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Global Head of Regulatory Strategy

  • GE Healthcare
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/24/2017 4:12:12 PM
  • 2828579
  • Job Function: Quality
  • Business Segment: Healthcare Life Sciences
Location(s): United States, United Kingdom; Massachusetts; Marlborough, Amersham


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Role Summary:
The Global Head of Regulatory Strategy leads the Global Regulatory Strategy function within GEHC Life Sciences Core Imaging business and ensures that resources are appropriately deployed and global regulatory strategies are optimized and aligned with business needs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Leads the Global Regulatory Strategy) Team, ensuring that the GRL Global Regulatory Lead) resource provides high quality, strategic advice and is seen as a valued strategic partner across the organization and builds effective relationships with major regulatory agencies
  • Ensures delivery of major new product filings and that lifecycle registration and compliance commitments are met
  • Determines clear priorities for the GRL Team and communicates those to the business so that expectations are appropriately managed
  • Owns a portfolio of regulatory delivery projects (up to 40% of available time)
  • Participates as a full and active member of the Regulatory Affairs Leadership Team, other key function working parties and key decision making bodies within GE Healthcare (e.g. portfolio Committee and Phase Review Discipline) and acts as delegate for Global Head of Regulatory Affairs as appropriate
  • Ensures effective strategies are in place for attraction, retention and succession planning for the GRS Team
  • Implementation and management of effective resource allocation processes within the GRS team and deployment of external support to meet business demands
  • Supports and encourages a collaborative, open and team based cultures across the global function
  • Engenders close and effective working relationships with regional Regulatory and RISM (Regulatory Information and Submission Management) colleagues and actively resolves areas of conflicts or sub optimal operation
  • Ensures that function systems and supporting processes are adequate for effective GRS Team operation and that an ongoing process improvement mind set is instilled within the team


Quality Specific Goals:

  • Aware of and comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position.
  • Complete all planned Quality & Compliance training within the defined deadlines.
  • Identify and report any quality or compliance concerns and take immediate corrective action as required


Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a related discipline
  • 10-15 years of experience of global regulatory affairs from the pharmaceutical and/or healthcare industry
  • Significant experience of Leadership of global regulatory strategy and global regulatory teams
  • Experience of regulatory project management and regulatory agency interactions
  • Experience of management of regulatory projects in global regulatory organizations
  • Experience of working globally and across different cultures
  • Third party management and vendor selection experience (desirable)


Desired Characteristics:

  • Master’s Degree in a related discipline
  • Ability to lead and inspire
  • Persuasive, influential, decisive and tenacious
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, in English
  • Engenders team work
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple competing priorities and complete tasks on-time
  • Ability to assign clear priorities


Locations: United States, United Kingdom; Massachusetts; Marlborough, Amersham

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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