Regulatory Affairs Manager (R&D)

Are you passionate about R&D? Would you like to join us and take a front seat in our R&D team based in our brand-new R&D facility in Wageningen, Netherlands? As our R&D Regulatory manager you will be working as part of a passionate Regulatory team with a can-do mentality, reporting to the Global Regulatory Lead.

You will help us develop and promote products that deliver on our commitment to great tasting, all natural, plant-based products that are good for the consumers and the planet in a responsible and compelling manner. A good understanding of the Regulatory environment in the EU and a proactive cooperation within R&D as well as being the trusted voice for our marketeers and excellent communication with external regulatory partners and trade associations is key to success.

Need more details?

You will be part of a small central team that collaborates closely with colleagues in different regions around the world and you will work with externally contracted Regulatory partners.

Product Development

You will work directly with Product Developers and Technical Project Leaders from the start of a project and guide them through the regulatory environment to innovate products with compelling propositions and claims.

You will help our marketing teams to define rules for claims and propositions as well as mitigation plans to ensure compliance in the market.

You will work proactively to ensure our products are compliant with local regulations and that they will continue to be compliant when regulations change.

You will be collaborating with external regulatory partners to deliver the necessary regulatory assessments for projects.

You will also liaise with colleagues outside R&D, with Legal, Quality and procurement to help addressing questions from, authorities, customers, and ingredient suppliers.

External representation

You will represent Upfield’s technical interests as needed in industry associations and/or directly with regulatory bodies and authorities.

What is your background?

You have a Masters Degree in Food Technology/Quality/Toxicology.

You have a minimum of 7 yrs. professional experience with international regulatory frameworks supporting product development in the foods industry.

You are an expert in EU food regulations and have good working knowledge of the food regulations for the sector and the regulatory environment outside of the EU.

You have good communication skills; the ability to communicate efficiently with external regulatory partners as well the ability to communicate regulatory information to individuals from other disciplines and from non-technical background.

You have a can-do mentality and enjoy finding opportunities in a challenging regulatory environment to help Upfield’s ambition for Plant based products.

You enjoy working on time-critical business requests.

Fluency in English is a must, proficiency in one or more European languages is desirable.


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