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Associate Manager, Regulatory Affairs

StrykerCorkFull-time

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.

We are proud to be named the #5 World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine. Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting stryker.com

Why regulatory affairs/quality assurance at Stryker?

Are you interested in working for a global company where you can work across functions and on a wide-variety of projects? As a member of Stryker's RA/QA team, that is exactly what you will do! Here, we provide our Regulatory Affairs team the opportunity to learn new things, as well as endless growth opportunities. If you are interested in working at one of the World’s Best Workplaces, apply now!

Need another reason to apply? Here are 10 reasons to join our Regulatory Affairs team: https://www.strykercareersblog.com/post/10-reasons-to-join-strykers-regulatory-affairs-team


This is a permanent role based in Carrigtwohill, Cork managing a team of RA professionals. Highly flexible work environment, partial remote working is possible.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Assesses links between global, societal and economic trends; stakeholder concerns and regulatory issues and requirements; and the implications for regulatory strategy
  • Participates in advocacy activities of a more advanced strategic nature
  • Develops and updates global, regional and multi-country regulatory strategy, and aligns regulatory strategies to organizational strategies
  • Provides guidance to integrate regulatory considerations into global product entry and exit strategy
  • Identifies regulatory pathways for initial product designs and provides input to internal stakeholders
  • Analyzes the adequacy of proposed regulatory pathways and strategy for initial product designs and recommends changes or refinements based on initial regulatory outcomes
  • Assesses all requirements and potential obstacles for market access and distribution (federal, provincial/territorial/state, reimbursement, purchasing groups, etc.) and develops solutions to address anticipated obstacles
  • Critically assesses the impact of changing regulations on preapproval and post approval strategies and approaches based on changing regulations
  • Provides in-depth understanding and ability to incorporate regulatory strategies to expedite development for products intended for serious or life-threatening medical conditions or that address unmet medical needs (e.g. orphan, conditional approval, breakthrough therapy)
  • Negotiates with regulatory authorities on complex issues throughout the product lifecycle
  • Establishes working relationships and interfaces with multiple government and non-government organizations having an impact on market access and distribution
  • Identifies the need for and manages the development and execution of new regulatory procedures and standard operating procedures
  • Develops and manages programs that train stakeholders on current and new regulatory requirements to ensure organization-wide compliance
  • Provides strategic input and technical guidance on global regulatory requirements to product development terms
  • Evaluates risks of product and clinical safety issues during clinical phases and recommends regulatory solutions
  • Evaluates proposed preclinical, clinical, and manufacturing changes for regulatory filing solutions and proposes plans for changes that do not require submissions
  • Reviews and assesses proposals to regulatory authorities on regulatory paths and clinical plans
  • Monitors implementation of regulatory strategies relative to product and clinical safety issues identified during clinical phases
  • Provides knowledge and critical analysis of preapproval inspections, GCP inspections and clinical investigator relationships
  • Provides regulatory guidance on strategy for proposed product claims/labeling
  • Ensures clinical and nonclinical data are consistent with the regulatory requirements and support the proposed product claims
  • Manages electronic (eCTD) and paper registration development
  • Ensures policies and procedures are in place for appropriate internal review and approval of regulatory submissions
  • Leads key negotiations and interactions with regulatory authorities during all stages of the development and review process
  • Prepares cross-functional teams for interactions with regulatory authorities including panel/advisory committees
  • Manage day-to-day regulatory processes to ensure issues are appropriately evaluated
  • Establish annual budgets and quarterly forecasts. Make necessary changes with appropriate management involvement
  • Communicate and collaborate with Quality Assurance, R&D, Service, Global Supply, Finance, Sales, and Marketing departments to ensure corporate goals and strategies are met
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert for regulatory processes
  • Provide guidance, recommendations, and implementation plans for adherence to new regulatory requirements or expectations
  • Establish standard process to ensure appropriate resolution and management of the responsible task owner
  • Chair meetings required to drive closure of regulatory issues
  • Manage and provide updates for regulatory metrics. Implement appropriate enhancements
  • Represent regulatory processes during internal and external audits
  • Define targets, KPIs, performance objectives, etc. for individuals within functional role, and manage direct reports to meet or exceed these targets
  • Recruit, select, and on-board top talent
  • Develop talent within team to increase performance. Actively address performance issues on team
  • Maintain a high level of team engagement
  • Participates in advocacy activities of a more advanced technical and/or tactical or strategic nature

Education / Work Experience:

  • BS in a science, engineering or related Advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience preferred
  • Master's Degree or equivalent preferred
  • RAC desired

Knowledge / Competencies:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of regulatory requirements, including ISO, FDA, and International requirements
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge of medical device product lines
  • Demonstrated written, verbal, listening, communication, and team-building skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with and lead cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple project workloads
  • Demonstrated experience with trending and analysis reporting
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated process improvement and management skills
  • Experience with recruiting, people development
  • Influence across the organization

Our benefits

Our total rewards offering varies by country but often includes bonuses; commissions; healthcare; insurance benefits; retirement programs; stock based plans; paid time off plans; family and parenting leaves; tuition reimbursement; wellness programs; onsite fitness centers and cafeterias; discount purchase programs; and service and performance awards – not to mention various social and recreational activities.

Know someone at Stryker?

Be sure to have them submit you as a referral prior to applying for this position. Learn more about our employee referral program at https://careers.stryker.com/referrals/

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