Head, Greater China and Intercontinental and Emerging Markets Regulatory Policy

London (West), London (Greater) (GB)
Dependent on experience
11 Jan 2021
10 Feb 2021
Regulatory Affairs
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level

Job Description

Are you looking for a highly visible regulatory leadership role where you can accelerate regulatory innovation on an international scale?   Have the opportunity to shape a new global regulatory policy team.  If so, this Head Greater China and Intercontinental (GCI) and Emerging Markets (EM) Regulatory Policy could be an exciting opportunity to explore.




The role is responsible for the leadership of a team focused on defining and driving the GCI/EM regulatory policy, advocacy and intelligence activities to ensure optimal advancement and life cycle management of GSK’s biopharmaceutical portfolio.  Actively shape the evolving GCI/EM regulatory environment and enable GSK to influence and respond to strategic regulatory changes in the external environment in a compelling, science driven manner. Utilise your extensive external and internal stakeholder network to enable GSK advocacy activities.  Interface between the local affiliates and global regulatory teams in support of Regulatory Policy and Intelligence activities




This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following…




  • Lead a team and direct the development and maintenance of the GCI/EM regulatory policy, advocacy and intelligence strategies and priorities aligned to the global regulatory and GSK business priorities in support of the biopharmaceutical portfolio. 
  • Provision of interpretation, advice and perspectives on possible impact on GSK of new legislation, guidelines and policies for the GCI/EM region.
  • Lead the development and implementation of plans and actions to influence regulatory opinion leaders in the external environment;
  • Influence the adoption of appropriate implementation activities within GSK ensuring active participation in specific GRA implementation teams to address major legislative changes as required
  • Maintain links with key external stakeholders and networks including regulatory agencies, governments, trade associations
  • Represent GSK and/or trade associations at key Agency and Industry meetings
  • Member of the Global Regulatory Policy network and Regulatory Policy leadership team. Liaise with other GSK policy and government affairs staff, internal stakeholders and local affiliates to ensure aligned GSK positions are presented to the external environment
  • May provide staffer support to senior leaders in support of key external meetings and trade association committees
  • May take global responsibility for a policy priority topic



 Why you?


Basic Qualifications:




We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:




  • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, Regulatory Affairs or related field
  • Excellent communication skills. Proven ability to communicate (written/oral) in English with clarity, impact and passion. 
  • Extensive experience in a regulatory affairs function/role, with a command of all phases of the drug development process
  • Extensive experience in regulatory policy and advocacy or similar role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experience leading, developing and motivating a team
  • Deep understanding of Greater China Intercontinental / Emerging Markets external regulatory environment
  • Strong and effective external networks



Preferred Qualifications:


If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:




  • PhD or Masters’ degree in life sciences or pharmacy
  • Ability to present clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.  
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills with external stakeholders from different cultures anticipating and managing objections and challenges
  • Leading, coaching and motivating a team
  • Highly skilled at analysing and interpreting complex information; proven ability to assimilate and summarise information accurately in a clear and concise manner. Able to think creatively to manage and leverage information relating to regulatory precedents.
  • Significant knowledge of drug development process and laws, regulations and practices affecting the biopharmaceutical industry in the region
  • Working in a global matrix, able to navigate regional and global needs



Why GSK?


Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.


These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:




  • Agile and distributed decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Managing individual and team performance.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.
  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.
  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen .



*This is a job description to aide in the job posting, but does not include all job evaluation details.


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