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Regulatory Affairs Specialist II

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Plano
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Our Neuromodulation business is an area of expertise for Abbott. This business includes implantable devices compatible with mobile technology to help people who suffer from chronic pain and movement disorders. Our Solutions include Proclaim (TM) XR SCS System, the #1 Spinal cord stimulator on the market, Proclaim (TM) DRG Neurostimulator, the only FDA approved DRG therapy and a market leader in radiofrequency ablation therapy, Abbott RFA. These non-opioid therapies allow us to provide interventional pain therapy to patients throughout the pain continuum. Our deep brain stimulation technology for progressive diseases help people manage their Parkinson's disease and essential tremor symptoms, steering away from side effects.

Our site in Sylmar, CA or Plano, TX is looking for a Regulatory Specialist II. This position performs specialized level work assignments and/or analyses, evaluation, preparation, and submission of documentation for the worldwide regulatory registration, ensuring products and procedures comply with regulatory agency specifications. Supports necessary regulatory activities required for product market entry.

What You'll Do:

  • Prepares robust regulatory applications (either for FDA or for international regulatory agencies) to achieve departmental and organizational objectives.
  • Conducts reviews of product and manufacturing changes for compliance with applicable regulations.
  • 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.
  • Reviews and evaluates communications to ensure communications convey all necessary detail and adhere to applicable regulatory standards including those set by the FDA or other worldwide regulatory agencies to various international affiliates.
  • Maintains 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.
  • May interface directly with FDA and other regulatory agencies.
  • Work with cross-functional team to support product release process.
  • 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.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned

Experience and Education You'll Bring:

  • BA or BS degree; technical discipline preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience, including a minimum of two years regulatory experience.
  • Experience with either 510(k) applications, PMA supplements and US device regulations or with EU 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 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 approximately 5%, including internationally.
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance
  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority (Include for Manufacturing roles only)
  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled (Include for Manufacturing roles only)
  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

Keywords: Abbott Laboratories, Plano , Regulatory Affairs Specialist II, Other , Plano, Texas

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