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Regulatory Affairs Associate Food


At Reckitt, we are passionate about sustainability and providing health and hygiene brands that make a difference. We are driven by our purpose to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner and healthier world. Our compass is to always put people and consumers first, seek out new opportunities, strive for excellence and build shared success. At the heart of our compass is to do the right thing always!

We are looking for a Regulatory Affairs Associate to join our team in Nijmegen. 

Key Responsibilities


  • Supports the execution of EU regulatory strategy in support of the EU business goals and brand plans, linked to the overall global and regional strategy and executes accordingly
  • Serves as a Business Partner by translating regulatory trends and requirements into business growth opportunities and establishing and maintaining proactive communication and constructive rapport with key partners across the organization to streamline processes and maximize innovation efforts.
  • Leads and drives the development of regional Regulatory processes and procedures (e.g SOPs, Work Instructions, Best practices etc) to ensure compliance by design of regulatory operations in Europe.  
  • Stays abreast, communicates and evaluates potential impact of regulatory changes with regards to food safety, additives, allergens, enzymes, pesticides, contaminants, micro, GMO, tolerances and regulatory import requirements.
  • Provides regulatory support to the supply chain (e.g. support in certificates, raw material approval, regulatory statements, meetings with controlling authorities, Regulatory import/export possibilities).
  • Supports shaping of the regional regulatory environment through participation in regional professional/trade associations and advocates the Reckitt position(s).
  • Provides regulatory support to the QA department, global food safety, global communication and global auditing on EU regulatory compliance, food safety regulations and upcoming issues.  

Knowledge and experience


  • Masters in Food Science/Technology or Nutrition Science or other Life Sciences 
  • 3+ years of work experience in Regulatory Affairs / food industry. Infant and Young Children Nutrition is a plus.
  • Up to date knowledge of European food regulatory requirements and a good understanding of the EU legislative process. Understanding of product development and manufacturing processes is an asset.
  • Good understanding of the regulatory and political environment influencing the infant and young children nutrition industry.

Who you are


  • Strong communication skills particularly the ability to take complex regulatory and scientific topics and communicate the relevant and essential points to a varied audience – scientific and non-scientific colleague.
  • Top level of emotional intelligence and the ability to manage ambiguity. Ability to manage frequent change and a fast-paced working environment where priorities can change rapidly.
  • Strong collaboration and negotiation skills, and alignment and building skills.
  • Experience contributing to cross-functional/multi-disciplined teams operating in a dynamic, outcome-oriented environment.
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse workplace, through international projects or global teams.
  • Strong in planning, problem solving, and project and time management. Able to deliver value-added business results that meet high quality requirements within tight deadline and with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated to be a fast thinker and learner, adaptable, curious, innovative and optimistic with a “can do” attitude.
  • Fluent in English language; knowledge of other languages is an asset.

What we offer


  • Great brands, great business, great benefits
  • At Reckitt, we offer a competitive reward package that recognizes outperformance
  • You are given the freedom to succeed and our stimulating work environment sparks innovation and creativity
  • As being part of a global business, you enjoy the diverse career development opportunities we offer. 
  • Being part of a dynamic team that is fun to work with! 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law. 

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