Regulatory Affairs Associate

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Regulatory Affairs Associate

  • Post Date:1st November 2022
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Job Description
Job Purpose:

  • To oversee and advise on the maintenance and regulatory compliance of the product portfolio
  • To lead and manage activities to ensure Bartoline meets regulatory requirements of the product portfolio
  • To ensure Bartoline is advised of the necessary requirements from upcoming legislation and acts upon future / forthcoming regulatory requirements in a timely manner
  • To improve Bartoline’s reporting capabilities to provide third-party and / or customer requested regulatory information in an efficient (automated / IT based) manner
Key accountabilities:

  • Direct and undertake the preparation and submission of regulatory agency applications, reports or technical documentation
  • Develop regulatory strategies and implementation plans for the preparation and submission of all necessary data to meet upcoming legislative requirements including where a holding position currently applies
  • Develop regulatory strategies and implementation plans for the preparation and submission of all necessary data to meet legislative requirements for new products
  • Supervise and undertake communication with regulatory agencies to ensure responses are provided in timely manner
  • Supervise and undertake communication with customers to provide responses in a timely manner concerning regulatory impacts, classifications etc of Bartoline and third-party brand products and associated raw materials / ingredients.
  • Review supporting documentation for accuracy and conformity with the applicable regulation or directive including third-party supplied / sourced documentation
  • Provide regulatory guidance to departments regarding development, evaluation, or marketing of products
  • Maintain a broad awareness of the relevant legislation specific to the product portfolio and the requirements for product compliance
  • Communicate regulatory information to interested parties within the business and provide the aligned interpretation to enable action where necessary
  • Monitor regulatory affairs activities and provide a periodic (bi-monthly) summary report with recommended actions where applicable
  • Proactively builds relationships externally and internally
  • Contributes to the continuous process improvements and inspection readiness for both internal and external process reviews/audits
  • Providing advice and support during the conceptual and development phase of new products





Key interactions:

  • Technical manager
  • Head of Marketing / Marketing Exec
  • Key Account Directors
  • System business manager
  • Operation manager/Operation director
  • Purchasing manager
  • Regulatory authorities and certification bodies
  • Other RA and chemical associations
  • Key customer regulatory and associated staff


Personal Specification

Safety; first and foremost in everything we do. Nothing is so important we cannot do it safely

Reliability; responsive and reliable in all that we do. Core to customer relations and being a ‘go-to’ supplier of choice

Integrity; respectful, honest and trustworthy in everything that we do and the way that we work with eachother throughout the organisation


Key behaviours:

  • Critical thinking: Recognize problems and draw warranted conclusions and generalizations
  • Communication: Clear, structured, and easy to be understood. Influence from below as well as from above.
  • Resources management: Concentrate resources on key tasks
  • Relationship building: Practicing active listening, inspiring feeling of security and trust
  • Technology and Systems: Comfortable with robust document management system
  • Ability to challenge: any systems or processes that require improvements.

·        Enagaging others: being able to balance directive behaviors and instruction with the capacity to support, mentor and coach others and devlop capability in others. Securing commitment and action from otehrs

  • Demonstrate a culture of responsibility, ownership, and execution excellence both personally and within associated functions


Experience & Skills to be successful:

  • Experience of paints, coatings, consumer chemicals
  • Good understanding of REACH regulations & other legislative landscapes

·        Ability to develop & shape our regulatory plan and framework with excellence in execution

·        Experience of customer interfaces

·        Experience of liaising with & developing relationships with UK & EU suppliers

·        Ability to work independently within a small dynamic team

·        Developing and executing against business-critical goals and key performance indicators

  • Practical and analytical approach to driving regulatory excellence
  • Clear and consistent communication with commercial customers on data requirements, chemical legislation/guidelines, to ensure informed decision making
  • Highly organised




Ideal qualifications for the role:

  • Graduate in related chemistry
  • Chemical regulation related training desirable
  • Relevant experience in regulatory affairs environment


Benefits & Schedule:

·        Attractive salary & benefits package, based on experience

·        Discretionary annual company bonus

·        Company pension

·        Private health care scheme

·        Opportunity for further career development

·        On site parking


·        Monday-Friday 9am-4.45pm (with the option of flexi-time)

·        Flexible working opportunities, but with a view of being in the office majority of the time to be part of developing our culture


About us:

We dynamic manufacturing business, first established in 1876 and are Europe’s leading manufacturer of decorating sundries. Bartoline has established a strong brand identity that has become instantly recognisable on UK retailers’ shelves.

New products are always being developed in-house, meaning we are continually growing and expanding. We have ambitious, realisable growth plans.

Located in the popular market town of Beverley, East Yorkshire, we are in an ideal location for travel by rail and road. With picturesque scenery, walking routes around Beverley Beck and Beverley town centre within a short distance from the site, we are in prime location for our employees to enjoy and fulfil their break times, however they choose!


  • Located in Beverley, East Yorkshire
  • Close to Beverley town centre
  • Close to Beverley train station – excellent rail links to other locations