EMEA Regulatory Team Leader for Plant Protection Products
The Dow Chemical Company
Milton Park, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
18d ago

Corteva Agriscience™, the Agricultural Division of DowDuPont™, has an exciting opportunity for a Regulatory Team Leader based at our European Development Center, in Milton Park, Oxfordshire, UK.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a global R&D based company with market leading positions in both plant protection and seeds and a strong commitment to the discovery and development of new technologies to meet the needs of a growing world population.


Lead an EMEA Regulatory Team for specific active substances, to define and fulfill all project milestones within budget and timeframe, and to provide strategic regulatory overview to the team and project network.

The Regulatory Team Leader role has overall responsibility for the approval of new formulations and line-extensions and the renewal of existing actives substances and their associated products, at EMEA, EU and country levels.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the Regulatory Team to develop and implement the Regulatory Strategy for their projects; ensure alignment with global regulatory and business strategies.
  • Lead the team to define studies and other activities to meet project goals; ensure the project plan includes strategic elements to allow key questions to be answered at the right time.
  • Ensure all relevant information is captured in appropriate documents and that all regulatory data and information is available and used in project decision making.
  • Facilitate the regulatory data review, registerability assessments and decision-making.
  • At all stages of the project encourages innovation and balanced risk-taking; challenge the team on technical and regulatory assumptions.
  • Responsible for communication with the other technical team leaders within the project. Permanent member of the project network;
  • key influencer in project network decisions; update regulatory status of the project to R&D and Business leaders and the project network as appropriate;
  • Maintain an overview of internal and external technical and regulatory developments that may impact the project concept and success.
  • Encourage a team environment where potential developments can be raised and reviewed for timely resolution.

  • Engagement with regulatory authorities to defend submissions in the EU and support local interaction with country authorities.
  • Qualifications

  • Masters Degree or PhD in Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry or a relevant scientific field.
  • No less than 3 years direct experience in the registration of plant protection products (herbicides, insecticides or fungicides) at an EU level.
  • Breadth of experience working with relevant regulatory disciplines; eg toxicology, ecotoxicology, fate, as well as good understanding of product chemistry and biology.
  • Team leadership, communication, problem solving, conflict resolutions skills (including via remote team engagement).
  • Facilitation skills to guide data reviews, registerability assessments and decisions; ability to achieve consensus through inclusive use of all team members.
  • Ability to influence internally and externally.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues within and outside the project network.
  • Strategic vision; ability to think ahead, anticipate and resolve issues; appropriate understanding of the business to relate regulatory positions and developments to commercial impact.
  • Fluent in English, other European languages would be helpful.
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