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Regulatory Affairs Manager - MENAT

Requisition ID 36088
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-SS1
Posting Type LI


About Kerry


Founded in 1972 in Co. Kerry, Ireland, the Kerry Group has annualised sales in excess of €7 Billion and supplies over 18,000 food ingredients and flavour products to customers in more than 140 countries worldwide. We have established over 150 manufacturing sites, operate in over 30 countries, and employ 25,000 people worldwide. 


Kerry has been present in the Asia-Pacific region since 1997 and has grown its business to become a supplier of choice for our regional and local customers. With over 4,500 employees across the Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA), Kerry has many exciting opportunities at our many Development & Application Centres, Sales Offices and Manufacturing sites. Spread over 18 countries – and growing – Kerry plays a large role in supplying food & beverage solutions to this diverse region. 


Our Values: Courage | Ownership | Inclusiveness | Open-Mindedness | Enterprising Spirit 


About the role


Work Location:           Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Reporting To:              Head Regulatory Affairs - IS & MENAT


In this role, you be an individual contributor responsible for strategic and proactively influencing, leading and communicating on regulatory matters within Kerry and externally. Concurrently you will ensure all Kerry Products are compliant for sale within MENAT (Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey).


Key responsibilities


•    Take the lead to ensure timely registration on new products/SKUs in respective markets by working closely and lesioning with the relevant competent authorities.
•    Ensure border clearance of import/export consignments by working closely with customs and relevant authorities.
•    Maintenance and implementation of the Regulatory management system (Optiva, MDM and etc).
•    Create and drive the global regulatory organization goals & objectives in line with the Kerry global regulatory strategy
•    Monitor potential changes in regulations and pro‐actively liaise with relevant regional RD&A representatives and/or local competent authorities to minimize any impact to the business
•    Ensure continuous regulatory intelligence and knowledge sharing across the organization
•    Analysis and impact assessment of upcoming changes to existing regulations, partnering with the Supply Chain and advising on impact to supply chain and distribution processes
•    Support New Product Development through participation at product brief and artwork development stages. Providing expertise and direction on product classification and product claims during the NPD Process.
•    Liaison & communication with Corporate Legal and Finance team on strategic and operational regulatory issues


Qualifications and skills


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or similar field, with minimum 8 years’ experience as a Regulatory Lead/Manager for a Global Food Business industry.
•    Experience in working with the government (Middle East Food Authorities) will be a bonus 
•    Expert observation, analysis and judgement (i.e. analytical and objective mind-set)
•    Strong background in Food Science & Regulatory standards in MENAT
•    Ability to work with cross-functional teams within the organization at all levels
•    Must be able to speak and write in Arabic


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