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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Software & Information Technology
  • Languages
    English
  • Experience Required
    Entry
  • Degree Required
    Bachelor
    • Province
      Zaandam
    • Date Posted
      September 10,2022
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    Regulatory Affairs Manager EU

    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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    O ur purpose 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.
    Our Story
    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?
    Led by our regional Managing Directors, pladis operates as six regions across North America, UK & Ireland, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Turkey, Central Asia and Romania, and Emerging Markets.
    What will this role achieve?
    We are seeking to recruit an inspirational, business savvy, results-oriented Regional Regulatory Affairs Manager to ensure the legal compliance of all pladis products sold within Western Europe.
    The role holder will collaborate closely with other pladis regions, to support the export of products manufactured in region, outside of region.
    What will be your key results?
    • 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!
    • Manage a Regulatory Affairs team supporting all pladis brands sold in Western Europe
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    Candidate Profile
    In terms of the performance and personal competences required for the position, we are looking for an individual that can demonstrate having the following:
    • Passion to set high and ambitious goals for self and others and sticks with them / constantly observing achievement trough proper focus on data.
    • Ability to supply to the design and delivery of the overall business strategy.
    • Relationship oriented: investing in positive relationships and capable to be recognized as a trusted advisor who can and will coach and share expertise.
    • Proven resourcefulness to fast change, persistency in the face of setbacks, always rejuvenating and ahead of time.
    • Working in a matrix environment
    Successful Leadership at pladis
    At pladis we believe, that every colleague is a leader, regardless of their position, title or role in the organization. Our Leadership Success Model defines the leadership competencies and behaviours which enable us to deliver our business strategy, develop successful leaders and build a strong culture for pladis.
    The Leadership Success Model is divided into three elements, each with a different focus but ultimately working towards the same goal.
    • Setting the agenda
    • Taking others with you
    • Doing it right
    Ideal candidates will demonstrate well developed skills in the following areas:
    Setting the Agenda by thinking strategically and focusing on innovation
    Pladis is looking for a candidate who will be a strong problem solver and can handle complexity successfully, to see the big picture as well as to go into details where necessary. The ideal candidate finds the right balance between short-term priorities and long-term opportunities.
    Taking Others with them by championing collaboration and building an inclusive and high performing team
    The successful candidate has demonstrated the ability to work as part of a global business with a strong culture. They will bring people together across boundaries to achieve results as a team and share best practices. Finally, they should be culturally sensitive and effective.
    Doing it Right by delivering the right results
    The successful candidate will have driven successful transformation projects in a matrix organization with multiple stakeholders.
    Our winning traits and behaviours
    • Purpose-Led - Energized 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, fearless, 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 phenomenal 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.
     
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