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Job Title: Regulatory Scientist (German speaking) m/f

Job Industry: Food, Food & Beverages, Ingredients, Lebensmittel, Nahrungsmittel, Nutrition
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Job description:

As member of a very busy team, you will manage all technical data of new and existing product/Raw materials ensuring that accurate and timely information is supplied to the customers, R&D, manufacturing and commercial teams. You will also keep abreast of current and emerging food-related legislation.

  • Manage, develop and improve the regulatory processes.
  • Ensure that products meet national and international regulations.
  • Where required, lead a team of people in project work, upskilling in areas of management in order to lead your team through best of class training and project management.


Key Responsibilites:

  • Full understanding of relevant regulations globally – with a particular focus on German legislation
  • Understanding Food Industry structure and regulatory implications (e.g. retailer requirements, RSPO, Halal and Kosher)Manage, develop and improve the regulatory processes, ensuring efficient, accurate and timely delivery of technical documentation to customers.
  • Ensure that products meet national and international regulatory requirements.
  • Provide leadership to Kerry on regulatory requirements internally, to drive competitive advantage for Kerry.
  • Provide training and support to junior members of the department/ RDA function as appropriate.
  • Potentially lead a team of regulatory technologists to provide support as dictated by business needs.
  • Partner with the RD&A leadership team and business leaders to support competitive business growth opportunities and innovation strategy.
  • Identify opportunities for the regulatory function to enable business growth.
  • Support the development of new products in accordance with customer requirements, regulatory and industry standards and with 100% accuracy.
  • Take ownership for Technical documentation (Product Specifications, Safety Data Sheets, Labels etc.)
  • Actively participate in Regulatory Affairs Steering Group as required.
  • Take the lead on regulatory related business projects as appropriate with an emphasis on the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland).
  • Key technical contact for identified customers, with responsibility to foster good relationships.
  • Anticipate Regulatory changes and impact on Kerry business , allowing for proactive action and timely compliance.
  • Advising proactively on regulatory position regarding new and developing regulations.
  • Partner with the commercial teams in client meetings to positively influence business development.
  • Represent and Influence at Industry Associations and Government bodies, bringing knowledge of future regulatory changes to the team.
  • Be seen externally as an expert in specific regulations, taking a leadership role in European regulatory body committees and working groups.
  • Lead external regulatory committees and working groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and co-ordinate submissions for International Regulatory Authorities.
  • Be an SME (Subject matter expert) in a specific piece of legislation, actively promoting this and becoming an advocate for that area.



  • Bachelor’s degree in food science, chemistry or related discipline. Minimum of 3 years related experience in the food industry or associated regulatory agency.
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in area of expertise.
  • Experience leading a team would be an advantage.
  • Experience in SAP and Optiva systems an advantage.
  • Good computer skills and experience with databases.
  • Experience of National or International Trade Association an advantage.
  • Fluency in English and German language both oral and written.
  • Good knowledge of EU food legislation.


Competencies Required:  

  • Able to work accurately and quickly in a fast moving environmentAble to work on your own initiative and make independent decisions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a team.
  • Good organizational skills.


Company description:

Kerry Group today is a world leader in Taste & Nutrition serving the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries and a leading consumer foods processing and marketing organisation in selected EU markets. With sales to over 140 countries worldwide, the Kerry organisation has grown to become a highly successful public company, having achieved sustained profitable growth with current annualised sales in excess of €5.8 billion. Launched as a public company in 1986, the market capitalisation of the Group has grown to a current level of approximately €12 billion. Kerry Group now employs over 24,000 people throughout its worldwide activities and operations.


We supply over 15,000 food, food ingredients and flavour products to customers in more than 140 countries worldwide. Kerry prides itself on continuous innovation, technological creativity and business excellence in every area of the business, striving to enhance leadership positions in our consumer foods business and across global food and ingredients markets.


About our Global Technology & Innovation Centre:


Naas is home to Kerry EMEA’s Global Technology & Innovation Centre. This state of the art facility has been designed to bring together all our capabilities and technologies in one location. The Centre offers our customers a truly unique relationship experience, working closely with our industry experts in the optimum environment allows them to see firsthand the technologies, innovation and value that we can offer them and their business. This in turn allows customers to develop the unique and innovative products they want, that can be delivered quickly to market and can differentiate their brand in the market place. The Centre facilitates our customers and employees expertise in a way that makes it easy to collaborate and deliver innovative, integrated solutions.