Allergan Manager Risk Management (Pharmacovigilance) in Irvine, California

Manager Risk Management (Pharmacovigilance)

Irvine, California, United States at

Jun 03, 2016Post Date

147555Requisition #

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Position Description

The Manager, Global Risk Management is responsible for the planning, project management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of effectiveness of additional risk minimization activities in risk management programs, as well as monitoring of additional pharmacovigilance activities including Risk Management Plans (RMPs) and Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS). This may include facilitating meetings, providing risk management knowledge and expertise to cross functional teams, managing vendors, communicating with internal and external colleagues, developing/delivering training programs, monitoring implementation, providing status reports, and ensuring post-marketing risk management commitments are met.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

Risk Management

  • Participate to the development and execution of risk minimization strategies

  • Ensure the implementation of risk minimization activities globally according to risk management documents, including RMPs and REMS

  • Provide risk management expertise (e.g., regulations, processes, principles, methods, tools, best practices) to cross-functional teams

  • Measure compliance with risk management post-marketing commitments and provide status reports

  • Support inspections and audits specific to RMPs and REMS

Program Management

  • Manage risk management projects, including project planning, budgets, vendors, communication, etc.

  • Liaise with vendors to execute on Risk Minimization activities

  • Monitor/track implementation of additional PV (e.g., PASS, PAES) and/or additional risk minimization activities using designated tracking tools

  • Schedule and facilitate cross-functional risk management team meetings; take minutes; follow up on action items

  • Act as company representative on shared risk management programs

Communication and Training

  • Facilitate communication within cross-functional risk management teams, including safety, regulatory, clinical, medical affairs, marketing, etc.

  • Prepare and deliver training programs on implementation of risk management activities

  • Liaise with Local Safety Officers to implement risk minimization activities, as needed

  • Escalate risk minimization issues to Risk Management Core Teams, Global Pharmacovigilance & Risk Management, Safety Leadership Team, and/or Global Safety Board, as needed


•Demonstrated knowledge of ICH, FDA, EMA, and other regulations and requirements related to risk management

•Solid planning, organizational, problem solving, and time management skills

•Self-motivated, independent, and able to handle multiple complex and competing priorities simultaneously

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to relate to colleagues both inside and outside of the organization at various levels

•Proven ability to establish sound working relationships with colleagues cross culturally and cross functionally, provide appropriate feedback to colleagues and management, and influence where direct reporting relationships do not exist

•Proven experience in group facilitation - ability to drive teams to make decisions & achieve deliverables within agreed parameters & timelines

•Technical expertise with analytical tools and resources (e.g. MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

•Project management professional (PMP) certification and Quality Improvement and/or Six Sigma training, would be an asset


Manager: B.S/M.S in health science required, significant advanced training PharmD, PhD, or equivalents preferred with 3 years pharmaceutical industry experience in one of the following areas: Pharmacovigilance, Risk Management, Epidemiology, Regulatory, Clinical or Medical and 1-2 years of direct experience in REMS/RMP program management preferred