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Regulatory Affairs Manager – contract
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Boston
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Regulatory Affairs Manager – contract My client is looking for Regulatory Affairs Manager to join the team for 5-6 months! The Regulatory Affairs Manager will...
Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Associate Director of Regulatory Affairs The Company My Client is the world leader in developing and marketing both biopharmaceutical and small
Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Pine Brook
  • Salary: $90000 - $100000 per annum
  • Description One of the United States leaders in Pharmaceuticals is looking for a Senior, Regulatory Affairs Associate to join one of the most innovative Regulatory teams...
Senior Manager/Associate Director Regulatory Affairs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Salary: $140000 - $155000 per annum
  • Description One of the world's leading suppliers to the Pharma&Biotech and Specialty Ingredient markets with products that enhance your overall quality of life is looking for...
Director Regulatory Affairs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Basking Ridge
  • Salary: $180000 - $200000 per annum
  • Description A global pharmaceutical leader that focusses on developing and manufacturing world-class innovative medicines are currently seeking a Director, Regulatory Strategy as their company
Global Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Munich
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description My client is a global leader in their diagnostic field; their mission is to accelerate breakthroughs in oncological diagnosis through pioneering tissue diagnostic techniques.  To...
Regulatory Affairs Manager (Medical Devices)
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Lorsch
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description REGULATORY AFFAIRS MANAGER (F / M) (FULL-TIME) My client is a leader in the medical device/biocides market. They offer a unique opportunity to work in a...
Quality Assurance / Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Bertschikon b. Attikon
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description My client is looking for a Quality Assurance / Regulatory Affairs Manager to work within my clients Quality department in Attikon, Switzerland. This is a very...
Regulatory Affairs Manager/Senior Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: San Francisco
  • Salary: $135000 - $145000 per annum
  • Description A leading research-based development stage biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops innovative medicines in areas of high unmet medical need is looking for a Regulatory...

Regulatory Affairs specialists are responsible for monitoring internal practices, developing internal regulatory policies to ensure that an organization’s operations are compliant with government regulations, and coordinating with various regulatory agencies. This role can often be found in sectors such a medicine, pharmaceuticals, and food production, given the need to adhere to strict health and safety regulations within these industries.

Regulatory Affairs Employment Outlook and Salary  
In the United States, the average salary for a Regulatory Affairs Director is $130,959, with a range of $85,706 - $206,598 per annum. In the UK, the average salary is £80,513, with a range of £62,284 - £137,925 per annum.  Salaries vary based upon skills, educational background, industry knowledge and experience.

Regulatory professionals with clinical training are currently in high demand, with a shortage of qualified candidates for more senior positions. 

Typical Job Description
Regulatory Affairs professionals act as a link between regulatory bodies and companies, overseeing a product as it obtains government regulatory approval, and developing various procedures to ensure proper regulatory compliance within an organization. This role is usually found in highly regulated sectors, such as pharmaceuticals, medical device manufacturers, energy and banking.

The role will likely include:

  • Plan, oversee, and undertake regulatory inspections and product trials 
  • Offer relevant advice on company practices, policies and systems 
  • Analyze trial data through a range of specialist software
  • Keep up to date with developments in legislation and regulatory guidelines
  • Advise on regulations affecting both research and production
  • Negotiate and liaise with regulatory authorities
  • Gather, organize, evaluate, collate and manage key information
  • Ensure that quality standards are continually met

Key Skills & Qualifications  
Regulatory Affairs Directors must possess strong managerial skills and should have strong knowledge of all rules and regulations relevant to the industry, remaining up to date on any regulatory developments as well as keeping ahead of trends within the industry. 
A bachelor's or master’s degree in business or in a relevant field as well as experience in a regulatory capacity are required and many directors of regulatory affairs also hold a higher degree or qualification in addition to these. 

Some key job skills are:

  • Natural ability to solve complex problems, reviewing related information in order to evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Critical thinking skills, with the ability to use reasoning and logic to inform critical decisions 
  • Excellent judgment alongside strong teaching and negotiation skills  
  • Ability to measure a system’s performance and take appropriate actions to correct or improve performance when necessary