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Product Regulatory Compliance Specialist



Product, Legal
2300 Turnhout, Belgium
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

Avery Dennison is an equal opportunity employer.
Please let us know if we can support you with reasonable accommodations throughout the application process by contacting our team via [email protected].

Job Description

At Avery Dennison, we are looking for a Product Regulatory Compliance Specialist to join our team based in Turnhout.

In this role, you will support customers in all their Product Compliance related questions. You will look to remove all regulatory compliance related barriers throughout product development & distribution activities for all our products within the Performance Tapes portfolio (for both existing and new applications). It is essential the Product Regulatory Compliance Specialist is able to effectively identify & communicate threats and opportunities from a product compliance perspective to all relevant stakeholders.

You will have a significant impact by protecting our brand and by supporting Avery Dennison’s mission to deliver innovative products and intelligent solutions to customers all over the world.

The position will be located at our Performance Tapes EU site in Turnhout, Belgium, reporting to the Sustainability Director Performance Tapes (who is also based in Turnhout). You will have a dotted line into the Product Stewardship EMENA team (who is based in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands)

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Act as point of contact and guide for all external regulatory compliance related requests:
    • Customer Product Compliance questionnaires
    • Material Safety Data Sheets for our final products
    • International Material Data System) files for Automotive Tapes
    • Customer REACH related questions
    • Biocompatibility statements
  • Be able to do chemical risk assessment reports and guide our R&D teams to make the better chemical raw material choices for our products with the relevant final application in mind.
  • Maintain working knowledge of relevant chemicals regulations (EU & UK REACH, Chemical Strategy for Sustainability, POPs, PFAS, EUDR) as well as regulations aimed at specific Performance Tapes applications.
  • Evaluate the impact of expected developments in relevant legislation and regulations (global, EU and national) on product compliance and provide recommendations and support on how to best manage the pending changes
  • Provide input for the design and the implementation of the product compliance strategies, policies, programs and systems
  • Communicate effectively both internally and externally. The internal stakeholders include (Technical) Sales, Marketing, R&D, Legal, Operations, EHS, the main external partners are customers, suppliers, trade organizations and certified test institutes


  • Strong scientific background & education on an academic level (Master degree or Bachelor degree) in a relevant discipline (e.g. Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology (toxicology)) or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of experience in a similar role within an international, fast-paced industrial environment. Global regulatory knowledge is a plus.
  • Strong Analytical skills and consistent eye for detail
  • Engineering knowledge and technical acumen with an ability to understand technical specification and communicate the implications to non-technical people
  • Strong communication skills
  • Customer oriented

Additional Information

We not only embrace change… we drive it. We work hard, push hard, and take brave risks. Our culture is innovative and collaborative - where bold ideas turn into action. We grow strong talent through stretch opportunities only restricted by your interests. We are committed to workplace diversity, both for employees and for the business. We are a force for good, embedded in industries and communities worldwide. We are challenging ourselves and others to reach higher and think bigger to improve the quality of all life. Avery Dennison is a great place to work for everyone. We offer:

  • Workplace Flexibility
  • Structured learning and development
  • Mentoring program
  • Competitive total rewards

We look forward to receiving your application.

We do not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates.

Who we are! - Our Story:

Every voice. Every day! Eight Values. One Team!

Being open to every voice, every day, brings our value of diversity to life and makes Avery Dennison a vibrant and engaging place to be. We understand diversity and equal opportunities as enrichment for our future-oriented work. Across our diverse, global team, every voice makes us stronger. When we listen to and learn from each other, there is no limit to what we can achieve together. Each of us is unique, and we appreciate bringing together different personalities and talents.

Avery Dennison is an equal-opportunity employer. In the EMEA region, we have these Employee Resource Groups:

  • EmpoWer - focusing on the engagement, mentoring, and promotion of women
  • Mental Health - striving to provide a safe space for employees to discuss mental health issues in the workplace
  • Unite - supporting the LGBTQI+ and ally community in the EMEA region

To find out more about all our employee resources groups globally as well as our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion approach, please go to our Diversity and Inclusion pages in the About Us section of our website: https://www.averydennison.com/en/home/about-us/diversity-and-inclusion.html

At Avery Dennison, we do what we love, and we love what we do - Just click here, and get to know us better: Life @ Avery Dennison (linkedin.com/company/avery-dennison/life/emea)