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Director, Regulatory Affairs - Transcatheter Mitral & Tricuspid Therapies

Company Name: Edwards Lifesciences LLC
Location: Irvine, CA
Job Type: SEE / Full-Time
Contact Name: Patricia Forrest
Email: Apply directly online (see below)

Job Description

As the Director, Regulatory Affairs, you will be responsible for ensuring the Global Leadership in Heart Valve Therapies boldly influences the creation of and meets the global regulatory requirements for the company’s emerging Transcatheter Mitral and Tricuspid Therapies initiative. You will interact with the FDA, Notified Bodies and other approval authorities as needed to develop the regulatory strategies for and manage all aspects of their execution for this novel therapy.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Collaborate on the development of the global regulatory strategy for Transcatheter mitral and tricuspid therapies. Ensure the strategy’s implementation.
  • Partner with the R&D and Clinical Affairs departments in the development and implementation of Mitral and Tricuspid clinical and regulatory strategies to ensure pre-clinical and clinical trials meet appropriate regulatory requirements.
  • Hire and develop the Regulatory Affairs team for this new mitral valve initiative; serve as a member of the leadership team for the initiative.
  • Facilitate new product development through a committed partnership with R&D, Manufacturing, Marketing and Clinical Affairs throughout all phases of the product development process.
  • Effectively manage the Regulatory Affairs team to ensure on-time submissions and approvals that support the mitral and tricuspid therapies initiatives.

Job Requirements 

  • A bachelor's degree in a related science or engineering discipline required. A related advanced degree is preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of global regulatory for cardiovascular medical devices, including surgical and interventional devices required. Experience with heart valves, and experience with Nitinol implants, strongly preferred. Experience working in emerging therapeutic areas strongly preferred.
  • Proven track record of managing positive interactions with the FDA and other regulatory authorities, in addition to ensuring that standards of Edwards' communication and correspondence with regulatory bodies are maintained and documented.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a culturally diverse organizational structure, in addition to working independently with limited management oversight, is required.
  • Experience working globally and with global teams.
  • Possess a broad knowledge of surrounding areas including Quality, Clinical Affairs, Manufacturing and Development.


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