Head of Product Regulatory Compliance

Gloucestershire Permanent
  • Excellent opportunity to join an established global manufacturing business
  • Newly created Product Compliance function

About Our Client

My client is a FTSE 100 British Engineering and Manufacturing company who have sites globally.

Job Description

As the Head of Product Regulatory Compliance you will be responsible for:

  • Lead and manage the product regulatory compliance function, providing strategic direction and guidance to the wider international, multi-business teams.
  • Develop and deploy the Group Product Compliance strategy.
  • Evaluate and map the regulatory compliance landscape.
  • Maintain broad appreciation of global, regional, and local product regulations and standards, and interpret their implication s for the organisation.
  • Conduct comprehensive risk assessments to identify potential compliance gaps and develop strategies to mitigate risks.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate compliance requirements into the individual business divisions.
  • Oversee the development and execution of compliance training programs to educate employees on regulatory requirements and promote a culture of compliance.
  • Engage with regulatory authorities, industry groups, and certification bodies to stay informed about emerging regulations and industry best practices.
  • Investigate compliance incidents, implement corrective actions, and develop preventive measures to avoid future non - compliance.
  • Establish and enforce compliance policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure adherence to applicable regulations and standards.
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to monitor and report on the effectiveness of compliance programs and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with international business teams to address compliance-related issues, respond to regulatory inquiries, and manage regulatory relationships.
  • Stay informed about advancements in technology and automation tools that can enhance compliance management processes.
  • Support Business level responses to key customer requests on Product Compliance.

The Successful Applicant

As the Head of Product Regulatory Compliance you will be able to demonstrate the following skills & experience:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in a relevant field, such as regulatory affairs, compliance, engineering
  • Proven experience in regulatory compliance roles, preferably within the manufacturing industry, with a deep understanding of product regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge of global, regional, and local product regulations, standards, and industry-specific compliance frameworks.
  • Including but not limited to: Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), Toxic Substances Control Act. (TSCA), California Proposition 65, Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS)
  • Familiarity with quality management systems, industry certifications, and auditing processes.
  • Knowledge of international trade regulations, import/export requirements, and customs compliance would be advantageous.
  • Professional certifications or qualifications related to regulatory compliance are desirable.

What's on Offer

  • Excellent Senior Level salary
  • Pension
  • Car allowance
  • Health care
  • Share scheme
  • 25% bonus

Mark Hickman
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Phone number
+44 292 064 2034

Job summary

Job function
Engineering & Manufacturing
Quality, Technical
Industrial / Manufacturing
Contract type
Consultant name
Mark Hickman
Consultant phone
+44 292 064 2034
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