Recently, we have been invited by one of the Pharma MNC to share our insights and knowledge on What’s Next for Regulatory Affair Professionals amidst and beyond the pandemic. The pandemic has changed the way we work, and the competencies needed to be successful in the role that we are in. Here are some of the key highlights of the sharing.
How has COVID-19 impacted the RA scene?
How to Future Proof your RA Career in the New Norm?
There are 3 key themes of what Employers are looking for in RA professionals to tackle the challenges of the world today.
Integrating Scientific Expertise & Business Strategy – someone who keeps trend with evolving regulatory technical while understanding global and local health economics
RA Business Partnering – very common term being used nowadays and it is the part of stepping out of the RA hat to view the business from the various lens (from R&D to commercial). Stakeholder management and influencing skills are mandatory.
Problem Solving Agility – how do we find solutions in the emphasis of flexibility in the pursuit of drug approvals while managing compliance. With the abundance of data, how do we manage the complexity while making critical business decisions (automation will help streamline the data)
Skills and competencies needed in the new normal for RA Professionals
- 360 Degree Stakeholder Management
- Influencing Skills
- Managing Complexity & Diversity
- Regional Depth & Range
- Hybridization of Role
- Digital Innovation & Tools
- Resilience & Learning Agility
- Leadership Qualities
- Strategic Thinking