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REACH Compliance Specialist

Vacaturenummer: A2200055
Unilever Research & Development - Wageningen (Nederland)

For our client, Unilever Research & Development, we are looking for a REACH Compliance Specialist.


  • B.Sc.
  • >2 years experience EU REACH
  • Chemical regulations
  • FMCG
  • Organised and communicative

As REACH compliance specialist, you will be part of the EU CPC (European Cluster Product Compliance) team. This position focuses on UK and EU REACH compliance of Unilever HC (Home Care) and BPC (Beauty and Personal Care) product portfolio in Europe.
For regulatory expertise and processes, you will work closely with Unilever RA community, as well as with external consultants. You build and maintain a strong network of contacts in Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre (SEAC), R&D, and Supply Chain including procurement. You will identify and prioritise compliance risks and mitigates them, whilst adhering to Unilever’s non-animal testing (NAT) policy.
  • Advise and provide EU and UK REACH related support to R&D, supply chain and procurement;
  • Review internal information and documentation that is required for EU and UK REACH compliance;
  • Design and maintain processes and tools to support compliance.

Who we're looking for
The ideal candidate has a B.Sc. with at least 2 years of experience with EU REACH or chemical regulation. You have a proven track record of process management and successful process change management and experience with project management. Additionally, experience with excel, document management and design and dealing with high volumes of data is required.
Experience in lead registration management and working knowledge of SAP/PLM databases is advantageous.
We are looking for an independent, pragmatic and proactive problem-solver with excellent communication skills.

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.
Unilever R&D built a new Global Foods Innovation Centre in Wageningen, the Netherlands.
In this way Unilever creates critical mass in expertise areas to ensure that the technologies ultimately bring benefit-led, breakthrough innovations to the markets. Unilever aims to evolve their R&D sites into innovation ecosystems to leverage the knowledge and expertise of external partners.

Unilever is committed to ensure that its products are compliant with legislation and that clear information is provided on their use and any risks that are associated with their use.
To translate the mission efficiently into action, and to ensure that Unilever complies with its own high standards as well as with the technical aspects of legislation, is the task of the Global Product Compliance (GPC) team. The GPC team is part of the Regulatory Affairs (RA) Organisation in R&D.
The team supports the whole Unilever portfolio, deals with a high variety in compliance activities and interacts with various functions in Unilever.

Additional vacancy information
Contract:Temporary contract with CLS Services
Employment terms:Salary: >3350
Days of leave: 38
See here our other employment terms for this vacancy
Project for at least 6 months
Publication date:21-4-2022
Location:View location with Google Maps
Contactperson:Jan Paul Favier
+31 (0)88 22 77 555

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