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Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Posted 13 May 2024
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Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Isando, SA Hybrid

Dsm-firmenich is seeking an experienced Regulatory Affairs Specialist with expertise in the South African regulatory landscape in Food and Pharmaceuticals. This role will be a key contact with the local authorities and trade association as well as a focal point for internal functions who will guide the business through local regulations.

  • Contribute as a Regulatory Affairs team member in the joint efforts for the development of the global product approval strategy in a timely and accurate manner
  • Prepare registration dossiers, product related documentations and necessary registration certificates for Product approvals based on the global regulatory affairs strategies or adaptation and submission of the dossier to the local authority and follow up on the approval process
  • Contribute to secure regulatory compliance also covering the safety of the products
  • Contribute to regional representation, networking and shaping activities in South Africa trade associations and in Africa region in general
  • Provide input on changing regulatory environments in the Africa region
  • Support customer queries related to dsm-firmenich products in close collaboration with other internal functions
  • Contribute to the development of dsm-firmenich opinions in Reg. Affairs

We bring

An open, trusted and flexible work environment that empowers people to take accountability for their work and own the outcome.

A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity and an open mindset.

A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally.

Barrier-free communities within our organization where every employee is equally valued and respected – regardless of their background, beliefs, or identity.

A firm belief that working together with our stakeholders and suppliers is the key to achieving great things.

An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future.

You bring

  • Master or Bachelor’s degree, in natural sciences or life sciences
  • Recognized expert in Regulatory Affairs with an established network; experience in food, food supplements and/or pharma legislation in Africa region.
  • Interdisciplinary knowledge in the following areas: Quality Standards, registration procedures for ingredients and complementary medicines / health supplements.
  • Customer orientation with consultative skills – strong aptitude for proactively identifying needs and defining solutions.
  • Strongly self-motivated; solves business problems and works well with limited supervision.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to perform in a fast-paced work environment where constant re-prioritization is required.
  • Fluent in English, any other language (e.g. French) is a plus.

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.

dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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Royal DSM N.V. is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary…


Royal DSM N.V. is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. Put it all together and you have a unique health, nutrition and materials company with annual sales of close to €9 billion, locations in 49 countries and more than 22,000 employees worldwide. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.

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