Regulatory Director

Salary: Executive Salary and Benefits
Location: Leeds
Type: Permanent
Ref Number: ESAZ-35830

Job Description

Parkinson Lee are working with a Global Chemicals Business to recruit a Regulatory Director with a global reach.

The purpose of this position is to be the lead on all regulatory issues and management of compliance for the business globally, managing external service providers to support compliance management strategy. You will also be the focal point for PSRA relationships with senior managers in the region and be able to establish effective business controls by country/region to underpin compliance strategy.

Key Responsibilities Include:

•Providing specialist expert opinion and guidance on product safety and regulatory developments to ensure ongoing compliance of products sold in their specific regions

•Proactively monitor new regulatory developments in the region and to develop plans to mitigate or realise opportunities.

•To work with trade associations to influence Regulatory Authorities in the development and implementation of new legislation to minimise the variation and hence cost of compliance globally

•To develop business controls for compliance and plan for their implementation

•To implement working practise to manage regulatory compliance for products on an on-going basis to minimise business risk, regulatory action, and loss of customer confidence

•To facilitate business growth opportunities by taking regulatory action to remove barriers to market and support new product introduction.

•To proactively explore non-standard notification routes that allow for reduced testing and hence reduce the time and cost of new product information.

•To manage all chemical regulatory notifications/registrations in the region by offering a single focal point in the global resource. This will require considerable influencing skills to get an agreement on priorities between different regions and the co-ordinations and instruction of internal technical resource and management and selection of external service providers

•To provide training to country managers sales professionals, R&D scientists, site technical managers to understand the variety of country specific regulations. To provide training in regulatory requirements to develop local expertise and to ensure that all in the PSRA team have a working knowledge of relevant legislation

Management & Key Stakeholders:

The Regulatory Director will have 7 direct reports who will be based remotely across Asia, North America, and Europe. Key stakeholders will include Country Managers, Site Technical Managers, Site HSE Managers, R&D Scientists, Sales Managers, Regulatory contacts at other companies, Industry working groups, Regulators and Regulatory consultancies.

Experience Required:

This position requires the job holder to deal with a high complexity of regulations covering a variety of products applications and markets, involving multiple departments across the group where information is not always readily available and can be scattered across multiple locations and departments. To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of financial, commercial and liability implications of regulatory assessments and can influence key stakeholders across the group using a high level of professional diplomacy, negotiation and persuasion. This role will also challenge the development of on-going business strategies.

Personal Attributes:

•Degree level qualification gained within a technical field (i.e., chemistry, engineering, etc.)

•Professional product safety specialist

•Expert in detailed knowledge of complex and varying chemical control legislation across multiple regions

•Experiences business leader within large complex organisations with global reach

•Proven track record of managing regulatory programs in multi regions

•Cultural awareness and knowledge of routes or influence

•Wider scientific and regulatory uncertainty requiring expert judgement and informed interpretation

•Significant negotiating and influencing skills and assertiveness

For more information please contact or apply online.

Assignment Managed By:

Adam Dickson
Adam Dickson

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