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BASF Regulatory Affairs, Agriculture (Contract) in Mississauga, Ontario

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Regulatory Product Manager

Where the Chemistry Happens

The RPM prepares regulatory submissions, handles a portfolio of products with the goal of ensuring timely registrations that meet commercial objectives. Current product registrations are maintained and supported with appropriate technical information as part of a broad product stewardship process. The RPM has an area of expertise in science or policy that allows specialization in developing regulatory strategy for BASF Ag products in Canada.

-Review and prepare data packages for submission to the PMRA and other authorities ie EC (CEPA)

-Work with other BASF Regulatory staff to prepare technical documents (summaries/waivers) for Canadian submissions

-Monitor Canadian and international regulatory trends and serve on industry/expert committees to achieve balanced and practical regulatory requirements.

Core Responsibilities:

  1. Registration Submissions

RPM is to support the business goals of Molecule Team (Long-range Planning Process), develops a registration timeline and project plan that optimizes the commercial opportunity. The project plan identifies the information necessary to complete a Canadian submission and a series of actions identified (new studies, budget, resourcing extant work) necessary to complete a federal submission to CFIA, PMRA and EC CEPA. The RPM works closely with Production/Logistics, Marketing and biology champion functions in the New Product Development process to ensure project coordination. A successful registration grants federal authority to market and sell a new product (new active, new formulation, new inoculant, novel crop or product use expansion) in Canada

  1. Maintain Product Registrations

The RPM monitor Canadian and international regulatory activity regarding BASF actives, especially those scheduled for federal Re-evaluation and renewal. Acting as the main BASF Canadian contact to PMRA, the RPM answers data-call-ins and responds to regulators questions, liaising with BASF personnel in the US and Germany as appropriate. To respond to Canadian Re-evaluation, renewals, Canada-specific lab, greenhouse, modelling or field studies may be required; conception and/ or management of these studies is the responsibility of the RPM.

  1. Regulatory Understanding

Ensuring freedom-to-operate, the RPM has a role to play in understanding the Canadian landscape (and to a lesser extent, international) and regulations governing crop protection products. RPM will be an active participant and be BASF’s representative on industry associations in the field of their scientific expertise.

  1. Expertise

The RPM should have a particular field of expertise (biology) that directly pertains to regulatory affairs, and complements the skills of other members of the Regulatory team. This expertise should be demonstrated by a combination of accreditation and experience in the private, academic or public sector. The RPM should have an extensive knowledge of the latest advancements in the area of expertise, and be able to apply them in new and complex situations to enhance BASF registrations in Canada

Formula for Success :

The RPM requires a minimum background of a university degree in science, preferably with a post-graduate degree. The incumbent should have the ability to discuss regulatory issues with government authorities on topics including technical information as well as policy matters. Strong negotiating skills are mandatory. The position requires knowledge of chemistry and general biology and an understanding of risk assessment. A specialization in a scientific discipline relevant to agricultural regulatory science (such as chemistry, environmental science etc) is highly desirable.

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Job: TOXS - Toxicology & Product Safety

Organization: N-APN/ZJ-Agricultural Solutions Canada-60000954

Title: Regulatory Affairs, Agriculture (Contract)

Location: CAN-ON-Mississauga

Requisition ID: 2102807