Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Management Trainee (2020)

RAI - United States3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $74,000 - $91,000 a year

Reynolds American, Inc. (RAI), part of British American Tobacco (BAT), is a world-leading manufacturer that’s transforming the tobacco industry through innovation. Every day, our people, workplaces and brands set us apart as we create a future that redefines the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century. Our portfolio of brands includes Newport, Camel, Grizzly and Vuse.

What is the Global Graduate Program (GGP)?

Our Global Graduate Program (GGP) is an entry-level opportunity designed for recent graduates who want to fast-track their career, globally. BAT is a market leader in over 55 countries with over 55,000 employees. The GGP prepares you for a management role within one year, with international career opportunities across BAT’s footprint.

Successful Global Graduates are:
Bold and creative thinkers who thrive in collaborative environments
Committed to making an impact and driving results
Eager to embrace change in a fast-paced environment

Graduate degree in Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Engineering, or other technical discipline; other fields (e.g., Technical Writing or Communications) would also be considered
0-3 years of relevant work experience
Global mobility
High academic performance
Demonstrated leadership skills
Strong business acumen and a strategic mindset
Intellectual curiosity and ambition
Preferred: Basic understanding of the tobacco category and FDA regulatory requirements for tobacco products

The GGP offers:
Fast-track career progression
Intensive, hands-on training and support
International opportunity

Year-long foundation-building program, in which you’ll:
Understand ur consumers and our competitors
Get hands-n experience in our retail environment
Engage in an experiential jurney to fully understand our business
On-the-job training in a role making an impact from day one
Global Graduates participate in a 2-week intensive learning and networking experience in the UK, the Global Graduate Academy, during which you’ll develop an understanding of our global business strategy
Global Graduates are assigned a mentor to support learning and development through continuous feedback, coaching and evaluation.

Become a Global Graduate in Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

As a Global Graduate in Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, you’ll get exposure to successfully navigating the regulatory environment for tobacco products within the United States.

Among other responsibilities, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs supports all of RAI Operating Companies by managing all product applications that are submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Your immersion into the function will allow for a deeper understanding of the regulatory environment, but also the science and engagement efforts that are employed in support of these applications.

Provide support to the development, refinement, and submission of tobacco product submissions, amendments, and correspondence to be submitted to regulatory agencies (e.g., FDA)
Provide support for product and process-related regulatory strategies and advocacy efforts, associated regulatory applications, and engagement
Establish relationships and partner with both internal and external stakeholders across a broad set of disciplines and contexts (e.g., Law and External Affairs, Product Integrity, Product Development, Consumer Marketing, Product Services, Manufacturing Operations)
Develop, refine, and drive tactical plans in support of the strategic overall product-related regulatory strategy and objectives
Serve as a technical writer, and contribute scientific and regulatory expertise in leading the development and assembly of regulatory submissions, amendments, and correspondence
Prepare data/information to support regulatory submissions, amendments, and correspondence
Assist Senior Director and Director of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs in developing, refining, and ultimately driving tactical plans in support of overall product-related regulatory strategy


Beyond the world-class learning and development opportunities the GGP provides, we also offer:

Generous salary and paid vacation
Bonus incentives for all employees
Participation in our 401(k)-retirement savings plan – we contribute 3% (regardless of whether you participate) and we also match your contribution at 100% up to 6%
Flexible hours and remote work options
Best-in-class parental leave plan offering 16 weeks of paid leave for Moms and Dads and up to 8 months of a reduced work schedule
Peer-to-peer recognition
Free personal financial counseling
High-quality medical, dental, vision, and disability care at affordable rates
On-site health & fitness centers
Robust training and professional development programs
Matching grants program to charitable organizations, matching employee contributions up to $7,000 annually
Tuition reimbursement of up to 85% for employees who wish to pursue their formal education
Discounts on technology, wireless plans, automobiles, and home and auto insurance