Manager, RA CMC (Remote)


North Chicago, IL

  1. Research & Development
  2. Chemistry, Manufacturing & Controls (CMC)
  1. Full-time

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Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions 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, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on TwitterFacebookInstagramYouTube and LinkedIn

Job Description

The Manager, Regulatory Affairs for Chemistry Manufacturing & Controls (CMC) works with internal and external partners in order to deliver products to patients. Prepares CMC regulatory strategies that enable first pass approvals under limited management supervision. Develops and manages content strategy for regulatory submissions, including INDs/CTAs and amendments, new market applications and supplements/variations with limited management supervision. Builds and maintains relationships within the Regulatory Affairs functional areas and the Operations and Research & Development (R&D) organizations. Represents RA CMC on product development and life-cycle management teams to negotiate, influence, and provide strategic advice to peers in RA, R&D, and Operations.


  • Prepares CMC regulatory product strategies with limited supervision.
  • Prepares regulatory submissions, including new applications and amendments, renewals, annual reports, supplements and variations under limited supervision and responds to regulatory information.
  • Analyzes and interprets information that impacts regulatory decisions. Seeks expert advice and technical support as required for strategies and submissions
  • Reviews and revises regulatory submissions to effectively present data and strategy to regulatory agencies under limited supervision
  • Develops strategies for CMC meetings, manages preparation for agency meetings and manages content of pre-meeting submissions under limited supervision
  • Manages products and change control with an understanding of regulations and company policies and procedures with limited supervision. Analyzes and approves manufacturing change requests with limited supervision.
  • Represents CMC regulatory affairs on teams such as the product development, Global Regulatory Product Teams and Operations brand teams, for assigned projects; negotiates with and influences team members with support of management to maximize chances for first pass approval of regulatory submissions
  • Stays abreast of regulatory procedures and changes in the regulatory climate. Analyzes legislation, regulation and guidance and provides analysis to the organization under limited supervision
  • Develops, implements, and documents policies and procedures within the regulatory affairs department under supervision of manager. Participates in initiatives internal to RA CMC

This role can be based remotely within the US.


  • Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, biology, chemistry, pharmacology, engineering or related subject
  • Preferred Education: Relevant advanced degree preferred. Certification a plus.
  • Required Experience: 6 years pharmaceutical or industry related experience. 3-5 years in quality systems or cross-functional project management
  • Preferred Experience: 6 years pharmaceutical experience including 5 years in regulatory affairs or 5 years in Discovery, R&D, or Manufacturing
  • Experience working in a complex and matrix environment
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • 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 Company’s 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 AbbVie’s 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.

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