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PRODUCT COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST MIDDLE EUROPE
Location : HIVE Wageningen, The Netherlands or Hamburg, Germany
Travel – max 30% (Local/Europe)
De functie / The role
Unilever is committed to ensure that its products are compliant with legislation and that clear information is provided on their use and any risks that are associated with their use.
To translate this mission efficiently into action, and to ensure that Unilever complies with its own high standards as well as with the technical aspects of legislation, is the task of the Global Product Compliance (GPC) team. The GPC is part of the Regulatory Affairs Organization in R&D. The team supports the entire Unilever portfolio, deals with a high variety in compliance activities and interacts with many functions in Unilever.
On the regional level the Cluster Product Compliance team (CPC) will define requirements and ensure speed and efficiency of compliance business processes locally (regional and country).
The Specialist West Europe will deliver support in the country-cluster to all Unilever key divisions (Home Care, Beauty & Personal Care and/or Foods & Refreshment), report to the European CPC Manager and will be part of the European CPC team consisting of 7 members based in various locations across Europe.
Act as a Compliance Business Partner to local divisional teams in the country-cluster: R&D (Local), Supply Chain (eg. Quality), Local Innovation/Advocacy (I/A) Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, External Affairs/Legal
Provide advice, guidance and training to relevant business partners on specific compliance aspects and use of compliance tools
Lead the impact assessments according to relevant regulatory changes
Lead and coordinate registrations/notifications/reports to local relevant authorities in the country-cluster
Coordinate the implementation of compliance business processes with speed and efficiency for regulatory change and/or adaptation to business needs
Assist to enquiries on operation and maintenance of compliance business processes
Pro-actively Collaborate with internal expert teams to identify opportunities to drive speed, efficiency and consistency in compliance processes locally
Understand the scope of the regulatory framework in Europe and its effects on the various product categories across divisions
Assess the compliance capability and quality of local consultants
Manage the budget for external support and navigate respective internal process
Coordinate and Execute the agreed activity/project portfolio with Regulatory Data Provides, third parties and selected EU regulatory bodies
Het profiel / Your profile
Batcher/Master Degree in Product Science/Technology or equivalent degree
Experience (min 3 years) in FMCG company in Technical functions, preferably in Regulatory Affairs
Good understanding of EU cluster ways of working and its complexity
Experience in product development, preferably across multiple divisions
Good Knowledge of Regulatory landscape in Europe and existing Regulations for Foods and/or Chemicals
Capable to pro-actively engage and communicate with partners/stakeholders across organisation and external bodies/authorities
Can tailor complex technical information into clear/relevant messages for all audiences
Excellent organizational and time-management skills in a multi-task environment
Ability to analyze, trouble-shoot, take initiative, set priorities, drive things forward, look for opportunities for optimization and work under pressure
Eager to learn, have enquiring mind and keen to challenge status quo
Fully operational in virtual ways of working
Fluent in English (written and verbal) and preferably in German
Team player with solid record of working in & with multicultural teams
Reactie / Reaction
To apply, you must do so online. Please do not forget to upload your CV and a motivation letter.
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.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Unilever is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.