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Philips Medical Affairs Director, Connected Care in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Effective Wednesday, December 8, 2021, all U.S.-based employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID as a condition of employment at Philips. Employees with a sincerely held religious belief and/or disability impacting their ability to obtain the COVID vaccine can request a reasonable accommodation.

If you are a Colorado resident and this role is a field-based or remote role, you may be eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

Philips is a global leader in health technology, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide and striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Driven by the vision of a better tomorrow.

But it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. We are 80,000, wonderfully unique individuals, with two things in common: An unwavering sense of purpose and a relentless determination to deliver on our customers’ needs. It’s what inspires us to create meaningful solutions – the kind that make a real difference – when it matters most.

The world and our customers’ needs are changing faster than ever before and while we are proud of what we do already, we know we can do more. That’s why we need you, to help us tackle increasingly complex challenges posed by ever evolving health and well-being needs.

In this role, you have the opportunity to:

The position is the Medical Affairs Director for the Connected Care Business, reporting directly to the Head of Clinical & Medical Affairs of that business. The role is responsible for providing medical leadership across all aspects of clinical safety, throughout product development and life-cycle management. This role acts across multi-functional teams as a valued individual contributor in a providing medical input into all clinical safety related activities, with in-depth expertise in processes for safety assessments & surveillance, complaint analysis, & benefit-risk assessments.

You are responsible for:

  • Lead medical safety risk across Business / Cluster portfolio to enable informed patient-centric decisions

  • Safeguarding patient safety through relevant processes including Risk Management, Health Hazard Evaluations, Risk-Benefit analyses, recalls, review of post-market surveillance data to evaluate trends, etc

  • Provide authoritative medical support to R&D, Clinical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Post-Market Surveillance, Quality, Risk Management, Product Safety teams, Legal and Communications.

  • Contribute to risk management plans and failure mode analysis during product development, safety signal detection and post-market surveillance post-launch.

  • Participate in clinical safety discussions with KOLs, regulatory agencies / notified bodies, including during regulatory inspections.

  • Provide input into review of applications for Medical and Scientific Information

You are a part of:

As a result of Philips renewed dedication to Quality, it has recently restructured its organization to ensure you and your department have clear collaboration 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.

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

  • An MD, MBChB, MBBS, or equivalent with 10+ years of years’ medical experience, and at least 5+ years medical safety experience in medical device / biotech industry in medical affairs roles.

  • Strong background and deep medical expertise in assessment of clinical risk-benefit throughout product development life-cycle

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of all applicable standards / regulations requiring medical input, such as risk management, complaint management, reporting requirements, etc

  • Shown ability to be strong advocate for patient-centric decision making

  • Anticipates changing priorities and demands and addresses them proactively

  • Ability to provide independent, medical input to critically evaluate clinical risk, and make evidence-based risk benefit determinations

  • Lead medical input into critical business decisions regarding potential patient safety issues

  • Analysis & interpretation of signals & trends from multiple inputs including clinical data, literature, complaints, etc

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills required for working effectively in a cross-functional team environment

In return, we offer you

The ability to collaborate with, learn and grow from colleagues in a highly complex, global organization where you can use your strengths to help drive strategic business initiatives for Philips. Additionally, we provide you a dynamic working environment in an innovative business, paired with a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a supportive atmosphere where you can sharpen your talents with new challenges and career opportunities.

How we work at Philips

Our newly adopted hybrid work concept fuses flexibility with collaboration to deliver great outcomes for our people and our customers. We are embracing an approach wherein we spend more time together than apart – which for full-time employees translates to an average of at least 3 days working from the office and up to 2 days from home – for our hybrid roles.​

Hybrid work flexibility means people can meet the changing demands of work and home in the most balanced, productive, and healthy way.

Our hybrid working model is defined in 3 ways:​

We believe in the importance of impactful collaboration: There's a certain energy when everyone’s in the same room that can heighten idea generation and creative friction needed for problem-solving.

We embrace flexibility: Choosing where, when, and how to work can vary according to task and team schedules. Flexibility isn’t office or online, it means choosing the space that works best for you, your teams, and our customers on a case-by-case basis. ​

We want to be at our best: The way we work, and our workspaces are designed to support our well-being, offer career advancement opportunities, and enable us to be at our best. ​

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 innovative, customer-first health technology solutions. Help us improve the health and well-being of billions of people, every year. Ultimately creating a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.

Visit our careers website to explore what it’s like working at Philips, read stories from our employee blog, find information about our recruitment process and answers to some frequently asked questions.

It is the policy of Philips to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

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