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Regulatory and Stewardship Country Manager
Our client is a global industrial leader committed to putting science to work which is seeking a Regulatory and Stewardship (RAS) Country Manager. The role will lead the regulatory strategy and successes of all portfolio operated including both seeds/biotech and crop protection products, with the ultimate goal to achieve all product regulatory approvals and product compliance in the marketplace.
Contact
Consultant: Thuong Nguyen Thi
Email: thuong.nguyenthi@manpower.com.vn
Phone: +84 28 39110950- 104

Requirements:

Regulatory and Stewardship Affairs

  • Understand the country regulatory and stewardship requirements for crop protection products and import (food, feed and processing) and cultivation of biotech products.
  • Develop regulatory dossiers in collaboration with the regional and global registration teams for the timely registration of crop protection and biotech products.
  • Execute the registration applications and approvals of crop protection and biotech products for import at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and approvals of biotech products for cultivation at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
  • Provide the regulatory information, impact on the business and implications to facilitate the regulatory and government affairs strategy and implementation, and the existing or future business in a short or long run.
  • Plan the regulatory resources and plan in short and long term.

 

Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach

  • Develop the country RAS strategy and relevant networks to enable the solutions and favorable environment for product and technology delivery in cooperation with Regulatory Policy team.
  • Represent the company in key policy, regulatory, industry and academic meetings to advocate company interests and positions.
  • Support the advancement of corporate initiatives to promote the welfare of our customers and the communities where they live in.
  • Build and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders in government, academe, community and industry for acceptance of Company products.

 

Regulatory Science and Operations

  • Plan and execute regulatory field trials, local requirement studies to support the registration and commercialization of crop protection and biotech products as may be relevant to business needs.
  • Work closely with Integrated Field Science team and other relevant functions to ensure that registration trial programs are appropriately resourced.
  • Lead the development of technical trial reports and ensure requirements by relevant government regulatory agencies are met.

 

Regulatory Compliance and Product Stewardship

  • Review the commercial labels for regulatory compliance.
  • Manage and oversee processes to ensure compliance with all government regulations, permit conditions and internal processes and standards throughout the product life cycle.
  • Take part in the relevant product stewardship program led by the Product Stewardship team.
  • Coordinate with the Supply Chain and Customer Service team to ensure the regulatory compliance for import and export.

 

Other Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in Country Management Team activities to ensure alignment of registration and stewardship goals with Business directions and long-term plans.
  • Serve as country representative in regional/global registration and stewardship work teams as needed.
  • Facilitate for few product registrations coordinating with Vietnam & Cambodia business steam member for both Crop protection and biotech products.

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

 

  1. External
    • Government officials and regulators; Ministry of Agriculture (Plant Protection Department - PPD, Centers of Pest Control and Testing, Department of Science, Technology and Environment and D. of Legal, Science Technology and Environment Department, the Biodiversity Conservation Agency under the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.)
    • Professional and industry organizations
    • Academics
    • Key customers
  2. Internal
    • Country Management team
    • Global/Regional/country Registration and Stewardship team, Integrated Field Science
    • Regional and sub regional registration team leaders
    • Country Sales and Marketing
    • Research and Development/Agronomy
    • Production, Supply, Logistics

 

Competencies/Experience

  • Bachelor or Master Degree (favorable) in Crop protection, Agriculture, Toxicology, Agronomy, Entomology, Pathology, weed sciences, Biotechnology or any other plant sciences with relevant experience.
  • Preferably with 3-5 years of experience in regulatory or related technical disciplines and with good understanding of regulatory framework and processes for agricultural or biotech products
  • Ability to interpret regulatory requirements, analyze range of studies and extract relevant information for drafting of comprehensive dossiers for submission
  • Good organizational and project management skills and ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to periodically travel to physically Ha Noi to reach out stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skill (both in Vietnamese and English)