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Senior/ Principal Reg Affairs Spec

We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.   

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and wellbeing of our employees. 

If you’re a strategic thinker, planner and multitasker as comfortable working independently as you are on a team in delivering compliant deliverables based on solid judgment, PPD is the place to be. Our global regulatory experts contribute the regulatory strategy and knowledge to help our clients navigate the challenging regulatory environment — and help get life-changing therapies to patients faster. 

As a Principal Regulatory Affairs Specialist, you will provide innovative regulatory solutions to our clients. 


Summarized Purpose:   

Serves as the lead over several countries/projects in providing innovative solutions including regulatory expertise and client interface to provide strategic regulatory intelligence, and guidance supporting product development from preclinical through registration and product optimization. Provides strategic, expedient and efficient preparation of client deliverables that meet current local, regional and ICH regulatory and technical requirements. Acts as liaison with internal and external clients in the provision and marketing of these services. 


Essential Functions:   

  • Provides senior review of regulatory documents and submissions created within or outside of the company in order to ensure high quality standards that meet or exceed client expectations, local and regional requirements. 

  • Acts as subject matter expert in providing regulatory strategy advice to internal and external clients on projects of moderate complexity. Provides internal clients with up-to-date legislation and guidance as it becomes available. 

  • Participates in project management activities to support the provision of regulatory services, and acts as liaison with internal and external clients in the provision of marketing these services. 

  • Provides matrix/project leadership, training and guidance to junior team members to support understanding of regulations, impact on study, assessment of risk, etc., and to achieve a specific goal and/or project deliverables. 

  • May provide input on performance reviews to management. 

  • Ensures adherence to project budgets, time schedules, and scope of work. 

  • Ensures compliance with relevant organizational and regulatory SOPs and WPDs. 

  • Contributes to business development activities, including project budgeting/forecasting. 

Education and Experience:   

Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification  

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 8 years).  

In some cases an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   

  • Excellent English language (written and oral) communication skills as well as local language where applicable 

  • Great attention to detail and quality as well as excellent editorial/proofreading skills 

  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment and act as a liaison with other departments 

  • Strong computer skills including the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point; capable of learning new technologies 

  • Solid organizational, time management, and planning skills to create and follow timelines, conduct long-range planning, adapt to changing priorities and handle multiple projects 

  • Strong negotiation skills 

  • Capable of working independently and exercising independent judgment to assess sponsor regulatory needs and work with project team members to producing compliant deliverables 

  • Strong understanding of global/regional/national country requirements/regulatory affairs procedures for clinical trial authorization, licensing, lifecycle management; expert knowledge of ICH and other global regulatory guidelines; good understanding of a regulatory speciality areas, such as preclinical, clinical, CMC, publishing, etc. 

  • Strong understanding of medical terminology, statistical concepts, and guidelines 

  • Excellent analytical, investigative and problem-solving skills 

  • Solid understanding of budgeting and forecasting 

Working Environment:  

PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive.  Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role: 

Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner. 

Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.  

Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency. 

Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.  

May require travel.  (Recruiter will provide more details.)  


PPD Defining Principles: 

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are game changers - We do the right thing -We are one PPD - 

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you. 

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