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Teamleader Regulatory Affairs

Job Berkel en Rodenrijs, NL
Posted 28 Dec 2020

Degree level

Master

Job function

Science

Required languages

Dutch (Fluent)
English (Fluent)

Work experience

10 to 15 years

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Koppert Biological Systems produces sustainable cultivation solutions for food crops and ornamental plants. Together with growers and in partnership with nature, we work to make agriculture and horticulture healthier, safer, more productive and resilient. Do you want to lead  and coach an ambitious and international minded team? We are looking for a:

Teamleader Regulatory Affairs

40 hours a week, Berkel en Rodenrijs, Rotterdam area.

What does the department look like?

You are part of the Corporate Regulatory Affairs department, consisting of 7 international employees currently. Within Koppert this department is on global level responsible for the development of global regulatory and certification (organic and others) dossiers. These dossiers serve as a basis for the local/country registrations. In order to do this, the team invests in good collaborations with local colleagues and external parties and focuses together with them on different projects to ensure on time product registrations and also maintain and/or extend product registrations. Additionally, the team takes part in the development processes of product marketing concepts and is required to give advice before products are used commercially. As regulations and guidances change all the time and have an effect on the global dossiers, the team does keep track of procedures and regulations.

Currently the 7 employees of the department report to the Corporate Regulatory, Public and Legal Affairs Manager. Because of the growth of the team during the past year and the future upcoming projects, there is a need for a team leader who will manage and work with the regulatory affairs team members on the one hand but will also lead corporate projects.

What are you going to do ?

  • lead and coach the corporate team from its current forming phase to more formalized ways of working by supplying regulatory information and setting clear project roles and responsibilities;
  • be involved in a large number of projects and coordinate the execution. This entails organizing the workload of the project teams, handling communication for interdepartmental projects, and acting as gatekeeper for external requests. You report on the progress, milestones and deliverables;
  • Identify educational/development needs and coach team members on those topics;
  • cultivate expertise in the field of project management and contributes to organizational knowledge within the department;
  • lead a variety of projects and share knowledge by advising the team on procedural and strategic matters;
  • gather and share knowledge that is accessible to all team members via appropriate platforms;
  • be the ambassador and key player in the process framework (L2-L4) to ensure smooth implementation and quality output; 
  • be aware of regulatory team development plans, closely collaborates with management and support in implementing team development initiatives and establishing desired traits in team culture.

What are you bringing to Koppert?

  • Master/PhD degree, preferably in (Micro-)Biology/Biochemistry;
  • min. 10 year work experience in the international regulatory affairs field, preferentially in the field of (bio)pesticides, with knowledge of the European procedures and regulation;
  • effective communication skills in Dutch and English; additional language(s) is/are an asset;
  • eagerness to learn about different regulatory affairs challenges worldwide and make sure that you are a business partner for international colleagues in those projects.
  • you live in the Netherlands and you are willing to travel sometimes.

What competencies do you have?

  • you are known as a talented people manager who is able to develop teams and individuals within the team;
  • you are inspiring and optimistic person who likes to work together with his team to get the job done;
  • you are a problem solver who is able to build relationships with different people from different cultures;
  • you are capable to persuade and convince others to another point of view or opinion - by using the right and balanced set of arguments, facts, emotions, metaphors, choice of words.
  • Ability to handle and combine diverse information streams without losing overview and end-goal in mind. Identify key issues of a project or subject, identify consequences and how to proceed.

What can you expect from us?

Our organization is growing and you will work in a family business in an international environment.

No day is the same and dynamism and progress are paramount. You will have a lot of space with us to put your ideas and plans down. We also invest a lot in the development and growth of our employees. For example, we have our own Koppert Academy, which is continuously working on facilitating training and talent development for our valuable staff.

Why Koppert?

Koppert Biological Systems contributes to better health of people and the planet. In partnership with nature, we make agriculture healthier, safer and more productive.

We provide an integrated system of specialist knowledge and natural, safe solutions that improves crop health, resilience and production.

The ongoing attempt to discover and utilize natural principles forms the backbone of Koppert’s activities. Koppert’s strength lies in its ability to turn this knowledge into practical applications which contribute to finding solutions to prevailing problems.

In recent years, Koppert’s extensive know-how in micro-organisms, biostimulants and pheromones has inspired countless solutions that have improved plant resilience to the point that diseases hardly stand a chance.

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Koppert Biological Systems contributes to better health of people and the planet.
In partnership with nature, we make agriculture healthier, safer and more productive.
We provide an integrated system of specialist cultivation knowledge and natural, safe solutions that increase crop health, resilience and production.
Koppert's principal place of business is active from 1967 and located in the Netherlands. Here 300 people are...


Koppert Biological Systems contributes to better health of people and the planet.
In partnership with nature, we make agriculture healthier, safer and more productive.
We provide an integrated system of specialist cultivation knowledge and natural, safe solutions that increase crop health, resilience and production.

Koppert's principal place of business is active from 1967 and located in the Netherlands. Here 300 people are employed in production, sales, logistics, consultancy and research. Koppert also has several subsidiaries for sales and/or production. There are distributors in over 60 countries all over the world.

Koppert is a member of the IBMA, the worldwide association of biocontrol industries producing microorganisms, macroorganisms, semiochemicals and natural pesticides for plant protection and public health.

Agriculture
Berkel en Rodenrijs
3,000 employees