(Regulatory Science Expert - Central EU Manager)


Belgium, Netherlands, Germany - flexible location, EU (non UK)


Competitive Package


A rare and exciting opportunity for an experienced Regulatory Affairs professional to establish and develop the Central European footprint of a highly successful and award-winning UK based regulatory affairs and risk assessment consultancy. We are looking for a regulatory affairs or regulatory science expert with a proven track record in the chemicals, biocides or agchem sector; your role will be to develop links with existing clients, generate relationships with new clients and work with the existing team of expert consultants to deliver technically excellent registration, regulatory and risk assessment projects.

This role will pioneer the development of the company’s presence in central EU by leveraging the success, expertise and reputation of the UK HQ. You will be the point of contact of the new Central EU office, manage the relationship with existing clients and develop contact with new clients. You will identify innovative ways of acquiring regulatory intelligence relevant to the company’s expertise and work with the commercial and regulatory science managers to develop market opportunities. You will keep up to date with progress in industry, legislation and academic science/research by attending conferences and participating in scientific committees and expert groups. In addition to developing business opportunities, you will deliver expert services to clients relating to the registration and regulation of pesticides, biocides and chemicals; this could include risk assessments, literature reviews, advocacy, regulatory advice, dossier preparation, chemical safety reports, placement and monitoring of studies with CROs, scientific justifications and national submissions. You will work closely with the technical team leaders to coordinate the delivery of your own and the consultancy teams’ expertise.

We would like to hear from professionals with significant experience and expertise in a regulatory affairs / science role in the EU chemical industry. You must have experience of delivering high quality regulatory science projects in the chemical, biocide or agrochemical sectors; you will have proven excellence in establishing and maintaining relationships with relevant stakeholders, be able to work proactively, autonomously, have strong problem solving ability and be able to contribute to the science debate in meetings. You are likely to be a proven public speaker used to presenting to industrial stakeholders; ideally you will be a member of advisory panels or scientific committees and have a publication record or experience chairing sessions at conferences. You must have strong technical regulatory skills in a chemical regulation related specialism, have good market knowledge and a keen interest in developing innovative ideas and solutions. You should be commercially aware, have influencing skills and be an excellent communicator.

For a more detailed job description and information about the recruiting company, please contact John Sherratt at VRS Regulatory quoting job reference VRSREG1738

Key Skills

Regulatory affairs, registrations, regulatory science, technical delivery, business development, consultancy, registrations, dossier preparation, risk assessments, pesticides, agrochemical, biocide, biocidal, chemicals, REACH, PPP, BPR.

VRS Regulatory is the Regulatory Affairs and Risk Assessment division of specialist scientific recruiter VRS. We focus on recruitment in Regulatory Affairs, Registrations, REACH, CLP, SDS Authoring, Product Safety, Compliance, Risk Assessment, Regulatory Toxicology, Regulatory Ecotoxicology and Environmental Fate in the chemicals, agrochemicals and biocides sectors.