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Director, Regulatory Affairs Strategy-Facial Aesthetics, Pharma

Irvine, CA
Start date
Apr 16, 2024

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Company Description

At Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company, we develop, manufacture, and market a portfolio of leading aesthetics brands and products. Our aesthetics portfolio includes facial injectables, body contouring, plastics, skin care, and more. Our goal is to consistently provide our customers with innovation, education, exceptional service, and a commitment to excellence, all with a personal touch. For more information, visit Follow Allergan Aesthetics on LinkedIn.

Job Description


The Director Regulatory Affairs Global Regulatory Lead in Global Regulatory Strategy is responsible for developing and implementing globalregulatory strategies to secure and maintain market approval for product(s) in assigned therapeutic area. Leads the Global Regulatory Product Team (GRPT). Project responsibilities may include Area Lead (US/Canada) role. May lead the Labeling Regulatory Strategy Team (LRST). Ensures strategic messaging in global regulatory dossiers and responses under guidance of management. May serve as the primary regulatory interface with the AST and supporting teams. Ensures compliance with global regulatory requirements. Manages compounds through all phases of development, including post approval and throughout the life cycle of the product. Demonstrates strong understanding of drug development and leadership behaviors consistent with level. Develops and implements acceleration strategies with guidance from supervisor. Manages projects and necessary documentation of regulatory strategies, commitments, and obligations in compliance with regulations and company policies and procedures. Ensures alignment of global regulatory strategies with Sr. management with guidance from manager. Demonstrates leadership behaviors consistent with level. May participate in initiatives.


  • Interfaces with the LRST and AST to implement cross-functional company objectives. Under supervision, leads the GRPT to development of creative global strategies in line with applicable regulations to achieve business objectives for development and marketed product. Proactively seeks expert advice and technical support from cross functional stakeholders, supervisor, and TAH level personnel.
  • Leads cross-functional stakeholders and regulatory professionals to ensure inclusion of appropriate and clear strategic messaging in the content of global regulatory dossiers and responses to regulatory Agency requests.
  • Accountable for ensuring that corporate goals are met. With support from manager, acts as key internal leader and driver of regulatory policy and strategy for assigned products.
  • Leads preparation and maintenance of global regulatory product strategies for assigned products. Under guidance of supervisor, leads regulatory and cross-functional team in the preparation and maintenance of risk assessment and mitigation strategy development for assigned products and communicates plan to relevant stakeholders.
  • May participate in regulatory and Company initiatives.
  • May influence the development of regulations and guidance. Analyzes legislation, regulations and guidance and provides analysis to the organization, with worldwide accountability for assigned products.
  • Follows company policies and procedures for regulatory record keeping and may develop and implement policies and procedures within the RA department.
  • Under guidance from supervisor, ensures alignment of global regulatory strategies with Sr. Management Under direction of supervisor, presents meaningful regulatory assessments and regulatory recommendations to executive management with. Proactively informs AST and management of issues, risks and mitigations. Provides assessment of impact on global programs. Provides informed regulatory opinion based on experience and expertise.
  • Under direction from supervisor, makes decisions regarding work processes or operational plans and schedules to achieve the program objectives established by senior management.
  • Follows budget allocations and keeps supervisor informed on project resourcing.

  • Required Education: Bachelor's degree in life sciences (pharmacy, biology, chemistry, pharmacology, or related subject preferred).
  • Preferred Education: Relevant advanced degree is preferred. Regulatory certification a plus
  • Required Experience: 5+ years of regulatory experience. Some portion may include relevant exposure to pharmaceutical regulatory work (e.g., other R&D role or specialized training). Proven 3+ years in a strategic leadership role with strong project management skills. Experience working in a complex and matrix environment, and with multiple stakeholders. Experience interfacing with government regulatory agencies.
  • Strong communication and proactive negotiation skills. Business acumen and able to work under pressure
  • Preferred Experience: 7+ years experience in pharmaceutical regulatory activities; preferably in at least 2 regions/major countries. Experience developing and implementing successful global regulatory strategies. Drug development experience preferred. Strong clinical foundation preferred. Note: Higher education may compensate for years of experience

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law:

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.
  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs.
  • This job is eligible to participate in our long-term incentive programs.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Companys sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


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, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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