Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Tempe, AZ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 8/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Who we want


Strategic. Creates alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.

Focus. Takes direction, follows through, and mak

es the corrections necessary to stay on track. Prioritizes then acts.

Achievers. Thrives on accomplishing tasks and constantly driven to do more. Collaborators. Collaborates and builds relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Communicators. Articulates well and expresses ideas effectively.

Learners. Great desire to learn and looks to continuously improve.

Teammates. Supports, encourages, and inspires others.  


What you will do


The Regulatory Affairs team supports new product development for both domestic and international market releases and provides regulatory oversight post market.  They participate on cross functional teams to develop global regulatory strategies, author regulatory submissions, interact with regulatory agencies/notified bodies and review labeling and marketing material during the pre-market phases.  The Regulatory Affairs team also evaluates proposed design changes for both new products and sustaining products. They support the product lifecycle through obsolescence by assessing changes made to the device post launch to determine the regulatory impact to the current clearance/approval by all regulatory bodies. 

  • Exposure to all types of single-use Class I and II products with an array of clinical applications.
  • Partner regularly with the engineers on the team compiling regulatory submissions.
  • Provide strategic direction on how to best streamline our process and use more of a risk-based approach to making decisions.
  • Learn about innovative reprocessing methods, testing and criteria.   

What you need

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in life science, engineering discipline or similar field 
  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in regulatory areas.
  • Extensive experience with FDA regulations and compliance.
  • Quality Assurance/Regulatory experience in class II medical devices.
  • Expertise with 510(k) submissions.
  • Ability to manage the regulatory functions, as well as involvement in key projects.
  • Ability to interface with both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with shifting priorities and timeliness requirements.
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal, analytic, and problem-solving skills.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal and persuasive skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.
  • Exposure to JD Edwards (One World) and Business Objects preferred.
  • Work Enviornment:
  • Production / Cleanroom at times
  • May be exposed to Hazardous materials. Employees need to consult MSDS in their work area.
  • Required at times to wear Personal Protective Equipment to protect against exposure to Bloodborne pathogens and chemicals.
  • Travel 10%.
  • Managing the preparation, review, and submission of pre-market submissions, technical files, and design dossiers, including establishing and maintaining necessary written procedures, such as for submission review, applications, CE marking and clearance.
  • Serve as a Regulatory representative on new product development and sustaining engineering project teams, providing regulatory feedback and guidance throughout the product development cycle, and coordinating team inputs for submissions.
  • Responsible for reviewing and approving product and manufacturing changes for compliance with applicable regulations and developing and implementing departmental and divisional policies and procedures to ensure assessment of significant changes.
  • Interface with key staff members in strategic planning, product development, operations, and customer service departments to meet scheduled regulatory submission and approval dates.
  • Maintain and/or develop cordial relations with counterparts and officials in federal and state government and international regulatory agencies.
  • Evaluate data generation carefully in line with scientific principles and company policies. Review and edit materials to meet U.S. and OUS regulatory requirements and company policy.
  • Participate in the development of product labels and labeling, particularly Instruction For Use documents while considering global labeling requirements.
  • Review and approve labeling, advertising, and promotional materials including web-based materials for compliance with regulations, and ensure that product claims are consistent with premarket clearances.
  • Participate in activities of the Association of Medical Device Reprocessors in reviewing and responding to FDA and international government agency proposals for regulation of medical device reprocessing.
  • Participate in Risk Management and post-market surveillance as part of cross-functional teams.
  • Review and approve document action requests and process change orders.
  • Perform recalls and sub-recalls.
  • Respond to Customer/Sales representative questions and issues.
  • Inform department director when significant deviations occur from planned submission schedule or when testing or labeling will be unlikely to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of documented regulatory procedures as required to assure consistent and compliant regulatory activities.
  • Assist with maintenance of regulatory files and tracking databases to ensure prompt and accurate access to company regulatory information.
  • Participate in new business development activities and ensure applicable US and OUS regulatory activities are being addressed.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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