Philips Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Bothell, Washington

Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Your challenge

As the incumbent of this Quality & Regulatory (Q&R) role within Philips, your challenge will be to guide and support Business Groups, Markets and enabling functions to always do the right thing. This involves being a confident advisor on approval, regulatory compliance and quality management related topics, in order to achieve timely releases of innovative products that deliver high quality and outstanding reliability to the lives they will improve.


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).

Key areas of responsibilities (KARS) for this role include:

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

  • 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.

  • Create detailed written regulatory plans that can be used to target domestic and international shipment dates.

  • Develop and prepare product registration submissions for the US, Canada, EU and select worldwide locations.

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

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

  • Provide significant regulatory support to ongoing PMA activities.

Additionally, the Regulatory Specialist will:

  • Communicate application progress to internal stakeholders

  • Collaborate with worldwide colleagues regarding license renewals and updates

  • Maintain regulatory files and tracking databases as required

  • Communicate with regulatory agencies as needed

  • Mentor other regulatory affairs personnel within ECR

Your team

As a result of Philips renewed commitment to Quality, it has recently restructured its organization to ensure you and your department have clear interfaces with Philips Business Group and Market leadership, and can harness the expertise of five Centers of Excellence (COEs­­). These 5 COEs specialize in the following capabilities: Regulatory & Clinical Affairs, Supplier Quality, Quality Management System, Quality Assurance & Engineering, and Compliance & Audit. As part of this new structure, you are empowered to use your voice and expertise to have a positive impact on your team, our business, and health technologies that will improve the health, well-being and care for people around world.

You will report directly to the Head of Regulatory & Clinical Affairs of Philips Patient Care & Monitoring Solutions (PCMS) business group.

Location : This position is based in Andover, MA.

We are looking for:

A person who is excited by the unique professional challenges that our Quality Transformation presents, has strong technical competencies, and demonstrates resilience challenging, often demanding situations. We are looking for a perfectionist- a fixer who continuously strives for excellence as a way of life; not just as a job. We’re looking for someone who can inspire others to adopt this mentality of prioritizing quality above all else in a relentless pursuit to improve the quality of life billions for the billions of people Philips brand touches each year.

Sp eci fic skill requirements for this role include:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s 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 5 years of experience in the medical device industry (EU MDD, Health Canada, US FDA class II and class III, etc.).

  • Proficient knowledge of medical device regulations (21CFR), FDA law, MDD, other global laws and regulations and standards.

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

  • Requires strong written, oral and interpersonal skills to be able to effectively compose agency submissions, interface interdepartmentally and complete assignments with minimal supervision

  • Proficient knowledge of domestic and international standards

  • Strong background in Design Controls.

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

  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and perform with accuracy and a high attention to detail

  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office.

  • Understand LEAN concepts, methodologies and deployment.

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

Our offer

This role comes with a competitive compensation offering and a generous holiday / vacation offering, but that’s not all. Quality is right on the top of Philips leadership agenda and that means you have the unique opportunity to come in and have a recognized voice to drive and witness exciting, transformational changes. You will be empowered to drive high quality, ground breaking innovations with a globally recognized, premium brand behind you. And when you are successful in this role’s mission, you will have an array of diverse career options open to you – across different functional areas, product lines, business groups and/or geographies. That is a commitment Philips Quality Leadership team has made and stands by.


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