Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs (New Health Care Company)

24 May, 2023


Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs (New Health Care Company)

Maplewood, MN/St. Paul, MN

Job Description:


Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs (New Health Care Company)


3M is establishing two industry-leading companies, creating value through the spinoff of its Health Care business, while 3M will continue to be a global material science leader, focusing our innovation to win in favorable global megatrends and attractive end markets. This new Health Care Company will be a leading global diversified health technology company with:

  • Proven category leadership
  • Exposure to attractive end-markets
  • Innovation mindset driving improved patient outcomes
  • Collaborative customer relationships
  • Deep global regulatory experience
  • Operational excellence and strong cash flow
  • Strong sales growth and profitability with significant recurring sales


We expect the creation of the two companies will be completed by the end of 2023. For now, we will continue to operate as one global company. This role is positioned to drive the success of the “New Health Care Company”.


This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military experience to a 3M career.


The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, you will lead the regulatory affairs team supporting the Oral Care Solution Division – a functional area that is strategic and has corporate-wide impact.  This role will serve as a primary point of contact to teams & as a key contributor to governance decisions for strategic alignment and direction.  This role will support teams in early and late-stage product development to advance the product through critical milestones and regulatory activities that lead to product approvals, globally.  You will actively build strong relationships across stakeholders, management, and with contract organizations. You will be responsible for developing a team that has the appropriate capacity and competence to support the strategic plans of the division.


As Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Developing and executing regulatory strategies to achieve products approvals faster than competitors and with differentiated indications and claims.
  • Directing complex decision making among stakeholders and senior leaders in an area of regulatory that is complex and evolving.
  • Advising and guiding the regulatory strategy development, Health Authority interactions, and submission activities.
  • Participate in global business and functional strategic leadership meetings and forums representing regulatory affairs perspective.
  • Mentoring and guiding regulatory staff and teams working across all product modalities.
  • Establishing organization goals and objectives.
  • Partnering with health economics, reimbursement, and government affairs to influence regulations globally to provide the best product position/price for our patients.
  • Supporting new venture initiatives and acquisitions/ integrations.


Your Skills and Expertise 

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a scientific discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited university


  • High School Diploma/GED (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution and nineteen (19) years of experience in Regulatory Affairs & Medical Device experience


  • Ten (10) years of experience in Regulatory Affairs & Medical Device experience in a private, public, government or military environment
  • Ability to manage and direct a large team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Work location:

  • Work Your Way Eligible (Employee choice to work remote, on site, or hybrid)


Travel: May include up to 25% domestic/international

Relocation Assistance: NA


Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).


Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.


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Our approach to flexibility is called Work Your Way, which puts employees first and drives well-being in ways that enable 3M’s business and performance goals. You have flexibility in where and when work gets done. It all depends on where and when you can do your best work.



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Job posted: 2023-05-24