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Head of Regulatory Affairs

The People Co. / Assure Jobs
Up to £80,000 plus package
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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The Company and Role.

A trusted partner within the food and consumer good market this progressive business work with a range of customer globally. The business currently seeks a highly skilled and experienced regulatory expert to play a key leadership role in navigating through the intricate regulatory requirements governing the food and drink industry. As the Head of Regulatory Affairs, you will be responsible for developing strategies to address regulatory challenges and provide invaluable insights to ensure products meet all applicable regulations and standards.

Key Accountabilities.

  • Accountable for developing and implementing the company’s regulatory management strategy in line with business goals and objectives.
  • Leading and developing the business plan for Horizon Scanning Management and identifying changes in legislation and guidance for key countries.
  • Lead the routine review of the regulatory and technical competency of the business, putting in place a routine review of the competency standards and establishing training and implementation plans that will enable business growth.
  • Working with our Technical Controllers to review Knowledge Management and Knowledge Sharing Plans
  • Responsible for leading, from a regulatory perspective, the development of the company as thought leaders in the industry.
  • Monitor changes in industry best practice and application, to ensure appropriate standards are set for our technical and regulatory teams.
  • Representing the company at relevant industry events, including participation at ‘top table’ discussions and industry presentation opportunities on regulatory affairs.
  • Provide Leadership in discussions with our clients on regulatory issues or queries to support them in driving their regulatory agenda.

Personal Profile.

  • Experience in a senior level regulatory or compliance role in a food manufacturing, retailer or compliance consultancy business that operates in multiple markets.
  • Will have in-depth knowledge of global food legislation. Deep understanding of international regulations and its application in markets is a must.
  • Will have experience with multiple food categories.
  • Hold a degree (or equivalent) in food science, food law, regulatory affairs, or similar.

To apply, please e-mail in strict confidence, with a comprehensive CV, including salary details, quoting the above reference and for the attention of James Constable

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.



Regulatory, food safety and quality assurance teams are the industry’s gatekeepers, making sure nothing leaves without meeting the required standard. They fulfil an important role in safeguarding product integrity and protecting the reputation of a brand, by ensuring that product is safe, authentic and legal. Within our Assure division, we understand the very specific skillsets required for these vitally important roles. From quality assurance technologists, technical managers and food safety managers to heads of regulatory affairs, our People can help.

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