21 May 2014

Unilever Job Vacancy in Ghana : R&D Assistant Manager, Regulatory Affairs


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  • Company: Unilever
  • Location: Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
  • State:
  • Job type: Full-Time
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Regulatory Affairs Assistant Manager, Ghana
Responsibilities and Duties:-

* Responsible for managing technical regulatory affairs within the country.
* Work closely with product development, Supply Chain,Supply management, Finance, legal and marketing teams to ensure that local regulatory and external requirements, restrictions, and risks are identified at an appropriate point in the innovation process so as to land innovation successfully. These could be in the areas of claims/ labelling, pre-market approval, permits, permitted additives/ formulations, quality standards etc.
* Accurate, relevant and timely input into the innovation process and risk assessment of projects.
* Provide local input and expertise to the local, regional and global issue management processes.
* Support the business regarding the innovation process and related Claims Development – specifically with guidance and adherence to existing and proposed regulations
* Assuring compliance of products, labels and advert with local regulations
* Leads the regulatory agenda in the business and communicates with both internal and external stakeholders
* Ensuring all local regulations are available and known to relevant stakeholders
* Cascades information internally and educates the business on how to take a strategic approach to developments in the regulatory environment
* Participates in key external fora, working groups and may represent the business at executive level on Industry Associations
* The ideal candidate will ensure that the business is connected to key external authorities to meet regulatory requirements and shape the future to land innovations.
* Build relationships and be involved with external regulators, key trade associations and working groups, as well as key opinion formers
* The incumbent will be able to build awareness of any new and emerging issues in the regulatory environment within the country

Minimum Qualifications / Competencies and Experience:-

* Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Food Technology is preferred.
* A track record in regulatory affairs will be considered a bonus.
* Experience within R&D.
* Existing relationships and involvement within working committees and industry bodies is desirable.
* Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal
* Ability to communicate complex technical issues into clear simple messages
* Ability to plan and deliver against tight deadlines
· Confidence to liaise with different functions, senior stakeholders and ability to command respect

· Strong technical & regulatory knowledge

· Enthusiasm & passion

* Influencing skill.null

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