Registration Specialist,

Netherlands, South Holland, Sassenheim

Business unit: Decorative Paints

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 key role for a results-oriented professional with a good understanding of product registration processes

AkzoNobel’s Decorative Paints (DP) brands are popular with consumers and business users worldwide. Pivotal to our ongoing success is our ability to maintain registrations for the EMEA business and its license to operate with respect to regulatory structures such as BPR, Ecolabel and CPR. Within this context, your mission in this role is to be the expert in the field of registrations within Decorative Paints.
In doing so you ensure necessary registrations of products are in place and maintained in line with business needs. You also manage the preparation of the dossiers required so that each formulation type is authorized at minimal costs with minimal duplications to meet the required timetables.

Is this a challenge that matches your skills and ambitions? Are you a pro-active, accurate and results-oriented professional with a good understanding of the product registration processes? Do you have an understanding of risk assessments and its implications, along with a good understanding of professional and consumer use of Decorative Paint products? Do you have a proven capability to balance conflicting priorities and opinions and resolve complex issues? Above all, can you make a real difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment?
If you offer all this and more we invite you to apply for the role of

Registration Specialist

The role and its responsibilities
Working from our site at Sassenheim, the Netherlands, you are part of a team dedicated to the process of archiving, maintaining and updating dossiers, embedding the registrations in our systems, tools and processes. The team is also responsible for changes to dossiers and authorizations as a result of formulation or raw material changes, ensuring the continuous alignment between registrations and products produced and brought to market.
As such, you play an active role in registration matters for Decorative Paints, proactively communicating the implications of legislative changes in the registration landscape to all stakeholders within the wider Decorative Paints community.
You maintain good contacts with Competent Authorities throughout the EU in order to effectively interpret decisions and adapt them to our business plans.
You also provide impact analysis of registrations and raise legal compliance issues in order to avoid fines and other legal sanctions.
In order to achieve all this you liaise with RD&I, global and local Marketing, and the EMEA Integrated Supply Chain, as well as with consultants and test institutes.
As such, this is a role that requires experience in negotiations with Competent Authorities as well as experience in advocacy and lobbying, both internally and externally.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

September 15, 2017

Vacancy number







South Holland



Business unit

Decorative Paints

Job family

Regulatory affairs

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

Candidate profile
To apply for this position you must possess the following attributes:
- Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Science, or equivalent;
- Excellent knowledge of Biocidal Product Regulation;
- The ability to communicate registration related issues in a manner that is clear, accurate, authoritative and widely understandable;
- Knowledge and experience of IT tools used in EU-setting for registrations (e.g. R4BP3, IUCLID etc.), and an understanding of paint manufacturing and production processes;
- Strong interpersonal, presentational written and verbal communication skills including fluent English;
- Other relevant areas of legislation (i.e. Ecolabel, CPR) or experience in the Regulatory/Data Maintenance field, and knowledge of the Decorative Paints business requirements is seen as an advantage.

Application details
For further information, please contact Ashna Badal, Talent Resourcing Partner, tel. +31 (0)88-010 6789, option 2. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to, reference 1700002HW or use the ‘apply’ link.

A pre-employment screening may form part of the application procedure.
Agency or sales calls are not appreciated