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Corporate - General Attorney / Government and Government Relations Attorney in Abbot, IL

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Job Type


Practice Area

Corporate - General
Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 12 yrs required


Abbot, IL

Date Last Verified

Sep 18,2017

Posted on

Aug 28,2017

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Director, Regulatory Affairs Responsibilities: Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures. Identify need for new regulatory policies, processes and SOPs and approve them. Develop and advance the organization’s policy and procedures for regulatory affairs and compliance to establish a compliant culture. Anticipate regulatory and related obstacles and emerging issues throughout the product lifecycle. Analyze and compare regulatory outcomes with initial product concepts and recommend future strategies and actions. Develop global regulatory strategies and update based upon regulatory changes. Conduct regulatory due diligence for potential and new acquisitions and advise management. Sets quality and accuracy standards. Anticipate emerging issues and develop solutions to them. Develop solutions to address issues with other members of management and stakeholders. Develop corporate positions on regulatory risk-benefit. Create and develop product positioning strategies based upon regulatory requirements. Integrate regulatory considerations into the corporation’s global product entry and exit strategy. Recruit, develop, and mentor regulatory professionals. Provide guidance for resource and development planning. Participate in applicable trade association/industry working groups to influence policy/rule making in alignment with business strategies Pre-market. Communicate application progress to internal stakeholders. Negotiate with regulatory authorities during the development and review process to ensure submission approval. Provide strategic input and technical guidance on regulatory requirements to development teams. Ensure pre-approval compliance activities are completed. Formulate company procedures to respond to regulatory authority queries postmarket. Oversee regulatory aspects of business relationships to ensure compliance and protect corporate interests. Ensure a system is in place to manage access to information requests. Provide regulatory input for follow-up to inspections and audits to minimize potential for findings of noncompliance. Ensure crisis management program implemented and functioning. Identify and present option for risk mitigation to decision makers. Represent regulatory affairs in product recall and recall communication process. Ensure adverse events are reported to regulatory agencies and internal stakeholders. Manage processes involved with maintaining annual licenses, registrations, listings and patent information. Ensure compliance with product post-marketing approval requirements. Review and approve advertising and promotional items to ensure regulatory compliance. Review and approve publicly disseminated information to minimize regulatory exposure. Review product claims, and preserve confidentiality of applicable product information.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent); Bachelor's degree 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.) 12+ years’ experience in a regulated industry (e.g., medical products, nutritionals). 12+ years of experience in regulatory preferred but may consider quality assurance, research and development/support, scientific affairs, operations, or related area. 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. International treaties and regional, national, local and territorial trade requirements, agreements and considerations. Domestic and international regulatory guidelines, policies and regulations. Ethical guidelines of the regulatory profession, clinical research and regulatory process. Technical/Business Knowledge of: Monitor costs of projects and of human and material resources within a department or unit. Monitor company-wide indicators such as market share and profitability. Develop least cost, least time means to provide optimal regulatory support for new products. Monitor external environment in area of technical or professional responsibility. Direct and manage the preparation of technical strategic regulatory documentation for agency submission. Understand of reimbursement Communication Skills or Ability to: Communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Communicate with diverse audiences and personnel. Write and edit technical documents. Work with cross-functional teams. Work with people from various disciplines and cultures. Write and edit technical documents. Ability to prepare and present written and oral reports and other presentations to internal and external audiences, including senior management and global regulatory agencies. Negotiate internally and externally with regulatory agencies and participate in political lobbying. Plan and conduct meetings. Demonstrate effective use of negotiation skills to resolve regulatory issues in cross-functional teams to ensure completion of project tasks. Effectively negotiate regulatory agreements with global regulatory agencies. Negotiate regulatory and scientific issues with management. Adjust presentation style and content to suit the audience Cognitive Skills or Ability to: Pay strong attention to detail. Manage projects. Create project plans and timelines. Must be able to juggle multiple and competing priorities. Think analytically with good problem solving skills. Organize and track complex information. Exercise judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Has broad knowledge of various technical alternatives and their potential impact on the business. Exercise good and ethical judgment within policy and regulations. Plan and implement most appropriate strategy to obtain product licensure in least amount of time worldwide. Use in-depth knowledge of business functions and cross group dependencies/ relationships. Define regulatory strategy. Able to follow scientific arguments, identify regulatory scientific data needs and solve regulatory issues. Perform risk assessment or analysis. Counsel management on regulatory policies so as to maximize income, minimize competition, and minimize risk to business. Develop and/or identifies new work processes that will have broad applicability throughout the company. Lead functional groups in the development of relevant data to complete a regulatory submission.

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Job ID: 30044126

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
100 Abbott Park Road
Abbot, IL 60064-3500