Manager, Regulatory Affairs

San Juan, PR, United States
Sep 18, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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The Manager, Regulatory Affairs, plans and executes Affiliate-level regulatory activities to drive compliance with local regulations and AbbVie policies and procedures. S/he is also responsible for managing all other local regulations impacting the distribution, marketing, and promotion of pharmaceutical products by the Affiliate. This role interfaces with Global, Area, and Affiliate-level partner functions (e.g. US Commercial, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, Area Regulatory) to ensure Regulatory strategies are aligned with business objectives.

  • Effectively manages the submission of product registrations consistent within local requirements to drive complete, accurate, and timely information submission to local Health Authorities.
  • Collaborates cross-functionally to ensure Regulatory system records are kept up to date.
  • Interacts with stakeholders across functions to ensure that Regulatory activities support enterprise business objectives and strategies.
  • Supports the RA Director as needed to drive a culture of compliance and knowledge management across the affiliate.
  • Supports RA Director on audit readiness plans, hosting audits and inspections and working on required action plans and responses that drive resolution and guarantee continued compliant business operations.
  • Develops effective working relationships with local, US, and Area team members; prepares and delivers clear, relevant, and influential deliverables for a variety of audiences.
  • Effectively uses negotiation skills to resolve issues and drive completion of assigned tasks.
  • May represent Affiliate on cross-functional initiatives and externally, including local Health Authorities and Trade Associations.
  • May lead small team of 1-3 members and responsible to develop high performing talent, as applicable.


Required Education:

Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy or industry-related field

Preferred Education: Advanced degree(s) a plus (e.g., Pharm D, MBA)

Required Experience:
  • 8-10 years' related experience
  • Proven leadership skills and presence
  • Proven experience on regulations and standards impacting pharmaceutical products and medical devices registration, distribution, marketing, and promotion including experience interfacing with government and health authorities
  • Experience with Regulatory submissions in LATAM or US markets a plus
  • Strong strategic and critical thinking, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills
  • Superior project management skills and the ability to be multi-tasking while prioritizing effectively taking into consideration the organization's needs and risk management approach
  • Ability to be a self-starter and work independently
  • Excellent communication and active listening skills, with proven ability to successfully interact with different levels of stakeholders and work with cross-functional teams within the matrix organization
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, be influential, inspire others, persuasive and to present themselves appropriately through interpersonal relations/communications, even under considerable pressure to deliver results
  • Resilient and capable to change course of action as needed to ensure business continuity
  • Fluent English and Spanish, both verbal and written

Significant Work Activities
Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)
Yes, 25 % of the Time
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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