Vice President, Pharmacovigilance

Exelixis Inc

Reference #: JR5580

The Vice President, Pharmacovigilance provides strategic leadership, management and oversight of case management, operational processes, the quality management system, compliance operations and monitoring; and safety systems for the Exelixis Drug Safety Department and its partners. In addition, this role oversees the case management and related operational activities of the Contract Research Organization. Ensures that all activities are consistent with global regulatory requirements and Exelixis operating processes, procedures, regulatory, and legislative requirements. Member of the Drug Safety Senior Leadership Team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for leading and executing the strategy for PV Operations function in compliance with PV regulatory requirements for investigational and marketed compounds

Oversight and management of Drug Safety operations staff responsible for case management and ensuring process optimization, case quality, and accurate regulatory reporting

Direct the handling of adverse events according to national and international regulatory reporting requirements and ensure timely, complete, and accurate submission of Individual Case safety reports to regulatory authorities in compliance with regulations.

Accountable for the oversight of the operational activities with the PV vendors and Service Providers including the establishment of adequate standards/processes and of the tracking of the performance.

Oversight of the data management strategy and implementation for the global safety database and tools for data analytics and signal management

Oversight for the prioritization, planning & execution of global reports, oversight of custom report development and ad hoc query development.

Lead the development and maintenance of KPIs, processes and procedures for the drug safety function.

Oversight of the management and maintenance of PV Agreements with PV Business partners.

Ensure of audit and inspection readiness in compliance with departmental process and regulations

Oversight of recommendations for corrective and preventive actions and tracking corrective action commitments until closure

Functional Oversight:

In collaboration with Drug Safety Leadership Team, develops operating plans and budgets and allocate resources to ensure budgets, schedules and performance requirements are met.

Models the Exelixis Values including promoting collaboration at all levels of the organization.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervises employees directly and indirectly through a dotted line structure or via other subordinate supervisors



BS/BA degree in health care science or related discipline and a minimum of twenty-one years of related experience; or,

MS/MA degree in health care science related discipline and a minimum of nineteen years of related experience; or,

PhD or PharmD in related discipline and a minimum of eighteen years of related experience; or,

Equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience/The Ideal for Successful Entry into Job:

Related experience should include 10 or more years of supervisory/management experience in a matrix and geographically dispersed pharmaceutical/biotechnology organization.

Experience with pharmacovigilance data systems (Oracle Argus, signal detection, and data analytics tools) experience is required

Leading and participating in GXP inspections


Extensive knowledge of biotechnology/pharmaceutical sector drivers and practices throughout the entire product lifecycle

Extensive knowledge of US and international pharmacovigilance regulations, with experience in their practical application throughout the entire product lifecycle

Demonstrates advanced skill and keen insight in gathering, analyzing, and applying key information to solve complex proble s

Demonstrates excellent organizational and planning capabilities by managing time, workload, and resources of a department

Leads and manages multiple functional areas within a department to execute on team functional objectives to deliver results on common functional and departmental goals and to make decisions on behalf of department

Demonstrates the highest standards of verbal and written communication. Demonstrates flexibility in selecting communication methods and media appropriate to the message and the audience. Speaks clearly and confidently in one-to-one situations and effectively presents to large audiences within and outside Exelixis.

Creates formal networks to foster collaboration among internal and external groups and stakeholders. Encourages teamwork and collaboration within network.

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to incorporate differing views to resolve challenges and develop agreed upon resolutions

Develops procedures, tasks, and tools. Trains staff on departmental products, tools, and data sources. Develops and maintains knowledge of cross-functional products, tools, and data sources. Mentors junior team members. Leads departmental performance reviews and professional development planning process.


Capable of strategically and proactively assessing workload, trends, tasks, and priorities for cross-functional activity

Plans and executes multiple projects or activities, throughout the department, removing barriers and considering alternative methods and contingency plans to avoid potential issues and promote efficiency

Designs and implements solutions to address departmental and cross functional challenges, taking into consideration the broader impact

Engages, influences, and collaborates with stakeholders on cross-functional projects of increased corporate importance

Working Conditions:
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If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, youll enjoy your career with us!

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across severalU.S. geographic markets, and we pay differently based on those defined markets.  The base pay range for this positionis $341,500 – $396,500 annually. The base pay range may take into account the candidates geographic region, which will adjust the pay depending on the specific work location. The base pay offered will take into account the candidates geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, experience and internal equity, among other factors.

In addition to the base salary, as part of our Total Rewards program, Exelixis offers comprehensive employee benefits package, including a 401k plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.  Employees are also eligible for a discretionary annual bonus program, or if field sales staff, a sales-based incentive plan.  Exelixis also offers employees the opportunity to purchase company stock, and receive long-term incentives, 15 accrued vacation days in thei

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