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Staff Specialist, Regulatory Affairs in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 3/16/2019

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Job Description

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. We are currently seeking a Staff Specialist, Regulatory Affairs to join our Instruments Division in Kalamazoo, MI.

Who we want

Dedicated achievers. Relentless about quality, people who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

Meticulous documenters. Detail-oriented people who enjoy maintaining meticulous documentation of reports, metrics, proposals, and presentations.

Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information, use cases, and industry analyses to develop best practices.

What you will do

The Staff Specialist, Regulatory Affairs will support new product development for both US and OUS Global Regulatory release by contributing to the development and updating of regulatory strategy based upon regulatory changes. Support the product lifecycle through obsolescence by assessing changes made to the device post launch to determine regulatory impact of changes to the current clearance. Ensure regulatory compliance by completing thorough assessments and completing the appropriate submissions pertaining to product clearances/approvals by FDA, Notified Bodies, and other regulatory bodies.
 

  • Report observations/ problems clearly and concisely and takes appropriate actions
  • Demonstrate developing of advanced technical leadership skills within the department
  • Possesses and applies a broad knowledge and understanding of the regulatory and legal frameworks, regulatory requirements, legislation, processes and procedures
  • Demonstrate strong project management, writing, coordination, and execution of regulatory items, with emphasis on technical and scientific regulatory activities
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in areas of regulatory pathways, risk-benefit analysis, communication and collaboration internally and external, submission, registration, obtaining approval/clearance, documentation, post marketing compliance
  • Plan, conduct and execute assignments, reviewing progress and evaluating results
  • Recommend changes in procedures when indicated
  • Assist in SOP development and review
  • Assist in the development and update of regulatory strategy based upon regulatory changes
  • Provide regulatory input new product development and product lifecycle planning
  • Evaluate regulatory impact of proposed changes to launched products
  • Demonstrate understanding and ability to investigate and evaluate regulatory history/background of class, disease/therapeutic/diagnostic context in the assessment of regulatory implications
  • Determine and communicate submission and approval requirements
  • Participate in risk-benefit analysis for regulatory compliance
  • Continue to revisit and compare regulatory outcomes with initial product concepts to make recommendations on future actions
  • Maintain annual licenses, registrations, and listings
  • Review regulatory aspects of contracts
  • Ensure compliance with product post-approval or clearance requirements
  • Approve labeling, advertising and promotional items for compliance before release
  • Review publicly disseminated information to minimize regulatory exposure
  • Review product claims and preserving confidentiality of applicable product information
  • Provide regulatory input for and appropriate follow-up to inspections and audits
  • Assist in the development and implementation of SOPs and systems to track and manage product-associated events
  • Review change management to determine the level of change and potential submission requirements
  • Identify product-associated problems and developing proposals for solutions
  • Advise responsible personnel on regulatory requirements for quality, preclinical and clinical data requirements for clinical study applications or marketing applications
  • Evaluate proposed preclinical, clinical and manufacturing changes for regulatory filing strategies
  • Assess the acceptability of quality, preclinical and clinical documentation for submission to comply with regulatory requirements
  • Monitor impact of changing regulations on submission strategies
  • Identify issues early in the submission preparation process that could impact product launch
  • Compile, prepare, review and submit regulatory dossiers to authorities
  • Participate in negotiations and interactions with regulatory authorities during the development and review process to ensure submission approval/clearance

What you need

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (B.S or B.A) in Science, Legal, Regulatory or Engineering or equivalent focus is required.
  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant regulatory experience required.
  • RAC certification or applicable professional certification is preferred.
  • Previous experience in legal, technical or a regulated environment.
  • Excellent analytical skills, including ability to prioritize and resolve non-routine product issues using independent judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective organizational skills.
  • Advanced PC skills with proficiency in Microsoft office Suite, including Excel.

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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