Abbott Associate Director Regulatory Affairs in Beijing, China


Individual will be a subject matter expert in the regulatory area organization and serve as a resource that others within the organization can approach for guidance.

Regulatory Intelligence:

Gather, assess, summarize, and disseminate available regulatory information, such as proposed rules and guidance. Develop in conjunction with relevant internal stakeholders, draft, and submit directly to regulatory agencies and trade associations the Abbott position/response to proposed device regulatory policy. Implement processes for monitoring and communicating emerging regulatory issues.

Cross-Business Initiatives:

Lead cross-business regulatory council consisting of business regulatory heads, legal, government affairs, and AQR. Chair or co-chair council committees designed to execute objectives defined by the regulatory council, such as global conference, emerging issues, talent management. Work across businesses, government affairs, and legal to define, develop, and obtain consensus on Abbott regulatory positions on critical regulatory proposals. Develop and maintain communication strategies for efficient and effective means of cross business information sharing.

Strategic Planning:

Anticipate regulatory emerging issues and develop solutions to them. Identify need for new regulatory policies/processes. Develop solutions to address emerging regulatory issues with other members of management and stakeholders. Develop corporate positions on regulatory risk-benefit. Create and develop positions and strategies based upon proposed regulatory requirements.


Identify for stakeholders new regulatory requirements to ensure company-wide compliance. Advance the organization’s position by participating and taking leadership roles in professional associations, industry and trade groups and appropriate standards organizations. Advise management and stakeholders on regulatory issues. Manage communication and negotiation with regulatory authorities and lobbying government leaders. Utilize expert technical regulatory skills to influence regulators on complex issues. Consult with and advise businesses on regulatory issues. Participate in the development of new regulations, guidelines and/or standards to promote scientific innovation balanced with appropriate safety concerns.

JOB FAMILY: Compliance/Regulatory Affairs
DIVISION: AQR Abbott Quality and Regulatory
LOCATION: China >Beijing : Canway Building
ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS: China - Shanghai, Hong Kong >Hong Kong : 15-29 Wo Shui Street
WORK SHIFT: Standard
TRAVEL: Yes, 20 % of the Time
SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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