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Director, Chemistry Manufacturing Controls

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Job Description

The Director, Chemistry Manufacturing Controls leads a team in the execution of multi-product global regulatory CMC strategies for investigational and marketed products. This role is accountable for the preparation and filing of regulatory CMC submissions and managing the interactions with Health Authorities for CMC topics. This role provides regulatory guidance to various cross-functional teams to ensure all applicable global regulatory requirements are considered and appropriately incorporated into investigational and marketed products. This role will lead a group within Regulatory CMC responsible for multiple programs/products.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the preparation and review of CMC sections of regulatory submissions, and leads the interactions and responses with regulatory agencies

  • Leads the development of global CMC regulatory strategies for multiple investigational and/or marketed products

  • Manages individuals within Regulatory CMC to ensure robust and aligned CMC regulatory guidance is provided to cross-functional teams and key stakeholders

  • Leads the design, development and implementation of department strategies and contributes to the strategic planning for the area

  • Ensures assigned projects are appropriately resourced and is accountable for the results of the team

  • As a people manager within the organization, may have financial accountabilities and human resource responsibilities for assigned staff.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to influence others internally and/or externally and to negotiate with others in a limited capacity

  • Advanced strategic thinking and problem solving skills

  • Collaborates and communicates in an open, clear, complete, timely, and consistent manner

  • Strong sense of planning and prioritization, and the ability to work with all levels of management

  • Comprehensive knowledge of regulatory (FDA. EMA, Health Canada and ICH) guidelines

  • Experience with development and/or improvement of department processes/procedures

  • Proven ability to impact and influence the decisions of a team and decision making committees

  • Strong experience managing technical individuals

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's, Master's or PhD degree in Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics or Medical Devices, or another life-science field

  • Typically requires 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry or in a related field and 3 years of supervisory/management experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience

We’re enabling flexibility and choice between individuals and their managers to maintain our strong culture of collaboration and ensure a daily vibrancy within our sites globally. In this Hybrid or On-Site-Eligible role, you can choose to work:

1. Hybrid and work remotely up to two days per week; or select

2. On-Site and work 5 days per week with ad hoc flexibility.

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Company Information

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

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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