Regulatory Affairs Manager (UK Group)

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic, regulatory expert to join our UK Team.

The focus of this role is to co-ordinate knowledge and manage efficient control of new and current UK legislation for our UK businesses, whilst keeping pace with EU legislation in conjunction with Regulatory Affairs at our Gent headquarters.

We are open to consider flexible working arrangements for this position (full-time & part-time).

Main Duties

Responsible for driving and coordinating regulatory activities in the UK and Ireland, to meet business objectives and legal requirements in close cooperation with Christeyns’ Corporate Regulatory Team and internal stakeholders:

  • Address and action relevant information and guidance to each UK company in an accurate and timely manner. The following areas are specific examples:
    • Be fully conversant with GB-BPR (Biocidal Products Regulations) and prepare submissions for active substances and related products to required deadlines (to include Eire’s biocidal products regulations / PCS numbers).
    • Be fully conversant with UK REACH regulations and ensure chemical substance dossiers are submitted to cover UK REACH compliance for all Christeyns UK companies’ product ranges (including export to the EU).
    • As part of UK and EU REACH guide the generation of Safety Data Sheets to ensure UK and EU compliance using group-approved software (prior knowledge of ExESS is not required).
    • Monitor Classification, Labelling and Packaging legislation (CLP/GHS) and provide notifications of EU changes and where UK classifications may deviate from EU in the future.
    • Ensure any EU Poisons Centres Regulations requirements are caried out to the extent they apply in the UK and EIRE.
    • Provide guidance to UK Companies to be able to comply with (EU) Explosive Precursors Regulations and the export and import of hazardous chemicals regulation (PIC, Prior Informed Consent).
  • Work closely with site-based Health, Safety and environmental teams to monitor the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) status of UK sites and action any required legislative activity, co-operating with relevant regulators to ensure adherence to the current agreed COMAH statuses and intervention plans.
  • Be familiar with the Detergent Regulations.
  • Be familiar with CoSHH regulations.
  • Develop strong working relationships with internal as well as external stakeholders.

This role is ideally suited to you if…

  • You show drive and enthusiasm.
  • You Hold a university degree in chemistry, toxicology, pharmacy, life or environmental sciences or suitably qualified via experience or other similar qualifications.
  • You have experience in a similar field (incl. ability to prepare regulatory dossiers in an accurate and timely manner).
  • You have experience of coordinating projects or teamwork.
  • You have excellent communication skills, plus the ability to explain complex scientific issues in layman’s terms.
  • You have good organisational skills and ability to handle several dossiers in parallel.
  • You are a team-player with an open and international mind-set.
  • You are an independent worker with initiative, flexible and open to feedback.