Regulatory Affairs Manager
Tessenderlo Group (Euronext: TESB) is a global industrial group that focuses on agriculture, valorizing bio-residuals, machinery, mechanical engineering, electronics, energy, and industrial solutions for water management. With headquarters in Belgium, the group is active in over 100 countries and we have a global team of more than 7,000 employees.
Our group’s conviction, “Every Molecule Counts,” conveys our shared optimism about the potential of our planet and its people. We believe in the power of smart industry to create a positive impact. In everything we do, we seek to further valorize the resources at our disposal. This counts just as much for the end products we make, which we constantly optimize, as it does for the by-products from our processes, which we consistently seek to repurpose as best we can, respecting the planet and its resources.
We Make it Count - as an international company with Belgian roots, Tessenderlo Group promotes personal and local entrepreneurship, creating opportunities for our employees to take on challenging roles and real responsibilities. On top of this, our people are encouraged to further develop their competencies through regular training initiatives, and they are rewarded with competitive compensation and benefits packages.
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We are currently looking for a Regulatory Affairs Manager to strengthen the current regulatory team for the agricultural and industrial solutions activities of the Group. The focus lies on demonstrating the quality, conformity, safety and efficacy of our fertilizer and industrial chemical products to the competent authorities, as well as playing a proactive, societal role in complying with environmental trends and changing regulatory framework.
You report into the Tessenderlo Innovation Team. You will be based in Brussels, Tessenderlo or optionally Loos (France).
You have regulatory accountability for our commercial sulfur based solid and liquid mineral fertilizers, e.g. potassium sulfate (SOP), thiosulfates (S2O32-, such as ammonium thiosulfate, calcium thiosulfate and potassium thiosulfate), its raw materials, as well as our new fertilizer developments.
- You have a pivotal role in the construction of our new organic fertilizer platform and the development of a country-based and European compliance strategy for our new organic fertilizers;
- You will be responsible for regulatory compliance of our industrial solutions division Kuhlmann, headquartered in Loos (France), including coagulants, biocides and other chemicals for either the purification of drinking water or the treatment of wastewater, eg FeCl3, NaOH, NaOCl, H2SO4, HCl, …
- You are the expert in regulatory affairs internally and externally or develop yourself in this direction. Internally, you bring regulatory trends and risks early on to the attention of the management and turn them into opportunities for the company (sustainability, EU Green Deal, ….). You also provide adequate and pragmatic regulatory advice;
- For existing chemical substances: you develop, own and enable the REACH compliance process, in EU as well as relevant other geographies (such as UK, Turkey) and secure all necessary registrations Group-wide;
- For new product developments: you secure compliance with REACH legislation and with other required product legislations globally (except US), via national or EU routes, i.e. fertilizer regulations, biocide regulations, food chemicals (securing Licenses- to-Operate and Licenses-to-Sell);
- You provide expert advice & coordinate all regulatory activities in several other business processes (like advising commercial teams, production, innovation department);
- You ensure regulatory compliance in case of product or process changes;
- You advise on various aspects of the management and production of all existing products and new product developments, in order to provide several departments education and specific regulatory advice and solutions;
- You professionalize regulatory processes within the relevant Business Units, develop standard regulatory Q&As to efficiently streamline and coordinate questionnaires from customers and other stakeholders;
- You are externally strongly connected with Regulatory organizations and peer functions/groups and are a regarded as a credible regulatory expert;
- You seek for external Regulatory support whenever necessary to meet project goals and deadlines.
- You have a Master degree in Science or Engineering, preferably in an chemical direction or equivalent by experience;
- You have regulatory experience or a strong affinity for this profession;
- In depth knowledge on toxicology is a plus;
- You are fluent in Dutch and English, both spoken and written. Knowledge of French is a plus;
- You are capable of working accurately and independently in a team setting;
- You have excellent organizational skills, you are trustworthy and responsible;
- You have strong and open communication skills;
- You are flexible, willing to go the extra mile, hands-on mentality & pro-active attitude.
- You can deal and manage in situations of unambiguity and be result-oriented in a changing regulatory framework and volatile business world.
We offer you:
- A full-time open ended contract and a competitive salary package with fringe benefits (car, bonus, group insurance, medical insurance, meal vouchers,...);
- Flexible working hours including the opportunity of working from home
- You will be working in a challenging and growing international environment;
- We can offer training to (further) develop your skills and stimulate self-improvement.