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Regulatory Affairs Manager, 12 month FTC

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Job Description


  • Reporting to the Director, Regulatory Affairs, LATAM, the Regulatory Affairs Manager (RM) will lead and support submissions in Latin American Markets for MAAs and life-cycle management procedures.
  • The RM will provide local expertise as a member of the Global Regulatory Affairs (GRA) team to ensure Vertex establishes and implements best practices.



  • Lead cross functional Vertex team to prepare submission activities from the planning phase through to submission and review, including preparing responses to questions.
  • Act as support to submission lead by preparing timelines and creating submission binders in Veeva and ensuring submission and correspondence files are up to date.
  • Provide local regulatory expertise, maintain current knowledge of local requirements and anticipate, assess and communicate changes to local and RA Senior Management in a timely manner.
  • Act as local expert for regulatory queries coming from other functions, e.g. medical and supply chain, on topics such as compassionate use, local labelling, GMP inspections, CTA requirements, etc.
  • Ensure all work is compliant with regulatory requirements and company policies and procedures


  • As applicable, support and contribute to local cross-functional and leadership teams to achieve corporate and departmental goals and objectives.
  • Exhibit ownership and accountability for all projects and internal assignments; plan, schedule and arrange own work activities with limited direction.
  • Attend meetings at local or international Vertex Offices.
  • Exemplify Vertex’s core values in fulfilling these job duties.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Advanced written and spoken English and knowledge of Spanish will be considered an advantage



  • Relevant industry experience in regulatory affairs and understanding of current trends in local and regional requirements.
  • Recognized as a knowledgeable resource for regulatory advice by other departments
  • Experience of interacting with Regulatory Authorities
  • Must be able to facilitate interactions with International Regulatory Affairs, other departments within the Company and external parties (mainly submission partners)


  • Desire to be part of a highly innovative company aimed at transforming the lives of people with serious diseases, their families and society.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with a variety of personalities.
  • Strategic ability, as evidenced by an awareness of the "big picture" strategic issues facing the business overall and positioning of local strategy relative to global and international requirements
  • Self-motivated with the ability and desire to take on new challenges, to help build an organization and still be part of a team taking a hands-on approach to projects.
  • Team player, but also able to behave independently where needed, at the same time this individual must understand and embrace being part of a team and working collaboratively with others.
  • Strong analytical ability; and an ability to deal with ambiguity, uncertainty and complexity.
  • Display solid ethics and fully comply with all regulatory, legal and industry codes of conduct.
  • Ability to navigate and be successful in a fast-paced environment while delivering high quality results.
  • Excellent communication skills, strong oral/written presentation skills.


  • Business and Management Expertise
  • Experience in regulatory affairs with track record of success
  • Experience across the life-cycle (development and post-authorization).
  • Specialized knowledge of local regulatory environments and stakeholders


  • Problem Solving
  • Proactively identify risks and develop potential solutions


  • Accountability
  • Ensuring assigned projects are appropriately prioritised and progressed in accordance with agreed regulatory plans



Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

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