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Pharmaceutical Affairs Manager/ Deputy Responsible Pharmacist, France & Benelux

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Position Summary:

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Working directly with the Responsible Pharmacist & Director of Pharmaceutical Affairs France & Benelux, the Pharmaceutical Affairs Manager / Deputy Responsible Pharmacist, will manage the quality system and ensures compliance with applicable pharmaceutical regulations for the French & Benelux cluster. This position will require close collaboration with the European Qualified Person and Global QA.

Work Model: 

Core Lab & Ops: This role typically requires that the majority of the work be conducted on-site and thus will be subject to certain on-site safety protocols during the pandemic.



  • Manage and maintain the Quality System for the Cluster
  • Ensure compliance of promotional activities to applicable standards (e.g. LEEM Charte, HAS reference standards,…)
  • Definition, implementation, monitoring of audits plan and monitoring of subcontractors involved in pharmaceutical activities
  • Ensure readiness for Inspections by competent authorities or audits
  • Ensure deviations, change controls, risk assessments, CAPAs, recalls and product returns, batch tracking are processed and tracked accordingly
  • Review packaging materials, promotional and non-promotional materials
  • Coordinate initial and continuous training for employees, including tracking, monitoring of knowledge acquisition and archiving
  • Serve as a backup for additional responsibilities the Pharmaceutical Affairs department.
  • In addition, the Pharmaceutical Affairs Manager will act as Deputy Responsible Pharmacist, to cover periods when the Responsible Person is unavailab
    According to article R-5124-34 and R- 5124-36 of the French Public Health Code, the Responsible Pharmacist position covers a broad area of responsibilities as Regulatory (Marketing Authorization and labelling), Quality (Complaints, Batch traceability and batch recalls, Manufacturing/Distribution/Storage/Transport of medicinal products), Import/Export activities, Pharmacovigilance, Advertising, Medical information related to the "Exploitant" status and participation in Research & Development activities.


  • Pharmacist diploma, with fluent French and English language skills.
  • Qualification as Deputy Responsible Pharmacist and at least 2 years’ experience in that role.
  • 5-10 years' experience in Quality Assurance
  • 6-12 months experience in Pharmacovigilance and batches follow up.
  • Knowledge of GxP's, with a high focus on French and European regulations, GMP, GDP and GVP.
  • Travel <20 % #LI-CK1 #LI-Onsite
Full Time employees across the globe enjoy a range of benefits, including, but not limited to:
·         Generous vacation time and public holidays observed by the company
·         Volunteer days
·         Long term incentive and Employee stock purchase plans or equivalent offerings
·         Employee wellbeing benefits
·         Fitness reimbursement
·         Tuition sponsoring
·         Professional development plans
* Benefits vary by region and country

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