Allergan Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs - Device/Combination Products in Madison, New Jersey

Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs - Device/Combination Products

Madison, New Jersey, United States at

▾ ▸ 1 additional location

Irvine, California, United States

Dec 11, 2018Post Date

185633Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

The Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs – Device/Combination products supports regulatory objectives for the company’s development and marketed device/combination products including coordination, management of global submissions and CE technical files/design dossiers.Directs and supports submission activities for a variety of device regulatory approvals including CE mark, US PMAs, US IDEs, US 510(k), post-approval reports, annual reports, export certificates, establishment registrations and device listings.Supports the development of the device regulatory strategy and provides device input into the preparation and maintenance of chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC) device sections of regulatory submissions, responses to Agency questions for worldwide registration and lifecycle management for the assigned medical device or device aspect of combination products. Supports regulatory intelligence and policy activities in monitoring regulatory pathways, legislation updates, policies and initiatives that could impact initial product submissions, marketed products. Support Allergan at Regulatory Authority/Notified Body project-specific meetings as well as industry meetings. Provide regulatory support, project management and leadership for the (Medical Device Regulation – MDR and IVDR) implementation globally. Supports due diligence activities and Agency audits/inspections as needed. The employee must carry out his/her responsibilities in compliance with all relevant laws, regulations and regulatory guidance as well as all Allergan policies and procedures.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Leads and/or supports device/combo product development and global filing activities from a regulatory standpoint from initial product concept through life cycle management of the device/combination product.

  • Supports regulatory submissions, regulatory operations, field actions, change control, lifecycle management, interactions with regulatory agencies/Notified Bodies, technical file/design dossier management and approval of EC Declaration of Conformity as applicable, per product type. In addition, the incumbent is the key regulatory contact for Quality, Medical Safety and International Regulatory Affairs.

  • Provides regulatory policy, intelligence interpretation and strategy (e.g. Medical Device Regulation) for device/combination products to support global regulatory plans, due diligence, integrations and divestitures.

  • Acts as a key regulatory advisor to provide strategy and leadership by partnering with operating units on the implementation and training of regulatory requirements. Cultivates meaningful and credible partnerships with external subject matter experts, Notified Bodies and regulatory agencies in the development of regulatory policies and assessments. Participates in and contributes to industry and professional meetings to maintain competency on regulatory policy issues. In addition, the incumbent is the key regulatory contact for Quality, Medical Safety, International Regulatory Affairs and external third party regulatory experts.

  • Provides leadership, remains accessible and coaches employees when needed; maintains high levels of work and employee accountability. Supports and develops global regulatory teams to meet company objectives. In addition, the incumbent is the key regulatory contact for International Regulatory Affairs.



  • 6 years of regulatory experience in the medical device/combination products industry; OR a Master’s degree, or JD with a minimum of 4 years of Regulatory experience in the medical device and combination products industry.

Preferred Skills/Qualification

  • Experience in the CE Marking process, global regulatory strategy and regulatory submission process. Sound technical skills including working knowledge of medical device and combination products. Experience with eCTD tools and EDMS applications.

  • Proven experience in and ability to manage relationships with regulatory agency personnel at all levels.

  • Strong knowledge of global regulatory intelligence and policy toanalyze external regulatory trends and internal compliance trends, making recommendations to senior management to drive proactive initiatives to ensure compliance for Device/Combination Products.

  • Strong knowledge of device/combination product regulations [21 CFR Parts 3, 4, GCP, GLP, 210/211, 600, 700, 807, 809, 803, 812, 814, 312, 314, 1271, 820 QSR (Design Control), European Medical Device Directives and Regulation (MDR/IVDR), ISO 13485, MDSAP, technical standards, CMDR SOR/98-282, TGA SR. 236:2002, ANVISA RDC No. 16, JPAL Ordinance 169, MFDS No. 219, ISO 14155, eCTD Module 3, ISO/IEC 62366, HE 74, device complaint handling/MDRs, human factors testing, device risk analysis (ISO 14971) and other global regulatory requirements for Allergan’s devices and combination products.


  • Bachelor's degree in scientific discipline is required. A Master’s degree in a scientific discipline or regulatory and/or law discipline or J.D. is highly desirable.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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