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Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Director, R&D Regulatory Strategy in Topeka, Kansas

Would you like to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to enhance the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company that since 1909 has been working to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are leaders in plasma-derived medicines and transfusion medicine and develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 110 countries and regions.


Leads the R&D Regulatory Strategy group in managing regulatory programs in support of R&D activities. Oversees and/or participates in the development and implementation of worldwide regulatory programs for new product or new indication development, and leads interactions with regulatory authorities to expedite approvals. Coordinates department activities with related functions, e.g., Regulatory Affairs, to assure efficient and consistent execution of department functions. Represents the department at senior-level, cross functional teams, applying advanced knowledge of regulations and interpretation of technical guidelines to assure execution of regulatory strategies and adherence to regulatory requirements. Oversees staff to ensure the efficient operations of the function.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversees development and implementation of worldwide regulatory strategies for projects and issues affecting new product or new indication development.

  • Utilizes scientific training when interfacing with Senior Management of technical areas to guide the scope of experimentation and the selection of data needed to support regulatory submissions

  • Serves as a resource to other departments inside and outside of R&D on regulatory-related product development issues.

  • Leads interactions and negotiates with global regulatory authorities regarding programs and initiatives that significantly impact the business.

  • Guides, directs, and leads staff, and sets department goals in accordance with business priorities. Responsible for training, reviews and development of department members.

  • Advises Senior Management on regulatory aspects of product development and/or lifecycle management. Identifies business implications of complex regulatory and clinical issues, develops risk mitigation strategies and communicates in a manner that facilitates decision making.

  • Serves as Grifols regulatory liaison in collaborative projects with other companies

  • Ensures that technical documentation for regulatory submissions meets the appropriate standards and content requirements including planning and implementation around emerging/changing regulatory requirements.

  • Manages department resources and budget to meet R&D goals


Requires Ph.D., Pharm. D., M.D. or equivalent.


8 years direct experience in Medical Research, Clinical, Regulatory Affairs or other critical areas within the pharmaceutical industry.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of FDA and global regulatory requirements for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent and demonstrated project management skills.

  • Ability to negotiate and influence regulatory officials.

  • Ability to work cross-functionally to effectively implement and oversee R&D regulatory programs.

  • Ability to evaluate complex issues, develop a plan, and meet deadlines to ensure compliance, as well as business timelines to accomplish company objectives.

  • Ability to work within a global team framework and multi-cultural environment.


Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements. Example: If a job level requires a Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of experience, an equivalency could include 8 years of experience, an Associate’s degree with 6 years of experience, or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience.

This job description is intended to present the general content and requirements for the performance of this job. The description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Managers and supervisors may assign other duties as needed.

Pay Scale:

The estimated pay scale for the Director, R&D Regulatory Strategy role based in the United States (non-California), is $160,000.00 - $220,000.00 per year. Additionally, the position is eligible to participate in up to 30% of the company bonus pool. We offer a wide variety of benefits including, but not limited to: Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, 9 paid Holidays per year, up to 5% 401(K) match and tuition reimbursement. Final compensation packages will ultimately depend on education, experience, skillset, knowledge, where the role is performed, internal equity and market data. We are committed to offering our employees opportunities for professional growth and career progression. Grifols is a global healthcare organization with employees in 30 countries focused on patient health and providing impactful results. Since our humble beginnings in 1909, Grifols has been a family company that prides itself on its family-like culture. Our company has more than tripled over the last 10 years, and you can grow with us!

For Washington State:

Currently, the first year PTO accrual for this role is 160 hours per year. Then, after completion of 365 days of employment the PTO accrual for this role will increase to 180 hours per year.

For California:

The estimated pay scale for the Director, R&D Regulatory Strategy role based in California, is $180,000.00- $260,000.00 per year.

EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans

Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws.

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Req ID: 501742

Type: Regular Full-Time

Job Category: Regulatory Affairs