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Abbott Regulatory Affairs Manager in St. Paul, 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.

Join our team in the St. Paul, MN location! In this role, you be responsible for coordinating, planning, preparation, assembly, and review of regulatory submissions to the FDA and other worldwide regulatory agencies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Acts as a regulatory representative on core product development teams developing and communicating regulatory strategy, requirements, and impact of regulations

  • Review and approve all design control documentation (i.e. protocols, reports, labeling, etc.) required to support regulatory submissions

  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of colleagues, customers, contractors, and vendors

  • Review and approve product and manufacturing changes through the engineering change order process to assure compliance with regulatory requirements

  • Acts as liaison between Abbott and the various appropriate regulatory agencies

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

  • Provides mentoring and leadership to team members

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned


  • Bachelors degree (or equivalent); in science (biology, chemistry, microbiology, immunology, medical technology, pharmacy, pharmacology), math, engineering, or medical fields is preferred.

  • M.S. in a technical area or M.B.A. is preferred.

  • A Ph.D. in a technical area or law is helpful.

  • Certification is a plus (such as RAC from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society or CQM from ASQ.) At least 4 years of experience in regulatory preferred but may consider quality assurance, research and development/support, scientific affairs, operations, or related area.

  • At least 8 years of experience in a regulated industry (e.g., medical products, nutritionals). Note: Higher education may compensate for years of experience.

  • Regulatory history, guidelines, policies, standards, practices, requirements and precedents

  • Regulatory agency structure, processes and key personnel

  • Principles and requirements of applicable product laws

  • Submission/registration types and requirements GxPs (GCPs, GLPs, GMPs)

  • Principles and requirements of promotion, advertising and labeling

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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