Shire CMC Submission Lead (m/f) in Vienna, Austria

The CMC Submissions Lead is responsible for executing operational activities in support of pipeline programs (IMPD/CTA/IND), marketing applications (NDA, MAA, BLA, JNDA), agency requests for information, post- approval changes or compliance updates for gloabal franchises.

The incumbent will be tasked with establishing global submission activities and timelines in partnership with global and cross-functional stakeholders in Process Development and Technical Services, Biologics and Small Molecule Operating Units, Regulatory Affairs and QA and will execute operational activities pertaining to the CMC submissions portfolio ensuring critical issues are addressed and milestones are being met. Adherence to established business processes and standard IT tool usage is expected.

About the position:

  • Execute global planning and tracking for CMC submission activities for the franchise portfolio, ensuring appropriate stakeholder engagement and participation

  • Day-to-day management of CMC regulatory submissions

  • Builds relationships, develops and maintains strong communication and collaboration with the stakeholders

  • Provides guidance for submission eCTD granularity and global CMC submission requirements

  • Enables high quality CMC documents through content review and compliance to submission ready standards

  • Maintains awareness of current trends in regulatory requirements

  • Tracks new and updated applicable global regulatory requirements and proactively provides summaries and recommendations as appropriate

  • Monitors submission performance and recommends process improvements, and facilitates implementation of changes, training and tools

  • Proficient user of the Shire EDMS system and provides support to end users to ensure effective utilization of the document management system

  • Involved in department initiatives to create efficient, transparent and compliant practices

  • Supports operational excellence for CMC regulatory submissions

  • When needed, appropriate escalation of issues for swift resolution with recommendation

  • Actively contributes to process and system improvements by demonstrating innovation and creative thinking

  • Involved in department initiatives to create efficient, transparent and compliant practices.

Skills you need:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, pharmacy, or any closely related field is highly desirable, alternatively experience in a similar role within the pharmaceutical industry

  • At least 5-7 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry or a relevant regulatory environment including experience in regulatory submission management required

  • Background in Regulatory Affairs, or CMC/Program Management, or Quality would be a great asset

  • Proficiency in global CMC regulatory submission requirements for small molecules, biologics, combination or plasma derived products would also be an asset for the role

  • Experience with pharmaceutical product/process development early/late stage, Drug Substance/ Drug Product highly desirable

  • Familiarity with regulatory guidelines (eCTD, CMC development, ICH) and experience in regulatory submissions (in particular CMC Module 3 information and QOS documents) throughout the development lifecycle is beneficial

  • Knowledge of eCTD Submission Ready standards application is beneficial

  • Solid working knowledge of current GMP and ICH guidelines

  • Ability to take the initiative, work independently and adhere to deadlines

  • Requires very strong attention to detail in composing and proofing materials, establishing priorities, scheduling and meeting deadlines

  • Requires excellent interpersonal, diplomatic communication, analytical, and organisational skills.

  • Critical competencies include building authentic relationships, global and cross boundary communication and partnership.

  • Ability to effectively present information to management and employees at various levels of the organisation

  • Strong team player with problem solving ability, multitasking competencies and the skill to effectively present complex issues in oral and written form

  • Strong knowledge of the Windows environment and Windows-based desktop productivity applications including Adobe Acrobat Technology.

  • Familiarity with Electronic Document Management systems as well as advanced Microsoft Word capabilities is preferred

As a leading global biotechnology company we have one mission every day: to lastingly improve the lives of people living with rare diseases. Crucial to our mission are our employees – our biggest asset – who enjoy a range of benefits and career opportunities, such as trainee and training programs, job rotations, apprenticeships, work-life balance (certified family friendly), company kindergarten, wellness center, cafeteria, etc. Here you can learn more about Shire in Austria. at

We offer outstanding opportunities to motivated people regardless of your gender, age, skin color, ethnicity, sexual orientation or physical handicaps. Diversity is part of our success!

The minimum salary for this position is € 4.225,44 gross per month (full-time); increased payment is possible. We are looking forward to your application.

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.