Sr. Manager, Regulatory Strategic Planning, E2E Submission Excellence

Lake County, Illinois
Jun 14, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

The Senior Manager, Regulatory Strategic Planning, is responsible for successfully delivering project management capabilities for cross-functional teams of medium- to high-complexity within and across the Regulatory Affairs organization. The individual combines knowledge of scientific, regulatory, and business processes to properly drive the execution of AbbVie’s regulatory strategies. Responsibilities include developing and managing the schedules, activities, and deliverables for the Global Regulatory Product Teams (GRPTs), interacting with key stakeholders, and leading process improvement efforts to help achieve business performance goals for regulatory compliance and productivity.


  • The Manager, Regulatory Strategic Planning, is responsible for successfully delivering project management capabilities for submission teams in support of activities related to E2E submission excellence.
  • Works across submission teams to identify key opportunities for best practice sharing, lessons learned and continuous improvement.
  • Facilitate ideation sessions for dossier kick off teams to identify acceleration opportunities across the functions supporting submission deliverables.
  • Interacts with ADTs and other key stakeholders across the enterprise to ensure regulatory milestones are properly communicated; periodically communicates with Regulatory management to provide timely updates on progress and/or issues that may impact the global program.
  • Plans and executes process improvement initiatives of medium- to high-complexity; demonstrates effective change leadership and move ideas from concept to implementation.
  • Possesses proficient knowledge of the regulatory product lifecycle, business processes, and regulations across Regulatory sub-functions; provide business subject matter knowledge on assigned initiatives, and demonstrates effective problem solving & decision making, learning and adjusting behaviors based on prior results/experience.
  • Leads team meetings effectively; uses the project governance process to effectively escalate and drive resolution of issues; demonstrates effective group facilitation skills and ability to drive consensus among team members regarding process changes.
  • Develops effective working relationships with project team members; prepares and delivers clear, relevant, and influential written reports and presentations for a variety of audiences.
  • Coordinates and drives deliverable preparation; develops and maintains process models using standard methods and tools; manages and tracks budgets, contracts, communications, metrics, and reporting-related processes.
  • Supports mechanisms to identify, capture, and report business performance metrics. Analyzes metrics with subject matter experts to drive increase compliance, quality, and productivity across the organization. Incorporates diverse, cross-functional, and global perspectives into strategies & tactics that consistently enhance the ability to improve outcomes for the Regulatory Affairs organization.



  • Bachelor’s degree in science (biology, chemistry, microbiology, medical technology, pharmacy, pharmacology), math, engineering, business management, or medical field
  • Advanced degree in science, math, business management, or engineering is preferred. Certifications such as RAC from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, and/or Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) are preferred
  • 7 years’ related experience
  • Proven leadership skills and presence
  • Experience working in a complex and matrix environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact with senior management and executives
  • Ability to pivot and manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.