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Regulatory Affairs Specialist III, Regulatory Intelligence and Environmental Compliance

Waltham, United States; Breda, Netherlands

Job Description

As part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our global teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while helping to take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges, like protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe or helping find cures for cancer.

Position Summary:

This position is key in providing strategic input into the corporate Quality and Regulatory Affairs team through the Product Legislation Compliance (PLC) function. This Regulatory Affairs Specialist role will be responsible for coordinating global product regulatory intelligence across the organization with particular focus on Environmental Compliance. To ensure timely product introductions and sustaining compliance activities, the incumbent will triage inputs, coordinate calls for comments, and communicate regulatory trends and changes across all levels in the organization.

Through partnering with divisional and topical subject matter experts, the Regulatory Intelligence Specialist will be encouraged to develop an understanding of product attributes and regulatory applicability. The role will develop and maintain a regular communication mechanism and cadence which can be scaled to meet the business need. The position will also support governmental and regulatory advocacy activities through active engagement with Thermo Fisher Scientific’s trade associations and direct interaction with regulatory agencies.

The applicant should have a broad understanding of environmental regulations such as REACH and RoHS (and the global versions of those regulations), Prop 65, WFD, SCIP, etc. and familiarity with global EPR regulations and obligations. The ideal candidate will be someone who has an operational understanding of these regulations and the declarations, reporting and submissions they require, has experience working with regulatory agencies and flourishes with working with diverse challenges. If this is you - Thermo Fisher Scientific would like you to help fulfill its mission to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain sustaining mechanisms for communicating regulatory news and trends.
  • Act as principal liaison between business and regional subject matter experts.
  • Champion use and deliver training on regulatory intelligence platforms.
  • Interact with regulatory experts, trade associations and business stakeholders.
  • Organize, lead, and facilitate projects critical for managing internal and external information on regulatory trends and updates.
  • Coordinate regional regulatory intelligence sources and inputs.
  • Provide internal communication and training on regulatory trends and updates.
  • Contribute to corporate Product Legislation Compliance standards and policies Contribute to public commentary and other regulatory advocacy efforts relevant to the organization’s product lines.
  • Develop, refine, and maintain training on corporate standards for meeting the company’s Environmental Compliance obligations.
  • Contribute to calls for information and comments relating to environmental regulations.
  • Be a proactive and effective communicator.
  • Domestic/international travel (~5-10%)

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience of 4- 6 years) in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering (EE/ME/Materials), Law or related subject
  • Experience working with international product regulations (chemical, environmental or product safety)
  • Results-orientated
  • Critical Thinker
  • Passionately curious
  • Greets challenge and change as opportunity.
  • Anticipates needs and problems while creating innovative solutions.
  • Committed to integrity.
  • Customer centric
  • Ability to thrive in an environment without on-site supervision while taking initiative and leadership in areas of direct responsibility.
  • Experience working with the scope of international chemical and/or environmental product regulations and supporting environmental projects.
  • Has effectively worked within trade associations and/or sectorial advocacy groups.
  • Ability to read, interpret and operationalize environmental regulations.
  • Can effectively and concisely present information across all levels of the organization.


We offer competitive remuneration, annual incentive plan bonus scheme, healthcare, and a range of employee benefits! Thermo Fisher Scientific offers employment with an innovative, forward-thinking organization, and outstanding career and development prospects. We offer an exciting company culture that stands for integrity, intensity, involvement, and innovation.

EEO/reasonable accommodation:

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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