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Astellas Pharma Associate Director Quality/Regulatory Affairs - CCDS Labeling Compliance in Northbrook, Illinois

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In the United States of America,,this position is based in Northbrook, Illinois. Remote work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas' Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in remote work are encouraged to apply.

Purpose & Scope:

Support CCDS and Labeling Organization by providing compliance and operational oversight of the CCDS process, the Global Labeling process and support to inspections and audits. For the operational aspect of the role, the focus is to monitor and manage change control metrics for labeling, with attention to safety changes. Additionally, overall monitoring of labeling operations activities within internal systems (e.g., EAGLE).

Support the global RA Labeling/CCDS function with the end goal to ensure:

  • efficient, timely, high-quality labeling submissions

  • compliance with all applicable guidelines and procedures

  • efficient use of all global labeling systems

  • effective support of inspections and audits

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Support oversight of agreed upon labeling submissions and approvals globally.

  • Support countries to ensure compliance at the local level with global labeling procedures.

  • Ensure that the internal systems (e.g., CCTA and EAGLE) are populated in line with the Astellas policies and procedures.

  • Support quality compliance of marketed products, in line with internal and local regulatory policies, as well as securing timely labeling submissions.

  • Participate in the review and development of RA labeling tools and systems and provide training accordingly.

  • Support GxP audits and inspections related to global CCDS and labeling.

  • Participate in the review and development of RA labeling practices and policies and provide training accordingly.

  • Ensure compliance of regulatory labelling practices with the relevant SOPs through a quality self-inspection and audit system.

  • Ensure process efficiency, optimization and technical alignment globally for labeling.

  • Coordinate training activities to ensure skill development and compliance with global labeling procedures.

  • Contribute to a seamless relationship and teamwork for RA globally in order to establish best practices and quality processes for CCDS and Labeling.

  • Cooperate with other relevant departments regarding the implementation of specific labeling programs and tools; ensure consistent, robust processes in line with Astellas standards.

  • Set up KPIs for ensuring that performance can be measured, and continuous improvements can be achieved.

Quantitative Dimensions:

This position has direct impact on the compliance and operational execution of global CCDS and Labeling RA activities.

Organizational Context:

This position will report to the head of CCDS and Labeling.



  • MS Degree in Pharmacy or other Life Science or equivalent by experience

  • At least 8- 10 years Regulatory Affairs experience or, including working within a global environment

  • Experience with managing projects and working within a matrixed organization

  • Knowledge of Regulatory landscape, systems and procedures for CCDS and Labeling

  • Proficiency in English language

  • Excellent communication, influential, planning and problem-solving skills, along with the ability to build and manage close relationships with all relevant stakeholders

  • Proven affinity and capability to work within teams where there is no direct reporting relationship


It is recognized that this role will require considerable regulatory and leadership experience, a good track record, and clear leader behaviours focused at collaboration & shared accountability


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays including year-end shut down

  • 401(k) match and annual company contribution

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions

  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions

  • Referral bonus program


Category Medical & Development

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