EMEA Chemical Legislation REACH Regulatory Associate


Dec 16th, 2022


Following the merger of the Dow Chemical Company and DuPont, we are strengthening Corteva Agriscience™, the Agricultural Division of DowDuPont. Towards that, the Regulatory and Stewardship (RAS) function is recruiting a professional as an EMEA REACH & Chemical Legislation Regulatory Associate for both our crop protection and seeds platforms at our European Development Center, in Milton Park, Oxfordshire, UK.


We are looking for an EMEA REACH & Chemical Legislation Regulatory Associate with experience with managing chemical legislation and a significant academic background. Complying with chemical legislation is a critical activity to enable and to maintain freedom to operate in Europe, Middle East and Africa for Corteva AgriScience. Focused attention is needed in all defined areas: SDS, Classification and Labeling, REACh and other chemical regulations impacting plant protection products and seeds treatment. Our Regulatory & Stewardship department is engaged in securing and maintaining authorisations for plant protection products and their active substances in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The incumbent will be primarily responsible to develop and implement chemicals registration strategy for designated chemical substances that acknowledge the threats and business opportunities identified in EMEA. The role will have a strong focus on the interface between Chemical Regulations and Plant Protection products regulation (e.g. interface REACH 1907/2006 and PPPR 1107/2009).

Key Responsibilities

  • Complete the regulatory assessment of raw materials and co-formulants used in synthesis of active substances and formulations development. Provide strategic advice to business focal points on how to meet EMEA chemical legislation requirements. Advise European Regulatory programme team leader and formulation chemist about suitable alternatives co-formulants and raw materials as per chemical legislation requirements.
  • Lead the Manufacturing Sites Compliance Checks, working with site REACH Focal Points (e.g. use & mapping; exposure scenario review; implementation of strictly controlled conditions)
  • Complete the REACH downstream user compliance check for all purchased materials to secure safe use of co-formulants and raw materials in our portfolio (e.g. agrochemical uses). Identify appropriate regulatory actions and define implementation plan in collaboration with the REACH Compliance team.
  • Lead the Risk Substances Monitoring (Authorisation & restriction, Candidate list of SVHC, SVHC, harmonized C&L, etc). Run portfolio impact assessment accordingly. Identify business threats and foreseen regulatory impact and escalate it to the business partners(formulation chemists, regulatory programme leaders, production leaders, etc).
  • Act as the focal point for Brexit matters in regards with REACH and CLP.
  • Contribute to REACH Registration activities within the Chemical Legislation Team in order to secure REACH & ChemLeg compliance for all Corteva portfolio within defined timelines.

Organisation: Corteva Agriscience™, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. The position reports to the EMEA Chemical Legislation Leader

Job: The incumbent will travel across EMEA region when required (estimated <10/year)

Location:Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK; Warsaw, Poland; Munich, Germany; Guyancourt, France; Copenhagen, Denmark, or Brussels, Belgium.

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To Grow What Matters, You Will Need

Experience: Preferred 5 years of Chemical Legislation regulatory experience at EU level, and specifically strong knowledge of REACH and CLP procedures and requirements.

Education: Scientific Bachelor or Master’s degree. Preferred in the field of Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

Language: Fluent in English (oral and written).

Skills and Competencies

  • Business and Technical Knowledge on Chemical Legislation and related issues, and interconnection between Plant protection Products Regulation and REACH/CLP regulations in particular.
  • Proficient in MS office (especially Word and Excel). Knowledge of SAP (EHS Module) and experience in regulatory databases or software will be valued (e.g. IUCLID, REACH-IT).
  • Empathetic listener with strong customer focus skills. Good communication skills, self-motivated and well organised but also an effective team player. Good attention to detail.
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems proactively with little guidance. Overcomes obstacles to achieve results.
  • Can work effectively under pressure and able to manage competing priorities. Prioritizes projects and manage them within agreed timelines.
  • Able to effectively participate to cross functional projects and influence on issues where the answer is not known and situations are complex. Able to share guidance and train non expert audience on relevant topics. Ability to communicate complex technical issues within and outside the regulatory and stewardship network, and in other typical project activities.
  • Sense and commitment to Company business processes, including stewardship of critical project information.

Who Are We Looking For?

  • Curious, bold thinkers who want to grow their careers and be part of a winning team.
  • Market shaping colleagues who want to transform the agriculture industry to meet the world’s growing need for food.
  • Collaborators who thrive in a diverse, inclusive work environment.
  • Innovators who bring initiative and fresh ideas that drive our business into the future and make us an industry leader.

Growing What Matters Starts With You… What We Can Offer To Help You Grow?

  • Opportunity to be part of a global industry leader working to discover solutions to the most pressing agricultural challenges of our time.
  • Stimulating work assignments that grow your skills, capabilities and experiences.
  • Opportunities for international rotations and relocation that will expand your global view and cultural experience.
  • Diverse, inclusive work environment where employees bring their whole selves to work and feel heard, valued and empowered.
  • Dedicated and customized resources to help grow your professional skills, industry expertise and personal perspectives.
  • Joining us is a natural opportunity to strengthen your professional network through valuable relationships.
  • Support the health and well-being of every employee by offering world-class benefits, meaningful work and competitive salary.
  • Performance driven culture with a strong focus on speed, efficiency and agility.

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach Corteva directly to request this, as we're not responsible for the employer's application process.

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