10/20/2020 7:16:07 AM 2520 Antwerp

Manager Regulatory Affairs and Sustainability

  • Oleon nv
  • 2520 Antwerp
  • Industry and Manufacturing
  • Indefinite period
  • Permanent contract
  • Fulltime
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Oleon, with headquarters in Ertverlde, is the European market leader in the production of oleochemical raw materials and derivatives made from renewable raw materials and with a high degree of biodegradability. More info

Job description

  • As Manager Regulatory Affairs and Sustainability you act within the company’s R&D department and manage one of the teams of 8 people focusing i.e. on intellectual property, product stewardship and sustainable development.
  • You guarantee the quality of the work delivered by your team, within the requested timing whilst making sure that safety is an absolute priority in the daily work.
  • You draw up the yearly operational (OPEX) and investment (CAPEX) budget for your department, and take care of the monthly follow-up of the operational and investment spend.
  • You ensure good quality reporting on all the activities executed, and a correct use of the project management system.
  • You look continuously for efficiency improvements in the R&D department.
  • You are member of the R&D management team and report to the R&D Director.


Do these responsibilities appeal to you and can this challenge fascinate you? Important assets in this role are:

  • You obtained a master or PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Bioengineering.
  • You have at least 10 years of professional experience in an innovative technical environment, of which at least 5 years in a management position. Experience in intellectual property, product stewardship or sustainable development is an asset.
  • You speak fluently French and English. Knowledge of Dutch is an additional benefit.
  • You are an excellent people manager who knows how to motivate your team.
  • You are flexible and capable to go abroad for 20% of your time.
  • Accurate, with attention to service level for the internal customers.


  • The opportunity to further develop your career within an international group with a strong vision on sustainable and natural products.
  • A corporate culture where initiative, independence and flexibility are valued.
  • A competitive salary package in relation to your experience and commitment.


Contact Nele Vanryckeghem on +32 9 243 89 96.

This recruitment is exclusively conducted by Hudson.


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