Sr. Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Req Number: hein-00004861
Heinz North America is searching for a Sr. Regulatory Affairs Specialist to join our Quality & Food Safety team to perform a variety of regulatory tasks and procedures related to labeling, claims, product specification, documentation and packaging to ensure compliance of HNA products with applicable FDA and USDA regulations.
Who will be successful in this role? A leader who will.
' Create ingredient statements and review nutrition facts panel for accuracy of information.
' Provide leadership on label and package copy to ensure compliance for both USDA and FDA products.
' Ensure that claims are substantiated.
' Provide regulatory input to Research & Development partners.
' Compile, prepare, review, submit and monitor response for USDA label approval.
' Review and approve final package artwork, disclosures, claims and romance copy to ensure it meets or exceeds regulatory requirements.
' Help ensure compliance of advertising materials.
' Maintain and update pertinent regulatory documentation.
' Participate in special projects and team meetings across the organization.
' Assist in standard operating procedures (SOPs) and job aid development, review and training.
' Participate in risk assessment for regulatory compliance.
' Serve as subject matter expert on regulatory issues to the organization.
' Serve as regulatory affairs liaison in new product development process by providing regulatory support to innovation projects.
' Effectively communicate regulatory reasoning and appropriate recommendations on regulatory position in a timely manner.
' Perform other regulatory related assignments as needed.
' Mentor and coach junior Regulatory Affairs staff as requested
What are the key requirements to be successful in this role?
' Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Animal Science, Nutrition or related field required, Masters degree preferred.
' 5-7 years of experience in scientific and/or regulatory compliance within food industry required.
' Previous experience working with or as a part of the USDA organization strongly preferred.
' Ability to apply critical thinking skills, demonstrated by using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems strongly preferred.
' Strong knowledge of food law, regulations and claims strongly preferred.
' Solid knowledge of regulatory history, guidelines, policies, standards, requirements, and practices.
' Working understanding of regulatory agencies structure and processes.
' Ability to work under tight deadlines and changing priorities.
' Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
' Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and work independently and in a cross-functional team environment.
' Highly organized, able to prioritize, work in a fast paced environment and have attention to detail.
' Ability to exercise sound judgment, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
' Result oriented and translate regulations into possible business solutions.
' Proficient in Microsoft Office and other relevant computer software.
' Good knowledge of the food industry and product development and processes.
Bring Us Your Appetite For Success
Heinz is a global company with a long history of success. We offer an environment of strength, stability and exceptionally varied opportunity. Under our impressive portfolio of brands, we lead the industry in quality, value, consumer loyalty, and consumer expectations. Our talent is entrepreneurial, empowered and always collaborative with a culture that allows each person to have an impact every day. Your career with us is limited only by your drive, ambition and imagination and we are committed to maximizing the talents of those who join us. We invite you to learn more about this career opportunity and determine if you are ready to join Heinz!
H.J. Heinz Company - 2 years ago