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Job Title: Global Regulatory Affairs Manager (Oral)
Location: Port- Sunlight UK
Salary: £47,400 - £59,300 + Excellent Benefits
Main Job Purpose:
• This position provides strategic regulatory guidance and operational input to the Oral GDCs, Discover, OI and NBU programs on global research and development projects and emerging technologies, with emphasis on international regulations which could significantly impact the ultimate business success of the projects.
• The candidate is expected to keep abreast of worldwide regulatory developments and public relations issues, (which have regulatory implications), which could affect Unilever’s products, and ensure that these developments are incorporated into the relevant R&D programmes.
• The position will meet with the leaders of all relevant GDC and Discover projects, with the result that they should be provided with a regulatory review and assessment for the countries in which the product is to be marketed. In addition, this position will be responsible for the issuance of more general, global regulatory updates on regulations affecting the category.
• The position requires extensive strategic influencing skills, as interfacing with the Category Program & Discover Directors, the Cat VP, Regional Regulatory Affairs Directors and network of country based Regulatory Affairs contacts is a key requirement in order to help gather information and provide meaningful, concise information to the category and innovation managers.
• The position will also provide technical regulatory input into the planning and execution of clinical protocol designs for global projects.
• In order to continue to grow Unilever’s influence in the external world, this position will also require some participation in appropriate trade association committees, and provide regulatory support to the management of globally relevant category issues.
• After discussions with Project Leaders/Teams in Discover and GDC, to issue a global regulatory clearance forecast for those countries in which the project will be launched. Accomplishing this will require considerable interaction with the global regulatory affairs network, in order to obtain up-to-date information on each country and region.
• To provide regulatory input, or to identify alternative reliable sources of regulatory input (in cases where expertise is not available within Unilever) to category strategy in terms of both new product areas and the management of external issues impacting the category.
• To prepare regular global regulatory summaries for specific product areas.
• To regularly share and communicate information on issues, issue management, and regulatory news to the global networks and internally within Research and GDC.
• To provide technical input into the planning of global, clinical protocol designs.
• Where relevant, to work along side the Regional Regulatory Affairs Director, and participate in relevant trade association activities.
• To work with the Public Affairs /External Affairs teams to develop Unilever positions on issues of relevance to the category.
The role has responsibility for activities in more than one location. The challenges facing this person will be:
• Developing and maintaining excellent working relations with global project leaders in Discover and the GDCs, educating them on the value of involvement of Regulatory Affairs at all phases of the innovation funnel, but in particular at the concept stage.
• Constantly developing and managing a network of regulatory contacts around the globe. Establish an early warning system so that new regulations can be flagged and understood quickly, in order that the implications can be determined and communicated rapidly.
• To maintain excellent interfaces with amongst others: SEAC, Legal, Public Affairs /External Affairs, Marketing Managers, Supply Management and senior leaders in order to meet the needs of Development programs and the Business.
• As necessary, to have direct contact with various external bodies including Regulatory Authorities, trade associations, and research organizations.
Skills/ Experience/ Qualifications:
Minimum BS in a science discipline, preferably an M.S. or PhD in Biological Science, Toxicology, Environmental Science or Chemistry or equivalent.
Significant experience covering the development, research, and regulatory affairs functions and preferably a proven track record of working in an external environment (such as trade associations, Regulatory Authorities, etc.) A working knowledge of the regulatory requirements that govern the cosmetic and device industry, preferably globally.
Excellent Communication Skills, both verbal and written, are essential. In addition excellent Interpersonal skills are a fundamental requirement of these roles. Contacts will include senior business leaders, development chemists, and marketing, legal, and regulatory affairs experts, so the ability to effectively communicate at all levels within the organization is required. Knowledge of formulation chemistry is needed to help determine how regulations will impact formulations.
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We will develop new ways of doing business that will allow us to double the size of the company while reducing our environmental impacts.
To apply, you must do so online using the “Apply to this job” link below. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch shortly after the closing date to provide you with an update on the status of your application.
Candidates who have applied can access their status update through the candidate tracking link or, for any additional queries, by contacting the Recruitment hotline number on 0800 0284390.
Please note that the closing date for the receipt of applications is 19th February 2013