Want to help us bring happiness to the world? Want to join an ambitious and fast growing global biscuits and confectionery business investing heavily in iconic global brands, infrastructure and people? Then this is the place for you.
As proud bakers and chocolatiers and custodians of iconic global brands, we don’t compromise on the quality of ingredients in our products or on the people we hire. We are looking for entrepreneurial spirits who share our passion for bringing happiness to our consumers and who embody our Winning Traits.
To succeed at pladis you need to be purpose-led, resilient and positive to succeed here because we expect pace and agility, we insist on collaboration and demand accountability. If that is your thing, then pladis offers global ambition, a clear Vision and roadmap for success, challenge, and unrivalled opportunities to learn and make an impact
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Our mission is to provide happiness with every bite to all our consumers. To us that means happiness for people every day, in what they eat and what they do.
The pladis story began when the families of McVitie’s, GODIVA and Ulker each started making the sweet and savoury treats they would later become famous for. The founders of these companies shared a secret; they knew how to create products that people loved. And this grew their brands into icons with large portfolios of sweet and savoury treats.
In 2016, Yildiz Holding embarked on a remarkable journey to transform its consumer food businesses and built a new global industry leader combining the businesses of Ulker and United Biscuits: and so pladis was born, combining hundreds of years family brand heritage. Named after the ‘Pleiades’ constellation, a group of stars visible from anywhere on earth, pladis retains the values and beliefs of the entrepreneurs that built its brands; honesty, integrity, passion.
At heart, we are a family business, and we retain the honesty, integrity and trust instilled in our brands by their pioneering founders through our traits and behaviours
Our culture is unique – we have a large global footprint with the heart and soul of a start-up company. It’s this culture that distinguishes us from our competitors. We’re not afraid to try new things, to experiment and strive for the impossible. Sometimes we make mistakes (we’re human!) – and we use this to learn and push ourselves forward.
That’s just who we are.
You’ll find pladis a phenomenal place to work. Everyone who works here is a member of the pladis global family. We pride ourselves on giving everyone the chance to succeed, and we value each individual’s contribution.
Why join our team?
pladis is home to iconic brands Godiva, McVitie’s and Ulker. These brands make sweet treats and savoury treats that consumers everywhere recognise and enjoy! As we start on our new pathway, we will continue making the biscuits and confectionery people know and expect from these brands, and we will expand their portfolios too. Together we will build new and exciting products at pladis – new flavours, new concepts and new ways to share happiness
Our strength is not only in our products, it is also in our people and our values Each business that has united to form pladis are loved for their heritage and values. We will retain the honesty, integrity and trust instilled in our brands by our ground-breaking founders as we embark on the next chapter of our success.
What will this role achieve?
To support the Regional Regulatory Affairs lead to ensure the legal compliance of all pladis products sold within Western Europe , South East Asia and other Emerging markets. Collaborating closely with other pladis regions, to support the export of products manufactured in region, outside of region.
To provide sound regulatory advice, to support the launch & re-launch of pladis products in an efficient manner, ensuring all formulations and product claims meet legal requirements and align with pladis policies.
Apply and translate our expertise to minimise regulatory and scientific barriers, and maximise opportunities to protect our business and ensure competitiveness within the region, while driving business growth!
What will be your key deliverables?
Manage a Regulatory Affairs team supporting all pladis brands sold in WE and Emerging Markets
Coordinate and manage region Regulatory Affairs people and resources ,assess and plan for current and future needs, estimate risks over a longer-time horizon and manage internal and external stakeholders
Accountable for the regulatory compliance of the defined pladis brands in accordance with sales market, including product formulation, pack copy generation and artwork sign off, as well as ensuring compliance with pladis policies.
Effectively aligns regulatory resource, collaborating closely with commercial and R&D teams ensuring the timely delivery of key projects, compliance of the innovation pipeline, as well as ensuring existing products in the market continue to follow ongoing changes in legislation.
Evaluates upcoming laws and regulations in order to identify potential threats or opportunities.
Communicates regulatory emerging issues internally to regional teams and cross-functional partners, and presents proposed solutions / mitigation plans.
Manages & develop team members to deliver the business plan. Motivates team, develop skills and careers through effective implementation of performance plans and talent mapping of high potential team members.
support innovation and commercialization compliance by providing scientific and regulatory expertise on new product concepts, new ingredients and recipes
Develop, use and manage internal processes, databases and tools to facilitate regulatory compliance processes
Support and lead as necessary the development and implementation of efficient and effective governance systems, processes and tools to ensure effective and efficient regulatory compliance management
Engage with regulatory authorities as appropriate to support new product & package launches
Participate in Scientific & Regulatory related Incident Management Crisis Resolution
Collaborate across the organization to enable the innovation pipeline; provide regulatory input in all stages of the innovation process to ensure the safety and regulatory compliance of our ingredients and packaging materials
Proactively provide Regulatory driven risk assessments into the innovation process to facilitate prioritization and decision making
Support the claims and communication programs for the innovation pipeline according to the Company strategies, in alignment with other functions – Public Affairs, Legal, Marketing and the relevant regulatory requirements.
Provide expert assessment of the external relevant trends, best practices, research and regulatory landscape.
Build strategic relationship with a diverse group of external stakeholders, such as regulators, academics and industry associations to proactively manage the company’s credibility and reputation as well as our industry position in the various public policy and regulatory topics.
What do you need for this role?
At least 10 years’ experience of working in a regulatory management role in the food industry and leading at least 4 years a diverse team.
Solid experience in regulatory advocacy, regulatory framework on a broad range of fields in the food and beverage industry, risk management
Must be fluent in English
Proven track record interpreting claims regulations globally.
Line management experience
Regulatory experience in Emerging markets will be a plus
Proven Track record of time management and ability to prioritise workload & deliver on time.
Ability to work with ambiguity and deliver under pressure
BSc / MSc Degree in Food Legislation, Regulatory Affairs / Law or other Food Science based subject.
Strong leadership skills
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively across all levels and functions
Meticulous attention to detail Organisational and planning skills with focus on maintaining high standards Time management and ability to prioritise workload
Self-motivated, exhibiting drive for results
Our winning traits and behaviours
Purpose-Led - Energised by our promise to deliver happiness to the world with every bite
Agile - Ever evolving, never satisfied and never standing still
Collaborative - Willing to work with others for mutual success
Resilient - Quick to adapt to change, fast learner and persistent in the face of setbacks
Positive - Self-motivated, optimistic, adventurous, and inspiring
Diversity and inclusion is central to everything we do and is reflected across our business. pladis brings together brands and people from around the globe – and this diversity is our outstanding strength.
We’re an equal opportunities employer and believe in encouraging an inclusive environment where we celebrate diversity of thinking and respect everyone’s distinctive qualities and perspectives.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform key job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
pladis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.
We operate a strict Preferred Supplier List. If you are a recruitment agency and wish to submit candidate to be considered for this vacancy, you must have agreed to, and signed, our terms of business.
We will not accept CVs from any other sources other than those currently on our PSL. We will not pay a fee for any candidate that has not been represented by a provider on our PSL.