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Sr. Pharmacovigilance Manager NL

Boxmeer, Netherlands

Job Description

Do you want to work at one of the largest industrial pharma concerns in the Netherlands within a high-tech environment and use your knowledge and skills?  Did you always want to work in a company where your work can have a real impact on the lives of animals? We would like to meet you!

We have an exciting new job opportunity at our location in Boxmeer and are looking to hire a

Senior Pharmacovigilance M anager

Purpose of the role

As senior pharmacovigilance manager you have a key role to ensure that animals receive safe medicines. You are a designated point of contact and have the primary task taking care of the several pharmacovigilance tasks of the regulatory affairs unit. You are a local expert in pharmacovigilance and the first point of contact for internal communication within our company’s animal health and for external communication with authorities.

Welcome in our team

The senior pharmacovigilance manager for the Netherlands is deputy designated point of contact for Belgium and Luxembourg, and the designated point of contact for Belgium and Luxembourg is the deputy designated point of contact for the Netherlands. You work together closely, upholding of compliance with European and national law and legislation, and internal business principles and policies with respect to PV is essential. The DPOC is the coordinator between Global Pharmacovigilance, Global Regulatory Affairs and/or Global Qualty and the national authorities for PV specific topics.

Main responsibilities

  • Pharmacovigilance case entries;
    Follow-up management and documentation.
    PQC case entry, follow-up management, and documentation.
    Counterfeit, Diversion and Tampering (CDT) case processing and documentation.
    Communicating with the national authorities regarding PV (cases, questions, urgent safety issues, other).

  • General Pharmacovigilance tasks:
    Acting as PV subject matter expert for internal questions, coming from Marketing, Sales, Veterinary Services Liaisons, Clinical Trials, Research & Development, Discovery & Technology.
    Participation in meetings with colleagues from other units to discuss relevant PV topics and to be updated on relevant topics from those groups.
    Involvement in, and review if applicable, of promotional items or information in case of PV related topics, e.g. Direct Veterinary Medicines Communications.

  • Pharmacovigilance Compliance tasks:
    Establishing and updating local procedures in line with applicable legislation and guidance.
    Screening national literature on potential AEs that are not covered by Scopus.
    Managing local contracts with third parties when PV is involved.
    Training of employees regarding pharmacovigilance, keeping track of training status.
    Preparation of and participation in PV audits and inspections, managing CAPAs.

Your profile

  • Master degree, preferably in Veterinary Science, Pharmacy, Human Medical Science, or in Life Sciences (Biology, Medical Biology, Life Sciences, Chemistry, etc.).

  • Knowledge of and experience in clinical vet work or in relevant expert areas in RA of VMPs.

  • Knowledge and experience in the area of PV, preferably of veterinary medicines.

  • Strong analytical capabilities and communication skills.

  • Stress resistant, decisive and result driven.

  • Compliance and quality driven.

  • Excellent speaking and writing capabilities of the Dutch and English language. French language is a benefit.

What we offer

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Our benefits are very competitive, and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect.

  • Competitive salary and a 3% year-end allowance.

  • 35,5 days of leave.

  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates.

  • Solid Pension Plan.

  • Annual bonus based on own and company performance.

  • Company fitness.

  • Travel allowance for commuting.

  • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development.

Who we are … For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for … Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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