Research / Development
Unilever is committed to ensure that its products are compliant with government legislation and that clear information is provided on their use and any risks that are associated with their use.
To translate this mission efficiently into action, and to ensure that Unilever complies with its own high standards as well as the technical aspects of legislation, is the task of the Global Product Compliance team (GPC).
The GPC is part of the Regulatory Affairs organization in R&D.
Regulatory Affairs is a critical functional capability based in R&D that consists of over 200 RA professionals around the globe, operating across the wider business in global, regional and local Regulatory Affairs roles.
Regulatory issues inherently have many aspects : scientific, technical, legal, enforcement, public affairs and external relations.
Regulatory Affairs operates at these interfaces and combines expertise on regulation with relevant product and process knowledge.
The Regulatory Affairs Cluster Product Compliance Manager Africa will deliver support to all categories (Food, Refreshment, Personal Care) and report to the RA Manager, Africa.
In Africa, the diversity & complexity of country regulators, standards and changing regulations requires a deep understanding and focus to ensure the external environment is always known and translated internally in order to ensure compliance at all times.
The growth agenda in the cluster will bring increased innovation in new formats and new countries where the network for understanding & ensuring compliance will need to be built.
This will be a new role in the Africa Regulatory Affairs structure, bringing increased focus and flexibility to the role of compliance in the cluster
The RA Cluster Product Compliance Manager role focuses primarily on ensuring compliance of our current and future product portfolio in Africa.
Excellent working relations across the relevant interfaces are required to deliver this role.