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Philips Regulatory Affairs Program Manager in Bothell, Washington


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In this role, you have the opportunity to

In this role, you have the opportunity to serve as primary point of contact with our business to set North American Regulatory Affairs priorities. In addition this person will guide and support the business unit to ensure timely product registrations, regulatory planning for new product introductions and product changes, guidance on risk assessment, and required corrective actions to meet regulatory requirements, as well as leadership and guidance on North American regulatory strategy, such as PMAs, 510(k)s, Health Canada applications, and clinical evaluations.

You are responsible for

As a core member on product development teams, the North American Regulatory Affairs Program Manager will provide timely and valued regulatory guidance (written and / or verbal) by owning the following tasks:

  • Work on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of regulations and organizational objectives.

  • Involvement in developing, modifying and executing company regulatory policies that affect immediate operations.

  • Regular interaction with management and cross-functional teams to provide regulatory strategy at all stages of a products lifecycle.

  • Responsible for product registrations/approvals.

  • Keep abreast of current regulatory procedures and changes. Participates in direct interaction with regulatory agencies on defined matters.

  • Recommend and develop strategies and create detailed written regulatory plans for:

  • Traditional, abbreviated or special 510(k)s

  • Pre-market Approval Applications

  • Pre-submission applications

  • Worldwide product registrations

  • Responsible for the coordination and preparation of document packages 510(k) pre-market notification and PMA applications, technical file and design dossiers for CE marking, and worldwide product registrations.

  • Identify potential regulatory approvals risks based on changes in regulations, standards country specific issues or other unique characteristics of the project.

  • Drives improvement in regulatory aspects of the Quality System, developing processes and documenting procedures to ensure an effective Quality System. Review and recommend changes for design process and manufacturing procedures to maintain quality and regulatory compliance.

  • Provide audit support

  • Provide guidance to business unit on global compliance, such as CE Marking and product registrations, clinical evaluations in accordance with EU MDR, ISO 13485 and ISO 14155, MDSAP, compliance with FDA’s guidance documents etc.

  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with the current regulatory procedures and updating the procedures when new regulatory requirements become effective.

  • Advise internal stakeholders (marketing, manufacturing, R&D, etc.) regarding current/pending guidance, regulations, Agency/industry initiatives, etc. to ensure regulatory strategy is in alignment with company objectives.

  • May represent Philips in an international committee chartered to develop an applicable standard.

  • Review and approve engineering changes, advertising, promotional items and labeling for regulatory compliance.

  • Coordinate testing required to support regulatory submissions.

You are a part of

The Philips Emergency Care and Resuscitation business products include hospital Automated External Defibrillators (AED)/Monitoring equipment and portable Emergency Services/Public Access and Home AEDs. Our devices can automatically detect and recognize shockable heart rhythms in victims of sudden cardiac arrest. These technological breakthroughs allow the clinician to concentrate more on the patient and less on the device.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s or Ph.D. preferred) preferably in Regulatory Affairs and/or a science related field or equivalent experience in the medical device industry.

  • RAPs RAC strongly preferred. ASQ certifications also desirable.

  • Minimum of 6+ years of experience in the medical device industry (EU MDD, Health Canada, US FDA class II and class III, etc.).

  • Experience with software products preferred.

  • Must have personal experience with successful preparation and submission of 510(k) and/or PMA submissions.

  • Strong background in Design Controls.

  • Proficient knowledge of medical device regulations (21CFR), FDA law, MDD/MDR, other global laws and regulations and standards including ISO14971, IEC 60601 and related particular standards.

  • Experience writing Clinical Evaluation Reports (CERs) that are compliant with MEDDEV 2.7.1 revision 4 highly desirable.

  • Knowledge of the nature and impact that the transition from the Medical Device Directive (MDD) to the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) will have on Manufacturers and Notified Bodies.

  • Experience in supporting international registrations and/or clinical investigations.

  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office.

  • Understand LEAN concepts, methodologies and deployment.

  • May require 5% travel annually with possibly some international.

In return, we offer you

Working in the medical industry brings much fulfillment, as well as unique challenges. As part of our HealthTech focused company, you will be responsible for successfully dealing with and managing Philips relationships with approval agencies such as the US Federal Drug Administration (FDA).

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.

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