Regulatory Manager - EMEA & Americas

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Chemicals, Polymers, Personal Care & Cosmetics
Job type: Regulatory Manager
Salary: £Highly Competitive & Extensive Benefits
Contact name: Laura Merritt

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Job ref: 216
Published: 3 months ago

​LOCATION: Hybrid working

Senior Regulatory role for a leading international manufacturer, based in the UK with responsibility for EMEA and Americas with global oversight. You will interact with the senior leadership team, production & technical departments, customers and legislative authorities on all chemical regulatory matters.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To lead and manage a customer support service for chemical compliance-based requests ( >1200 requests per year) across the group

  • To manage the company’s Global Inventory Compliance

  • To develop and report on the company’s regulatory intelligence

  • To develop and implement the company’s global regulatory strategy

  • To manage the software systems, tools and platforms to support the Global Regulatory function


  • To lead the regulatory affairs activities focused in the EMEA act as a Group expert for chemical regulatory affairs in these regions.

  • To develop and manage the company’s chemical regulatory notifications, initiatives in regulatory compliance resulting in minimising risks to the company.

  • To have the authority to advise and then restrict any non-compliant business in EMEA and Americas, in conjunction with the Product Stewardship Manager, Group Chief Technology Officer and the relevant business leader.

  • To lead the development and implementation of global systems, processes and records to ensure continually improving chemical management, in the EMEA and Americas region and work with APAC regulatory lead to ensure consistent regulatory responses.

  • To provide a timely, responsive and proactive service to all regulatory requests from the company’s businesses, sites, customers, suppliers and distributors

Candidate Profile:

  • Knowledge of global chemical regulations

  • A degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, toxicology, or related discipline (or equivalent chemical knowledge gained through experience).

  • Further professional development within a Regulatory Affairs framework.

  • At least 7 years’ experience of product regulatory requirements affecting the chemical industry.

  • Experience of REACH regulations (registration, exposure scenarios and SVHC’s)

  • Experience of GHS and CLP regulations and management of the hazard communication processes and documentation

  • Experience and understanding of American chemical regulations (e.g. TSCA, DSLetc), managing notifications and dealing with governmental bodies

  • Experience of developing practical databases for use by others.

  • Experience of the specification, implementation and use of specialised regulatory systems within an organisation

  • Experience of transport regulations, global hazard classifications

  • Ability to adapt to regulations on different chemical types from single substances, polymers and “mixtures” in a concise and coherent manner

  • Ability to make key “go / no-go” decisions based on all available information and taking a risk-based approach to such decisions

  • Ability to communicate and present clearly and effectively (both verbally and in writing) with internal and external contacts at all levels (including Executive Groups or Company Boards).

  • Good team-working and interpersonal skills with evidence of prior effective involvement in cross-functional business teams.

  • Proven management of a small team and the development of individuals within that team

  • Must have the right to work in the UK, sponsorship is not available.

Our client is offering a competitive salary and extensive benefits package with a positive working culture.