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Country Regulatory Manager

Job Id:  2033

ZAGREB, Zagreb County, Croatia

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

About UPL

UPL is a leader in global food systems and with the acquisition of Arysta LifeScience, is now one of the top 5 agricultural solutions companies worldwide. With revenue of US$5 billion, UPL has presence in 130 countries. With market access to 90 percent of world’s food basket and focused on high-growth regions, UPL represents a compelling value proposition for growers, distributors, suppliers and innovation partners in a consolidating market. UPL offers an integrated portfolio of both patented and post-patent agricultural solutions for various arable and specialty crops, including biological, crop protection, seed treatment and post-harvest solutions covering the entire crop value chain.

Role purpose

Regulatory leadership of assigned products in a one or several countries to ensure delivery of the portfolio objectives in line with agreed business strategies. 



  • Obtain and maintain product authorisations in one or several countries in line with agreed business objectives through
    • Effective partnership with relevant teams (Sales and Marketing) to represent regulatory and safety positions and facilitate business decisions.
    • Effective management of relations and communication with country regulatory authorities and internal EU Regulatory team.
  • Maintain freedom to operate by coordinating and carrying out administrative tasks related to changes in formulation and origin of manufacture.
  • Ensure compliant labelling, in accordance with regulatory authorisations and local packaging and labelling legislation and manage all aspects of label creation and documentation in internal and external databases.
  • Member of the relevant local cross functional teams to ensure regulatory compliance and timely advice to commercial and other functions.
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of European and national legislation and activities which could impact national existing or future approvals of Plant protection products / Biocides


Knowledge, experience & capabilities

Critical knowledge

  • Scientific background in one of the disciplines relevant for regulatory
  • Good understanding of regulatory processes in the relevant country within the region

Critical experience

  • Regulatory experience in the EU
  • Negotiation and advocacy skills

Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities

  • Effective time and task management to ensure delivery of the business needs
  • Delivery of quality work even under time pressure
  • Ability to manage complex issues without being the expert in any one discipline
  • Effective team worker
  • Openness and willingness to challenge the accepted ways of working and to implement new ones
  • Good communicator

Critical leadership capabilities

  • Active management of the workload
  •  Willingness to try new approaches


Critical success factors & key challenges

  • Detailed knowledge of relevant regional regulations and adjacent legislation
  • Regulatory foresight to proactively manage arising issues
  • Perseverance to ensure regulatory success
  • Fluent in English in technical discussions and advocacy



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