Grant Thornton LLP Regulatory Compliance, Life Sciences- Managing Director in Boston, Massachusetts

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Risk Advisory Services, Regulatory Compliance - Managing Director

Grant Thornton’s Advisory professionals are progressive thinkers who create, protect, transform value today, so our clients have the opportunity to thrive and grow. Our advisory practice creates holistic solutions delivered by innovative, curious professionals who bring technical depth and industry insight to our clients. Business Risk Services protects value while driving growth. Our Business Risk Services practice consists of Risk Advisory, Forensic Advisory, Cyber Risk and Data Analytics solutions.

Our Risk Advisory Services professionals help clients predict, prepare, protect, manage and respond to risk. They work with the client to develop and deploy business strategies that align with the organizations approach to risk and to their risk management priorities. Our professionals assist in creating risk management programs and holistic solutions to address strategic, operational, financial reporting, regulatory, compliance and cyber risk inefficiencies. Applying advanced technologies and analytics, global resources and industry specialists to risk management challenges, Grant Thornton’s Risk Advisory Services professionals help clients to protect their business value while driving their growth.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Regulatory Compliance Managing Director, assists clients in developing and executing regulatory risk strategies delivering projects on time, on budget, and with a high level of quality that promote innovation and growth, operational efficiency and process excellence, and sustained regulatory compliance across the life sciences value chain. Business development activities include assisting partners, principals, and managing directors with proposals, statements of work, oral presentations, developing project approaches, resource models, and pricing estimates. This senior role will also develop and present thought leadership in the forms of point-of-views (POVs), whitepapers, conference presentations, and industry articles enhancing Grant Thornton’s brand and eminence.


  • Perform project engagement responsibilities including project planning, execution and risk management, client management, subject matter expertise and guidance, project financials, and performance reviews for project team members.

  • Lead business development activities such as proposals, statements of work, oral presentations, developing project approaches, resource models, and pricing estimates.

  • Develop and present thought leadership in the forms of point-of-views (POVs), whitepapers, conference presentations, and industry articles.

  • Promote innovation through research and creative thinking of clients’ future needs and developing new solutions and services to address them.

  • Meet or exceed sales targets for new and follow-on work.

  • Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).

  • Maintain a good working relationship with clients and work effectively with client management and staff at all levels to gather information and perform services.

  • Work closely with Grant Thornton managers and partners to promptly identify and resolve client problems or issues.

  • Communicate (verbally and in writing) externally with clients and internally with all levels of the organization to successfully accomplish objectives portraying knowledge and confidence.

  • Develop, train, manage, coach, and mentor managers and staff on projects and assess performance for engagement and year-end reviews.

  • Motivate others to perform at maximum efficiency without sacrificing quality of the services delivered.

  • Interview campus and/or experienced candidates.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry or other life sciences-related discipline. A graduate or professional degree is a plus.

  • 15 plus years of life sciences industry experience with a specialization in regulatory compliance, product quality, and risk management across both biopharmaceuticals and medical device and diagnostics.

  • Demonstrated consulting experience at a professional services firm servicing life sciences clients at a national level.

  • ASQ, RAPS or related license/certification a plus.

  • Communications skills (e.g. excellent verbal and written communication skills).

  • Up to 80% travel required. BENEFITS: Grant Thornton LLP promotes a nationally recognized culture of health and offers an extensive array of benefits to meet individual lifestyles. For a complete list of benefits please visit .

    Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenue in excess of $1.56 billion and operates 58 offices across the United States with more than 565 partners and 8,000 employees

    Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations. Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically — whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.

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Title: Regulatory Compliance, Life Sciences- Managing Director

Location: MA-Boston

Requisition ID: 039923