Shire Reg Product License Supp Sr. Specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts


% of Time

Job Duty and Description


  • Primarily responsible for the planning and publishing of the GRO-managed submissions portfolio, with accountability of monitoring the submission forecast and ensuring timely submission of high quality, compliant and valid submissions to global health authorities within required timeframes.

  • Maintain compliance for non-submission regulatory reporting on behalf of GRA, ensuring GRO is managing data according to agency requirements and internal processes (e.g. Pharmacovigilance Safety Master File, XEVMPD, Drug Establishment Information).

  • Maintain effective relationships with R&D contributing groups, ensuring timelines and requirements are mutually understood and in line with Shire and health authority standards.

  • Collaborate with GRO submission teams to ensure the submission portfolio is properly supported and work in a matrix environment to meet Shire’s business needs.

  • Interpret regulatory guidelines to produce regulatory submission business requirements and ensure that those requirements are implemented where appropriate at local level.

  • Operate as Subject Matter Expert in dossier types, processes and/or technical solutions, with responsibility for training and mentoring fellow colleagues.

  • Stay current with new electronic submission and regulatory documentation practices issued from global health authorities.

  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise for technical publishing tools and provide efficiency/enhancement proposals for the publishing tool suites.

  • Review R&D documents to ensure compliance with Shire’s submission ready standards guidelines.


  • Contribute to new and updated process and standards.

  • Participate in validation testing and requirements gathering of new and upgraded software.

  • Responsible for the accuracy of information for submission-related metrics for senior management.

  • Participate in GRA special initiatives.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree is required. Scientific and/or computer science field preferred.

  • 3-5 years of pharmaceutical experience in a global regulatory environment, including experience with document management technology and electronic publishing software (e.g. Documentum, FirstDocs, ISI Toolbox, eCTDXpress, etc.).

Key Skills and Competencies

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Proficiency in publishing paper, NeES, and eCTD submissions and using related tools.

  • Strong understanding of global regulatory requirements and the following submission types: Clinical Trial Listings, IND/NDA Annual Reports, IND Investigator Amendments, Safety Reports (Periodic and Aggregate), 2253 Ad/Promo submissions.

  • Knowledge of Structured Product Labeling (SPL) and Pharmacovigilance reporting.

  • Self-starter, who motivates, has tact, diplomacy, leadership skills and a flexible and positive approach.

  • Ability to identify and understand complex issues and propose creative and achievable solutions. Determines the causes and possible solutions to the problem.

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively to multiple levels in the organization.

  • Ability to cultivate internal and external relationships.

  • Understanding of Global Regulatory regulations and guidelines, i.e. FDA and EU regulations, and ICH guidelines.

  • Applicable knowledge of the drug development process.

  • Proficiency working in MS Windows environment and with Windows-based desktop productivity applications (MS Office) including Adobe Acrobat technology is required.

Internal and External Contacts

Internal (within GRA)

  • Global Regulatory Operations

  • Strategists

  • Labeling

External (across R&D)

  • Shire IT

  • Marketing Services

  • R&D functions

Other Job Requirements

  • Domestic and international travel may be required for this position.

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.