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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 and territories 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 and Hill's Prescription Diet.

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:  Regulatory Affairs Manager - Medicinal Products & Food Supplements

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Dec 3, 2021
Remote working option during the current situation

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 117142 - Therwil, Switzerland, Switzerland

We are Colgate-Palmolive - a caring, innovative growth company reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets, and our planet. We are a leading global consumer products company with a portfolio in Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition.


At Colgate-Palmolive we have a purpose! Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of families through groundbreaking innovation, outstanding products and committed people.
Our strong culture of collaboration, diversity, sustainability and inclusion is rooted in our core values of Caring, Global Teamwork and Continuous Improvement. Employees are rewarded by rich career development and career experiences.
We pride ourselves on our work life balance, our focus on delivering high ethical standards and our dedication to developing our employees. With many local benefits such as Summer Hours, Live Better activities, Product Parcels and Health Checks.


We are excited to invite applications for the position of Regulatory Affairs Manager  - Medicinal Products & Food supplements, which is part of the Regulatory Affairs Team of the Europe Division team. This position reports to the Regulatory Affairs Team Leader responsible for Oral Care .  


The job will be located in Basel.


How will you contribute to this role?:
The role will lead the regulatory strategies to meet the business objectives and legal requirements. Specifically key areas of focus will be:


  • Ensure that regulatory activities are effectively executed to meet the business objectives and legal requirements, in close collaboration with Regulatory Operations and other internal stakeholders.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and maintenance of all product registrations and licenses throughout the whole life-cycle of the products under his/her responsibility.
  • Support in the provision of expert regulatory input to strategic decision making.
  • Write comprehensible, clear Regulatory Assessments and documents for internal and external stakeholders (eg. Authorities and trade Associations).
  • Ensure that regulatory submissions and other deliverables meet strict deadlines and fulfill European regulatory standards.
  • Keep up-to-date with changes in regulatory legislation and guidelines.
  • Support in the development and implementation of regulatory standards that convey the best practices in the regulatory department.
  • Establish strong relationships within the European Division, Regulatory Operations and Global Partners on a cross-functional basis including Marketing, Legal, Technical, Supply Chain, R&D, Regulatory and Product Safety, to ensure alignment and synchronization between Regulatory strategies and Business goals. 
  • Provide regulatory support on day-to-day regulatory issues, new initiatives and developments, including training to internal stakeholders and support to the Regulatory Affairs Managers in the hubs in topics related to the products and projects under his/her responsibility.
  • Provide assistance to authority inspections in the matters under Regulatory responsibility.
  • Ensure the review and approval of artworks and ingredient lists for products and regions under his/her responsibility.
  • Provide input for budget preparation and reviews.
  • Collaborate in regional and global regulatory projects and act as a project manager in the projects assigned to him/her (eg. implementation of new IT systems, review and update of SOPs, etc).
  • Contribute to an effective use of the network of regulatory consultants, including coordination with procurement and legal for contract negotiations and FCPA and Due Diligence processes.

What are the required skills and competencies?:


  • Good analytical skills and technical/ scientific competence.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Attention to details and ability to appropriately assess the regulatory impact and formulate actionable strategy, including taking “the big picture” view on various options.
  • Team player, proactive, quick learner and independent worker able to effectively multi-task in a high pressure environment and follow issues through to conclusion.


What are the required qualifications?:


  • Degree in a relevant scientific discipline (minimum BSc or equivalent, preferably with an MSc).
  • Fluent in English and another European language.
  • Thorough understanding and demonstrated ability to apply regulatory guidelines/regulations to successful dossier preparation, submission and maintenance of medicinal products and the technical file (and ideally also medical devices, or other complex legislations).



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 Colgate-Palmolive? 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.


Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognised brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet.  

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit


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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