Healthcare & Life Sciences

APAC Director Regulatory Affairs (European Flavor House)

Date Added: 20/06/2018
Consultant: Willis Toh
Salary Circa: Approximately SGD$400k per annum

- APAC Head of RA Role
- Leading a team of 25-30 staffs
- Singapore-based Strategic Position

Our client is an European Flavor house with a strong global position in the market. With their Asia Pacific HQ here in Singapore, they are looking at up scaling their functional strengths in Regulatory Affairs (RA) and am looking for a highly strategic leader to bring their RA team to the next level.

Reporting to the Vice President of Innovation, this role will lead the Flavor APAC Formula and Raw Material Management Team of 25-30 staffs based across Asia Pacific ensuring alignment and compliance with local regulations and with APAC/Global regulatory procedures. You will provide Strategic Leadership in the interpretation of regulations and in the execution of company strategy to facilitate advancement of business projects. You will represent the company to country authorities to support registration and / or correct classification of new technologies and flavoring materials such as Flavorings with modifying properties (FMPs). As the function lead, you will develop and manage a highly effective team by building team membersí technical skills through training and participation, and through the provision of coaching and mentoring. Ensure succession plans are in place and extend technical support for various regulatory systems.

You will be Bachelor or Master qualified in Chemistry, Food Science, or related field with at least 15 years of proven experience in Regulatory Affairs working in the F&B industry (customers), Food Ingredients companies (particularly Food Culture and Enzymes) or Flavor House (competitors). Appreciation of the Flavor and ingredient as well as food labelling regulations will be necessary but most importantly, the ability to position the company strategically to the regulatory authorities regionally as well as the ability to effectively feedback country regulatory landscape back to HQ in Europe will be highly regarded. Prior experience and networks to regulatory bodies in Asia Pacific is not necessary but proven team leadership and strategic contribution to the business will be required. If you are looking to challenge yourself in a highly strategic and visible role, this is the right opportunity for you!

To apply, please submit your resume (in MS Words format) to Willis Toh at, quoting the job title and reference number WT13128. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Registration No: R1104283

Type of Work: Permanent

Region: Singapore

Licence No: 16S8060

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