The Manager, Regulatory Affairs is responsible and accountable for developing and executing sound strategies for complex regulatory submissions for Natera. This position directs multiple projects of their functional teams with limited oversight, provides instruction, guidance, and regulatory interpretations to functional staff and Core Teams to achieve rapid worldwide clearance/approval/registration of products with desired claims.
Represents Regulatory Affairs Function as the new product development Core Team Member.
Assesses regulatory pathways for new product platforms and product modifications; develops regulatory strategies and tactical plans for submissions to FDA and other regulatory agencies, as needed.
Identifies and communicates potential risks and mitigations associated with regulatory strategies to stakeholders.
Represents Regulatory Affairs function in interactions/negotiations with the U.S. and international regulatory agencies.
Represents Regulatory Affairs function in external activities benefiting Natera business interests including trade associations, professional organizations, and standards development organizations.
Responsible for monitoring, interpreting, and implementing current and new regulatory requirements for the U.S., EU and other jurisdictions, as appropriate.
Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement that have a significant impact (cost, cycle time, quality, etc.) and assists in developing or executing implementation plan.
Manages a staff of regulatory professionals carrying out product submission/registration activities.
Manages the preparation and filing of premarket submissions and Technical Files.
Manages the regulatory review of labels, labeling, and promotional materials.
Hires, develops and retains staff to meet business needs and to create a pipeline of talented professionals for progressively challenging and responsible roles.
Develops direct reports with regard to required competencies, including, but not limited to, regulatory knowledge and ability to apply this knowledge, effectiveness in team and one-to-one interactions, and verbal and written communications.
This role will have occasional access to PHI both in paper and electronic form and have occasional access to various technologies to access PHI (paper and electronic) in order to perform the job.
Employee must complete training relating to HIPAA/PHI privacy, General Policies and Procedure Compliance training and security training as soon as possible but not later than the first 30 days of hire.
Must maintain a current status on Natera training requirements.
Employee must pass post offer criminal background check.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to think strategically, and to interpret and act upon complex or ambiguous issues, in both the immediate and broader context.
Ability to communicate and interact effectively across all levels, disciplines, and regions.
Ability to inspire, motivate, and build the confidence of teams to reach goals, steadfastly pushing self and others to achieve results.
Demonstrates leadership through openness to diverse views, candor in assessing and articulating difficult positions, and willingness to make changes when needed.
Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of advanced technical/scientific principles that relate to a specific product line.
Demonstrated success in supporting both growth and product support projects, including complex projects involving ambiguity and rapid change.
Demonstrated success in preparing, filing, and completing (including negotiations) regulatory submissions/dossiers [e.g., 510(k), pre-Submission, IDE, PMA, EU Technical Files.
Experienced in meeting with, making presentations to, and negotiating with regulators.
Demonstrated success in developing strong working relationships with regulators.
Ability to attract, recruit, mentor, and retain high-caliber professionals.
Knowledge of regulations applying to medical devices and in vitro diagnostic devices in the U.S., EU, and other jurisdictions, as appropriate.
RAPS RAC (U.S.) preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
Duties are typically performed in an office setting. This position requires the ability to use a computer keyboard, communicate over the telephone and read printed material.
Duties may require working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends) at times.
Travel required for this position: No, or up to 10%
Driven by the passion for elevating the science and utility of genetic testing, Natera is committed to helping families identify and manage genetic diseases. Natera is a rapidly-growing diagnostics company with proprietary bioinformatics and molecular technology for analyzing DNA. Our complex technology has been proven clinically and commercially in the prenatal testing space and we are actively researching its applications in the liquid biopsy space for developing products with oncology applications.
WHAT WE OFFER
Competitive Benefits. Healthy catered lunches, Premium snacks and beverages, Onsite gym with cardio and weight-training equipment, Game room with satellite TV, Onsite dry cleaning and alteration service with pick-up and delivery, Employee-organized sport leagues, Happy hours and BBQs, Generous Employee Referral program.
For more information, visit www.natera.com.
Natera is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace environment, and welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. Inclusive collaboration benefits our employees, our community and our patients, and is critical to our mission of changing the management of disease worldwide.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable laws.
Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline (biology, microbiology, or molecular microbiology) or equivalent.
Minimum 8 years of directly related regulatory experience in the medical device and/or in vitro diagnostic device area(s) or equivalent.
Must be able to interpret regulatory requirements, determine what is necessary for compliance, and effectively communicate this information to stakeholders.
Previous management experience preferred.
Internal Number: 4311
Natera® is a worldwide genetic testing and diagnostics company that’s changing how doctors and patients manage genetic disease. Our team includes clinicians, scientists, biostatisticians, researchers, and talented laboratory professionals from around the globe.
Natera® develops and commercializes non-invasive methods for analyzing DNA. We operate a CAP-accredited laboratory certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in San Carlos, California, and offer a host of proprietary genetic testing services.
Mission: CONCEIVE innovative breakthroughs in science and technology
DELIVER actionable information to improve reproductive health, cancer, and organ transplant care
Help patients THRIVE by getting earlier, more accurate health information, and better quality of life