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Registration Specialist

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Date: 18-Feb-2021

Location: Sassenheim, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

Job Purpose

AkzoNobel is one of the world’s most innovative companies, constantly introducing new products and new product recipes/formulas. Within this context, your mission in this role is to assume responsibility for the registration of new products and recipes, constantly communicating with the registration authorities, R&D, external test labs and Marketing to assure a smooth and rapid process.

Good communication skills and flexible thinking are crucial as you oversee Biocidal Product Registration (BPR) dossiers from start to approval, gathering the proof regarding the efficacy and safety claims made in the dossiers. It is crucial that you are able to interact with often slow responsive authorities as well as product development colleagues who might have priorities other than the dossier.

Is this a challenge that matches your profile as a proactive, determined and results-focused professional? Have you gained valuable experience, and a good knowledge, of standard registration processes and the regulations driving them? Can you demonstrate a sound understanding of market requirements and business processes across functions such as marketing, HSE&S, operations and the supply chain? Above all, can you make a real difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment?

Key Accountabilities

This position is based at our major site in Sassenheim, the Netherlands, where you will be responsible for the independent execution of at least four registrations simultaneously. You should also be capable of performing risk assessments if needed in the registration process. In order to achieve this you:

  • Cooperate with specialists in product development departments;
  • Ensure that the content of systems is aligned with changing requirements from either the business or the legal environment in accordance with the Information Management team;
  • Proactively and regularly check alignment between registered recipes on one side and R&D recipes and production formulae on the other side, proposing corrective actions if deviations are discovered;
  • Share on request information with other entities within AkzoNobel after consultation of relevant members of the Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs leadership team;
  • Store centrally relevant legal documents for the legally required period of time.

On an ongoing basis you contribute to interdisciplinary meetings, providing information about status of pending registrations.


To apply for this position you must possess the following attributes:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in a relevant scientific subject;
  • Preferably experience in the Regulatory field, by that knowledge of specific laws around registrations such as BPR, CLP and Ecolabel;
  • Preferably knowledge of software tools like IUCLID, R4PB, SAP-EHS, IA, Product Vision as well as standard MS Office software;
  • The ability to gain a rapid knowledge of the AkzoNobel Paints and Coatings products and business requirements;
  • Strong communication and presentational skills including a high level of written and spoken English;
  • Proactive, determined and results-focused professional.

Our offer
We offer a fascinating international environment that rewards your skills and enthusiasm. In addition to a good salary, you can expect excellent terms of employment. Training opportunities and internal networks enable valuable personal and professional development.


Application details


We welcome your online application via our website www.akzonobel.com/careers, reference 7316. Please note that applications sent by mail will not be considered. If you have any question, please feel free to contact us; +31 (0)88 010 6789, option 2.


An employment screening will be part of the selection process.


Agency or sales calls are not appreciated


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Requisition ID: 7316