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Manager Regulatory Affairs
(With proven management skills and well-developed business acumen)

Ausnutria Zwolle / DUPP – Food Executive Search | wo | Zwolle, the Netherlands
Geplaatst: 03/06/2021


Ausnutria is a professional, fast growing and internationally operating dairy group. Ausnutria has more than 900 employees in the Netherlands, spread over 4 production sites in Ommen, Kampen, Leeuwarden, Heerenveen and its headquarters in Zwolle. Together they are part of Ausnutria Dairy Corporation Ltd., located in Hong Kong. With their own brands Neolac (based on organic cow milk) and Kabrita (based on goat milk) Ausnutria provides parents worldwide high quality infant and toddler nutrition. In addition to the production and sales of its branded products, Ausnutria offers private label and contract manufacturing services for companies marketing their own products. Its customer base includes many leading companies in the food and pharmaceutical industry. Working at Ausnutria means working for an organisation with an open, down-to-earth, but above all entrepreneurial corporate culture. To strengthen the organisation in Zwolle and to contribute to Ausnutria’s ambitious growth plans within the global infant nutrition area, we are searching for a punctual and determined Manager Regulatory Affairs (with proven management skills and well-developed business acumen).


  • Responsible for the compliance, registration and timely notification of products that are marketed at Ausnutria in the EU, China and the rest of the world
  • Developing Ausnutria’s regulatory affairs strategy, policy and guidelines together with the regulatory affairs team
  • Managing, coaching and further developing the regulatory affairs team, consisting of two RA Specialists and two RA Officers
  • Advising internal stakeholders as well as customers on legislation and regulatory requirements, proactively supporting the organisation in implementing new policies and processes
  • Responsible for product control, including checks of nutritional composition, ingredients, additives, labels and marketing material; in addition responsible for the collection and documentation of information for registration purposes
  • Keeping a close eye on national and international developments in legislation and regulation; designing scenarios for possible future developments and implications
  • Building and maintaining strategic relationships with business partners and government officials
  • Representing Ausnutria at regulatory agencies, performing lobby tasks and ensuring communication towards internal and external stakeholders
  • Working closely together with several disciplines within Ausnutria and reporting to the Head of R&D


  • MSc/PhD degree in Food Technology, Human Nutrition, Health Sciences or an equivalent educational background
  • Relevant experience in a leading role in regulatory affairs in nutrition or related industries
  • Excellent knowledge of European and worldwide food laws and regulations
  • Proven and successful track record of managing and developing (a team of) professionals in a challenging business environment
  • Team player with a results driven mindset, whilst remaining accurate
  • Excellent influencing and communication skills, fluently in English and (preferably) Dutch
  • Personal skills: proactive, setting priorities, solution focussed, effective time management, creative thinker, hands-on mentality and humour

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If you are interested in this position, please contact Jakob Jan Verbraak, telephone: +31 (0)317-468686 / +31 (0)6-51820349 or apply through our website or e-mail your written application to Ausnutria selected DUPP – Food Executive Search for this vacancy as the only partner in the recruitment process.

Mention within your application "FoodHolland Vacaturebank number FH39477".

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