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State Regulatory Lead

Job Id:  653

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States

Department:  R&D Regulatory - Registrations
Function:  Regulatory, Research & Development
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level


The State Regulatory Lead is responsible for the registrations and marketability of assigned product lines. Reporting to Senior level regulatory management, the State Regulatory Lead is responsible for the professional interaction with the state and/or local regulatory authorities, trade associations, grower groups, customers and industrial partners, and competitors as required by job function.



The successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to accomplish each essential duty satisfactorily.  The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Lead state regulatory team and support overall regulatory strategy to support and maintain UPL’s business within the states.  
  • Plan and coordinate all state registration activities, maintain and defend UPL products.
  • Represent UPL in key industry groups and influence outcomes on key issues to benefit both the industry and UPL. Develop and maintain vital relationships by interacting with state regulatory agencies, trade organizations, grower groups, industry task forces, and trade associations to effectively communicate the Company’s regulatory concerns and objectives
  • Work closely with regulatory personnel as well as provide regulatory advice and strategic support to management, R&D technical personnel, sales and marketing teams.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory standards and record-keeping requirements are met.
  • Assists regional regulatory head with budgeting activities related to state regulatory budget. 



  • Ideal candidate will possess at least a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with 5 years experience or have at least 10 years relevant experience in direct, hands-on management of US state regulatory issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to operate effectively within a highly matrixed organization and regulated business environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Strong problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to multitask and demonstrated organizational skills


Position Competencies include:

  • Relationship Management – Maintains regular communication with vendors and internal customers and fosters partnering relationships.  Responsive to internal customer needs and wants through planned, personalized communication in order to provide insightful data to support commercial team to meet their goals.
  • Business Acumen - Degree to which an individual understands and applies business knowledge to maintain and advance organizational effectiveness
  • Results Orientation – Holds self and/or others accountable for accomplishing work commitments and deliverables; understands the targeted results he/she is accountable for and actively strives to achieve them; sets and achieves high standards of performance
  • Initiative - Recognizes what needs to be done and takes action and accomplishes results as the situation demand

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Number of direct reports – 2
  • Number of indirect reports – 0
  • Revenue responsibilities – not applicable
  • Budget responsibilities


Travel:  Ability to travel 25%