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European Head of Regulatory Affairs

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A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Are you a driven and personable individual looking for a new Regulatory challenge? Do you have experience providing regulatory support on a European basis and managing a team?

If the answer is yes - then look no further. Church & Dwight UK Ltd have a permanent role for a European Head of Regulatory Affairs to oversee the regulatory strategy for Europe and ensure compliance for distribution, maintenance, R&D and marketing of our global brand portfolio.

The European Head of Regulatory Affairs will be responsible for regulatory aspects within the UK, France and Germany and serve as a business partner to ensure adherence of best practice, legislation and compliance with our Church & Dwight Global strategies and policies. The role holder will be responsible for liaising with consumers and internal customers and internally managing a large team across the European Regulatory Affairs team.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Lead in providing oversight and direction to the pharmaceutical and medical device regulatory affairs programmes and processes.

  • Provide input into the EU regulatory strategy including the development of pharmaceutical and medical device products in the EU.

  • Knowledge and experience in the practical application of the medical device and pharmaceutical regulatory requirements/regulations.

  • Assess and implement changes to remain compliant to EU medical device and pharmaceutical regulations.

  • Support export Toiletry, Medical Device, and Pharma registrations globally.

  • Direct the development of the document systems/procedures to assemble relevant medical device technical files, pharmaceutical common technical dossiers and annual reports to competent authorities.

  • Manage all common technical dossiers initiated out of the UK for the EU

  • Awareness of legislation impacting the manufacturing of European C&D products.

  • Advising the business on Regulatory and Quality regulations in a succinct manner in alignment with Quality Management and making business leaders aware of impending regulations, highlighting risks, and providing guidance and recommendations for implementation of best practice.

The cross functional nature of our organisation means that the European Head of Regulatory will need to build excellent relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure products meet the regulatory requirements for our markets, demonstrable leadership skills with strong results orientation and business focus and ability to manage multiple projects, work cross-functionally and deliver against company business goals and objectives.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience within a regulatory role in a similar industry and working knowledge of EU and UK post-Brexit legislation. They will have working knowledge and understanding of the regulations used within consumer product, food supplement, household product, medical device and pharmaceutical industries including: MDR, IVDR, MDSAP ,OTC, EU Reg 1223, working knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 22716, ISO 13485, ISO 9001) and voluntary standards.

In return, we offer a competitive salary with 24 days annual leave, car allowance, performance related bonus, health cash plan and highly competitive pension scheme.                 

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at http://www.churchdwight.co.uk/

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With offices in London and Folkestone, Kent, our more than 400 employees enjoy numerous benefits.

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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CULTURE At Church & Dwight

We care - about our people, our products, our consumers and our environment. To honor these priorities, we’ve built our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.

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Equal Employment Opportunity for the Disabled At Church & Dwight

As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to jobs@churchdwight.com. Please note that these options are available only to those needing an accommodation because of a medical condition or disability. All email submissions should include “Accommodation needed” in the subject line as well as information related to the specific position you are interested in (requisition number, job title, location, etc.). Church & Dwight will not respond to inquiries made to jobs@churchdwight.com or 877-809-8449 that are not related to accessibility of the online application system by persons with medical conditions or disabilities. To review Church & Dwight’s Equal Opportunities Employer Policy, click link below.

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