• Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs Digital Medicine

    Job Locations US-NJ-Princeton
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  • Responsibilities

    The Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs provides regulatory expertise and support for pre-clinical, clinical, and commercial areas for investigational and marketed products. Ensures development of drugs are in accordance with global regulations in order to approve drugs quickly and smoothly within typical approval timeframes. Ensures marketed products are supported with minimal questions and issues from the regulatory agencies. Works with Regulatory Management to establish well-defined regulatory pathways and creates accurate and timely documents for IND and NDA submission and final approval.


    Additional responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

    • General regulatory experience supporting pre-clinical to clinical domains for investigational products
    • Candidate will have specific digital health experience & the ability to shape policy in this space
    • Desire to pioneer new regulatory strategies and pathways within the digital space
    • Candidate who will proactively drive new regulatory policies by developing a strong relationship with key leaders at FDA and forging a true partnership with regulators
    • Resource that can see the entire landscape and negotiate across constituents and may even be able to build bridges between CDER and CDRH
    • Candidate would work closely with Strategic Partners product team to evolve product strategy as they work with FDA to impact policy so that we are a step ahead to keep product relevant
    • Resource should proactively monitor the federal register, understand the FDA position, work with internal stakeholders to craft Otsuka position, liaise with Strategic Partner to understand their perspective and negotiate across all stakeholders to our desired outcome (Strategist that can 1) evaluate our probability of technical & regulatory success (PTRS) 2) identify gaps in our label and 3) build an executable strategy to address those gaps
    • Individual who can work alongside medical/population health leader to build evidence to support the value prop


    • Minimum Bachelor’s degree with 12yrs industry related experience is required
    • Experience in regulatory affairs or related areas (e.g. clinical development, project management, quality assurance, etc.) within the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry is required.
    • Experience with Digital Medicine preferred.
    • Experience with FDA interactions, other health authority, or project meetings/ interactions is required
    • Comprehensive knowledge of the drug development process, drug laws, global regulations, and guidelines is required.
    • Proven success of submitted sNDA, IND and NDA required.
    • Strong computer skills with demonstrated experience in working with the Microsoft suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) required.
    • Strong analytical skills, problem solving ability, communication and presentation skills required.
    • Up to 35% travel is required, based upon business needs.



    At Otsuka, we defy limitation, so that others can too.

    We have an unwavering belief in doing more. In transcending expectations. In going above and beyond—under any circumstances—for patients, families, providers, and for each other. It’s this deep-rooted dedication that drives us to uncover answers to complex, underserved medical needs, so that patients can push past the limitations of their disease and achieve more than they thought was possible each and every day.
    We believe that the bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity. We are doing everything in our power to live up to our mission of creating new products for better health worldwide in two important therapeutic categories: neuroscience and nephrology.

    Our culture is rooted in our Japanese heritage and almost 100-year history. Otsuka-people live by the core principles of Jissho – the achievement, completion, and discovery of truth; and Sozosei – pursuing that which only Otsuka is capable of delivering. We approach our business and overcome challenges through perseverance, unconventional thinking and humility.
    Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at http://www.otsuka.co.jp/en. Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com.

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