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Director Regulatory, APAC - Singapore

Singapore Req #1018
Friday, June 9, 2023

Cynosure is well positioned competitively to lead and transform the medical aesthetics industry.  We are guided by our belief that this is a purpose-driven business, which improves patient’s lives and improves practitioner’s livelihoods.

  • We are passionate about driving a healthy and growing medical aesthetics industry with leading-edge marketing which inspires consumers to engage in medical aesthetics.
  • We are the leader in science-based technology which elevates the standard of care for consumers.
  • We are relentlessly focused on being the undisputed innovation leader, addressing the growing demand for consumer treatments across all demographics.
  • We are committed to building and strengthening our unmatched global footprint, with direct employees on five continents and in 15 countries and growing, and distributor partners serving over 130 countries.
  • We put our people first and believe personal development drives business development.
  • We love our customers and strive give them the leading-edge technology, service, marketing support and clinical education to improve their patient’s outcomes and to improve their livelihoods.

At Cynosure, we look for people who make an impact and encourage everyone to lead, create, and add value. In turn, we invest in our team to grow people’s careers and build upon our high-performance and culture-oriented organization. We work together as one team, winning together.

As we grow our global team, there is no better time to join us. As a market leader in medical aesthetics, Cynosure has over 25 years developing, manufacturing, and marketing products for dermatologists, plastic surgeons, medical spas, and healthcare practitioners. With the aesthetic industry’s most comprehensive product portfolio, our offerings span several categories including skin revitalization, body contouring, hair removal, and women’s health.  

Our mission is to set Cynosure customers up for success shaping future leaders of the aesthetics industry and helping everyone who uses our technologies discover their version of beautiful.

Learn more about us by following our LinkedIn and Instagram sites and please visit us at

Role Purpose

The Regulatory Director will be anticipating and shaping the environment across APAC & ANZ, enabling Cynosure to lead through innovation.

Role is responsible to lead and/or participate in cross functional and cross company interdisciplinary teams responsible for defining and implementing regulatory strategy in APAC and ANZ. Manage regulatory interactions with distributors, consultants or partners to achieve regulatory objectives in line with individual development and corporate goals. Primary contact with regulatory authorities in Asia & ANZ.

Role Responsibilities

The incumbent may be asked to perform other function-related activities in addition to the below mentioned responsibilities as reasonably required by business needs.


  • Lead/participate in cross functional and cross company interdisciplinary teams establishing international regulatory strategy for commercial products.
  • Play a thought and people leadership role within the Global RA community
  • Build strong teams with peers and local market experts based on functional expertise and mature leadership personality
  • Represent RA in the Leadership Team, creating transparency through proactive collaboration within the matrix


  • Establish Cynosure as a shaping influence in the regulatory environment across key markets
  • Create APC/ANZ RA strategy and ensure it dove-tails and complements the Global Strategy
  • Shorten lag times between innovation and ability to implement in global key markets
    • Deep dive into key Asian markets and establish root cause issues for lag times
    • White paper of fast changing regulatory environment
  • Scan changing ongoing regulatory environment and proactively incorporate changes into strategy as well ensure business readiness
  • Within the approved strategy set clear priorities and achieve alignment with key stakeholders


  • Manage and resolve the tension between global excellence and new innovation with local execution challenges
  • Drive Efficiency
    • Drive regulatory approvals by providing clear project priorities.
    • Improve internal systems/processes to ensure ability to be proactive in approach (eg planning)

  • Drive Effectiveness
    • Support post-market surveillance efforts monitoring the performance of Cynosure devices.
    • Ensure competent execution of agreed priorities through working with all relevant stakeholders and guard against distraction/ competing enterprise asks
    • Ensure all APAC/ANZ marketing material is in line with local regulatory requirements.

  • Leverage regular Influencing Conversations to build Cynosure’s shaping influence
    • Maintain communication with Regulatory Bodies as necessary.
    • Manage regulatory interactions with distributors, consultants or partners.
  • Monitor and ensure both compliance with and documentation of compliance with Cynosure’s policies and procedures as outlined in various Company policies, including the Global Approval Authority Matrix and other mandatory policies pursuant to one’s job description.

Education & Experience

  • BA/BS required. Master’s degree preferred
  • 15+ years’ experience in a medically regulated and technical environment with at least 5+ years in a medical device company.
  • Knowledgeable of medical device regulation in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
  • Min 5 years of people leadership in a matrixed and geographically environment
  • Technical/Functional Experience:
    • Experience with successful preparation and submission of applications in APAC & ANZ regions, including (but not limited to) countries such as China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and Australia.
    • Experience with aesthetic medical devices. Experience with aesthetic lasers is a plus.
    • Experience in supporting international registrations
    • Excellent knowledge of ISO13485.
    • Strong understanding of marketing and promotional requirements in Europe and Asia.
    • Strong working knowledge of FDA regulations, including knowledge of medical device development process and related FDA regulations across full product life cycle
    • Experience with ISO 14155 and other clinical regulatory requirements is a plus


  • Strong attention to detail and well-developed analytical thinking skills
  • Strong project organization and time management skills, including the ability to prioritize multiple challenging project timelines while ensuring all deadlines are met
  • Ability to take initiative and work autonomously without significant direction, implementing judgment to resolve objective
  • High level of spoken and written English
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills with very senior internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills; written and verbal
  • Learning Agility, with emphasis on Mental agility and Change agility
  • Strong conceptual thinking
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Passion for results
  • Strong matrix influencing skills
  • Building organizational talent
  • Proven ability to balance autonomy and collaboration

Personal Attributes

  • Is resilient
  • High level of integrity
  • Accurate self-insight
  • High learning orientation
  • Calm under pressure

Cynosure is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran

Other details

  • Job Family Regulatory
  • Job Function General Regulatory Affairs
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • Singapore