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Job ID:  49198
Date:  Jan 4, 2022
Job function:  Legal
Experience level:  Experienced Hire
Business:  DSM Nutritional Products

Regulatory Affairs Manager North Asia

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Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. 

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Regulatory Affairs Manager North Asia


The Purpose


Reporting to the Director Regulatory Affairs, APAC. The Regional Regulatory Affairs APAC Manager is responsible for the Regulatory and Product safety compliance of DSM products and raw materials for South Korea and assigned markets across North Asia.


The incumbent is to contribute by defining & implementing the strategy regarding regulatory & safety compliance for finished products & raw materials. Ensure projects are optimized to meet regulatory requirements for successful outcomes and to prioritize the team’s regulatory projects to meet the company’s business objectives.

The role is open to candidates who are currently living in Seoul, South Korea.


Key areas of accountability/responsibility


  • Provide support and advice to different stakeholders and departments (e.g. Regional Regulatory Affairs ,R&D, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, SHE, logistics, purchasing etc.) in DSM with regard to regulatory requirements, product regulatory quality and/or product safety for DSM products and /or raw materials.
  • Manages the process of maintaining and creating regulatory information, statements and documentation in compliance with international and country specific legislation (e.g. product dossiers, registration certificates, food contact approval statements, Safety Data Sheets, Internal Data Sheets & work place safety cards, GMO/BSE statements, Regulatory Data Sheets label data and classifications, Dangerous Goods classifications, worker safety or environmental risk assessments, product regulatory quality documentation etc.)
  • Monitors and communicates about changes in relevant Regulatory and/or Product Safety legislation related to product compliance and provides input on implementation and status (e.g. regarding pharma, food approval, feed approval, chemical control, chemical hazards or dangerous goods classifications)
  • Manages the process of product notifications/product approvals/product safety info /product dossier submissions to local authorities directly or via consultants
  • Takes all relevant prioritization decisions on regulatory compliance and product safety in cooperation with stakeholders
  • Contributes to internal external opinions on Regulatory affairs and Product Safety, e.g. via Industry associations, DSM Networks, lobbying activities, contacts with authorities or customers etc.
  • Has the authority to disapprove product or raw material use at DSM if not compliant with DSM Corporate Requirements and /or external legislation.
  • Manages the relevant internal systems, databases, and processes for ensuring regulatory (quality) and/or product safety compliance for raw materials and products



  Required Education & Skills


  • Degree in food sciences, natural sciences, life sciences or related scientific disciplines
  • Good knowledge on regulations and standards on foods (including early life nutrition category e.g., infant formula products, growing up milk, maternal products), dietary supplements, market ready solutions and personal care
  • Good language skills (English, local language where necessary, others appreciated)
  • Regulatory affairs experience in early life nutrition industry and/or dietary supplement industries
  • Hands on experience in registration of early life nutrition products in North Asia and/or registration of dietary supplement products in North Asia.
  • Good network in industry associations and regulatory bodies
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills




Royal DSM is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Royal DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext. For more information about DSM see http://www.dsm.com or connect on 

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