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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet, Hill's Prescription Diet and Hill's Ideal Balance.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Associate Regulatory Affairs Manager

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Nov 4, 2020
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 90730 - Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Associate Regulatory Affairs Manager

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Work permit required!


Job Summary

The Associate Regulatory Affairs manager supervises the label / copy sheet development processes in the region and provides managerial support for technical and regulatory accuracy of the packaging / label copies as well as European data in the Hill’s global databases. He/She is responsible for the regulatory part of export / import activities for the region, for countries exporting from the EU and for global supply projects.  He/She facilitates the regional and global decisions on packaging/label development/ ingredients / additives and import / export operations by functioning as Regulatory subject matter expert and liaison for Regulatory Affairs. He/She works with veterinary control authorities and government agencies in the Netherlands, Czech Republic and in the countries to facilitate exports / imports and assure regulatory compliance and oversees the health certification process and products registrations process in the region.

Trade association work: represent Hill’s in the European Pet Food Association (FEDIAF) and in the Czech Pet Food Association.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities




Team leader: label development and data management

  • Supervises development of the English master of the technical label copy (composition, analytical constituents, additives, feeding instructions for all Hill’s packaging in the region, as well as for the Hill’s keypages.
  • Coordinate the label and key page approval process, including timely review and approval by cross functional SME and local translators.
  • Supervise maintenance of the technical content of the Hill’s product databases in the region.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts, develop and implement procedures / systems to ensure accuracy, legal compliance and process efficiency.


Regulatory expert: exports / imports, ingredients, additives

  • Support Regional Regulatory Affairs Manager on resolution of complex regulatory matters/problems involving exports/imports. Works with Dutch, Czech and exporting countries’ vet control authorities as needed.
  • Collaborate with Customer Service and Logistics to ensure that all compliance and regulatory requirements are met for timely export of products.
  • Supervise development of accurate, complete and compliant regulatory documentation for exports/imports. Audit export/import documents for accuracy and compliance.
  • Monitor & actively share international regulatory information. Provide training with departments and personnel that impact export and import compliance.


SME Advisement:

  • Possess in-depth knowledge of applicable regulations in the region.
  • Uses knowledge of label and data management processes and procedures to advise the business in devising strategies to support successful product introductions in the region.
  • Research, update and maintain country-specific regulatory intelligence files. Write regulatory assessments for PIRs and regulatory points of view (POV) as needed.


People Management

  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of regulatory personnel including mentoring, training, performance management and development.


  • Total Percent

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions.



Education/ Experience Requirements


  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, food science, nutrition or other scientific/technical field.


  • Required: Minimum of 3-4 years in preparing international regulatory export/import documentation, analyzing and interpreting product and export/import/registration regulations.
  • Required: Minimum 3-4 years’ experience in interpreting and applying rules and regulations applicable to pet food.
  • Preferred: 3-4 years’ experience in regulatory affairs within any of the following industries: pet food, food, OTC drugs, medical device, pharmaceutical, or relevant industry where supporting exports/imports.


Expected Areas of Skills

  • Excellent organization and planning skills
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and comply with domestic and international regulatory requirements
  • Demonstrated understanding and expertise in all aspects of export and import regulations
  • Proficiency in SAP (PDM)


Working Relationships 

  • Does this position supervise:  Yes
  • Reports to: Regional Regulatory Affairs Manager


What We Offer

  • Unlimited Contract
  • Corresponding salary based on experience
  • Annual bonus and wide range of benefits: 5 weeks of vacation, 10 sick days, leisure time contribution, meal vouchers, private medical care, pension plan contribution, life insurance, Multisport card etc.
  • Nice and modern working environment close to the metro station Krizikova
  • Dog friendly office
  • Great Team

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. 

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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