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Manager, Regulatory Operations (REMOTE)

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Companies (U.S.)
Posted May 28
Full Time

Job Summary

The Manager Regulatory Operations coordinates high quality and on-time regulatory publishing deliverables in line with the strategic direction of their assigned programs/products, identifies impact of agency guidance updates relevant to submission process, and drives innovative process change for improved efficiency.

Job Description

  • As an integral member of Otsuka's regulatory operations team, provides regulatory publishing and submission assignments, monitoring, and oversight, as well as a lead or support for GRA efforts

  • Ensures assigned submissions are made with quality, on-time, and within established budgets

  • Acts as primary liaison while coordinating regulatory publishing activities for all R&D functions

  • Liaise with affiliates for coordinating and publishing defined content

  • Owns delivery of electronic regulatory submissions to ensure processes are followed, as well as quality and timelines are met in accordance with health authority requirements and Otsuka leadership established schedules

  • Designs and implements processes and systems to maximize electronic lifecycle / maintenance submissions requirements, including a focus on continuous improvements

  • Ensures submission and archival activities

  • Provides direction to staff and contingent workers to assure quality control checks of documents intended for submission to regulatory agencies and compliance with electronic regulatory standards

  • Oversees project team members for assigned submissions, including work assignments to vendor partners

  • Provides guidance for Process Mapping Teams (e.g., Key stakeholder for Regulatory Submissions, Key stakeholder for Annual Reports)

  • Develops and maintains assigned regulatory operations work instructions

  • Establishes and builds collaborative relationships with colleagues

  • Responsible for organizing and maintaining regulatory files

  • Provides regulatory publishing guidance to other departments / functions



  • Knowledge of FDA/EMA/HC/Swiss Medic regulations and guidance for electronic and paper submissions
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in regulatory operations, including: formatting, publishing, submitting, lifecycling, and archiving (eCTD) sequences
  • Demonstrated performance in managing and producing time-intensive deliverables
  • Expert knowledge of Document Management Systems (Documentum preferred) and publishing tools (e.g., DocuBridge, InSight Publisher, GlobalSubmit Validate, GlobalSubmit Review, and ISIToolbox)
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated experience and ability in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint), and SharePoint
  • Knowledge in developing processes across multiple departments/divisions that leverage technology
  • Recent experience with NDAs / MAAs is essential
  • Minimum of 5 years of regulatory operations experience and in-depth first-hand experience with application electronic submissions


  • Demonstrated performance in managing and producing quality time-intensive deliverables
  • Strong staff management skills
  • Proven ability to solve complex issues through innovative problem solving
  • Well defined written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge how/when to apply organizational policy or procedures to a variety of situations
  • Demonstrated flexibility in dealing with change and diversity
  • Ability to work effectively in a global, matrixed, multi-cultural, collaborative environment
  • Successful engagement in multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Certification (such as Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS))
  • Prior project management experience


Accountability for Results - Stay focused on key strategic objectives, be accountable for high standards of performance, and take an active role in leading change.

Strategic Thinking & Problem Solving - Make decisions considering the long-term impact to customers, patients, employees, and the business.

Patient & Customer Centricity - Maintain an ongoing focus on the needs of our customers and/or key stakeholders.

Impactful Communication - Communicate with logic, clarity, and respect. Influence at all levels to achieve the best results for Otsuka.

Respectful Collaboration - Seek and value others’ perspectives and strive for diverse partnerships to enhance work toward common goals.

Empowered Development - Play an active role in professional development as a business imperative.

Minimum $102,101.00 - Maximum $145,970.00, plus incentive opportunity: The range shown represents a typical pay range or starting salary for candidates hired to perform the work. Other elements may be used to determine actual salary such as the candidate’s job experience, specific skills, and comparison to internal incumbents currently in role. This information is provided to applicants in accordance with states and local laws.

Company benefits : comprehensive medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage, company provided Basic Life, AD&D, Short-term and Long-term Disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) match, PTO allotment each calendar year, paid holidays, and paid leave programs as well as other company provided benefits.

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This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will be given consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, national origin, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation, if you are unable or limited in your ability to apply to this job opening as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Accommodation Request.

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