Senior Manager – Pharmacovigilance


Job title: Senior Manager – Pharmacovigilance

Company: Merck Sharp & Dohme

Job description: Job Description

Senior Manager, Pharmacovigilance

This role is responsible for adverse event management including aggregate and individual case safety report (ICSR) health authority submissions and compliance monitoring. They are also responsible for PV activities (as delegated or assigned by their Manager) which may include but are not limited to: PV intake, management and negotiation of local PV agreements, local due diligence activities, participation in audits and inspections and related readiness activities, review of local initiatives for compliance with PV requirements, SOP management, local training, communication of safety issues, people development, special projects as assigned and is able to work on these delegated activities independently.

The Senior Manager, PV may serve as the Back-up (BU) local Qualified Person for PV (QPPV) / BU Local PV Contact / BU Local Responsible PV person as required per local PV legislation. In the absence of the PV Lead, they may manage day-to-day PV activities and serve as their back-up. Specific details of tasks and responsibilities of the local QPPV, Local PV Contact / Local Responsible PV Person and Country PV staff may be further described in an addendum to this

Job description.
Activities listed below are applicable for all supported countries.
1. Serves as the point of contact for the local Health Authority for PV related questions when assigned by the PV Lead and in their absence.
2. If serving as the local QPPV / Local PV Contact / Local Responsible PV Person or Backup, complies with all requirements mentioned in the local laws and regulations.
3. Responsible for execution of local PV processes and activities in collaboration with internal functional areas and external parties as assigned.
4. May coordinate translation of PV documents and ensure a QC check is performed by a second person for any in-house translations (as applicable).
5. Serves as SME and supports local PV audits and inspections including readiness activities and supports other audits/inspections including the development of CAPAs in response to findings/observations.
6. Responsible for reporting adverse experiences or events (AE) or product quality complaints (PQCs) associated with the use of our company products in compliance with Corporate Policy 01: Patient Safety.
7. Participates in and supports audits of contractual partners/vendors as necessary. 8. Participates in compliance activities and coordinates the preparation of necessary corrective actions locally for late reporting countries covered by the country operation. 9. Assists in developing and maintaining local procedures (in compliance with regional and global standards), to ensure global quality PV data and evaluates processes for potential improvement in efficiency and effectiveness.
10. Supports PV Lead in maintaining the local PV Training matrix and onboarding plans as assigned.
11. Supports the development and maintenance of local PV controlled documents (e.g., Company Core Pharmacovigilance Documents, training materials, etc. as applicable) ensuring that they are kept current.
12. Conducts and/or supports PV self-inspections as required by PV Legislations (where applicable).
13. Proactively identifies procedural gaps and challenges and implements solutions in collaboration with all affected stakeholders.
14. Responsible for completing all required/applicable trainings assigned at time of hire and after hire by the due dates, before performing the activity.
15. Supports training of local company staff, distributors, vendors, and business partners and can provide training as applicable.
16. Responsible for managing and performing local literature screening and assessment in accordance with company procedure and local requirements (as applicable).
17. May be responsible for Health Authority Website Monitoring for potential safety issues, safety alerts, and new/revised PV requirements in compliance with company procedures and local legislation (as applicable).

18. May be assigned responsibility for ensuring appropriate PV language is included in country PV agreements, liaising with business partners, vendors and Alliance Managers as required, performing local qualification/due diligence activities, compliance reviews, and ensuring maintenance of the business partner data tracking system.

19. As delegated by PV Lead, collaborates with internal stakeholders to ensure local implementation of Post approval Safety Monitoring Program (PSMP) plan in compliance with local legislation (as applicable).
20. May be responsible for reviewing, providing input and approving local initiatives (e.g., digital interfaces, marketing initiatives/ patient programs, organized data collection systems, etc.), and other programs to ensure compliance with PV requirements, as applicable.
21. As assigned by PV Lead, responsible for scheduling and coordinating submission activities for PSURs and other Aggregate Reports to the local Health Authority in compliance with company procedures and local legislation (as applicable).
22. As assigned by PV Lead, responsible for ensuring appropriate implementation and oversight of Risk Minimization Measures, and Additional Risk Minimization Measures locally as per department policy and ensures compliance with local legislations.
23. As assigned by PV Lead, prepare/maintain/submit local RMPs to the local HA (as applicable).

24. Support local implementation of applicable business continuity plans (as applicable)
25. Responsible for filing, storage and archiving of safety-related documentation in accordance with company’s policies and local requirements.

26. Serves as local Subject Matter Expert on relevant PV regulations, processes and procedures.

27. Liaises with the local business units to keep them apprised of safety activities and provides input on strategic decisions.

28. Represents PV in cross-functional organizational and alliance partner forums as needed.
29. Participates on local company committees and councils for matters impacting PV as assigned.
30. May participate on special projects or rotational assignments within or outside of IPV as part of their professional development.

Education: · Health, life science, or medical science degree or equivalent by education/experience

Work Experience:
· At least 8 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with a specific focus on safety and pharmacovigilance related activities
· Strong leadership, communication, decision making, and problem-solving skills
· In-depth knowledge of AE reporting requirements and relevant PV regulations, PV quality management systems and be an expert in PV processes and activities.
· Experience with PV audits and/or PV Health Authority Inspections

Job‐specific competencies & skills:
· Must be fluent in English (written and spoken) while proficient in local language
· Ability to travel within the region and globally
· Excellent interpersonal communications, organizational, and presentation skills
· Excellent negotiation and influencing skills
· Ability to work in partnership with others (internally and externally) to accomplish quality goals
· Ability to interface broadly with colleagues within related functions and cross-functionally and be able to work independently with no supervision except in the most complex of situations.
· Demonstrates skills to drive change that enhances processes within the company or cross-functionally that improve quality and /or add value to the business.
· Demonstrates strong strategic thinking and project management skills including prioritization of tasks.

Our Human Health Division maintains a “patient first, profits later” ideology. The organization is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide

Who we are …
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …
Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively for the common good. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Employee Status: Regular

Relocation: Domestic

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Location: Gurgaon, Haryana

Job date: Thu, 17 Feb 2022 07:59:06 GMT

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