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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Associate Director, Global Regulatory Affairs Development Strategy in Boston, Massachusetts

Position Summary

The Associate Director, Global Regulatory Affairs Development Strategy (GRA-DS) will be responsible for developing and implementing regulatory strategy leading to successful registration and life-cycle management of unique and technologically complex products serving patients with rare diseases and unmet medical needs. This individual will, with a high sense of urgency, provide operational and strategic regulatory input to cross-functional teams responsible for global programs. The individual will also ensure effective communication and constructive working relationships with business partners and representatives of regulatory authorities.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Works with management to develop and direct innovative and effective regulatory strategies in support of assigned Alexion portfolio, pipeline and therapeutic areas.

  • Serves as global regulatory team leader on assigned programs.

  • Provides advice on regulatory issues for both marketed and pipeline products; actively collaborates with management and cross functional colleagues within Alexion (i.e., commercial, research, clinical development, medical affairs, business development, legal, manufacturing, quality, portfolio management, financial, human resources, etc.).

  • Prepares and executes region-specific aspects of regulatory affairs and ensures integration into global regulatory strategy.

  • Represents Alexion as point contact with regulatory authorities, including providing support for, coordinating, and leading regulatory meetings and information package development.

  • Leads submissions to regulatory authorities in support of proposed and ongoing development programs, e.g., new marketing authorization applications, pediatric strategy, orphan drug designation applications, clinical trial application submissions, amendments, etc.

  • Monitors the development of new regulatory requirements or guidance documents and advise product teams of the impact on the business or development programs

  • May manage a team staff of junior level Specialists.

  • May provide support to regulatory affairs reviewers for due diligence initiatives, including opportunity and risk assessment.

  • Ensures exemplary behavior, ethics and transparency within the company and with regulatory agencies.


  • Strong knowledge of drug development and regulatory policy; excellent scientific and business judgment.

  • Experience providing strategic regulatory advice for the global development of products through all stages of development including pre-approval and marketed compounds.

  • Ability to manage complex issues and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to build intra-team relationships and collaborate in a global team environment at all levels of the organization.

  • Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.

  • Proven track record practicing sound judgment as it relates to risk assessment

  • Highly conversant and knowledgeable of new and emerging regulations and guidances. Understanding of GMPs, GLPs and GCPs; solid understanding of where to seek and how to interpret regulatory information.

  • This position can be based in Blue Bell, PA, San Francisco, CA, Boston, MA, or remote/virtual.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline

  • 7 years in pharmaceutical industry regulatory affairs