Shire RA Lead Russia in Moscow, Russia

Primary Duties .

The Manager, Regulatory Affairs Russia is responsible to prepare and execute optimal regulatory strategies aimed to deliver product approvals and/or life cycle management in accordance with the regulatory objectives of the regional business.

Develop effective relationships with local commercial organization, distributors and service providers .

Provide effective liaison with the regulatory agencies in the region directly, through distributors contacts or service providers, ensuring escalation of key issues where required.

Provide regulatory guidance and advice on local country regulatory environments;

Provide assessment of the impact of new and changing regulations/requirements.

Use external resources to assist with the above tasks to not only meet timelines but expediting the time to market.


Job Function and Description


In collaboration with International RA Strategists, provide regulatory strategies to responsible functional groups and regulatory management.

Prepare and submit market applications, variations, post approval reporting obligations and general product life cycle management support.

Prepare and maintain project plans and timelines of approvals and planned submissions.

Prepare (as needed) and review key application components and meeting materials and chair/attend meetings with regulatory agencies and participate in agency inspections as required.

Ensure appropriate evaluation of local business and regulatory registration requirements for investigational and marketed products and prepare regulatory assessment reports as needed.

Interact with distributors; service providers and regulatory agencies to resolve related review questions

Act as a point of contact for the assigned projects and as interface with key corporate functional areas


Ensure compliance of regulatory activities in Russia consistent with Country laws and Shire internal protocols and procedures (CMLR, Labelling compliance, etc) in coordination and liaison with GRA labeling and Ad/Prom Groups

Develop relevant regulatory department local operating procedures (CMLR, etc)

Ensure regional regulatory documents, record keeping in secure, comprehensive manner

Ensure that all local product information used locally are up to date


Provide guidance/advice on international regulatory environments, provide assessment of the impact of new and changing regulations/requirements

Develop effective working relationships with business partners and service providers, including local visits as needed.


Support Regional RA Lead, Russia and CIS countries and International RA team on specific projects as requested.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Science degree required, higher degree preferred.

  • At least 5 years regulatory experience in international regulatory affairs and/or drug development

  • Excellent working knowledge of pharmaceutical regulations as they relate to the region of responsibility

  • Working experience in Russian regulation, relevant knowledge of bio/immune bio product registration, Custom Union regulation is an advantage

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Be pro-active, prioritise and able to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to deal with competing tasks and demands.

  • High cultural awareness and sensitivity

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Critical thinking ability and good judgement

  • Fluent English, both written and Oral

  • Attentive to details

Complexity and Problem Solving

Makes most decisions independently and exercises strong judgment, leading to the resolution of complex regulatory/business issues, referring to Line Management where required.

Will make considered and strategic recommendations within the range of experience but seeks advice and/or guidance where the decision requires it.

Internal and External Contacts

The position reports to the Regional RA Lead , Russia and CIS countries.

Internal and external job contacts related to the position include project team members, cross functional teams, local and regional commercial senior management, regulatory agency personnel, and company consultants/business partners/distributors.

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