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Product Compliance Specialist


Join Yanmar in Almere as a Product Compliance Specialist and ensure our products meet laws & regulations in the markets they are sold and comply with company regulations.

The compliance landscape is changing, focusing more and more on safety and sustainability, and so are we. We are stepping up our game with product compliance activities. You are in contact with industry associations, customers, suppliers and many internal stakeholders. You have a wide variety of tasks in your role and have a tremendous and direct impact on our products and involvement with EU regulations.

Join us to join our dynamic team, where you can utilise your technical expertise, drive compliance initiatives, and contribute to Yanmar’s vision of a greener future!

What are you going to do?

As our new Product Compliance Specialist, you will be responsible for gathering and sharing information, implementing compliance measures, and performing internal audits, including possible countermeasures.

You will participate in industry association working groups advocating for EU regulations and share knowledge within and outside Yanmar. Getting to know the right people in different layers and disciplines within and outside Yanmar is one of the keys to success.

Your tasks will include monitoring, interpreting, and advising on product compliance, integrating compliance into processes, tools, packaging, and products, and resolving issues and challenges.

To do this thoroughly, you start by overviewing all regulations that apply to Yanmar’s product landscape. From thereon, you make a roadmap. Fortunately, you are not alone. You take over the tasks of the manager, who acts as your sparring partner and introduces you to the network.

Your main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Monitors, interprets, and advises on product related Laws & Regulations impacting Yanmar Europe B.V.’s product portfolio;
  • Stays updated on regulatory changes and participates in relevant external parties to ensure compliance;
  • Embeds product compliance into existing or new processes and tools, and proactively identifies and resolves compliance related issues;
  • Executes internal compliance audits and provides guidance and training to internal stakeholders on product compliance subjects;
  • Contact for product notifications, approvals, and quality testing results with government and regulatory agencies;
  • Manages and maintains product compliance data and documentation (e.g. SCIP database), drives data improvements, and ensures accessibility for relevant stakeholders.


Who are we looking for?

The ideal Product Compliance Specialist is a strong communicator with a technical background.

You will be in contact with many different types of people. Assessing existing and new draft regulations, sharing knowledge externally, and consulting with internal teams are vital responsibilities. Analytical and investigative skills and understanding complex theoretical relationships are essential for decision-making.

You should be able to adapt to the evolving regulatory environment and be willing to develop the role further due to the constantly changing.

The ideal candidate:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in relevant technical education (e.g. mechanical or industrial engineering, automotive);
  • Minimum 3 -5 years of relevant work experience in a B2B environment, with technical insight and affinity;
  • Knowledge of / experience in product regulations and compliance, preferably relevant to off-highway equipment and relevant regulatory requirements;
  • Proficient in interpreting regulations and standards, simplifying complex information, multitasking, and effectively communicating product requirements to stakeholders.
  • The following (mindset) qualities apply to you: flexible, hands-on, customer interest focused, attention to detail, collaborative, solution-focused, analytical;
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English, additional language is an asset.

Work location:

Your regular workplace is Almere, but hybrid working (40% home/60% office) is possible in this position.

What do we offer?

In this position as Product Compliance Specialist, you directly influence the processes and products, therefore of significant value to Yanmar. You will also be able to provide Yanmar with a competitive advantage.

We offer a position in a truly international organisation, with respect for each individual’s culture and room for individual development. A job in a dynamic environment where every day is different. Freedom to take the initiative and express ideas. Motivated and open colleagues that will be pleased to welcome you. Yanmar is a stable and solid employer.

Employee Benefits:

  • A competitive salary matching your knowledge and experience;
  • Possibilities to work from home;
  • A standard working week of 37.5 hours, with flexible working hours;
  • The possibility to follow training and education;
  • Commuting allowance;
  • 27 vacation days (+the ability to build up time for time);
  • 8% holiday allowance, year-end bonus based on company results;
  • Good pension scheme and collective health insurance.


Rinze van Kammen – Manager Product Compliance, L&D, Qesh, Facility

Keeping up with laws & regulations, successfully implementing them in processes and ultimately in products is an exciting challenge in a rapidly accelerating, complex and shifting product compliance landscape. My personal experience is that this particular business environment is very dynamic and interesting due to increasing safety and environmental requirements, often driven by new technologies. If such an environment attracts you to secure our product compliance, I look forward to talking to you.



The application process is clear and fast:

1. Short telephone acquaintance

2. First interview on location at Yanmar

3. Second interview on location at Yanmar

4. Job offer

5. Let’s get started!

We would like to get in touch!

More info? Call or send me a WhatsApp on +31(0)6 27 16 7714 or send an email to ralph_jonker@yanmar.com

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