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AX-7143 Head of Global Drug Safety Operations

AXESS Published: 8th October 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Ref: AX-7143



Unique opportunity for a Patient Safety professional to set up and manage a global Pharmacovigilance shared services department for a world renowned pharmaceutical company.



  • New role setting up and running a shared service PV function for a global pharmaceutical company with strong heritage and prospective looking future.
  • The new department provides safety evaluation and risk management support to the client’s established brands and generics portfolios as well as other services for the rest of the company including aggregate and literature reports, metrics and technical support.
  • Responsible for managing the global team in sites including Poland and Bangalore.
  • Role comes with high visibility to board level



Our client is looking for a pharmacovigilance lead with extensive operational experience to set up and run a global safety offering covering a wide range of therapy areas in its established brands and generics portfolios. The client wants to build in-house capability rather than outsource the function.

Key projects aligned to this role will include:

  • Devising strategies for robust onboarding and training plans for the teams.
  • Developing a combined literature screening service for ICSRs and signal detection.
  • Utilising technology to deliver enterprising and innovative PV methodologies to the wider company.
  • Delivering strategic resource solutions to ensure the workloads are managed efficiently
  • Ensuring alignment on cross-functional projects with key personnel.



  • Extensive Pharmacovigilance background.
  • Would suit scientist or medic with strong process background.
  • Big pharma experience essential.
  • Can demonstrate Process Management expertise.
  • Successfully put together a similar function.
  • Significant leadership and team management experience.
  • Experience of managing offshore functions
  • Proven experience in developing individuals
  • Cross functional working especially with Regulatory and Medical Affairs

Before you apply for this position it is vital that you are in possession of an EU or UK passport or relevant visa to work without restrictions in the UK.






For a confidential discussion please telephone Christian Simon at AXESS Limited on 020 8560 2300.

To apply, please click APPLY ONLINE.



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