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Philips Quality & Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Ciudad de Panama, Panama

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In this role, you have the opportunity to

Guide and support Business Groups, Markets and enabling functions to always improve their processes. 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.

You will be responsible for

Working in Latam supporting our products and processes 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 internal partners and support Q&R Latam Team as mentioned below:

  • Provide support for Q&R Team LatAm and assistance with Training Education Development Solutions (TEDS), and Daily Management in LatAm

  • Support regarding development of new documents, process integration and harmonization effort of the Philips Quality Management System / Global Service / Global Customer Service, Quality Management System LatAm;

  • When necessary, provide or monitor, the training to the areas involved when publishing new or revised documents.

  • Collect and analyze main KPIs

  • To Support and monitor Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPAs)

  • Assist internal and external audits - performed by Philips team and certification bodies or body system health monitoring and, where possible, communicate in advance the organization on the agenda of these audits.

  • Provide support of reports of Customer Feedback for LatAm teams

  • Support with organization / execution of the competition LEAN training and to teams with Kaizens.

You will be a part of

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.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • 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, automotive, 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 GMP / FDA.

  • English / Spanish / Portuguese languages ability – must be able to communicate effectively with Philips employees (Latam, USA and Europe).

In return, we offer you

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, groundbreaking innovations with a globally recognized, premium brand behind you. In addition, 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.

This role is located in Panama City, Panama

Philips is an equal employment employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at https://www.philips.com/b-dam/corporate/corporateblog/2016/PhilipsChronicDisease_5.jpg . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video at https://youtu.be/ocnMFp1JBuM .

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at https://www.careers.philips.com/professional/global/en/workingatphilips on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at https://www.careers.philips.com/global/en/blog-unexpected . Once there,you can also learn about our recruitment process at https://www.careers.philips.com/global/en/recruitmentprocess , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at https://www.careers.philips.com/global/en/faq .

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