Manager - Medical Device Software Regulation & AI

MedTech Europe

Mavence

Manager - Medical Device Software Regulation & AI

MedTech Europe

Brussels, Belgium

Background

MedTech Europe is the European trade association representing the medical technology industries, including medical devices, diagnostics and digital health.

More than 33,000 companies in Europe produce more than 500,000 medical technologies that share a common purpose: improving, extending and transforming people’s lives. With more than 14,000 patents filed annually, the medical technology industry is the most innovative industry in Europe.

Digitalisation is changing the way healthcare is delivered, making it better, safer and more effective. Recent years have seen a number of policy initiatives, many emanating from Brussels, that are paving the way for better use of digital health technologies and health data.

MedTech Europe is expanding its digital health team to address Europe’s extensive and fast-developing digital agenda, and to ensure that EU and Member State policies and legislation facilitate a trusted and accepted deployment of digital health.

Reports to

Director General Industrial Policies
Director Digital Health

Your role in the Association

As a specialist in regulation of medical device software, including artificial intelligence (AI), you will take a leading role in achieving MedTech Europe’s goals with regard to digital health.

You will represent the medical technology industry’s interests vis-à-vis policymakers and stakeholders, by driving advocacy initiatives in areas such as, but not limited to:

  • The future EU Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act;
  • The regulation of AI and other medical device software under the in vitro diagnostic and medical devices Regulations 2017/746 and 2017/745;
  • EU legislation on cybersecurity.

You will maintain and develop partnerships with the EU institutions and with relevant European stakeholder groups, to advance the medical technology industry’s interests and vision with respect to these legislative acts.

Together with the Chairs, your will coordinate and drive MedTech Europe working groups devoted to these topics.

Key areas of responsibility

Representation

  • Represent MedTech Europe and present its positions to external stakeholders, including at meetings with EU institutions;
  • Foster and maintain contacts with a network of key stakeholders, in particular within the EU institutions and agencies;
  • Alert the MedTech Europe hierarchy and members to issues ahead of time.

Communication

  • Communicate about projects and programmes to members and externally to identified stakeholders;
  • Monitor and share intelligence;
  • Respond to members’ and non-members’ requests for information;
  • Communicate information on meetings, update extranet with new resources/tools, and post them to members.

Strategies & tactics

  • Develop strategies to collect the members’ interests and advise on (and execute) successful tactics to ensure regulatory approaches that support members’ interests.

Regulatory affairs expertise

  • Drive activities that are in line with the association’s policies, procedures and practices;
  • Collect input from members and feed industry comments into responses to public consultations in the relevant policy domains;
  • Suggest opportunities for new work items, advocacy and communication.

Project management

  • Lead internal committees and working groups, together with their chairs, to coordinate debate, build consensus and advise on possible successful strategies;
  • Develop position papers and presentations to support projects and programmes;
  • Provide direction and support to ensure successful external advocacy of agreed industry positions, objectives and campaigns;
  • Partner with colleagues from various other functions to ensure alignment across the various departments of MedTech Europe.

Experience and Education

  • Masters level education, preferably in IT, political or social sciences disciplines;
  • Five (5) or more years of work experience, ideally in trade associations, the healthcare or IT industries, public administration or government;
  • Strong knowledge/experience in the EU legislative decision-making process;
  • Experience in leading or working in projects;
  • Experience of or within the EU institutions/Brussels environment a strong advantage;
  • Fluent in English, other EU language(s) highly appreciated.

Skills

  • Ability to easily engage peers, external groups and international bodies;
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus among different interests and viewpoints;
  • Excellence both ‘behind a desk’ and in external representation ‘out of the office’;
  • Possess or have a demonstrated ability to create an own network;
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills, both in one-on-one and group settings;
  • Flexible and a good team player;
  • Commitment to pursuing excellence and taking initiative;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Opportunity

  • Becoming a member of a motivated, dynamic, diverse, and international team;
  • Competitive salary package plus additional benefits, including a performance bonus, lunch vouchers, mobile phone subscription, work laptop, pension plan & medical insurance (incl. family);
  • Representing a well-established and innovative European industry;
  • Opportunity for training and personal development.

Interested candidates are asked to send their application, consisting of CV and cover letter to sergey.golyshin@mavence.com.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Don't forget to mention EuroBrussels when applying.

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