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Senior Behavioural & Surveillance Manager

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Senior Behavioural & Surveillance Manager

  • NE02204
  • Bristol, England, United Kingdom

About us

The role

IMB is committed to making a meaningful contribution to tobacco harm reduction and the scientific substantiation of its non-combustible, potentially harm reduced, next generation products (NGP). To lead IMB’s behavioural, population health science and scientific affairs surveillance function in line with the IMB Scientific Assessment Framework and commercial agenda. Specifically, the post holder will be responsible for:

  • Defining and implementing the IMB’s perception and behavioural research agenda across the NGP portfolio, aligned with: [1] local market regulatory requirements to launch new products; [2] regulatory priority issues/objectives and [3] targeted substantiation of harm reduction
  • Managing the research agenda and associated budget and providing leadership and strategic direction to the research team undertaking studies. This includes identify appropriate methodological strategies to effectively address key priorities, develop research protocols, oversee multiple protocols across a range of research approaches, , and interpret and present the results to scientific, regulatory, and lay audiences. Identifying appropriate methodological approaches to effectively address key priorities, develop research protocols, project management with external partners, and interpretation of study outcomes to scientific, regulatory, and other audiences globally (in collaboration with other functions).
  •  Management of scientific affairs specialists responsible for the ongoing interpretation and contextualization of scientific and medical literature and network of external experts relating to IMB’s Combustible and NGP portfolio ensuring business understanding and readiness. Advising the Product Stewardship & Health Group on the state of science of products & health

Key accountabilities

  • Successful deliver the completion of behavioural science-related projects to support IMB’s commercial ambitions
  • Develop and manage a portfolio of behavioural studies that [1] supports bringing new products to market and defending current portfolio, aligned with local regulatory requirements; and [2] contributes to the body of evidence substantiating the harm reduction potential of IMB’s products
  • Ensuring behavioural studies are robust and identify and successfully managing relationships with vendors including CROs, subject matter experts, biostatisticians, as well as managing budgets, contracts, etc.
  • Manage the analysis, interpretation and compilation of evidence packages regarding behavioural science
  • Work collaboratively with the wider Group Science & Regulatory Affairs function and Corporate & Legal Affairs colleagues to support targeted engagement with regulatory communities through face-to-face meetings, regulatory filings, publications in scientific literature and participation in scientific conferences to develop, inform and validate our behavioural research approach
  • Provide in-depth scientific research support, specialist guidance, and advocacy on relevant issues including critical analysis of scientific publications on product regulatory or health issues to the business. This includes providing monitoring of and expert advice on the scientific and medical literature relating to product and health.

Skills & experience


  • Postgraduate qualifications and experience in an aspect of science related to psychology, behavioural change and/or behavioural health
  • Proven experience in leading diverse research acquired in academia or industry, preferably in a regulated consumer products industry such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, tobacco, food or cosmetics
  • Ease of working with large data sets and familiar with both quantitative and qualitative research techniques.
  • Understanding of pre- and post- market product regulation and regulatory standards
  • Ability to lead and manage others
  • Strong and proven project management and external collaborations skills
  • Creative thinking and intellectual curiosity paired with a strong ability to understand complex relationships
  • Solutions focussed with ability to prioritise as appropriate
  • Excellent communication skills to lay and scientific audiences
  • Ability to communicate easily across cultures and organisational levels.
  • Strong relationship building skills and ability to foster cross-functional collaboration
  • Influencing skills and experience
  • Broad understanding of the business and its current and future challenges Constructively challenges to drive results


  • Experience in engaging externally with influential expert scientists
  • In-depth understanding of tobacco and related products

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