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Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Req # JR - 022638 Location Deerfield, Illinois, United States Additional Locations 40 Job Category Regulatory Affairs Date posted 06/10/2020

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Regulatory Affairs Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of global regulatory strategies, obtaining and maintaining marketing authorizations for product(s) and communication of general regulatory requirements in support of licensing of Baxter’s products. Additionally, providing on-market regulatory support for currently registered global products and expansion of products into new markets.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Global Regulatory Lead for a portfolio of Class II / Class I medical devices marketed worldwide. 
  • Represent global regulatory affairs and act as a liaison for local country RA on cross-functional project teams
  • Ensure regulatory activities are in alignment with business prioritization
  • Track of status and progress of regulatory documentation and deliverables required to support regulatory submissions
  • Manage product lifecycle activities including regulatory impact assessments of product changes and product labeling development
  • Maintain regulatory files in a format consistent with regulatory requirements and internal procedures
  • Support local country RA on product Geographic expansion initiatives and product lifecycle activities
  • Provide guidance and regulatory strategies to project teams supporting new product development
  • Respond to regulatory authority inquires under strict deadlines
  • Assist with maintenance activities for regulatory systems and procedures
  • May act as primary contact with US FDA and/or EU agencies for standard activities related to product development or compliance


  • Required Bachelor’s degree or country equivalent in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 5 years regulatory or equivalent experience within a healthcare company, contract manufacturer, or similar organization. Ideal candidate will also possess working knowledge of medical device registration regulations in the United States. EU and international experience / knowledge in medical device regulations will be an advantage
  • Scientific knowledge and ability to discuss technical matters with cross-functional teams.
  • Good written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Good technical system skills (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, databases, online research, Document Management System)
  • Manage multiple projects, activities, priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to identify compliance and / or project risks and escalate when necessary

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