JOB VACANCY: Holts - Regulatory Specialist

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Location: Trafford Park, Manchester

Salary: Competitive – commensurate with experience

Holts is a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of car care products. We have a fantastic opportunity for a Regulatory Specialist to join our team. The role is located within a research and development centre, where you will join a team of enthusiastic people responsible for all aspects of product development. Whilst the position is based in Manchester, the role has a responsibility for the EMEA region.

Key Activities & Responsibilities:

Product & Chemical Safety Assessments

  • Create formulation and finished goods safety data sheets in multiple languages.
  • Conduct chemical formulation & finished goods safety assessments together with simulated exposure scenarios.
  • Determine correct label elements to ensure regulatory compliance for the country of sale.
  • Communicate relevant information to allow NPD teams to incorporate all necessary attributes into product design to ensure regulatory compliance in sales region.

Regulatory Compliance

  • Ensure product regulatory compliance in region and country of sale.
  • Remain up to date with all relevant legislation in region and country affecting products including but not limited to: REACH, GHS, CLP, Transport, Biocidal Products, Aerosol and Detergents regulations.
  • Work closely with distributors to ensure regulatory compliance in region and country.
  • Communicate with suppliers to ensure relevant regulatory information is made available.

General Responsibilities

  • Gather, evaluate, organise and communicate regulatory information appropriately.
  • Respond quickly and appropriately to internal and external customer requests for regulatory support.
  • Interact and participate in all areas of the business to remain familiar with products and services. Manage change and lead regulatory based projects as appropriate.
  • Conduct regular assessments of the industry environment and likely changes to establish potential business impact. Provide education throughout the business to communicate appropriate legislative developments and potential impact.
  • Continuously review and seek to improve information creation and flow, systems & processes to ensure efficient servicing of internal and external customer requirements.

You will be an experienced self-starter, having worked in a similar industry environment, preferably in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). You will be motivated, quality and customer focused and able to effectively manage and prioritise your work in a dynamic business environment.

Your problem solving skills together with proactive and flexible approach to working will lend itself to excelling as part of a team, leading projects or working alone. Your interpersonal skills will be highly developed and enable you to educate and inform all levels of management of legislative changes and the potential business impacts.

Degree qualified in a relevant discipline, you will be IT literate and analytical. Together with your regulatory compliance experience, you will be well-served by your awareness and appreciation of the technical and cultural differences between regions and countries. You must have an in depth knowledge of REACH, CLP, Detergent and Aerosol regulations. Practical experience of developing multi-lingual safety data sheets and product labels, with knowledge of the Safeware Quasar (GHS Pro) environment is essential. It is essential for you to be a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor and education will be made immediately available for the successful candidate. The ideal candidate will also have and awareness of product waste packaging regulations and experience of SAP enterprise software environment (training will be made available for those without SAP experience).

We welcome applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates. For further details including Job Description please contact Sarah McKie-Jones, HR Manager at or to apply, please email your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability to the email address above.



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