Our client is a dedicated, gluten-free bakery. Started only 8 years ago, their products are now available in 8000 stores nationwide. They currently have an opening for a Regulatory Affairs Scientist. This Scientist performs a variety of regulatory activities related to raw materials, finished products, third-party registration, labeling, claims, packaging, food safety, and database management to ensure compliance with applicable food laws, auditing bodies, and Company’s internal standards. This role proactively identifies improvements in regulatory activity and takes action to implement such improvements to create a positive scientific and regulatory environment.
Essential Responsibilities & Duties
- Support operations, quality, food safety, R&D, procurement, marketing, and sales in all aspects of regulatory affairs to ensure the integrity of Company’s products and the security of their business.
- Assure ingredients, formulas and packaging materials are in full compliance and documentation portfolios are current.
- Oversee the creation and review process for new and existing labeling for all finished products.
- Approve final artwork and text for product packaging to ensure it meets or exceeds regulatory requirements.
- Manage appropriate documentation pertaining to:
- Nutritional calculations and labeling
- Ingredient declarations
- Kosher, gluten free certification, Whole Grains Council, and other 3rd party involvement.
- Finished product specifications
- Customer requirements and supporting documents
- Support SQF & FSMA regulatory requirements.
- Provide regulatory guidance on new product development and manufacturing changes to existing products.
- Work cross functionally with Operations on quality investigation documentation and consumer feedback.
- Communicate with suppliers, regulatory agencies, and customers on relevant topics.
- Serve as the Company expert on US and Canadian labeling laws and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
- Stay in tune and report on regulatory changes impacting the food and baking industry.
- Anticipate regulatory issues and work with internal team members, suppliers, and trade associations to clarify and resolve these issues.
- As required, provide training, development, and coaching to team members.
- Perform other regulatory related assignments as needed.
- Ability to handle multiple, competing priorities and projects.
- Strong verbal and written communication abilities.
- Self-starting attitude with strong time-management skills.
- Strong work ethic.
- Career oriented, willing to learn, and always seeking self-betterment.
- Investigative, continuous improvement, problem solving mindset.
- Able to take direction and work independently to complete tasks in a timely manner.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to work and contribute to a team environment.
- Ability to communicate to a wide range of audiences concerning technical and business needs.
- Unwavering business integrity.
Education and Experience Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical area (such as nutrition, food science, biology, or chemistry).
- 3+ years of experience in regulatory affairs and/or compliance.
- Specific knowledge on NA labeling, packaging material compliance, and claim regulations.
- Exposure to industry groups, government authorities, and scientific societies.
- Proficient in computer software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)).
- Experience with Genesis nutritional software a plus
- Experience within the Food or Baking segment a strong advantage.
- Must have the ability to spend a portion of working time in a manufacturing setting.
- Be willing to travel up to 5% of time, including overnight stays.
For additional information, please contact Gina Tentzeras, (954) 428-3888 or email@example.com