Product Regulatory Specialist,

Netherlands, Overijssel, Deventer

Business unit: Specialty Chemicals

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


A wide ranging and integral role for an experienced professional with an understanding of chemicals regulation and its effect on business

AkzoNobel’s business area Specialty Chemicals (BASC) provides products that are integral to a number of industries and high profile customers. Our rigorous approach to quality and our innovative and sustainable technologies have enabled us to achieve a leadership position in many markets worldwide.

Within BASC, the Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) department is responsible for regulatory compliance, export control, chemical registrations, and product safety. PSRA’s objective is to gain competitive advantage through leadership in Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs. PSRA provides this support to five business units; Surface Chemistry, Industrial Chemicals, Polymer Chemistry, Pulp and Performance Chemicals and Ethylene and Sulfur Derivatives.

Is this a task that matches your ambitions as a service oriented, proactive, and organized professional with a broad background in chemical regulations, hazard communication and product stewardship? Do you have the skills to build a valuable internal and external network while acting with integrity at all times? Above all, do you have what it takes to make a difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment?
If you offer all this and more we invite you to apply for the position of

Product Regulatory Specialist

The role and its responsibilities
In this position you can work either from Deventer, the Netherlands or Stenungsund, Sweden. You will report to the Regional PSRA Manager EMEA.

Your core function is to provide regulatory expertise and advice to business, keeping up to date with the changing regulatory environment and proactively communicating the potential impact of emerging regulations. You also contribute to regional compliance, including substance registration.
Thus you monitor application specific regulatory requirements and perform registrations. You also monitor and interpret (existing and developing) legislation and assess its impact on business.

Further, you respond to customer enquiries related to regulatory matters such as inventory status, food contact status, eco labelling etc. You also perform compliance checks at a regional level and provide compliance documentation.
In addition you provide support in terms of customer training, attending business meetings and meeting strategic customers.

When new products or product changes are introduced you prepare all necessary PSRA information/documentation for the launch or import of the new/changed product to the region, and signing off in Product introduction systems.

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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 18, 2016

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Business unit

Specialty Chemicals

Job family

Regulatory affairs

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

Candidate profile
To apply for this position you must possess the following attributes:
• MSc in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or a related field and at least four years of relevant experience, or a BSc in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or a related field and at least 10 years of relevant experience;
• Extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements and their influence on business;
• Good skills in Microsoft Office Applications and in SAP/EHS;
• Flexible, reliable and willing to learn and support more than one business within BASC;
• Excellent communication skills including fluent written and spoken English, with any other languages as an advantage.
Application details
For additional information about the vacancy please contact Karolina Stridsberg, PSRA Manager EMEA, phone +46 (0)705-24 04 04. For information about the recruitment process, please contact CoE Talent Resourcing, +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 2.
Only online applications will be accepted, please go to, reference 160008I0.

A pre-employment screening may form part of the selection process.
Agency or sales calls are not appreciated
AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Flexa, Sikkens, Alabastine and Jozo. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.