ABBOTT LABORATORIES Program Manager Clinical Risk Management Salary in the United States

How much does a Program Manager Clinical Risk Management make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for Program Manager Clinical Risk Management at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $152,693 as of May 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $130,567 and $174,818. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does a Program Manager Clinical Risk Management do at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES?

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

We are looking for a high-calibre Global Regulatory Operations Clinical Risk Management (CRM) Program Manager to provide technical and strategic expertise throughout the product development and life cycle process; daily activities are related to management and alignment of risk information for CAHF products. The CRM Program Manager writes and manages risk master lists, product safety update reports (PSURs), performs risk analysis, and interacts with various cross-functional teams in order to assist in strategy, plans, and project deliverables.

Experience in Active and/or Implantable Medical Devices or PSUR writing desired. Strong Project Management skills are desirable.

Candidates will be based in Minneapolis, Santa Clara CA, Sylmar CA, or remote.

Core Job responsibilities

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable corporate and divisional policies and procedures. Ensures compliance to applicable regulations (ISO13485, ISO14155, ISO14791, MEDDEV 2.7.1, EU and FDA guidance documents) and DOPs.
  • Develops and maintains Risk Master List (RML) DOP, Periodic Safety Update Report (PSUR) DOP and associated documentation, provides input to cross-departmental SOPs and DOPs describing risk information processes. Develop templates taking into account all applicable regulations.
  • Provide and implement innovative ideas and solutions to clinical risk management group (e.g. database, LEAN projects), develop and roll out functional trainings as required.
  • Independently creates and maintains RMLs and PSURs for Abbott products. Maintains thorough knowledge of assigned products. Identifies appropriate sources of relevant data, interprets, evaluates and incorporates information from various sources including literature, clinical data, and medical references. Oversees CROs, actively manages timelines and project delays/risks, develops scenario’s and recommendations for management.
  • Leads risk alignment committee meetings (departmental multidisciplinary team), facilitates therapeutic team participation as appropriate, facilitates informed decision-making and dissemination of scientifically balanced and quality risk information regarding products. Ensures effective communication to clinical safety, clinical science, clinical internal and external operations, product performance, medical affairs, Clinical R&D, Quality Engineering, regulatory affairs, product labelling, senior management, and external CROs or medical writers. Conducts team meetings, sends routing communications and/or presents regular updates to senior staff.
  • Reviews IFUs, patient guides, Risk Management, Clinical Evaluation Protocol, Clinical Evaluation Report (CEP/CER), IBs, study protocols, study ICFs, physician training materials, ensuring alignment of risk information. Involves in responses to complex costumer queries (e.g. regulatory authority, ethical committee, …) related to risk information. Reviews and gives input to Post-Marketing Surveillance Plans (PMS) and Post-Marketing Clinical Follow-up Plans (PMCF).
  • Creates and updates PSURs for assigned product families
  • Facilitates regulatory submissions and communications by communicating with Regulatory Affairs during the submission process.
  • Performs proactive clinical trial signal detection (planning, execution, and presentation) and actively participates in clinical corrective action board meetings
  • Participates in and supports audits. May actively participate in root cause analysis. May participate in root cause analysis, preventive or corrective actions, and effectiveness monitoring, as requested by management
  • Acts as a mentor to less-experienced staff

Supervisory/management responsibilities

Direct: May manage junior staff, contractors or CRO individual contributors


Position accountability/scope

  • Reports to Sr Manager or Associate Director - Clinical Risk Management Global Regulatory Operations
  • Understands business environment and relates extensive knowledge of internal and external activities to trends.
  • Leads a project team. Provides technical leadership to business unit and oversees and directs external CROs and medical writers. Interfaces with senior management on significant matters, often requiring the coordination of activity across organizational units.
  • Acts as a mentor to less-experienced staff and may provide work direction or supervise other technical employees. Participates in the development of other technical contributors by facilitating training and providing feedback and guidance.
  • Exercises judgment independently. Self-starter who proactively plans and organizes project assignments of substantial variety and complexity. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives.
  • Will perform this job in a quality system environment.
  • Must be a self-starter that is able to independently formulate and execute solutions to challenges
  • Must be astute in picking up risks and ensuring processes are put in place to mitigate said risk and prevent harm to patient or user of Abbott products

Minimum education

  • Advanced biomedical degree, e.g. MD, PhD, Pharm D.
  • Must be familiar with medical conditions.

Minimum experience/training required

  • Experience in clinical research and/or risk surveillance and management and/or clinical evaluation reports (medical devices or equivalent in pharmaceuticals). The minimum number of combined years of experience must equal 5.
  • Experience in cardiovascular therapeutic areas is desired.
  • Experience in Active and/or Implantable Medical Devices desired.
  • Knowledge of EU MDD/MDR, FDA medical device regulations, ISO13485, ISO14791, ISO14155, MEDDEV 2.7.1 Rev 4 (or equivalents in pharmaceuticals)
  • Needs to have worked in a quality environment before
  • Good literature evaluation skills, ability to critically evaluate medical data. Able to independently write routine technical documents and perform independent analyses. Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Must have solid clinical understanding of disease state and the implications of treatment as it relates to the patient. 
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills in a team setting and/or informal leadership role.
  • Uses in-depth knowledge of business unit functions and cross group dependencies/ relationships. Is recognized as an expert in work group and across functions. Knowledge of functional areas involved in risk analysis and mitigation for IFUs, patient guides, Risk Management, CEPs/CERs, IBs, study protocols, study ICFs, and PSURs.
  • Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.
  • Must be able to complete deliverables independently
  • Able to foster strong relationships with stakeholders and contribute to the foundation of new processes in various business units

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