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Product Compliance Specialist

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Almere, the Netherlands


Bachelor (HBO/WO)

Join Yanmar in Almere as a Product Compliance Specialist, leveraging your technical expertise to 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 utilize your technical expertise to drive compliance initiatives and contribute to Yanmar’s vision of a greener future!

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 understanding the technicalities of our products and monitoring, interpreting, and advising on product compliance. You will integrate compliance into processes, tools, packaging, and products, and resolve issues and challenges.

To do this thoroughly, you will anchor your technical knowledge to comprehend the intricacies of our 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.

  • Monitor, interpret, and advise on product related Laws & Regulations impacting Yanmar Europe B.V.’s product portfolio.
  • Leverage your technical acumen to integrate compliance into our processes and regulations.
  • Stay updated on regulatory changes and participate in relevant external parties to ensure compliance;
  • Embed product compliance into existing or new processes and tools, proactively identifying and resolving compliance-related issues.
  • Execute internal compliance audits and provide guidance and training to internal stakeholders.
  • Contact for product notifications, approvals, and quality testing results with government and regulatory agencies.
  • Manage and maintain product compliance data and documentation (e.g. SCIP database), drive data improvements, and ensure accessibility for relevant stakeholders.

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.

  • Bachelor (HBO / WO) or Master’s degree in relevant technical education (e.g. mechanical or industrial engineering, automotive;
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in technical roles;
  • Interest in product regulations and compliance, especially relevant to off-highway equipment and relevant regulatory requirements;
  • Proficient in interpreting and 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.

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

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 organization, with respect for each individual’s culture and room for individual development. We invest in our team’s growth by providing training and support on compliance laws and regulations, ensuring you have the knowledge and tools needed to excel in your role. 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.

  • 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 of following training and education;
  • Possibility for gym subscription and bike plan;
  • Employee benefits plan with discounts on various products and services;
  • Possibility to join the FC Almere City soccer games;
  • Plenty of outings, sports activities (Almere City run) and company parties;
  • Commuting allowance;
  • 27 vacation days (+ the ability to build up time for time);
  • 8% holiday allowance and year-end bonus based on company results.


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 nowadays 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, many times driven by new technologies. If such an environment attracts you in order to secure our product compliance, I look forward to talk to you.

The application process is clear and fast:

  • 1. Short telephone acquaintance
  • 2. First interview (online)
  • 3. (Potential) Assessment/exercise
  • 4. Second interview at Yanmar
  • 5. Job offer
  • 6. Let’s get started!

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+31 (0)6 87 01 75 11

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