Elchemie is a specialist recruitment company in the technical and scientific field


Job title: Regulatory and Compliance Specialist
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 5 to 10 years
Salary: Negotiable
Salary Type: Cost to Company
Job published: 09 February 2022
Job reference no: 1811127461

Job Description

A Regulatory and Compliance Specialist position has become available at an International Chemical manufacturing company. Fast - paced  environment that will suit an organized person with eye for detail. Goal is to contribute by taking the responsibility to ensure compliance with the laws and regulations associated with the sale of chemical products. Risk/Compliance/Chemical qualification and a minimum of 5 years relevant experience required. Based in KZN.



  • Bachelor's degree in the field of regulatory/ compliance/ risk specialization
  • BSc (Chemistry/Engineering), Diploma in Chemistry will be advantageous
  • Legal qualification or in-depth knowledge thereof would be advantageous
  • 5 – 10 years in a chemical manufacturing plant or related process manufacturing industry
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a regulatory compliance specialist, or similar
  • Must have a strong regulatory and compliance background.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of relevant corporate governance requirements and South African Regulatory Requirements in related industries
  • Extensive knowledge of product regulations pertaining to NSF, FDA, Halaal, etc.
  • Ability to communicate at all Levels of the Organization and support the company in driving regulatory compliance campaigns as well as Training.
  • Proficiency in office and compliance management software
  • Exceptional analytical, investigative, and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good knowledge of Chemistry and Engineering.


  • Auditing - Manage/conducting internal and external compliance audits aligned to Corporate and Legal requirements and compiling reports
  • Coordinating regulatory compliance procedures across the organizational structures
  • Monitoring compliance and facilitating interventions to manage risks
  • Developing and enacting regulatory compliance strategies
  • Providing training in compliance practices and procedures
  • Document control related to compliance and maintaining records
  • Incident Management/Non- Conformances related to regulatory compliance
  • Achieve and maintain compliance with all Legal and other requirements (Public, Customers and Corporate) Requirements
  • Keeping abreast of regulatory changes and developments in the regulatory environment
  • Expense Control - accurately handling the day-to-day expenses related to the portfolio
  • Consultation and Communication with Stakeholders
  • Product Stewardship - Eliminating risks at customer, onsite and during design (new products and engineering)
  • Maintaining product registrations
  • Assessing product compliance to local and global legislation
  • Support compliance to and minimize our risk as per the POPIA legislative requirements, supplier/ customer/ operators
  • Implement continuous improvement and project management initiatives.
  • Managing the development and review of Safety Data Sheets


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