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Japan Regulatory Affairs Operations Manager

Tokyo, Japan

Job Description

Responsible for all activities of Japan regulatory operations as a lead of regulatory operation in collaboration with Global RA, Japan R&D, and other functional areas within Biogen.

Manage and maintain regulatory operational activities in drug development, NDA filing, NDA review, and post marketing stages (e.g., CTN, NDA/sNDA, JPI) in Japan based on the depth knowledge on Japanese regulation.

Develop and maintain procedures necessary to perform JRA activities in compliance with regulatory affairs and global policy/SOP

Support to maintain marketing business licenses in Japan according to the regulation

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead regulatory operation activities in Japan in collaboration with global and relevant functions.
  • Identify appropriate resources/strategies needed to deliver on schedule with high quality.
  • Responsible for regulatory submissions such as CTN, CTN amendment, and eCTD
  • Document management within JRA, communicating with global RA
  • Manage and maintain Japan labeling for all products according to global procedure and company core data sheet. Responsible for proper JPI format and consistency within Biogen products.
  • Manage and coordinate venders to prepare necessary documents for submission to meet the timeline
  • Support to maintain marketing business licenses in Japan according to the regulation
  • People management of Senior associate and temporary staff


Essential Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • Has sufficient knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical regulations and is able to grasp the latest pharmaceutical regulations at all times.
  • Ability to accurately interpret regulations and appropriately execute pharmaceutical dutiesCommunicate appropriately with various stakeholders to achieve goals
  • Drive regulatory operation team
  • Advanced knowledge of global/local system related to regulatory affairs, such as e-submission, change control.
  • Extensive knowledge of handling Japan labeling creation including communication with PMDA and ability to assess appropriateness and consistencies among JPIs and CCDS.
  • High fluency in English (business level) and Japanese


  • BA/BS/University degree required; Life/Health Sciences preferred.


  • 5 years+ biotechnology or pharmaceutical experience
  • 3-5 years’ experience in regulatory affairs or equivalent experience/education
  • Good knowledge and understanding of regulations.
  • Ability to interpret regulation

Additional Information

Why Biogen?

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