skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication, timeline management and leadership skill
• Self-motivated with a proactive attitude and the ability to work effectively.
• Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment.
• Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
• Regulatory compliance competency including ISO 13485 certified Quality Systems
• International regulatory competency
• Advanced degree 
• Regulatory Affairs Certification (R.A.C)
• Experience with pharmaceuticals, administration and drug delivery systems preferred
• Must be able to travel up to 5 – 10 % of the time (meeting, trainings, projects, industry events)

Physical & Mental Requirements
Ability to comprehend principles of math, science, engineering, and medical device use.  Ability to handle technical reports, drawings, specifications, regulatory and quality documentation with a high degree of confidentiality. Ability to research, read, analyze, and interpret regulatory literature and documentation, regulations, technical standards, guidance documents, test reports, clinical/medical terminology, technical product information, and complex documents. Ability to review, collate, describe, and summarize scientific and technical data. Ability to organize complex information and combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions.  Ability to utilize judgment and make decisions considering the relative risks and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Ability to assess, plan, schedule and manage multiple long-term and short-term projects, tasks, responsibilities and/or priorities in a concurrent fashion with several parallel deliverables and execute deliverables to time-line commitments. Ability to be an effective team member and work well with others in a team environment on cross-functional and/or matrix teams. Ability to be flexible with changing priorities and comply with constantly changing regulatory procedures. Ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Additional Information
Experience : Minimum 8 years
Qualification : Bachelor’s, Master’s degree or PhD in science, math, engineering or related discipline
Location : Exton, Pennsylvania, US
Industry Type : Pharma/ Healthcare/ Clinical research
Functional Area : Regulatory Affairs
End Date : 15th July 2024

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