The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Director/Associate Director – Southeast Asia in Singapore, Singapore

Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Director/Associate Director – Southeast Asia

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Job Description

The Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Director/Associate Director – Southeast Asia, will share our vision of better quality health for everyone and is driven by the opportunity to make an impact. The role, based in Singapore, will be responsible for working collaboratively across the USP Southeast Asia and USP Global External Affairs Division to build and execute a public policy and regulatory affairs plan to advance USP’s mission and strategic goals in the region. This non-supervisory role has responsibility over several external affairs functional areas, with a primary focus on government and regulatory affairs. In addition, this role will have responsibility for building and fortifying key relationships with other priority stakeholders, seeking to develop and execute collaborative initiatives with them that advocate for, and advance medicines quality, contributing to USP’s public health impact.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Regulatory Affairs – Provide organization with insights into, and analysis of, regulatory developments related to medicines and other applied programs, such as dietary supplements and foods, from key government agencies. Serve as a key USP relationship manager with regulatory and government stakeholders in the region, partnering with and leveraging USP internal resources globally to advance collaboration opportunities. Identify, monitor and communicate key regulatory initiatives and policy trends. Engage USP leadership and staff on those trends and work with them to analyze their impact on USP programs and strategies and craft and execute constructive responses.

  • Public Policy/Government Affairs – Provide organization with insight into government policy priorities related to medicines access and quality and other applied programs, build collaborative relationships with key public sector stakeholders and seek partnership opportunities. Map and prioritize stakeholders and influencers and build and execute engagement plan. Collaborate with other USP experts in support of plan execution.

  • Other Stakeholder Engagement – Map and prioritize other key stakeholders in the region, such as professional associations, building, executing and maintaining long-lasting relationships.

  • Advocacy for Quality – Participate in relevant national and regional fora to advocate for quality and patient safety.

  • USP Global Public Policy and Regulatory Team – Serve as a member of the USP Global Public Policy and Regulatory Team providing input related to Southeast Asia and sharing best practice with USP colleagues in other geographies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, science, politics, law or other relevant field

  • At least 8 years of progressively responsible and significant experience working in Government Affairs, Public Policy and/or Regulatory Affairs in Southeast Asia.

  • At least five years professional experience working in Southeast Asia at a leadership and strategic level building and fortifying key relationships with key stakeholders, in an external affairs function either in the life sciences, medical technology industry, large healthcare-focused non-governmental, multi-lateral organization, healthcare trade association, or in a public sector health institution.

  • Demonstrated experience working within or interacting with government policy and/or regulatory bodies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in public health, science, politics, law or other relevant field.

  • Strong knowledge of regulatory environment and other government bodies.

  • Knowledge of the life sciences industry especially in areas of regulatory affairs, public policy and product quality.

  • Strong policy analysis skills.

  • Strategic thinking, strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proactive with a sense of urgency, with proven ability to prioritize and focus on key objectives.

  • Proven aptitude for building relationships, credibility and trust with stakeholders, and creating a collaborative work environment.

  • Ability to influence without direct authority.

  • Solution-oriented and innovative; can identify creative options for resolving issues that respond to multiple stakeholder interests and needs.

  • Proficiency in English.

Job Location

Singapore, , Singapore

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Job Category Global External Affairs