CMC Regulatory Affairs Manager, 12 month fixed term contract

Cheshire East
Full time
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AstraZeneca UK
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Are you passionate about the application of science to deliver life changing medicines?

We are looking for Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) Regulatory Affairs Managers to join our organisation on a 12 month fixed term contract and work in the development space, from First Time in Man to initial Marketing Authorisation Applications.

About AstraZeneca

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC)

Our Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) Regulatory function spans across the product lifecycle and are responsible for the regulatory strategy relating to the development, manufacture and testing of all of our medicines.

With our expertise we interpret, anticipate and shape global Health Authority expectations to build insightful CMC and Device Regulatory Strategies.

We are the bridge between our R&D functions, Operations sites, Quality and Global Supply Teams in helping safe, effective medicines reach the right patient at the right times. We manage the timely preparation and delivery of CMC contributions to the regulatory submissions linked to medicinal products throughout the commercial lifecycle; including Clinical Trial Applications (CTAs), Marketing Authoring Applications (MAAs) and all post approval activities improving the value of business critical Supply Chain changes to the AZ organization by supplying the regulatory context, intelligence and guidance required to advise the development of robust plans for change initiatives.

What you’ll do

Being a CMC RA Manager, means that you will effectively manage the production of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC) documentation for designated product ranges to deliver the needs of both the AZ business and the customer. You will project manage global CMC regulatory submissions ensuring that project activities and documentation are delivered to the required standards across the product lifecycle.

As a CMC RA Manager you will also contribute and own the regulatory CMC components of business-related projects having effective levels of interactive communication with collaborators and project team members to ensure that relevant timelines and regulatory commitments are communicated. The accountabilities also include responsibility for change management as assigned and to ensure the learning from own projects are shared with other co-workers/within the function.


  • Be accountable for delivering “submission ready” CMC modules to internal and external regulatory partners in compliance with relevant AstraZeneca systems and procedures, ensuring submission quality
  • Manage/Lead the preparation and delivery of CMC contributions for applications in the development phase
  • Maintain regulatory databases related to submissions
  • Communicate Health Authority approval status
  • Develop and build expertise in regional regulatory requirements to ensure compliance of CMC submissions
  • Support the agreed strategy to employ fit for purpose content, applying regulatory intelligence to optimize proposed submission content
  • Participate in regulatory execution and delivery meetings and communicate and provide relevant updates to the CMC team
  • Contribute to business process optimization activities to reduce waste and ensure efficiency
  • Continually evolve and develop regulatory expertise through proactive recording and communication of Health Authority interactions, responses and commitments
  • Apply GxP principles according to the stage of product lifecycle

Essential for the role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Regulatory Sciences or Pharmacy
  • Breadth of knowledge of drug development
  • Experience of project work and regulatory affairs
  • IT Skills, including ERV
  • Customer & Project management skills
  • CMC Regulatory dossier knowledge
  • Project management expertise with the ability to adapt to changing situations to ensure on time delivery

Desirable for the role:

  • Knowledge of the drug development process and regulatory submissions
  • Understanding of current regulatory CMC requirements
  • Direct/indirect Regulatory Affairs CMC experience with submissions for synthetic and/or biologic and biotechnology derived products such as monoclonal antibodies or complex biologic products
  • Understanding of regulations and guidance governing the manufacture of synthetic and/or biotechnology products
  • Lean capabilities

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you! We will screen applications continuously, please apply as soon as possible but no later than 25th July

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Closing Date

25-Jul-2024Our mission is to build an inclusive and equitable environment. We want people to feel they belong at AstraZeneca and Alexion, starting with our recruitment process. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of characteristics. We offer reasonable adjustments/accommodations to help all candidates to perform at their best. If you have a need for any adjustments/accommodations, please complete the section in the application form.