Job Description

REGULATORY AFFAIRS ASSOCIATE NEEDED IN WHITE PLAINS

This role will be a 7 month contract covering for an employee going on FMLA leave in early April. Need contractor to start in October for overlap/training. 

High preference if candidates has regulatory or CPG experience.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Provide regulatory compliance and nutrition leadership and support for Danone businesses, working closely with cross-functional partners. Must have demonstrated proficiency to interpret food labeling regulations and laws and identify viable creative solutions to support innovation and growth.

RESPONSIBILITES:
Regulatory compliance and label creation and artwork review (70%)
*     Create Nutrition Facts Panels and ingredient lists for applicable products 
*     Provide consumer-facing label reviews and guide Creative team on label design
*     Approve raw material and finished good nutrition information and data
*     Interpret US and international regulations for foods to ensure regulatory compliance 
*     Review and approve packaging, advertising, website and communication materials
*     Register products, maintain and submit documentation and invoices from state regulatory agencies
*     Coordinate efforts for internal and external requests of technical product information
*     Substantiate and align product claims for compliance and ensure documentation in place
*     Manage internal nutrient database by assuring robust nutrient data from suppliers, USDA and chemical analysis
*     Lead documentation control and system testing for regulatory team

Business Building & Growth (30%)
*     Influence regulatory direction and drive strategy on cross-functional teams at all points in the stage-gate process
*     Apply nutrition expertise to identify nutrition opportunities and guide strategic nutrition direction
*     Support substantiation of product and nutrition claims and product naming in new areas
*     Collaborate with product developers to evaluate supplier data for new or new ingredients
*     Monitor food labeling regulatory activity; assess business opportunities and impact to brands

PREFERRED CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience
*     Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Biology, Food Science, or related scientific field
*     2+ years of experience in a Regulatory Compliance (food labeling) role with a CPG food manufacturer or ingredient supplier; experience in food labeling for nutrition-focused products (dairy, cereals, bars, shakes, meals) and/or supplements 
*     Demonstrated proficiency to interpret U.S. food regulations and strong ability to navigate international labeling regulations 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  
*     Knowledge of food composition as it relates to food labeling 
*     Scientific proficiency and ability to understand science-based regulations and communicate scientific topics to various functions, including marketing and legal 
*     Ability to handle complexity, multiple projects and requests, and short timelines
*     Strong drive for results and ability to bring projects to completion
*     Good judgment, decisiveness, and interpersonal skills
*     Comfortable with labeling databases, computer software and systems
*     Detail oriented, accurate and excellent record keeping skills
*     Comfortable with ambiguity and problem solving
*     Strong written and oral communication skills

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