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Danaher Corporation Senior Manager, International Regulatory Affairs in Sunnyvale, California


  • Responsible for regulatory project timelines and management of global regulatory submissions.

  • Manage, guide, coach and lead a team of 2 or more team members which may include other RA Managers

  • Supervise submissions of staff and direct reports who are responsible for regulatory submissions

  • Establish and review Regulatory Affairs priorities as they relate to department and company goals and objectives

  • Provide proactive regulatory intelligence in areas of a competitive nature and also keep abreast of changes in agency regulations and requirements

  • Oversee through direct reports or may directly manage and monitor complex, novel and/or diverse projects, including projects that involve several functional areas

  • Support RA functional area in the review and approval of Change Orders.

  • Provide regulatory assessments for anticipated analytical, manufacturing and packaging changes and sustainment projects

  • Lead regulatory activities including planning and reviewing of regulatory submissions.

  • Coordinate and prepare regulatory submissions to ensure compliance with international regulations and guidelines.

  • Interact with global regulatory leaders and peers to expedite approval of pending registrations

  • Interact with departments to generate protocols and reports that require in-country testing data for registration purposes

  • Provide regulatory guidance with regard to preparation, review and approval of labeling and promotional materials as needed.

  • Maintain a "focused urgency" as required by specific events

  • Recognize potential problems, including situations that include ambiguity, by actively reviewing and analyzing internal and external factors

  • Prepare formal written reports, PowerPoint presentations, and documents for distribution within work unit and regions

  • Assess potential impact and/or applicability to other related areas

  • Assess corrective action to assure it prevents recurrence

  • Provide regulatory training to cross-functional groups


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time

Education and Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Life Science or related field + 9 years’ experience in the IVD or Medical Device industry

  • Master’s degree in a Life Science or related field + 7 years’ experience in the IVD or Medical Device industry

Knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements and scientific knowledge

  • Must be detail oriented with well-developed organizational and analytical skills

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Adobe Acrobat

  • Must have the ability to succeed in a fast-moving environment with ability to be flexible and adaptable within a changing multifaceted environment

  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of advanced technical/scientific principles that relate to multiple, diverse, and or complex product lines or manufacturing processes

  • Able to confidently deal with ambiguous issues and provide input towards suitable actions

  • Ability to interpret subjective and complex aspects of specific regulations and has thorough understanding of multiple sets of associated regulations

  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills

  • Multitasks, prioritizes, and meets project deadlines in a timely manner

  • Effective communicator of technical & non-technical information

  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner to see issues through to completion

  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time (mostly international)

  • Experience in regulatory/Quality or related departments within an IVD or medical device industry

  • A minimum of 3-5 years managerial experience with 2-3 direct reports

  • Fluency in Spanish preferred

    Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .