All businesses must operate within parameters established by internal regulations and relevant laws. Some businesses, such as food production and medicine, are governed by more (and stricter) laws; for these organizations, it is especially important to ensure regulations are constantly and consistently followed. The director of regulatory affairs directs their organization's development of internal regulatory policies, and they monitor internal practices to ensure all of the organization's operations remain in compliance with government regulations. The director also work with regulatory agencies, as required, to address concerns. Additionally, most companies have a regulatory affairs committee, which the director of regulatory affairs coordinates.
Regulatory Affairs Director Tasks
Provide appropriate communication and guidance to management and other internal functional areas responsible for submitting required regulatory documentation.
Develop company regulatory strategy.
Advise the company on the regulatory aspects and climate that would affect proposed activities.
Serve as primary regulatory representative responsible for facilitating all regulatory agency interactions.