SENIOR MANAGER – REGULATORY AFFAIRS

DEPARTMENT / DIVISION: Regulatory
REPORTING TO: Regulatory Director

ROLE SUMMARY

The senior regulatory manager is responsible for leading the expert groups, on behalf of the Secretariat, on key regulatory issues: chemical legislation, residues legislation and product authorisation.

 MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Lead for the secretariat on the Chemical working group
    • Monitor and address within the expert group EU development indirectly impacting our sector (e.g. EU chemical strategy for sustainability (toxic-free EU environment) in a timely manner and in a pro-active way, proposing solutions before measures are imposed on the industry.
    • Ensure the Industry arguments are conveyed and discussed with authorities on microplastics restrictions.
    • Organize meetings, draft and send agenda and minutes of the meetings.
  2. Lead for the secretariat on the Residue working group.
    • Ensure the Industry strategy towards a better implementation of the MRL regulation (post REFIT) is designed, agreed and rolled out in a timely manner. The senior manager shall ensure that the group addresses the MRL regulation in a pro-active, rather than reactive, way, proposing solutions to the EC.
    • Organize meetings, draft and send agenda and minutes of the meetings.
  3. Lead for the secretariat on the Product Authorisation working group.
    • Organize meetings, draft and send agenda and minutes of the meetings.
  4. Monitor EU developments, anticipate potential problems and solutions, design the action plans on related issues and ensure timely implementation.
  5. Promote and act as the Association representative in discussions with any stakeholder organisations involved in the topics mentioned above (for example: CEFIC, etc).
  6. Ensure close and effective collaboration with the trade colleague(s) on MRLs topics and with the PA colleague (s) on microplastics.

KEY SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master degree in law and/or European studies or relevant experience in the field of at least 10 years
  2. Strong knowledge European Public Policy and an ability to synthesise complex, scientific data as it applies to crop protection and related issues.
  3. Detailed knowledge of:
  • Chemical legislation and authorities – REACH, ECHA and related chemical legislation
  • Residue regulation (reg 396/2005)
  • Annexes of Reg 1107/2009 – product authorisation
  1. Political and analytical skills, to allow the evaluation of complex data to anticipate outcomes and predict potential trends and challenges.
  2. Results driven Project Management competencies, with an ability to deliver projects from start to finish, in a timely and effective way to meet established deadlines.
  3. Excellent inter-personal skills with an ability to facilitate consensus without conflict and to build and maintain enduring relationships within the organisation and with external stakeholders. Tact, discretion, diplomacy and negotiation skills also required.
  4. Dynamic, pro-active and solution-oriented.
  5. Collaborative team player .
  6. Strong command of English – B2 level.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Conference attendance, some travelling is requested

AD HOC DIRECRETIONARY DUTIES

  • Data compilation of commercially sensitive information.
  • Take on part of the work of temporarily unavailable colleagues.

To apply: send your CV and cover letter to jobs@croplifeeurope.eu

Deadline for application : 31 March 2021