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Regulatory Affairs Manager | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | FMCG

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Your role: As an integral part of the team, your role would entail overseeing day-to-day operational activities, and collaborating with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely submission and approvals of regulatory activities while proactively communicating the progress of such activities. Your deep understanding of the regulatory environment in the Kingdom, specifically in the dairy and food business, will aid in label development by drafting and reviewing local labels as needed and managing artwork development platforms. Additionally, you will be responsible for reviewing promotional materials and participating in site-to-market meetings to support commercial launches and share regulatory insights. Your ability to execute local and regional initiatives to fulfill regulatory commitments and drive regulatory collaboration with Business, Supply Chain, QC/QA, and Technical Operations teams will be crucial to meeting regulatory obligations.

Furthermore, you will be responsible for updating and maintaining digital tools and data management systems, ensuring that SOPs are in place and appropriate training is provided. You will anticipate and identify emerging risks and opportunities related to product/label registration, assess their impact, recommend risk mitigation, and provide regulatory risk assessment when necessary. Developing and implementing regulatory strategies for product development in line with local business priorities will also be a significant part of your role. You will effectively communicate research outcomes and possibilities to stakeholders and develop appropriate claims for products. You would also provide crisis management counsel and support on regulatory issues and strategies for various departments, projects, and teams, as well as scientific input to scientific dossiers for regulatory submissions, with supporting materials that address potential queries, risk factors, and other issues. You will also provide insight, anticipate internal and external risk factors on registration processes, and develop plans to address potential risks. You will work with government regulatory officials and policymakers to provide them with scientific materials or information on up-to-date international standards and regulatory trends. Additionally, you will build and maintain relationships with customs authorities across Saudi Arabia, ensuring compliance of documentation, clearance, and export/import processes.

Must have : Degree in Food Technology / Nutrition with 10+ years of working in the food/ dairy business. You must have a strong connection with the relevant government institutions and deep understanding of the regulatory environment.

“At Mindfield, we strive for exceptional results, and we achieve this by understanding the needs of both our clients and candidates. We ask that you take note of our “must-haves” to ensure a successful application process. We look forward to building a long-term relationship with you. Mindfield – making a difference.”

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