CAREERS AT AFT PHARMACEUTICALS

Our R&D, regulatory, sales, marketing, and administration teams are made up of people from Australasia and around the world. Interested in joining them?

Why you should work with us

Our people define us. Their skills, knowledge, and commitment to innovation are the key to the success of AFT Pharmaceuticals.

With offices in Auckland, Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore, AFT Pharmaceuticals is a growing company.

Take a look at the opportunities currently available below and drop us a line if you would like to apply.

Takapuna, Auckland

International Business Development Manager (POSITION FILLED)

Job description

Based in our open plan modern offices, AFT is a progressive Takapuna headquartered International Pharmaceutical Company listed on the NZX and ASX with 112 licensees around the world and more planned.

We also have wholly owned sales affiliates in Australia and Asia.

The role will involve:

  • Management of designated licensees outside of NZ [currently BE, LX, Nordics, IL, UK, IE, FR]

  • Responsibility for our Hong Kong Sales Office

  • Business analysis of our global business

  • Management of our IP portfolio

    We need an energetic person to grow and manage designated parts of our international business together with our alliance management team. Team work across departments is very important and AFT operates a flat management structure with a results orientated culture being important.

    Business analysis and forecasting of our licensee sales is a further and important element which requires a significant level of spread sheet skills and a good understanding of budgets and numbers.

    The majority of time will still be in our Takapuna office but some overseas travel and teleconferences during business hours of licensees in Europe is required.

    Empathy with different cultures and/or other language skills such French/Spanish or German would be highly desirable.

    We strongly support a diverse workforce which is important given our wide customer base and diverse internal workforce which originates from 26 countries.

    Our incumbent is leaving us after 3 years to undertake international travel. He had a Master of Bioscience Enterprise which is a particularly suitable qualification in our experience. A suitable degree and technical competence is important. Although experience is useful we would look carefully at the applicant's aptitude to learn on the job. Enthusiasm and results orientation is most important.

    We will currently only accept candidates with the right to work and live in New Zealand. Please apply directly and we look forward to hearing from you.

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Takapuna, Auckland

Regulatory Affairs Associate

Job description

AFT Pharmaceuticals is a fast growing locally based pharmaceutical company headquartered in Takapuna and listed on the NZX and ASX. The business spans some 124 countries through distribution and out-licensing agreements.

AFT has a significant amount of medicine and medical device development work underway. We have a significant development and regulatory team and our office is modern and open plan.

We are searching for a Full-Time Regulatory Affairs Associate to join our dedicated team at our Head Office in Takapuna, Auckland to assist us with registration of medicines and medical devices world-wide.

Your work duties would be rich and varied and will include:

  • Performing Literature Reviews to support clinical and non-clinical aspects of AFT products.

  • Assisting in preparing clinical and non-clinical expert reports.

  • Assisting in the creation of device design requirements and specifications.

  • Writing and developing a wide range of regulatory documents, including but not limited to, CTD and eCTD dossier, design history files (DHF), Technical files (TF), non-clinical and clinical overviews.

  • Filing Dossiers with relevant regulatory authorities to obtain product approvals.

  • Preparing, submitting and obtaining approval for Changed Medicine Notifications in support of any medical device or pharmaceutical product regulatory submission. 

  • Supporting the creation, writing and maintenance of the Quality Management System in accordance to appropriate ISO (ISO13485) and regulatory standards.

  • Liaising with Internal and external suppliers or partners to assist with the creation of appropriate product artwork and packaging to the required standards.

The ideal candidate would be an energetic, highly motivated, a fast learner with a positive 'can do' attitude.

This is a highly autonomous role where your strong communication and interpersonal skills will be well utilised. Tertiary qualification in pharmacy, chemistry or related discipline is required. It will be advantageous to have worked in a related industry with experience in a manufacturing/testing environment but this is not critical to success in this role. 

Being a well organised individual who is able to work on multiple tasks and has an eye for detail is essential in this role. You should also be a proactive person who takes pride in their work and can exhibit flexibility and adaptability in their approach to their work. You will also need to be computer literate and proficient in MS Office, databases and coupled with excellent verbal and written communication skills

Your role within the company could grow according to the needs of yourself and the company as we grow and expand our pharmaceutical and device portfolio.

NZ residency is required.

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Takapuna, Auckland

Sales and Marketing Communication Assistant

Job description

AFT Pharmaceuticals is a large and fast growing publicly listed New Zealand based pharmaceutical company based in a modern open planned office in Takapuna.

AFT has operations in NZ, Australia, and South East Asia with a rapidly growing portfolio of products such as Maxigesic, Crystaderm, Hylo and Maxiclear.

AFT has been recognised with the MSI Award for Excellence in Design, Research and Development, and the Westpac Supreme Business Excellence Award.

We seek a NZ resident for the position and looking for a candidate that has the ability to handle multiple functions on a daily basis. There are three main functions of the role:

1) Maintaining and Developing the CRM (Salesforce) so that our sales team have the right information and tools in the most user friendly format.

2) Co-ordinate that dispatch of electronic media to our customers via eDMs and use analytics to assist the sales team in following up the leads.

3) Providing reports for key stakeholders in the business.

Previous experience with CRMs, with the passion to get things done is essential!

AFT recognises that this role may evolve as the business continues to grow - so support and training will be provided for the right candidate.

AFT has been built with a very strong results orientated culture which values staff with a "can do" attitude.

Remuneration will be appropriate for the level of the appointee.

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Takapuna, Auckland

Sales Business Analyst (POSITION FILLED)

Job description

AFT Pharmaceuticals is a large and fast growing publicly listed New Zealand based Pharmaceutical Company, headquartered in Takapuna. AFT has operations in New Zealand, Australia, South East Asia with a rapidly growing portfolio of Pharmaceuticals which are a mixture of patented, branded and out of patent pharmaceuticals. Some of our OTC brands include Maxigesic, Crystaderm and Maxiclear. Additionally AFT Pharmaceuticals has out-licensed our R&D around the world and continues to pursue R&D based opportunities.

AFT has been recognized with The MSI Award for Excellence in Design, Research & Development and the Westpac Supreme Business Excellence Award for the North Auckland Region.

We seek a New Zealand Resident for the position of Sales Business Analyst. This position will have three core functions of:  

1) ensuring that the sales department are provided with timely and accurate information on agreed templates from various data sources;

2) ensuring that the CRM provides the functionality required on a timely and accurate basis and ensure that it is constantly improving functionality and;

3) ensuring that pricing agreements are properly applied. 

This role will have interaction with Key Stakeholders in the business in NZ, Australia and Asia. We are looking for a person that has previously (preferably) worked in a role that involves the warehousing, relational connection and filtering of sales data from a number of sources, the maintenance and development of CRMs. The candidate must have good analytical, communication, computer skills, organised, and have ability to cope with multiple tasks independently. We use applications: Qlikview, Salesforce, Excel. Our ERP is Greentree.

AFT recognise this role will evolve as the business continues to grow - so support and on the job training is provided for the right candidate. We acknowledge the probability that no one candidate will have the complete skill set and background experience we are seeking.

AFT has a focussed and results orientated culture which values a can-do attitude. The company has a positive and friendly environment and is driven by continuous innovation. Remuneration will be appropriate for the level of appointee.

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Takapuna, Auckland

Accounts Supervisor

Job description

AFT Pharmaceuticals is a large and fast growing publicly listed New Zealand based Pharmaceutical Company, headquartered in Takapuna. AFT has operations in New Zealand, Australia, South East Asia with a rapidly growing portfolio of Pharmaceuticals which are a mixture of patented, branded and out of patent pharmaceuticals. Some of our OTC brands include Maxigesic, Crystaderm and Maxiclear. Additionally AFT Pharmaceuticals has out-licensed our R&D around the world and continues to pursue R&D based opportunities.

AFT has been recognized with The MSI Award for Excellence in Design, Research & Development and the Westpac Supreme Business Excellence Award for the North Auckland Region.

We seek a New Zealand Resident for the position of Accounts Supervisor.

This position will have three core functions of:  

1) ensuring debtors information, invoices and customer queries are processed on time and collected;

2) ensuring that creditors transactions are correctly authorised, recorded and paid, and

3) contributing to the financial control of the business with daily bank reconciliations of all domestic and FX accounts, and cash flow management.

The candidate must have good analytical, communication, and computer skills, be organised, and have ability to cope with multiple tasks independently. We use Microsoft Office (Excel and Word skills are required) and our ERP is Greentree.

AFT has a focussed and results orientated culture which values a can-do attitude. The company has a positive and friendly environment and is driven by continuous innovation. Remuneration will be appropriate for the level of appointee.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Regulatory Affairs Manager, S.E. Asia

Job description

Purpose and Scope of the Job

  • Product registration, regulatory related matters and dealing with government bodies in S.E. Asian and other Asian countries

  • Prepare applications for the permits, licences, certificates, authorisations, and other approvals that the organisation needs to conduct business activities; produce, sell, and distribute its goods and services.

  • These may include product licences, import and export permits. Prepare, submit and coordinate product registration and development of trademarks for the organisation's range of products

  • Preparation of correct labels and patient information / leaflets / health literature in conjunction with product registration.

  • Assist in providing consultation and accurate drug information services to customers, including advising health care professionals on matters pertaining to safe and effective medication use.

  • Monitor and supervise inventory of medicines with regular audit and monitoring of expiry dates and maintenance of required records.

Key Result Areas and Responsibilities

  • Fulfilling all governmental regulatory requirements as they apply to a pharmaceutical licence holding company in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Philippines, Hong Kong and other countries as required.

  • Ensure successful and timely product registration approval in the above countries. And prepare periodic progress report to the management.

  • Document and maintain the product dossiers, certification applications and filings required to operate.

  • Communicate regularly with federal regulators and ensure company policies strictly adhere to statutory requirements.

  • Responsible for product release through proper co-ordination with the product manufacturer/supplier, company headquarters, distributors and marketing department.

  • Handling of the complaint and other related post-marketing activities i.e. adverse drug reaction (ADR), products recall and ensure proper documentation of all these activities.  

  • Assist the area in relation to processes of product development, qualification and certification with government regulatory agencies.

  • Assist the area in relation to tendering and marketing/promotional activities.

Authority Limits

  • The Regulatory Manager can make decisions concerning their allocated regulatory activities and associated allocated budgets.

Competencies (knowledge, skills, attributes)

  • The Regulatory Manager can make decisions concerning their allocated regulatory activities and associated allocated budgets.

  • At least 3 years of related experience in product registration, regulatory related matters and dealing with government bodies.

  • Working knowledge of ICH and ACTD files and ideally experience with both NCE and generics.

  • Good command of English and Proficiency in Bahasa Malaysia.

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements in Singapore and Brunei will be a bonus.

  • Possess good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate and team work with the regulatory group in Head Office.

  • Must be meticulous with a keen eye for details.

  • Must be results oriented, organized and able to meet tight deadlines.

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What We Do

We develop innovative products that help people. We do this by looking at peoples’ healthcare needs, understanding how needs are changing, and how we can provide treatment options that work.

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Who We Are

Back in 1997, husband and wife team Hartley and Marree Atkinson hit the road selling products and AFT Pharmaceuticals was born. In Australasia, our product line now extends to over 55 products.

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