Philips Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Panama, Ciudad de, Panama


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.

The Regulatory Affairs Specialist will support regulatory affairs activities in our Latam Market for Philips Business Group Health & Wellness. The RA Specialist will execute activities as defined by the RA Manager and with the local Quality & Regulatory leader; supporting RA operations and administration, systems building, regulatory compliance and global submission activities for all products sold by the Philips Business Group Health & Wellness (Medical Devices, complex Cosmetic Products and Consumer Products).


Working in Latam supporting our products 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 in each of the Central American and South American countries.

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

  • Based on business priorities & capabilities, the Regulatory Specialist will provide support for licensing, approbations, registrations (new & renewals), CTDs, PIFs, Technical Files, regulatory administration, labeling (under supervision), and other assigned projects.

  • Support systems development and process improvement activities in Regulatory Affairs activities to improve records transparency-organization, compliance, speed, and collaboration, to assure activities are timely meeting needs of the business.

  • Support preparation and review of registration packages, submission to partners or Competent Authorities; seeking final approval/clearance for new product introductions into any country within Latam region required by the business.

  • Collaborate with other functions including Quality Systems, Development, Marketing, Manufacturing & Testing, and Legal to assure coordinated efforts result in desired schedules and timelines for execution of new and revised existing products delivered to the market.

  • All Specialists will be expected to continue to grow in understanding of the global regulatory frameworks applicable to Business Group Health & Wellness.

  • Communication is a major part of this position and requires use of multiple means including telephone, face-to-face individually or in meetings, written memoranda, formal plans, electronic mail and formal presentations to a group.

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.

Business Group Health & Wellness creates meaningful innovations that improve people's lives; our Philips Sonicare and Discus products help provide better health and more beautiful smiles across the globe; our Philips Avent products deliver the promise as the #1 Brand of baby products recommended by moms worldwide.

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 are looking for an adaptive perspective, dedicated to quality through continued process improvement. 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.

Specific skill requirements for this role include:

  • A degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent is desirable.

  • RAC Certification and/or a Masters in Biomedical Regulatory Affairs are also desirable.

  • Experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology and/or cosmetic (recent) industries desired. Specific regulatory submission experience to chemistry products such as whitening and OTC drugs would be preferred since the majority of the effort will focus on these products.

  • Candidates should understand the essential framework of regulations and guidelines pertinent to their exposure areas as well as knowledge of the Latam regulatory agencies for each country.

  • Must have a basic grounding in GLP, GCP and GMP.

  • Must have strong interpersonal and communications skills with strong local language and English language ability – must be able to effectively communicate with local authorities and the RA team members in the US.

  • Must be articulate and able to communicate effectively with employees at all levels of the organization, as well as with key individuals outside the organization. These outside contacts may include Philips personnel from commercial organizations, dealers-distributors, and consultants.

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.


Advance your career in an environment that supports work-life balance, health & well-being and continuous learning. Making a difference begins right here, where you come first.

Ready to start improving lives by putting your personal skills & passions to work?

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