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Product Security Manager - United Kingdom  

Astellas (company)

Posted on : 04 July 2017

Project Description


Grade 10 - Product Security Manager - ASTELLAS JOB DESCRIPTION

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work which may be performed by the person assigned to this position. This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this position. Employees holding this position may perform other job-related duties in the course of their performance of this position. Rev. 1.16.2012

Job Title:

Manager, Product Security

Human Resources Use Only

Reports to:

Director, Product Security

Document #:


Astellas US Technologies

Compensation Use Only

Function Area:


Evaluation Date:


Product Security

Approved Grade:


EHQ, UK or Leiden, NL

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Purpose & Scope: Summarize the major purpose of the job in 1-3 sentences. Intent is to capture what this job does for Astellas, why the role exists. Not a summary of duties

The Manager, Product Security serves as the primary liaison and subject matter expert (SME) for routine product security-related issues and/or daily activities in assigned region(s). Accountable for ensuring compliance with all relevant SOPs/GSOPs as well as implementation and maintenance of programs/initiatives as assigned by the Director, Product Security. Assesses incoming multi-source intelligence and initiates investigations as appropriate. Maintains oversight of 3rd party investigators including contracts, billing and performance. Oversees anti-counterfeiting program for domestically manufactured/packaged products and tactically supports supply chain security activities.

Essential Job Responsibilities: List 10 or fewer primary duties and responsibilities for this position in order of importance and time spent. Include supervisory responsibilities. Focus on responsibilities rather than projects. Avoid being vague or listing many minor duties.

Monitors virtual marketplaces for suspicious activities involving Astellas products

 Coordinates market surveys/sweeps in areas with high risk of illegal medicine trade

Initiates and oversees investigations including vendor engagement, billing, etc.

Oversees anti-counterfeiting activities in assigned region(s)

 Ensures compliance with current policies, practices and procedures

 Conducts internal and external security audits

Develops and/or delivers training to law enforcement and/or regulatory agencies

Leads or supports supply chain security activities

Collaborates with peers in other regions for global Product Security initiatives

Other related duties as assigned

Quantitative Dimensions: Describe the measurable areas on which this position has direct or indirect impact. Include areas such as operating budget, sales, cost of goods, number of clients or vendors, number and complexity of clinical studies, etc.

The Manager, Product Security is accountable for regulating expenditures related to investigations, market surveys and travel. Accountable for performance of 3rd party vendors engaged in monitoring and investigative activities. Also accountable for ensuring audits and anti-counterfeit technology rotations are conducted in accordance with applicable schedules, policies, etc.

Organizational Context: Describe the organizational positioning of the role; mention the reporting line, level above and below. Include known job family information. If a new position or if an organizational change, attach an organizational chart. Intent is to give a sense of the work environment in which the responsibilities are performed.

Reports to the Director, Product Security. There are no subordinate positions. Product Security reports 50% to Global Quality Assurance and 50% to Technology Division (AUST) so the function operates in a matrix reporting environment.  Close collaboration with counterparts in Japan is required.



Qualifications: Identify the levels of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience, education, and certifications required for the position. Knowledge refers to what someone needs to know. Skills and abilities refer to specific talents or capabilities that someone needs to possess or know how to do.


 Bachelor’s Degree in related field from an accredited college or university and 5 - 7 years of experience in corporate/industrial security, intelligence analytics or similar field.

 Formal training in investigations, auditing or similar

 Experience working in manufacturing and/or distribution environments

 Ability to work varied hours to accommodate time zones in countries where related activities are ongoing.

 Occasional travel (domestic & international).


  • Law enforcement or military background
  • Experience working in a highly regulated industry (food, drugs, cosmetics, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and other applicable regulations set forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and/or other health/regulatory authorities.