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Linthwaite, Huddersfield (Hybrid working)



About the Company:


Thornton & Ross, part of the STADA group, are one of the UK's fastest-growing, leading producers of household pharmaceutical products & own some of the country's most loved brands such as Covonia®Hedrin®Cetraben® as well as the leading disinfectant Zoflora®.  Many people in the UK will have a product from Thornton & Ross somewhere at home. We are also a trusted & reliable provider of prescription products, including emollients, bone health products & generics to the NHS with 100 years’ heritage behind us and we have ambitious growth plans over the next 3-5 years.



Role Purpose:


Our UK Regulatory department is growing to support an increased product portfolio including planned new launches across our licenced medicines portfolio, including Biosimilars and Speciality Products.  We have a diverse product portfolio across medicines, cosmetics, medical devices and biocides and our team are responsible for end-to-end product lifecycle management


This is a newly formed role to provide strategic leadership and management of the licenced medicines regulatory affairs department.  This role is critical in supporting the delivery of our strategic vision of Caring for People as a Trusted Partner.  Your key responsibilities will be to:


  • Drive and further develop the Regulatory strategy for licenced medicines.
  • Manage, coach and develop a team of 8 Regulatory and Pharmacovigilance team members via 3 Team Leaders.
  •  Manage the allocation and governance of €2m+ budget for UK Regulatory Affairs Department
  • Build local and global relationships with the Regulatory function, providing timely reporting of functional KPIs and proactive communication on local legislative and business updates.
  • Support management of all regulatory activities in a safe, effective and efficient manner, ensuring that STADA UK are fully compliant with its product responsibilities under Licence Medicinal Product legislation.



About You:

At STADA we talk about diversity as Uniqueness. Everyone is unique and we recognise our differences as a strength. Our values Entrepreneurship, Integrity, Agility and One STADA ensure our uniqueness thrives, enabling us to care for people’s health as a trusted partner. Empower your Uniqueness, bring your whole self to STADA.


If you’re keen to add value and see results and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have the can-do spirit that’s spearheading our success, bring those unique qualities, with the following skills and qualifications:


  • Ideally a Life Science degree or equivalent.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry working in a global regulatory team within either a research and development or established products environment.
  • Strong working knowledge and experience of applicable EU and UK Regulations, Directives and Guidance across licenced medicines (Biosimilars and Speciality experience would be highly advantageous) working in a fast paced new product launch environment.
  • Well developed communication and influencing skills and the ability to build effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders such as the MHRA.
  • A proven track record of people management /development skills and the ability to deliver results through others.



What’s in it for you?


Rewarding our employees is important to us, which is why we offer a range of fantastic benefits, such as:


  • A recently renovated work environment based in the Colne Valley (Huddersfield).
  • Car allowance
  • Private healthcare cover
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and the opportunity to buy an additional 5 days leave.
  • Hybrid working options and flexibility to suit employees preferred working pattern based around our core hours
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Life Assurance (up to 3 x annual salary).
  • Discounted bus & rail travel throughout West Yorkshire and the surrounding area.
  • Free on-site parking with electric vehicle charging points.
  • Reimbursement of professional fees, where essential to the role.
  • We promote good physical and mental health and can provide additional support to our employees via our Employee Assistance Programme all year round.

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