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Reynolds American Sr Director Population Health/Consumer Behavior in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Sr Director Population Health/Consumer Behavior

Reynolds American is evolving at a pace like no other organization.

To achieve the ambition we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be the change!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A Senior Director, Population Health and Consumer Behavior

SENIORITY LEVEL: Executive Level

FUNCTION: Global Life Sciences

LOCATION: Winston-Salem, NC


Reports to

Head of Clinical and Behavioral Sciences

Number of Direct Reports

4, Global team of 15-2

Core Relationships

Internal - Cross-functional: Submissions, Product Development, Marketing, Legal & External Affairs, Procurement, Regulatory Compliance

External – several CROs

Geographic Scope


Travel Required

Approximately 25%

The Senior Director role, through strong strategic leadership and scientific expertise, will lead an area within Global Life Sciences focused on population health and behavioral outcomes for next generation products (NGPs) to understand consumers’ risk perceptions, intentions, use behaviors, and health outcomes at the population-level, as well as use-related health hazards for new products. Responsibilities of this Senior Director role are focused on overseeing four core science programs: perceptions and intentions testing, survey research, population modelling, and human factors and actual use testing, to support regulatory requirements. This position is a senior level position and will be responsible for managing a team of behavioral scientists and data analysts who lead the design, review, analyses, and narratives associated with each of the four science programs. This individual will establish cross-functional partnerships and build relationships with internal and external partners to influence and drive alignment across workstreams. This position requires strong technical, analytical, communication, and managerial skills. This person will maintain high scientific standards and integrity, while adhering to all applicable regulations and procedures.


  • Defining scientific strategy in population health and behavioral research for the business

  • Strong leadership of the team across four scientific programs

  • Managing external scientists and vendors, including working with procurement and regulatory compliance to support onboarding, auditing, and existing/new relationships of contract research organizations

  • Data management with focus on regulatory reporting requirements across all study efforts

  • Adherence to human subjects’ requirements across all study efforts

  • Strong communication and collaborative skills to be applied to all external and internal stakeholders

  • Budget management (incl. forecasting) for the Population Health and Consumer Behavior team

  • Versatility and adaptability in a fast-paced environment


  • Do you have experience in leading teams working on complex, scientific workstreams?

  • Are you able to manage multiple projects with internal and external stakeholders?


  • Epidemiology and/or Biostatistics; or Public Health with a focus in Epidemiology and/or Biostatistics; or Social Science with a focus in dependence, preferably tobacco dependence; or a related area,

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in directly managing others

  • Ability to lead regulatory strategies

  • Strong ability to apply critical thinking and analytical skills to both known and new information and data

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and execute multiple projects, as well as to complete multiple projects efficiently and on schedule

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills, including experience in communicating information to the C-suite level

  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration, & relationship building skills

  • Experience with the FDA regulatory environment and regulatory submissions

  • Expertise in U.S. regulatory analytic priorities across U.S. government datasets and U.S. epidemiological data sources; Experience in Public Health research

Education / Qualifications / Certifications Required

  • Preferred doctoral degree and commensurate training in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, or related quantitative/methodological-focused social science field and a minimum of 7 years of experience or minimum of Master’s level education with minimum 10 years of relevant experience, or 10 years of progressive relative experience (refer directly above, relevant fields).


  • Broad understanding of the tobacco category or relevant industry experience

  • Experience in complex survey instrument development, psychometric instrument evaluation, statistical analyses, human factors testing, and/or actual use assessment

  • Advanced biostatistical skills


At Reynolds American, we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at REYNOLDS AMERICAN.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 British American Tobacco employees across more than 180 markets

  • Great Place to Work Certified

  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries

  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in four strategic locations

  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner

  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Have you been on a career break for 18 months or longer? Are you ready to return to your career? If your answers to these questions is yes, we would love to hear from you. Regardless of why you took a break, we value you for all the skills you can bring to the workforce. Reignite your career, work flexibly, be part of a dynamic team and upskill yourself with on-the-job training and development support.

Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at Reynolds American.We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!


Benefit Information

The following is a general summary of the competitive compensation and benefit plans we offer:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation.

  • Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent

  • Company contributes an additional three percent to 401(k) whether employee participates or not

  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package (including medical, dental, vision, and prescription drugs)

  • Health Savings Account start-up contribution for employees who elect the high deductible health plan

  • Flexible spending accounts for both Health Care and Dependent Care allowing employee to use pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified expenses during the calendar year

  • Employee assistance program offering 8 free counselling sessions, per issue, each calendar year for employees and their dependents

  • Company paid life insurance of 1x annual base pay ($50,000 minimum)

  • Company paid accidental death or dismemberment insurance of 2x annual base pay ($50,000 minimum)

  • Voluntary insurances offered at group rates: employee and dependent life insurance, AD&D insurance, critical illness, accident coverage, disability buy-up, and auto & home insurance

  • Tuition reimbursement and student loan support

  • Dependent Scholarship Programs

  • Free confidential personal financial counselling service

  • On-site health centers and 24/7 fitness centers at certain company locations

  • A charitable giving matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice

  • Health-care concierge service

  • Volunteer service opportunities

  • Extensive training opportunities

  • Company vehicle for eligible employees

  • Mobile phone allowance for eligible employees

  • Paid Leave:

  • Sick and Personal Time (exempt employees may be excused with pay for brief absences; non-exempt employees receive up to 6 days)

  • Vacation (levels Below Senior Director receive 15 days (pro-rated during first year of service); Senior Director and Officers receive 25 days (pro-rated during first year of service)).

  • Holidays (Nine company recognized and two annual personal holidays to be used at the employee’s discretion)

  • Paid Parental Leave + temporary reduced work schedule opportunity

  • Funeral Leave

  • Short-Term Disability Leave

  • Long-Term Disability Leave

  • Jury Duty Leave

  • Military Leave

  • Released Time for Children’s Education

  • Community Outreach Leave

  • Other paid leave benefits, as required by state or local law

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility, and creativity for motivated employees who want to grow their careers. We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences, and talents to improve the company's potential for optimally achieving its business objectives!

Reynolds American Inc.and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email at TalentAcquisition@RJRT.com.