Regulatory Affairs & Trading Law Advisor

Pay in range: £36,700 - £53,800
13 Jun 2019
13 Jul 2019
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

Regulatory Affairs & Trading Law Advisor

Job Type -  Commercial
Region - South East England
Location - Bracknell

Hours of Work - 35 hours per week 
Monday to Friday - 09:00-17:30 

We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees however it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

Duties & Responsibilities

It's an exciting time to join the Commercial team in one of the UK's best-loved brands. 

At Waitrose & Partners, we're reshaping our Commercial function and investing in new capabilities to secure the future of the business - creating a strong, relevant and sustainable Waitrose with a distinctive place in the market. Commercial is in a period of exciting change, leading the way in Waitrose & Partners, making it an exciting place to come and join. 

Our Vision: A world-class Commercial function 

As the retail world changes around us, we're continually evolving our strategy and our proposition to lead the way in meeting the needs of our customers, and to stay ahead of our competitors. 

The Commercial Directorate has a key role to play, working in partnership with suppliers to deliver innovative sourcing, buying, pricing and distinctive ranging of our branded and own-label products. 

This is all part of working at the heart of a sustainable and thriving Partnership that's fit for the future. 

In Commercial, we are set up and work in a way that means that: 

  • Our customers choose us first - because we offer inspiring and innovative products and services that they really want, with the best quality and price 
  • People choose to work here - because it's where they are valued and recognised for their contribution 
  • We work together to deliver sustainable and profitable revenue, ensuring long-term financial success 

Our Commercial Partners will work in team that: 

  • Are closely aligned with our Customer function, using data to understand customer trends and preferences 
  • Adopt a Category Management approach, with multi-disciplinary trading teams organised around the food and products we provide 
  • Support people to develop their skills and career paths, with opportunities for more flexibility, better movement and high-quality professional development 
  • Are part of building the future of Commercial for Waitrose & Partners 
  • Works collaboratively and horizontally across multiple teams and functions

Job Requirements

This role will review and interpret legislation impacting upon the safety, labelling, advertising and sale of Waitrose products (food and non-food) in order to develop policy, procedures and guidance that enable Waitrose to comply with legislation effectively, supporting the Technical & CSR Department and wider Commercial, Marketing and Retail teams.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

  • Law Degree or equivalent 
  • Experience of interpreting and applying legislation in a food retailing or manufacturing environment including one or more of food labelling, merchandising and marketing
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to operate across all areas and levels of an organisation
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • Required desirable experience skills and qualifications
  • Diploma In Consumer and Trading Standards
  • Qualified Trading Standards Practitioner
  • Wide experience in different product categories or food and non-food labelling, merchandising and marketing legislations
  • Experience of enforcement authorities and practices
  • Personnel management experience


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