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FMD Operational Lead, xEVMPD and IDMP Support

date posted 11/10/2020
contract type Full time
job id R2570453
location Bridgewater, NJ;Amsterdam;Reading;Cambridge, MA;Dublin

FMD Operational Lead, xEVMPD and IDMP Support

Based Dublin - Ireland, Reading – UK,Chilly Mazarin and Marcy L'Etoile– France, Amsterdam – NL, Bridgewater or Cambridge - US

About the Opportunity

FMD (Falsified Medicines Directive), EU Directive 2011/62/EU, are a set of measures aimed at ensuring falsified medicines are not entering the legal supply chain and reaching patients. Sanofi have an opportunity available for you to join our Global Regulatory Operations group under the Centralized Operations team where you will be overseeing the successful master data gathering and mapping of Finish Goods (FG) and Packaged Medicinal Product (PMP) information for Industrial Affairs.

Overseeing a team, will ensure timely action of master data mapping and stakeholder communications. Monitor KPI and metric generation/distribution to key stakeholders. Product master data collection required to support the FMD implementation and work with Strategic FMD Leader, as needed, to review and improve the process and associated training materials.

For xEVMPD, you will provide responses to inquiries from health authorities and collaborates with the xEVMPD Operations team to provide ad-hoc support. For IDMP, this includes supporting the implementation of transition from xEVMPD to IDMP in compliance with EU requirements and timelines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of FMD operational coordinators to ensure Sanofi remains compliant with the EU Directive 2011/62/EU

  • Execute operational strategy and direction to the team

  • Collaborate with the Strategic FMD Leader and Operational Excellence team to implement continual improvement strategies for the master data mapping process

  • Ensure data quality and compliance monitoring of the master data mapping activity

  • Liaise with Strategic FMD Leader escalating master data mapping critical issues for remediation with stakeholders

  • Monitor metric dashboard generation and communication for Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

  • Manage the Business Support staff to ensure productivity and efficient use of resources

  • Identify potential issues and project conflicts. Drive to identify and resolve issues to ensure timely and accurate resolution of problem tickets. Alert management as needed

  • Maintain continual awareness of system operation, configurations and business requirements

  • Maintain reference material for operational and audit/inspection purposes

  • Provide input to the creation of quality documents, namely SOPs and WINs, user guides, job aids, etc.

  • Collaborate with FMD Operation Coordinators and appropriate stakeholders to identify and resolve issues related to the master data mapping process

  • Support the xEVMPD operational resource team to ensure Sanofi remains compliant for xEVMPD reporting

  • Author responses to xEVMPD inquiries from health authorities and collaborate with internal stakeholders prior to submission of these responses

  • Support the IDMP operational implementation within the Sanofi organization, ensure compliance to the EU requirements with regards to quality and timelines

About You

To excel in this role, you will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s (University) degree in Science, Library or Information Management or equivalent experience

  • Pharmaceutical industry experience supporting Regulatory Affairs and Registration Data domain

  • Knowledge of Regulatory Affairs/Operations domain, regulatory requirements and Regulatory Information (RIM) systems

  • Experience of accessing and retrieving documentation from electronic document management systems

  • Experience of using an xEVMPD submissions application is desirable

  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements in multiple jurisdictions

  • Working knowledge of Article 57(2) requirements and EMA guidance documentation is desirable

  • Strong interpersonal skills to be effective in the leadership of global teams

  • English is required at a fluent level

  • Knowledge of other EU languages is desirable

What Sanofi can offer you:

  • A role where you are instrumental to creating best practice and as the organisation grows, you can too

  • We offer a generous package including flexible benefits and are committed to helping you have a healthy work-life balance throughout your career with us

About Sanofi

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At Sanofi we work across human health from vaccines to rare diseases, and consumer healthcare. This creates opportunities to work across different areas to build a diverse and exciting career. Sanofi has the capabilities and resources to support your aspirations to fulfil your ambitions and be the best you can be.

Our purpose at Sanofi is to work passionately every day to understand and solve healthcare needs of people across the world. Our ambition is by 2025, to be a top 3 innovative, global and diversified human healthcare company. One that embraces transformative technologies and is focused on its area of excellence, which means we’re not there to try to solve everybody’s problems. We want to focus on those areas where we know we are making a difference.  

The values we are live by are teamwork, courage, respect and integrity.

Thank you for your interest in Sanofi and we look forward to hearing from you!


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