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[Quality] Director, Regulatory Compliance (Japan)

  • Job Title [Quality] Director, Regulatory Compliance (Japan)
  • Function Legal & Compliance
  • Sub Function Enterprise Compliance
  • Category Director, Enterprise Compliance (P9)
  • Location Chiyoda, Tokyo-To, Japan
  • Date Posted
  • Requisition Number 2406182696W
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Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based healthcare Company,
touching the lives of nearly a billion people every day. Our Family of Companies throughout the world
compete in pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets and have the skills and
resources to tackle the world's most pressing health issues. We are currently recruiting for Director,
J&J Regulatory Compliance (Japan) to be located in Japan.

The Director, J&J Regulatory Compliance (Japan), reports directly to the Senior Director, J&J
Regulatory Compliance (Asia Pacific).
Director, J&J Regulatory Compliance (Japan) will be a member of the J&J Regulatory Compliance
(Asia Pacific) team and a member of the Sector Regulatory Compliance team within the JJRC
organization that he/she supports. The Director, J&J Regulatory Compliance will work closely with the
Business/Franchise and Supply Chain compliance leads. This position is responsible for key
compliance oversight and execution of key compliance programs to drive proactive and sustained
compliance to enable strong coordination of compliance activities between businesses/franchises,
operating companies, and manufacturing sites (internal and external) with primary focus in Japan.
The Director, J&J Regulatory Compliance (Japan) will also direct team(s) of compliance professionals
to execute tactical compliance activities at the internal manufacturing sites (Fuji and Xian) in the

 Serve as an expert regulatory compliance advisor and Subject Matter Expert on key strategic and
critical compliance issues or activities, including due diligence, integrations, regulatory agency
interactions, regulatory inspections, inspection readiness (including mock inspections),
recovery/remediation, Quality System and Compliance Analysis, special investigations, critical
new product strategies, and independent oversight of Internal Audit programs.
 Support successful product realization and advice businesses/franchises and Supply Chain on
compliance strategies. Understands compliance risk profile, proactively identify, communicate and
prioritize compliance risks. Partner with stakeholders to escalate critical risks to the appropriate
levels of management and support the mitigation of compliance risk.
 Serve as a Subject Matter Expert to support proactive or reactive responses to issues including
on-site support during regulatory agency inspections as well as review responses to regulatory
agency inspections as necessary.
 Proactively identify and prioritize compliance risks at their assigned sites or across the supply
chain in general.
 Lead a team(s) of compliance professionals to provide compliance oversight and execute
compliance programs to ensure compliance with all voluntary, regulatory, and statutory standards
and requirements.
 Establish organizational talent strategy to include goals and objectives, performance and
development and career and succession planning.
 Support J&J Regulatory Compliance (JJRC) as required in providing independent review and
classification of all Regulatory Health Authority inspections and observations.
 Support JJRC, as required, in providing independent classification of severity of all Field Actions.
 Ensure implementation of the escalation processes as aligned with Enterprise escalation
processes. Assure operating units are fully complying with escalation processes.
 Conduct Independent Audit follow-up and recall follow-up assessments, as necessary.
 Assure the execution of the JJRC common practices for Independent Audit, Escalation (within
JJRC), Recovery, Post Acquisition Assessment, Internal Audit Oversight and Inspection Support
& Readiness.

 Partner with operating units to identify, prioritize and ensure implementation of new and revised
regulatory requirements and expectations. Support implementation plans for regulatory
requirement changes including routinely monitoring and verifying of implementation activities.
 Partner with Regional Regulatory Affairs, Regional Commercial Quality, Regulatory Affairs
colleagues, Government Affairs colleagues, and Enterprise Regulatory Outreach (ERO) council to
develop and share understanding of emerging issues and trends.
 Represents J&J Regulatory Compliance (Asia Pacific) in applicable Q&C & JJRC LT Forums and
 Provide regulatory compliance support to ad hoc committees and projects as necessary. 


 Bachelor’s degree in science or related field is required.
 Graduate degree/studies in science, engineering, business, organizational management, or
equivalent experience preferred.
 Significant experience in managing all aspects of Quality and Regulatory Compliance in a
regulated healthcare environment, specifically in Japan, is required.
 Experience in managing all aspects of Quality and Regulatory Compliance in an international /
global regulated healthcare environment is preferred.
 Minimum of 15 years of experience in Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs and/or Compliance,
in Japan is required.
 Minimum 15 years of experience performing GxP, GMP audits / support of pharmaceutical,
medical devices or consumer health care manufacturing sites in Japan is required.
 Experience working in the Pharmaceutical or Medical Device Industry/Sector is required.
 Experience working with regulatory agencies, preferably with those in Japan, is required.
 Detailed knowledge of Japan Pharmaceutical and Medical Device regulatory requirements is
required. Additional working knowledge of other Asia Pacific regulatory requirements is an
 Demonstrated track record of achieving successful compliance outcomes, remediating
compliance issues and supporting regulatory agency inspections is required.
 Experience interpreting regulatory requirements in the light of current guidance and regulatory
body field activity.
 Experience managing multiple projects, prioritizing and adapting to business needs and
understanding of business requirements.
 Ability to build partnership, manage complexity and mediate issues is required
 Must have strong collaboration and influence management skills to partner effectively with
Enterprise functions and across Operating Units, and ability to build consensus and impact
outcomes without always having line authority.
 Proven track record of demonstrating collaboration across the organization and at all levels, and
leading direct or indirect teams to deliver results is required.
 Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and experience implementing risk-based oversight
programs is required.
 Ability to balance technical understanding of products and processes with compliance perspective
and business acumen is required.
 Excellent communication and executive presentation skills is required.
 Must be able to communicate effectively in both Japanese and English languages. 

 Must have credibility with external regulatory agencies, specifically Japan regulatory agencies.
 Must be able to quickly build credibility within the Quality and Compliance community, executive
management, external regulators, and industry.
 Accountability, with a strong desire to commit, be held accountable and be rewarded for
delivering results. Recognizes and builds support for change. Engages in constructive conflict.
 Financial, moral, personal integrity and the values that inspire trust in the organization.
 Must be able to generate enthusiasm for best-in-class performance through the clear personal
passion to be the best in these areas.
 Ability to stand firm while being open for new approaches.
 Ability to discern critical issues amidst broad operating unit complexity and to engage and
achieve executive management support for proactive and reactive measures.

This position will be based in Japan and may require up to 40% travel both domestically or

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