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Regulatory Affairs Expert - Advocacy Coordinator (all genders)
A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.
Your role: As a Senior Regulatory Affairs Expert and Advocacy Coordinator within Life Science, you will combine profound regulatory expertise for chemicals regulations with global advocacy activities, with a special focus on the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) in Europe. You will represent our Life Science business within industry associations, working groups and/or conferences. Our goal is to increase awareness about crucial Life Science applications and work towards scientific-, risk-based regulations improving safety and sustainability. Within the Hazard Communication and Chemicals Regulation team and reporting to the Head of Registration, you will monitor and evaluate emerging regulations and coordinate the advocacy activities by directly working with other regulatory affairs peers in various working groups. Based on this work and in collaboration with business representatives, you will develop Life Science specific positions and communicate them internally and externally. Based on your professional education and experience, you are able to interpret and address sophisticated regulatory topics and questions independently. You have built a network across representatives from industry, regulators, and authorities. This includes any aspect of CSS, REACH, BPR and other European regulations. Experience in global programs like TSCA, FIFRA, MEE Order 12, and K-BPR is an add-on. As a strong communicator, you cooperate closely and confident with different sub-units within our Regulations team, with Government Affairs & Policy, LS Business Units, respectively with other sector specific regulatory affairs and corporate functions.
Who you are:
- Master in Natural Sciences, preferable chemistry, PhD preferred
- Min. 7 years of profound experience and expertise in the area of EU Chemicals Regulations
- Good track record and experienced in the defense of substances in regulatory processes as well as in working in industry associations and/or with regulators/authorities.
- Comprehensive experience in handling sophisticated projects preferably in the field of regulatory affairs or sustainability
- Intercultural competence and excellent interpersonal skills (very good command of English; German will be an advantage)
What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to life!
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