Regulatory Affairs Specialist - Global and Europe (Flame retardants, Functional Fluids)

Date:  19-Oct-2021
Posting End Date: 

Amsterdam, NL, 1062 KR

Company:  ICL Europe Cooperatief U.A.

For our ICL- Global HERA (Health, Environment and Regulatory Affairs) organization we are looking for a new Regu-latory Affairs Specialist to support our compliance with the Chemical regulations in EU (REACH) and globally.

The Regulatory team ensures that products comply with the legislation regarding classification, safety data sheets, product labels and chemical safety. Furthermore, this team handles the registration of products in the various countries worldwide. 

ICL Industrial Products (ICL-IP), is the world’s largest producer of elemental bromine, supplying over 33% of global demand. We are a leader in the production and marketing of bromine and bromine compounds, and phosphorus-based compounds which are a fundamental component of many products that enhance well-being and, ultimately, save lives. With a heritage dating back to the early 20th Century, ICL has maintained an unwavering focus on innovation, striving to achieve the highest standards across all aspects of our business.

About the role: 
As part of the team, you work together with the business and R&D to execute and ensure the HERA policy and regulatory strategy on Flame Retardants (FR) an Functional Fluids (FF) in Europe and Globally (e.g. S. Korea, Turkey and UK) in compliance with the global ICL-IP policy. You will execute these by providing effective management and implementation of systems.


Your main responsibilities will be:  

  • Represent ICL-IP business interests within EU and national authorities, taking care of the interests of the busi-ness and active participation in the law-making process. Developing industry strategies and action plans need-ed for e.g., REACH, risk assessment or other regulatory issues.
  • Understanding of human health and environmental toxicity issues of the relevant products in Europe on the full FR/FF product range and the development products in collaboration with head office. 
  • Manage customer enquiries regarding regulatory issues in Europe and globally. Liaise between customers and ICL-IP Sales offices, business units and HERA division.
  • Manage implementation of the Reach Regulation within ICL-IP. Understand the Reach requirements, co-ordinate all registration activities for ICL-IP substances manufactured and imported in the EU, UK and other regions. 
  • Implement ICL-IP’s HERA policies, procedures, and instructions within ICL-IP EU sites. (comment: I think this is a duplication of what was already said)
  • Support the marketing and sales teams regarding regulatory developments and trends in general, environ-mental, and toxicological properties of FR and FF products, in their contacts with customers and distributors regarding HSE the regulatory aspects and education of customers/distributors about regulatory developments in general and about HSE properties of flame retardants in particular.


What we are looking for you to bring: 
You have a strong Chemical background with a master’s degree in a related field, if you have a PhD that would be a plus. You bring strong knowledge of the Chemicals Regulatory bodies in the EU (REACH) and preferably globally with a focus on Korea, Turkey, and UK. You have good understanding of the chemical processes related to indus-trial chemical products, its application and exposure scenarios. in (Environmental) Toxicology and Environmental Risk Assessment is a plus.


Beside your technical knowledge we think it is important: 

  • That you are accurate and structured in your way of working. 
  • You have many different stakeholders, both internally and externally so it is important you can communi-cate well with all of them. 
  • You work independent, are result-driven and have a flexible attitude. 


Languages: Excellent knowledge (verbally and in writing) of the English language. Dutch and/or German language is a plus. 

Location: EU HQ, Amsterdam The Netherlands is a preference. At the moment we are working from the office at a voluntary basis and depending on the Dutch regulations we will adjust accordingly. We do expect someone to work from this location.  


Apply Now! 
Did we get your interest for this role? Please apply through our site. For more information you can contact Yael O’Callaghan, TA Manager Europe via 


About ICL

ICL is a global specialty minerals and chemicals company operating potash, bromine and phosphate mineral value chains in a unique, integrated business model. ICL extracts raw materials from well-positioned mineral assets and utilizes technology and industrial know-how to add value for customers in key agricultural and industrial markets worldwide. ICL employs around 12.000 people worldwide and is active in many European countries. The European Headquarters are located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
For more information, visit the company's global website or visit to find out more about ICL’s activities in The Netherlands and Belgium.