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Deputy European Union (EU) Qualified Person for Pharmacovigilance (m/f/d)

Utrecht, Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium; Cork, Ireland; Lisbon, Portugal; Vienna, Austria; Warsaw, Poland; Stockholm, Sweden; Basingstoke, United Kingdom; Lyon, France; Bad Homburg, Germany; Uusimaa, Finland; Limassol, Cyprus; Laudio, Spain; Alessandria, Italy

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Interested? Then become part of our team and start as soon as possible as:

Deputy European Union (EU) Qualified Person for Pharmacovigilance (m/f/d)

What challenges await you?

  • Deputise for the European Union QPPV as required and according to delegation and specifically to fulfil the legal and regulatory requirements for the QPPV role in his or her absence.
  • Provide strategic and technical pharmacovigilance advice to Global Patient Safety (GPS), and other regulatory and medical functions within the Medicines Development Unit.
  • Play an active role in the GPS Leadership Team, Safety Review Committee (SRC) and other committees as required.
  • Provide training /coaching /mentoring and demonstrating Global Patient Safety expertise and leadership.
  • Deputise for the EU QPPV on the Global Product Labelling Committee (GPLC) as required.

Primary Responsibilities: This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the job requirements at the time it was prepared. The job requirements of any position may change over time and may include additional responsibilities not specifically described in the job description. Consult with your supervision regarding your actual job responsibilities and any related duties that may be required for the position.

Deputise for the EU Qualified Person for Pharmacovigilance

  • Fulfil the legal and regulatory requirements for the EU Qualified Person responsible for pharmacovigilance role as defined by prevailing European legislation and guidelines in the absence of the EU QPPV or as delegated by the EU QPPV.
  • Ensure appropriate cover with the QPPV including provision of all the necessary information to fulfill the role.
  • Maintain current awareness of the evolving EU regulatory environment, provide timely feedback to GPS leadership, and provide advice to the Medicines Quality Organisation as appropriate. Review and provide expert input to EU regulatory submissions PASS protocols and actions taken in response to emerging safety concerns in order to ensure appropriate risk minimisation and the timeliness, correctness and completeness of all pharmacovigilance data submitted to the Competent Authorities and to the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
  • Provide QPPV input to GPLC in the absence of the QPPV or as delegated.
  • Fulfill all other QPPV obligations as stipulated in the Good Vigilance Practice (GVP) guidelines as delegated by the QPPV.
  • Play an active role in the GPS Leadership Team, SRC and other committees including GPLC as appropriate ; provide strategic and technical advice to these committees as well as to the global regulatory and medical organizations.
  • Provide an independent expert viewpoint on specific safety issues.
  • Maintain links with Global Regulatory Affairs and provide technical consultancy to safety sections of European regulatory submissions, responses to Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP)/other European regulatory authority safety questions, and guidance on safety sections of Summary of Product Characteristics, etc.
  • Provide technical leadership through active external involvement in pharmacovigilance forums and bring shared learning back into the Lilly organization).
  • Provide training, coaching and mentorship to safety surveillance scientists, and other Global Patient Safety Medical physicians and clinical research scientists and  to other medical and regulatory functions in the MDU and business units as appropriate.
  • Participate in recruitment and succession planning activities and provide advice regarding potential candidates as requested (managerial and physician positions), if required.

How do you convince us?

If you can look back on the following successes in your career to date, you bring the best prerequisites with you:

  • Medical degree, and clinical experience
  • Global focus; residency and operation in the EU/EEA
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in pharmacovigilance; understanding of epidemiology principles is important.
  • Problem solving skills, sound clinical judgement; decision making capability in pressurized circumstances
  • Strong influencing, coaching, and negotiating skills across multiple internal and external audiences and levels of seniority
  • Strong interpersonal, team working, writing, presentation, and communication skills
  • Data-driven; ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment, team structure and independently
  • Current awareness of product safety regulatory environment; ability to communicate and translate into company processes
  • Broad knowledge of drug development and clinical research business development processes and needs
  • Good understanding of quality systems, epidemiology principles and benefit risk methodologies
  • Strong internal and external networks and focus on shared learning
  • Flexibility and willingness to operate out of usual office hours
  • Ability to travel

What can you look forward with us?

Working atmosphere: We treat each other as equals at all levels and value our team spirit – “Eye-To-Eye” Working culture.

Creative flexibility: From the very beginning, you will have the freedom to contribute and implement your ideas. You can shape your area of responsibility independently or as a member of cross-functional or self-organised teams.

Further Development: We value to supporting our employees individually in their career development and at the same time guarantee fair access to professional development worldwide via our "Corporate Lilly University".

Financial benefits: In addition to your attractive salary, we offer you the option of an excellent company pension plan and other individual benefits.

Are you interested? Then please do not hesitate to apply online via our applicant portal . We are looking forward to you application!

For any further questions please contact:

Aslihan Bulut

Phone: +49 (221) 6508 3640

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

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