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Job ID R-363925 Date posted 03/25/2020

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Job Description

Reporting to the Vice President, Regulatory Affairs. Responsible for creating and executing regulatory strategies and objectives for pre-market programs in alignment with business needs.These regulatory strategies may influence the scientific or technical direction of product design and/or development. The Director Regulatory Affairs is responsible for managing RA associates, for ensuring functional excellence, and for establishing collaborative relationships with other functional leaders.


  • Provides regulatory leadership for programs in the pre-market space for the MMS Regulatory Team
  • Works with the worldwide MMS LT members to ensure alignment of regulatory strategies with business objectives and implementation of the strategic plans
  • Assesses regulatory pathways for new products and product modifications; develops regulatory strategies and tactical plans for submissions to FDA and other regulatory bodies
  • Prepares, or directs the preparation of global regulatory submissions.
  • Identifies and communicates potential risks and mitigations associated with regulatory strategies to stakeholders
  • Directs the preparation of product information for product registrations
  • Monitors Worldwide regulatory developments affecting the Business Group’s Platforms and Programs and communicates emerging opportunities and concerns to stakeholders
  • Represents MMS in interactions/negotiations with global U.S. regulatory agencies and Notified Bodies; enables / empowers staff to interact and negotiate with regulators
  • Participates in Public Policy and Advocacy efforts in support of the strategic direction
  • Represents MMS in external activities benefiting BD  including trade associations, professional organizations, and standards development organizations
  • Manages a staff of regulatory professionals carrying out product submission/registration activities.  Assesses resource requirements based on business priorities and allocates personnel as required to meet these objectives
  • Develops direct reports required competencies, including, but not limited to, regulatory knowledge and ability to apply and communicate this knowledge
  • Conducts training on regulatory issues for staff and for business stakeholders (e.g., Clinical, R&D., Marketing)
  • Reviews and approves labels, labeling, promotional materials, clinical protocols, and clinical reports
  • Plans departmental budget for MMS Regulatory Affairs


  • B.S. or B.A. degree in a technical discipline (e.g., engineering, biology, chemistry).  Advanced degree preferred.
  • RAPS Certification preferred
  • Minimum five years of directly related professional experience (Regulatory) in increasingly responsible positions in the medical device, biologic, or pharmaceutical fields and two years of management experience
  • Experience with Medical devices, pumping systems and electromechanical devices preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve problems and to make appropriate regulatory decisions under pressure.
  • Experience in negotiating with FDA personnel in CDRH .
  • Demonstrated success in the preparation and completion (including negotiations) of regulatory submissions (PMA, 510(k), IDE) to FDA and other regulatory agencies.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated project management, negotiation, and communication (written and oral) skills.
  • Demonstrated global perspective, customer focus, cross-functional collaboration and teamwork skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of U.S. medical device regulations, Good Clinical Practice standards, Good Laboratory Practice regulations, and Quality System Regulation.
  • Current knowledge of European quality system standards, and requirements under the medical device directive MDD 93/42/EEC and IVD directive IVDMDD 98/79/EC.

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