Global Regulatory Manager / Regulatory Policy

04 Aug, 2022


Global Regulatory Manager / Regulatory Policy

Research Triangle Park, NC

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At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.


We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.


And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2021. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!


Global Regulatory Manager / Regulatory Policy (2202309) – RTP, NC


The preference is for this position to be located in RTP, NC, however, we may be open to this position being in our Gent, Belgium location. 


Where the Chemistry Happens


We are seeking a professional like you to join our global team that provides regulatory policy know-how and contributes to the development of regulatory strategies in the Seeds and Traits (S&T) area to enable License to Operate (LTO) for existing products and new technologies. In addition, you will be involved in steering the development of BASF positions, their internal communication, and external advocacy for science-based and proportionate regulations.



Formula for Success


  • Leveraging your education in a life science-related discipline and experience in regulatory systems and frameworks, you will monitor relevant external policy developments globally, establish priorities, and strategically engage according to potential impact on the S&T portfolio. You will contribute to the development and dissemination of BASF positions, to shape aligned industry positions, and identifying opportunities for engagement with relevant regulatory bodies.


  • Your ability to develop collaborative relationships based on trust and accountability will be essential as you will manage policy projects by coordinating efforts of experts in international treaties, established and new technologies, local/regional regulatory requirements, social science, and technical writing. You will also support executive-level engagement and demonstrate leadership with key external stakeholders.


  • Your strong communications skills, both verbal and written, will be a valued asset as you will ensure clear internal understanding of policy developments and emerging trends, and their implications. You will develop technical content, examine preferred outcomes, and provide strategic direction towards achieving science-based and proportinate policy outcomes.


  • Your strong strategic mindset and ability to manage ambiguity will enable you to develop strategic scenarios and implement actionable plans that increase our ability to act on emerging policy challenges and opportunities, including (but not limited to) actors that influence decision making processes.


    Your ability to embrace change and work in an international and multicultural environment will serve you well as you will be highly visible inside and outside the company to proactively shape the regulatory environment, and you will act as an ambassador for BASF in the agricultural, sustainability and food systems policy area.


    Applying your understanding of different regulatory systems and frameworks, globally, including knowledge of plant biotechnology regulations will be critical as you will advocate for the development of international biotech regulatory policy and law with the objective of promoting science-based regulation commensurate with risk.


    Your strong customer focus and expertise and track record of success in working with internal and external stakeholders will be necessary as you will collaborate across global R&D and business functions on LTO and policy topics and contribute to decision making processes and engage policy makers to advocate for science-based regulations.


Ingredients for Success


    • Master’s degree or equivalent in agriculture field (or related scientific discipline)


    •  15 years of relevant, hands-on experience in Regulatory affairs and/or regulatory policy required.  Ph.D  in agricultural field or related scientific discipline


    • 10 years of experience, as states, is




  • Strong knowledge of current global regulatory policy developments and issues, and good understanding of scientific as well as political dimensions of the international regulatory arena in biotechnology.  Strong understanding of the seeds and traits business and strategy.


    Strong organization & planning skills; excellent written and oral communication abilities, and ability to simplify complex issues;


  • Creative/technical problem-solving abilities.


    Proven ability to work in a cross-cultural environment.


  • Adaptable to a constantly evolving highly complex regulatory environment


    The position requires patience, ability to work with complexity, diplomacy, ability to negotiate, optimism, pragmatic and practical solution-finding, and persistence to deal effectively with sometimes lengthy processes, diversity of personalities, potentially conflicting government mandates, and cultural differences amongst team members.



Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You


Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.


The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.


BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.




Qualifications – BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent


Job posted: 2022-08-04