Associate Director, Global Labeling Lead

at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Montpelier, Vermont, United States

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About the role:

At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

Join Takeda as Associate Director, Global Labeling Lead where you will be

responsible for the development and implementation of labeling content and strategy of multiple assigned products in various stages of drug development, which may include one high complexity product and updates to or creation of a new TLP, CCDS, USPI and EU SmPC, with limited supervision and guidance.

How you will contribute:

With guidance from leadership:

Management of Labeling Cross-Functional Teams

+ Independently leads Labeling cross-functional teams driving cross-functional collaboration and alignment of the labeling strategy and labeling content.

Interface with Senior Management Cross-Functional Team (GLOC)

+ In alignment with TAU/MPD Labeling Lead, coordinates the process to obtain labeling approval by Labeling Senior Management Cross-functional team (Global Labeling Oversight Committee – GLOC) driving cross-functional collaboration and alignment of the labeling strategy and labeling content at all levels.

+ Ensures preparation and alignment of GLOC Chair(s) and GLOC members through respective functions.

Labeling Documents Authoring, Submission, and Labeling Negotiations

+ Authors new/revised TLP, CCDS, USPI and/or EU SmPC for assigned products, obtaining input and approval from all relevant functional areas with appropriate annotations and supporting documentation with appropriate supervision and guidance.

+ With adequate supervision and guidance, develops and executes a labeling implementation plan to incorporate new scientific, safety and clinical data, as well as Health Authority responses / feedback into CCDS, USPI and EU SmPC enabling the most up-to-date information and in compliance with labeling requirements to be provided to patients and Health Care Providers while minimizing the risk of write-offs.

+ Independently authors/manages of outgoing communications regarding significant labeling changes and CCDS changes for assigned products with appropriate supervision and guidance.

+ Employs strong project management skills to coordinate global labeling sub-functions to ensure timely end to end label creation and timely Health Authority submission and key role in label negotiations with Health Authorities (leading or in conjunction with GRL).

+ Interpret laws, regulations, and guidance documents relevant to the development and implementation of labeling documentation and assures that Takeda labeling content and processes conform to regulatory requirements.

Management of Local Exceptions and LOC Interactions

+ Manages process for alignment of local labeling with CCDS for assigned products, including assessment of exceptions and deferrals with appropriate supervision and guidance.

+ Provides support to Local Affiliates for responses to health authorities requests, review of local labeling exceptions and alignment deferrals, etc.

Escalation Process and Stakeholder Management

+ Appropriately escalates issues to Global Labeling management and the Global Regulatory Lead (GRL) and proposes risk mitigation strategies for assigned products following global labeling communication guidance and proposes risk mitigation.

+ Strategically develop and cultivate strong relationships among functions represented at the Labeling cross functional teams including clinical, safety, medical affairs, and commercial, to ensure the highest level of communication effectiveness for labeling strategy and content.

Precedent Search and Labeling Trends

+ Conducts precedent, analyzes relevant competitor labeling, health authority labeling requests for Takeda products, labeling guidance and trends; and develops strategies and labeling language for assigned product labels (TLP, CCDS, USPI, EU SmPC, others as appropriate) to ensure consistency with the overall product strategy, product claims and information in the CCDS and to ensure that Takeda products have the most competitive labeling possible; while maintaining awareness of recent in-class approvals.

+ Working within Labeling Team and GRA

+ Represents Global Labeling at Global Regulatory Team (GRT)

+ Liaises with US Labeling Operations, EU Labeling Operations, Labeling Devices Lead and Labeling Compliance to ensure labeling objectives and timelines are met.

+ Represents global labeling in departmental and cross-functional task-forces and initiatives.

+ Supports Health Authority Inspections (US, EU, and Global) by providing labeling information requests related to assigned products and overall labeling processes.

Vendor Management

+ Oversight and accountability for labeling activities managed by external vendor(s) for assigned products, ensuring seamless coordination, timely delivery, and adherence to quality standards.

Continuous Improvement

+ Actively contributes to the continuous improvement of labeling processes, identifying opportunities for optimization and implementing effective strategies to enhance agility, efficiency and accuracy.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

+ BSc degree, preferred; BA accepted.

+ Advanced scientific degree (MSc, PhD, or PharmD) preferred.

+ 8+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience. This is inclusive of 6 years of labeling experience or combination of 5+ years regulatory and/or related experience.

+ Strong knowledge of US and EU product labeling requirements, regulations, and guidelines (USPI and EU SmPC experience required).

+ Knowledge of US and/or EU regulatory requirements and guidelines.

+ Knowledge of other relevant regional regulatory nuances and requirements.

+ Knowledge of scientific principles and regulatory/quality systems relevant to drug development.

+ Ability to create, revise and/or update product labeling (i.e. CCDS, USPI and EU SmPC) for regulatory submissions to ensure compliance with regulations with minimal supervision and guidance.

+ Ability to develop target labeling profile (TLP) with minimal supervision and guidance.

+ Understanding of the broad concepts within global labeling and implications across the organization and globally.

+ Knowledge of Health Authority audit process and ability to participate in partner / health authority audits and inspections.

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

This position is currently classified as “remote” in accordance with Takeda’s Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

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Job Posting: JC261266658

Posted On: Jun 14, 2024

Updated On: Jul 20, 2024

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