Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs

Salary: £180000 to £999999
Contact name: Selina Maini

Contact email:
Job ref: 441
Published: 29 days ago

My client is a global CRO company who is based in over 100 countries! This company advances in data sciences, technology, and healthcare expertise to help sponsors and medical devices gain a deeper understanding on how to treat disease. They are currently seeking an Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs based in Massachusetts to join their dynamic team! This is a full time permanent hybrid position.

Responsible for the development of regulatory business, in accordance with Regulatory Affairs business plans. Participates in project-related work, as necessary. Line Management responsibilities for a team of Regulatory staff.

Essential Functions

  • May manage staff in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable regulations; handles personnel issues, conflict management, defines goals that increase knowledge and skills of staff, and defines staff expectations, without involvement of senior managers;
  • May assist in the coordination of projects and resources, ensuring quality deliverables to customers;
  • May undertake risk analysis and manages the outcome as appropriate;
  • Builds strong relationships with managers of other operations and acts as a positive ambassador for Regulatory Affairs;
  • May act as a Project Manager for a large stand-alone programme, involving several regulatory or technical deliverables and/or region, and/or operation; May provide strategic regulatory and/or technical consultancy on a variety of projects;
  • May manage meetings with Regulatory Agencies;
  • May write and/or review a complete single service regulatory proposal and defend costs and timelines to clients;
  • May plan and deliver workshops or presentations on Regulatory Affairs topics for conferences or publications;
  • Responsible for leading moderate to significant improvements of processes, systems or products to enhance performance of job area;
  • May be assigned as Reviewer and/or Approver for Regulatory standard operating procedures or cross-functional standard operating procedures owned by other operations;
  • May support global regulatory or technical initiatives or act as a regional representative on a cross-functional initiative;
  • Performs other duties, as business needs require;


  • Bachelor's Degree in Lifesciences or related discipline Required
  • Master's Degree in Lifesciences or related discipline Preferred
  • At least 6 years regulatory experience including 3 years management experience (or a combination of education, training and experience)
  • Possesses a specific regulatory or technical expertise;
  • Good, solid interpersonal communication (oral and written) and organization skills;
  • Strong software and computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications;
  • Demonstrates negotiation skills and is confident in making decisions with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work on several projects, retaining quality and timelines;
  • Possess demonstrated working knowledge of corresponding professional grade level responsibilities, skills and abilities, as required for guidance of staff
  • Sets a positive example to staff, relating to professionalism, attitude and interaction with colleagues and customers;
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, as appropriate;
  • Possess practical knowledge in leading and managing the execution of processes, projects and tactics within one department or multiple related departments;
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement taking calculated risks when making decisions;
  • Applicable certifications and licenses as required by country, state, and/or other regulatory bodies



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