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Job title Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Director (M/F)
Location Brussels, Belgium
Sector Detergents industry
Date posted 05-Sep-19
Apply by 04-Oct-19
Contact Caroline Dubois
Tel: 0032 2 679 62 60

A.I.S.E. is in Brussels with a staff of 17 multicultural and dynamic professionals. We are recruiting:

Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Director (M/F)

She/He will report directly to the Director General and will provide input to the overall European strategy in line with vision and mission of the Association. The person will drive and implement all activities related to scientific and regulatory matters of the sector with the objective of safeguarding and advancing the interests of the members. She/ he is supported by a team of four issue managers.

Your responsibilities

You will be responsible for driving, coordinating and managing the activities related to the following key EU Regulations on chemicals safety such as REACH, Microplastics, CLP/ GHS, Biocides, and Detergents Regulation. With the support from industry experts, you will also manage A.I.S.E.’s product stewardship initiatives such as on Liquid Laundry Detergent Capsules and Indoor Air Quality.

This includes collecting and evaluating scientific and regulatory information, leading projects and project teams, developing guidance and industry positions, seeking consensus. In addition to communicating with and providing advice to our members, he/she will also interact with external parties to represent A.I.S.E., such as the European Institutions, ECHA, UN, and other industry associations and our network of National Associations.

Your main activities


  • Assist our members with the implementation of the REACH Regulation, focusing on Downstream User aspects and duties.
  • Monitor REACH developments and substance-specific regulatory activities on relevant ingredients.
  • Lead the sector’s contribution on on-going discussions related to microplastic (e.g. restrictions, authorisations, registrations etc.), develop positions papers taking into account socio-economic and scientific aspects and advocate them.


  • Contribute to a workable and proportionate implementation of the Poison Centers reporting requirements (Annex VIII CLP)
  • Improve criteria of DetNet and harmonized interpretation of CLP classification.
  • Active engagement and participation in the UN GHS activities (e.g. revision of the generic concentration limit, digitalization, new in vitro testing strategies, etc.

Detergents Regulation

  • Contribute to the Commission ex post review of the Detergents Regulation, including simplification of existing requirements including digitalization of labeling elements, withdrawal of overlaps with CLP, fragrance transparency etc.


  • Provide support to the issue manager on strategic aspect for the smooth implementation of the regulation.
  • Management of critical areas such as in can preservatives strategy, family concepts, etc.

Your profile

  • A combination of strategic and conceptual thinking and a business mind to identify the issue and develop solutions.
  • Strong leadership skills with an effective and diplomatic communication style.
  • A university degree in chemistry, life/ environmental sciences, toxicology or other scientific studies.
  • Experience in scientific and regulatory affairs work within a European industry association of 5-8 years
  • Good knowledge of chemicals legislation and chemical safety topics, in particular REACH, CLP, Detergents Regulation.
  • A solid understanding of the chemical (detergent) industry sector and the European institutions is essential.
  • Good organisational skills, ability to handle several dossiers in parallel and to communicate issues in layman English.
  • Team-player with an open and international mind-set.
  • Independent worker with initiative, flexible and open to feedback.


An attractive package will be offered to the candidate.


Please send your applications to Caroline Dubois by 04 October 2019: (; A.I.S.E., Boulevard du Souverain 165 - 4th floor 1160 Brussels Belgium; All applications will be handled confidentially.

By sending your CV for the purpose of applying to this position, you understand and agree that said CV and the personal information contained herein or that you shall provide during the selection process, (interviews, emails, etc), including an external consultant, shall be processed by the association with a view to assess your candidacy for the open positions as well as building up a recruitment reserve for future positions. Such processing is justified by the legitimate interest of the association. The data shall not be held longer than necessary and in any case not more than 1 year. [Unless if you are hired in which case your CV shall be held in the data base relating to your employment.] You have the right to obtain without any costs and at any time access to your personal data, to correct it, erase it, limit their use, oppose to the processing or request the portability of the data. You have the right to file a complaint to the data privacy commission. You hereby certify that the data are accurate and consent to the extent allowed by law to a pre-employment background check by the association and seeking references to confirm the data provided.