Global Regulatory and Public Affairs Manager

02 Feb, 2023


Global Regulatory and Public Affairs Manager

UPL Limited
Cary, NC

Description: UPL Limited (NSE: UPL & BSE: 512070, LSE: UPLL) is a global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions, with annual revenue exceeding $6bn. We are a purpose-led company. Through OpenAg®, UPL is focused on accelerating progress for the food system. We are building a network that is reimagining sustainability, redefining the way an entire industry thinks and works – open to fresh ideas, innovation, and new answers as we strive towards our mission to make every single food product more sustainable. As one of the largest agriculture solutions companies worldwide, our robust portfolio consists of biologicals and traditional crop protection solutions with more than 14,000 registrations. We are present in more than 130 countries, represented by more than 10,000 colleagues globally. For more information about our integrated portfolio of solutions across the food value chain including seeds, post-harvest, as well as physical and digital services, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

The job holder will implement UPL global trade flow and MRL strategy to defend and maintain UPL product registrations. This position will also be responsible for assessing the impact of global MRL changes on UPL commercial
activities in importing and exporting countries and devising strategies to mitigate those impacts.

• Implement the UPL global trade flow and MRL strategy to defend and maintain UPL product registrations
• Assess impact of global MRL changes on UPL commercial activities in importing and exporting countries and devising strategies to mitigate those impacts
• Interact with global, regional and country colleagues to compile necessary information to determine risks in UPL’s global portfolio;work with colleagues to derive a solution through trade flow analysis of commodities with key UPL
products, coordinating with internal Marketing and Commercial colleagues and residue experts on assessing critical threats and high probability solutions
• Act as an internal consultant on MRL strategies for new actives, import tolerance submissions and label expansions
• Deliver comprehensive foresight policy evaluation and trend insights to the organisation to spot trade and MRL challenges and opportunities
• Aid strategy outreach and delivery, establish and lead cross functional, inter-regional teams to establish an MRL network of individuals to implement global policies and coordinate trade flow tasks
• Drive industry alignment and advocacy priorities according to company objectives. Key tasks will include representing UPL at Industry MRL/Trade Associations as well as maintaining strategic relations with food
chain multipliers, government authorities and grower organisations



  • 5-7 years experience working in government, agro/bio chemicals or academia on MRLS, residue/ regulatory management issues. Experience of working on trade flow policy preferred.
  • Master’s /Advanced degree in agriculture science/s, business/ marketing/ communications/ public affairs preferred
  • Awareness and working experience of crop protection industry and associated regulations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people from various disciplines and geographies to analyse and solve complex regulatory trade flow problems.
  • Strong influencing skills, ability to work across the organizations with different people and culture behavior, Interpersonal & Multicultural skills, Resilience, Emotional intelligence.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English language (compulsory), any additional global language preferred
  • Excellent presentations skills (conferences, seminars, etc.)
  • Ability to work across multiple geographies (time zones) and work with a diverse workforce



  • RESULTS ORIENTATION: Strong capability in focusing on tasks and results to achieving goals, solving problems, maintaining productivity, and making fast decisions by using a critical thinking approach.
  • ENTREPRENURIAL MINDSET: Ability to manage ambiguous situations, bringing new ideas, concepts / solutions for debate and be confident & driven to lead them to successful implementation.
  • PROJECT MANGEMENT – Plan and schedule work according to changing priorities; designs and maintains effective systems and processes for managing work.
  • INTERPERSONAL IMPACT – Ability to bring together divergent views, develop consensus, and maintain credibility skill at building networks and an ability to engage with people from other parts of the world.
  • RESOURCEFULNESS – Identifying, Securing & Deploying resources effectively & efficiently (People, funds, infrastructure) to accomplish a goal


We are one team, for maximum impact. One team with shared goals. We all play for the team and no one plays against the team. We have a laser-like focus on what our customers need and want, on anticipating their future needs and on how we can create innovative solutions and experiences for them.


Job posted: 2023-02-02