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Abbott Regulatory Affairs Project Manager in Plymouth, Minnesota

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

This position leads the global regulatory strategy, preparation and submission to gain approvals and acts independently to identify and resolve problems. This team member provides regulatory guidance and leadership to Regulatory Specialists and cross-functional partners and demonstrates strategic thinking and creativity in support of new programs and routes to market. This Project Manager is experienced in audits as well as hosting and presenting to Regulators such as FDA and Notified Bodies. This individual provides global regulatory strategy and execution of submissions including PMA, 510k, IDE, and EU dossiers (and assisting international Regulatory team as needed); heavily focused around change management for product design changes as well as new product development projects and MDR readiness.

Job Description

  • Prepares regulatory strategy and robust regulatory applications to achieve departmental and organizational objectives.

  • Creates, reviews and approves engineering change orders.

  • Acts as a regulatory representative on core product development teams, communicates regulatory requirements and impact of regulations to the development team. Provides guidance and expertise.

  • Acts as liaison between the Company and the various appropriate regulatory agencies, ensuring that communications on both sides are clear, specific and convey all necessary detail.

  • Maintains ongoing surveillance and analysis of all pertinent domestic and international medical device regulations to ensure submission requirements world-wide are current, up-to-date and are entered into regulatory submission data base and file systems. Ensures that information of such regulations and requirements, especially those that are new or modified, are distributed to appropriate personnel.

  • Reviews device labeling and marketing materials for compliance with FDA submissions and applicable regulations.

  • Interfaces directly with FDA and other regulatory agencies.

  • Supports the product release process by reviewing and approving requests for product release.

  • Conducts reviews of product and manufacturing changes for compliance with applicable regulations.

  • Reviews protocols and reports to support regulatory submissions.

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and international regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Provides mentoring and leadership to Regulatory Specialist team members

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, as assigned.

General Qualifications

  • BA or BS degree (degree in a technical discipline highly preferred).

  • A minimum of 5 years of technical experience, including at least 5+ years of regulatory experience in a medical device industry.

  • Experience with PMA supplements, IDE submissions and 510(k) applications, as well as EU MDD/MDR and other international medical device regulations and submissions.

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Ability to work as a leader within Regulatory as well as within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

  • Ability to travel < 5%, including internationally.

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

  • Ability to identify and solve problems and work independently with little oversight.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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