Senior Regulatory Scientific Affairs & Quality Manager

  • Job Reference: 692986301
  • Date Posted: 15 July 2021
  • Recruiter: Nestlé Purina
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  • Location: England
  • Salary: £70,000
  • Sector: Business Management
  • Job Type: Super Flex
  • Duration: Happy to talk Flexible Working
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Here at Nestle Purina we are recruiting for an experienced Senior Regulatory Scientific Affairs & Quality Manager to join the team. This role will be based at our Gatwick offices and is a fantastic opportunity to work across different markets, including the UK, Ireland, Nordics, and the Netherlands. This role is responsible for leading the execution of the Regulatory Scientific Affairs (RSA) strategy, whilst championing Purina’s vison for quality in each market. Our vision in this area is simple… we want to ensure we positively impact our consumers “moment of truth” whether that be at the shelves or via eCommerce channels. 

A little bit about us

At Nestlé PURINA, we work every day to create richer lives for pets and the people who love them. We are proud to make many of the UK’s most popular and trusted pet food brands including FELIX, WINALOT, PURINA ONE, BAKERS and DENTALIFE. Bought by millions, our much-loved brands have been unlocking the power of food for over a century - helping pets and their owners live happier and healthier lives together. 

A day in the life of a Senior Regulatory Scientific Affairs & Quality Manager…

It’s fair to say this is a varied role that will see you work with a wide range of stakeholders at a local and regional level and externally with trade associations and local authorities. Driving the execution of our RSA and Quality strategy to ensure we deliver safe, compliant, and great products that our consumers trust and will continue to love for generations to come. Working cross functionally across our business to continually find ways to improve the quality of our products and processes, whilst always putting the consumer at the heart of everything we do.


Other key responsibilities include:


  • Lead and execute all RSA activity for the Market and Region, working closely with the Marketing and Legal teams to ensure a compliant, flawless high-quality service and approval process for consumer facing communication is planned and executed
  • Develop and lead the business on building competence in compliance and quality, the importance of this to our business and the contribution everyone has to play
  • Oversee the cross functional coordination on all things relating to consumer quality.  Ensuring complaints and escalations are handled correctly, at pace and root cause analysis is completed to prevent situations in the future
  • Support Regional quality management reviews and if required crisis management activities.
  • Work closely with the Customer Facing Quality Manager for the region to manage all elements of quality across the end to end Supply Chain.
  • Be an ambassador for the Purina brand at a local and regional level with trade associations and authorities, supporting our voice and initiatives across the industry.
  • Have a working knowledge of ISO accreditations playing a lead role across the UK and region to manage the certification process.

What will make you successful?

To be successful in this role, you will have some fantastic senior Regulatory Scientific Affairs experience under your belt and ideally have experience of working in a Quality environment. Graduated to degree level or equivalent within a Food Science, Science or Engineering specialism, you’ll ideally have worked within the food industry and have experience of working within a matrix environment.  You will be passionate and results focused, whilst acting as an ambassador for the Nestlé Purina brand. Being able to demonstrate proven leadership capability, coupled with your ability to influence across all levels (Local, Regional, External) is as important as being able to flex your style, whilst working in an environment that can be, at times, ambiguous. You’ll also:


  • Have a working knowledge of HACCP, ISO 9001 and FSC 22000 standards.
  • Have a continuous improvement mind-set and understand the end to end Supply Chain process to develop innovative new thinking. 
  • Have experience of training and coaching to develop capabilities across with business relating to RSA and quality. 
  • Ideally have experience of working within a trade association environment. 
  • Demonstrate a pragmatic approach with the ability to operate and execute at pace.
  • Be able to showcase your leadership experience to inspire and develop people, enabling them to be the best that they can be.

What you need to know

What can we offer in return? Great benefits you’d expect from a business the size of Nestlé – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package, car allowance, bonus scheme, flexible working scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays plus flex leave, pension scheme and a real focus on personal development and growth.

The closing date for this role is Tuesday 27th July. 

We will be considering candidates as they apply and we will occasionally close job advertisements early in the event we receive sufficient applicants, so please don’t delay in submitting your application.

At Nestlé, our values are rooted in respect – for our employees, our customers and our consumers.  That’s why championing diversity and inclusion is so important to us; when we embrace different perspectives and give everyone the chance to be the best they can be, we can think in new, creative ways that grow and enhance our business. We are committed to equal opportunity for all and we may collect relevant data for monitoring purposes during our candidate registration process.  Be yourself, everyone else is taken!

Right to work in the UK 
In accordance with Home Office guidance successful candidates will be required to evidence their right to work in the UK before commencement of employment. The successful candidate therefore must be able to demonstrate their right to work status for the UK during the recruitment process. We have assessed this role and it could be applicable for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and you are unable to gain this independently, we may be able to provide sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route in line with the Home office guidelines. We encourage you to review the UK Home Office guidelines ahead of submitting a job application to review whether you meet the eligibility criteria under the Skilled Worker route and understand the immigration fees that you would be responsible for when making a visa application. If you require sponsorship, please discuss this with us as part of the recruitment process.