Head of Agriculture Regulatory
Apply Agriculture, Gauteng JHB - Eastern Suburbs
A well-established company within the agrochemical industry requires the above to lead the Regulatory Science organisation in Africa to sustainably defend and grow the value of the integrated crop protection and seeds divisions.
Minimum requirements for the role:
Tertiary qualification in either Plant Sciences or Agronomy or Environmental Science or Biotechnology or related field is essential.
Previous work experience having worked within the crop protection or seed industry is essential.
Knowledge of relevant regulatory scientific subjects, such as Molecular Biology, Chemistry and Toxicology, and relevant crop protection, seed or biotechnology regulations and requirements is essential.
Must have excellent leadership and project management skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
Must have excellent networking skills with global, regional and local functions.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Overseeing and implementing local, regional and global strategies and processes.
Managing, developing and implementing regulatory and stewardship strategies in country or country groups.
Coordinating effective reporting and handling of product incidents related with human, animal, or environmental safety with global stewardship and safety functions.
Optimising necessary processes and resources in the cluster to manage the local regulatory science activities, regulatory budgets and monitoring country activities.
Representing the company at local external stakeholders and pro-actively engaging in dialogue to protect the company’s licence to operate.
Ensuring compliance with all regional and local regulations, and with internal regulatory processes.
Fostering effective meetings with authorities to allow region to meet its short- and long-term business objectives by building of links and relations with regulatory authorities.
Overseeing and developing high performing teams, driving people strategy and developing measures to enable regulatory excellence and achievement of company goals.
Salary package, including benefits, are highly negotiable depending on experience gained.