Pharmacovigilance Officer

Swanstaff Recruitment Ltd
15 Mar 2017
14 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title:Pharmacovigilance Officer
Location: Hatfield
Salary: £25k - £30k + bonus + benefits

Swanstaff Recruitment is an award winning agency working on behalf of its prestigious client in the pharmaceutical industry who is currently looking for an experienced Pharmacovigilance Officer. The role is full time and permanent offering an excellent salary package. This is an exciting and unique opportunity.

Primary Role:

  • To represent Product Safety & Risk Management in negotiating and executing regional Pharmacovigilance Agreements (PVAs) with partner companies for licensed, acquired, divested, or co-developed products.
  • To maintain an electronic database of global and local PVAs.


The job holders core responsibilities are:

  • Reviews contractual business agreements ("Main Agreements") and determines whether inclusion of Pharmacovigilance language is required or the setup of a distinct PVA is needed.
  • Negotiates regional PVAs with Business Partner and ensures that all relevant changes to the standard text will be approved by the responsible functions at PSRM and the Legal Department
  • Advises local affiliates with the negotiation of local PVAs
  • Liaises with relevant stakeholders (e.g.Business Development, Legal Department, Affiliates, Regional Management, Regulatory Affairs) to ensure that PVAs will be established for relevant Main Agreements.
  • Supports the Authors of GOPs/SOPs related to PVAs
  • Maintenance of the PVA database and retrieval of information on a regular or ad hoc basis.
  • Collaborates with relevant functions within PSRM functions to support effective and timely solutions/responses to compliance issues/questions including audit/inspection findings.
  • Is responsible for distribution, communication and documentation of PVAs and other contract relevant documents at GVP
  • Maintains PVA s up to date (e.g., changes to the Main Agreement or changes to applicable guidelines, contacts. product lists etc).
  • Supports processes for maintenance of the Pharmacovigilance System Master File, according to Good Pharmacovigilance Practice Module II.

The job holders minimum experience and training should be:

  • Good analytical skills and the ability to organize work in a logical, thorough and succinct manner.
  • Good command of the English language.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of good documentation practice and quality management systems.
  • Knowledge of worldwide PV regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
  • Computer proficient (Windows, Word, Excel) and proficient in specific databases (Access).
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing assignments and ability to effectively prioritize.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Academic requirements

  • Life sciences degree preferred however, if candidate does not have a life science degree, enhanced background in contract management and very good negotiation skills would be also okay.

Apply now or call Tom Kurczab in our Dartford branch!
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