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Regulatory Affairs Manager

Location: Midlands, United Kingdom

£up to c90k + Bonus + Benefits


Midlands AB/J4427


An experienced regulatory manager for a global chemicals organisation is urgently to act as the Group expert for all global chemical regulatory affairs.  As regulatory manager you will develop and manage the company’s global chemical regulatory strategy, leading initiatives in regulatory compliance resulting in minimising risks to the company.  As regulatory affairs manager you will have the authority to advise and then restrict any non-compliant business globally, in conjunction with the Group Technical Director and the relevant Business Executive.  You will lead the development and implementation of global systems, teams, policies and records to ensure global compliance.


Key Responsibilities




  • Responsible for management of all global registrations (eg. REACH, TSCA, DSL, NICNAS, K-REACH, China-REACH) and other national and regional regulatory and compliance structures.

  • Responsible for ensuring that hazard communication processes and documentation are in place to enable compliant manufacturing globally, thereby protecting our ‘right to operate’.

  • Manage the authorisation of GHS and CLP compliant SDS and labels for all products globally, ensuring all documentation is compliant with latest regulations and that any changes are communicated both internally & externally.

  • Provide and coordinate support for raw material compliance issues, including the development and implementation of processes for the collation and management of hazcom data from suppliers.

  • Provide expert regulatory advice to assist DGSA (Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors) and support transport classifications, occasionally managing the process with an external lab and authority to confirm such classifications

  • Collaborate with the Quality and HSE functions to align on regulatory issues e.g. Audits, COSHH, REACH implementation and Seveso.

  • To lead and manage a customer support service for chemical compliance-based requests ( >600 requests per year)

  • Coordinate team management of compliance-focused requests from customers, suppliers, distributors and internal colleagues, whilst continually looks to improve request cycle time.

  • Directly assist key customers with regulatory support as needed.

  • Responsible for optimisation and management of the Regulatory Request Database and delivery of monthly statistics to the Group Executive.

  • Responsible for the development and management of Regulatory Data Sheets and compliance statements for the Group

  • Identify gaps in Global Inventory Compliance and then lead product registrations in line with existing and emerging global legislation according to agreed budgets.

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


Qualifications Skills and Experience




  • Educated to BSc, MSc or PhD in a science related subject preferably chemistry.

  • Experience of Reach (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  Global inventories ( eg. TSCA, DSL, NICNAS etc), managing notifications and dealing with governmental bodies.

  • Experience of transport regulations, global hazard classifications and up to date DGSA qualification.

  • Experience: Significant within the chemical industry.

  • Experience of global chemical regulations such as GHS and implementation within Europe and other territories as well as chemical reforms and regulatory decision making.

  • Experience and understanding of food contact regulations – eg. FDA, BfR, PIM.

  • Proven experience of active representation on industry bodies (eg.  Cefic).

  • Experience of HSE regulations and the impact on a chemical manufacturing plant eg Reach, COSHH, Seveso)


To Apply: Please contact Alison Basson, job ref AB/J4427 on 0203 909 3782 or 07814547440 or preferably apply to alison.basson@hudsonshribman.co.uk. 


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