International Regulatory Affairs Assistant Manager

Regulatory Affairs, REACH, Personal Care, detergent


CLS Services is a leading professional recruitment agency specialised in chemistry & life sciences.
For one of our clients we are searching for an International Regulatory Affairs Assistant Manager.

  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Home/Personal Care products
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solver

As Unilever International (UI) Regulatory Affairs Assistant Manager, you will be part of the UI Regulatory Affairs team and will fulfil Beauty & Wellbeing, Personal Care and Home Care innovation projects and product compliance supporting UI business.
For regulatory advice and expertise, you will work with Unilever Regulatory Affairs community as well as with external Regulatory Experts in all clusters.
Delivery & Deploy skills:
  • Business awareness: understand key business drivers of UI and ways of working within EU/UK;
  • Help deployment team to navigate local requirements with regard to claims, formulations, compliance etc. to fast track in market delivery;
  • Delivery focus: consistent track record of delivering tangible output;
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain, R&D team to suggest necessary modifications needed to make the formulation compliant;
  • Co-ordination with different category teams across Europe and UK;
  • Engage with UI Marketing and NPD teams to help faster closure;
  • Influence: able to convince and defend own agenda / objectives with internal stake holders.


The ideal candidate has at least 3-5 years of RA working experience in one or more of the following: cosmetic regulations, detergent regulations, biocidal regulations, and/or REACH regulations. We are looking for someone with great communication, change management and people management skills, who is able to solve problems and generate new ideas in a creative way.
Job fundamentals:
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements of Europe and UK for cosmetic, detergent products and REACH;
  • Drafting response to any regulatory query from local authority;
  • Work with EU safety/quality teams to make sure 3Ps we take on board are safety/quality compliant;
  • Robust documentation to support knowledge retention and delivery;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, SAP and Teams;
  • Proficient in English, other European languages are a great asset.


Maternity leave coverage with intention to extend
Start ASAP, not later than 1-11-2023

Company profile

The mission of Unilever is to add vitality to life. They meet everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene, and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.
With 400 brands spanning 14 categories of home, personal care and foods products, no other company touches so many people’s lives in so many different ways.
Their brand portfolio has made them leaders in every field in which they work. It ranges from much-loved world favourites including Lipton, Knorr, Dove and Omo, to trusted local brands such as Blue Band and Suave.
They are constantly enhancing their brands to deliver more intense, rewarding product experiences. They invest €1 billion every year in cutting edge research and development, and have five laboratories around the world that explore new thinking and techniques to help develop their products.
Today Unilever employs 223.000 people in 100 countries world-wide, and supports the jobs of many thousands of distributors, contractors and suppliers.


Interested? Send us a detailed curriculum vitae, accompanied by an application letter indicating your motivation. Please use our online application form. (See URL) (Vacancy number A2300053)
Location Rotterdam
International Regulatory Affairs Assistant Manager

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