Regulatory Affairs Manager

Cambridge, United Kingdom
07 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
Regulatory Affairs
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.

If you're a strategic thinker, planner and multitasker as comfortable working independently as you are on a team in delivering compliant deliverables based on solid judgment, PPD is the place to be. Our global regulatory experts contribute the regulatory strategy and knowledge to help our clients navigate the challenging regulatory environment — and help get life-changing therapies to patients faster.

We have a position open for a Regulatory Affairs Manager. This role provides technical/project leadership across regions, providing innovative solutions including regulatory affairs expertise and client interface to provide strategic regulatory intelligence, and guidance supporting product development from preclinical through registration and product optimization. The role also provides strategic, expedient and efficient preparation of client deliverables that meet current local, regional and ICH regulatory and technical requirements, and acts as liaison with internal and external clients in the provision and marketing of these services.

  • Provide senior review and advice to prepare regional regulatory submissions and ensure high quality standards that meet or exceed client expectations, local and regional requirements.
  • Act as subject matter expert in providing regulatory strategy advice and technical expertise to internal and external clients and for key client projects of moderate to high complexity. Provides internal clients with up-to-date legislation and guidance as it becomes available.
  • Ensure quality performance for key/managed projects.
  • Manage project budgeting/forecasting functions.
  • Identify and recognize out of scope activities in a contract in a timely manner and liaise with other departments to follow through on all aspects of contract modifications.
  • Collaborate with business development in pricing and securing new business by making presentations to clients and developing proposal texts and budget in collaboration with other departments.
  • Provides matrix/project leadership, training and guidance to junior team members.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant organizational and regulatory SOPs and WPDs.
  • Participate in launch meetings, review meetings and project team meetings.


What the role requires you to have:
• Bachelor's degree or advanced degree preferred, or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
• Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job, at least 5 years.
• Proven project management experience, and experience performing effectively in a client facing role
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent English language (written and oral) communication skills as well as local language where applicable
  • Excellent attention to detail and quality as well as excellent editorial/proofreading skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment and act as a liaison with other departments
  • Advanced computer skills including the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point; capable of learning new technologies
  • Strong organizational, time management, and planning skills to create and follow timelines, conduct long-range planning, adapt to changing priorities and handle multiple projects
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Capable of working independently and exercising independent judgment to assess sponsor regulatory needs and work with project team members to producing compliant deliverables
  • Excellent understanding of global/regional/national country requirements/regulatory affairs procedures for clinical trial authorization, licensing, lifecycle management; expert knowledge of ICH and other global regulatory guidelines; advanced understanding of a regulatory speciality areas, such as preclinical, clinical, CMC, publishing, etc.
  • Superb understanding of medical terminology, statistical concepts, and guidelines
  • Excellent analytical, investigative and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent understanding of budgeting and forecasting

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We've grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel.

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer's trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing -We are one PPD -

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world's most urgent health needs, then please submit your application - we'd love to hear from you.

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