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Regulatory Manager – Health and Personal Care

Our client is a leading global FMCG manufucter of a wide range of products in Healthcare, Hygiene and Homecare categories.

The purpose of the role is to develop and oversee the implementation of the regulatory strategy.

The job holder will Work collaboratively with the relevant Global teams and Country Commercial teams to establish and implement the regulatory strategies bring competitive advantage to company’s brands.

He/she will take lead and undertake all registration work necessary to meet the needs of the business in the East Africa.

This position reports to the Director of Regulatory and Medical Affairs NAMET (North Africa Middle East & Turkey) cluster.


  • Develop and implement regulatory strategies that enable the delivery of a pipeline of product innovation to meet country requirements.
  • Maintain close collaboration with regulatory, medical and quality functional groups in the business centre to ensure East Africa business operates in line with strategy and that global strategy takes into account Kenya peculiar requirements.
  • Manage all regulatory and development projects relevant to East Africa Healthcare and House Hold Business.
  • Interpret and apply all relevant legislation and regulatory guidelines in East Africa and keep the local operating company up to date on national regulatory trends, risks and opportunities for the business.
  • Prepare and monitor annual budgets; highlighting any change in spend assumptions.
  • Interface and represent company interests with relevant government agencies, industry associations and/or other organizations for the purpose of lobbying, negotiating legislation, regulations and/or guidelines.
  • Manage Quality Management Systems Audits and track implementation of audit findings to ensure safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Provide advice and training on regulatory compliance and registration processes and requirements to the local business.
  • Prepare or oversee training materials for internal training (e.g., for sales, marketing and customer service personnel) and conduct training sessions on relevant scientific, regulatory and safety issues.


  • Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy or BSC in a relevant discipline; Masters will be an added advantage.
  • Five (5) years in Regulatory Affairs (Experience in devices and cosmetics regulations highly desirable).
  • Broad knowledge of regulatory and healthcare systems, ideally within East Africa.
  • Experience in handling corporate crisis management and issues resolution.
  • Sound performer in interacting with and influencing regulatory authorities and lobbying.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle competing priorities effectively.
  • Pro-active self-direction with a high level of initiative and persistence and a very much hands on approach to results delivery.
  • The ability to effectively manage projects and relationships with local partners, contractors, and consultants.
  • Clear and logical thinker with the ability to recognise patterns and develop innovative solutions.

    How to apply:

    Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a day time phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business

    Adept Systems
    Management Consultants
    P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

    Email: recruit [at]

    Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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