Executive Director, Japan RA&PV

Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Functional Expertise
PV/Drug Safety, Regulatory Affairs
Salary Type

Job Description

Job Description


The Japan Regulatory Affairs & Pharmacovigilance Head (Japan RAPV Lead) manages RA and PV staff and processes in Japan.  He/she is also responsible for ensuring compliance with RA and PV processes and regulations, company policies and procedures, establishing best practices, and representing the company for any safety, regulatory or compliance issues. The Japan RAPV Lead is also responsible for interfacing with HQ, RA Therapeutic Leads, PV, labeling, business process leads, Global Medical Affairs, marketing teams, and other business units to ensure alignment on issues impacting RA and PV activities.


Specifically, as a senior leader, the incumbent will actively provide input to new drug regulatory strategy for Japan and the region starting from early Phase (after PoC) and Life Cycle Management (LCM) activities (i.e.: new indications, line extension, major efficacy variations aligned with regional priorities


The Japan RAPV Lead will be responsible for the following activities for their country and countries within their sub-region (as applicable):

  • Define the strategic direction of RA and PV and develop short, medium and long-term action plans to fulfil the strategy
  • Ensure the RA and PV teams are aligned to the strategy and are supportive of the company’s global and regional objectives.  
  • Build leadership and functional capability within the RA and PV teams to keep pace with the changing science and regulatory environment, as well as managing departmental resources in line with changes in portfolio volume and priorities.
  • Be accountable for the planning and execution of RA and PV strategies for medicinal products and medical devices
  • Be responsible for delivery of cross-divisional projects, by leading the RA and PV teams to collaborate with other functions to ensure that global and regional objectives are met. 
  • Be recognized as a subject matter expert and driver of innovation in RA and PV processes, pathways, and compliance and be considered a thought leader both externally and internally, increasing company’s credibility in the pharmaceutical sector. 
  • Be accountable for maintaining products on the market through timely delivery of RA and PV commitments, as well as achieving approval for new products.
  • Deliver regulatory success as a key revenue driver, both for existing and new revenue streams. 
  • Partner with Global Clinical, MAOR and Commercial functions within the cluster to ensure the company’s compliance with registration and pharmacovigilance requirements as well as legal requirements administered by the country Health Authorities, supporting the country’s continuous growth. 

The position reports to the APAC RAPV Lead and is a member of regional leadership team and other relevant RA and PV teams. As requested, the incumbent may undertake additional activities. Travel within the region and globally may be required.