Sr. Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Minneapolis, MN at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 9/17/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Come run with Sasquatch as our Sr. Regulatory Affairs Specialist in our new corporate office in downtown Minneapolis!

In this role, you will create and assure compliance of federally regulated product label information, including nutrition, ingredient declaration, allergens, claims and associated product communication. Leverage your project management skills on several projects while working cross-functionally to interpret labeling regulations and to communicate regulatory, labeling and compliance matters. You will also file necessary applications and handle government interactions pertaining to the regulatory process for products requiring governmental approval.

Specifically, you will:

  • Be a subject matter expert for product labeling regulations and claims requirements including nutrition, health and ingredient claims.
  • Proactively provide regulatory interpretation and guidance cross functionally to teams to ensure labeling compliance.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support the identification and creation of opportunities for product labeling, claims and positioning in support of the business strategy.
  • Generate and maintain product labeling information (product name/standard of identity, ingredient declaration, allergens, nutrition facts panel).
  • Complete and submit documentation to support regulatory requirements and claims.
  • Monitor and maintain up-to-date knowledge of current regulations and food labeling regulatory activity.
  • Evaluate labeling impact of product reformulation to inform product packaging transitions and disposition decisions.
  • Manage nutrition label and claims maintenance, including analytical verification of nutrition labeling.
  • Review and approve labels and marketing collateral to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Research and respond to customer and consumer inquiries regarding nutritionals, ingredients and claims.
  • Contribute to the advancement of the Regulatory Affairs team, identify gaps and provide input into process improvement opportunities.


Job Requirements

To be successful in this role, you should possess the following education, experiences and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Food Science, Food Technology or related discipline.
  • 6-8 minimum years of progressive regulatory and labeling experience.
  • Working knowledge of USDA / FDA food labeling regulations and policies.
  • Knowledge of food and nutrient composition related to food labeling.
  • Experience using and managing nutritional software such as Genesis to assist in nutritional label creation.
  • Solutions-oriented team player capable of multi-tasking and working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Organized and detail oriented, with strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Expert knowledge and experience in food labeling and regulatory affairs, preferably with both FDA and USDA.  Working knowledge of CFIA preferred, but not required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, along with influencing and negotiation skills, and an ability to communicate regulatory and technical issues and solutions to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Able to develop open, collaborative and effective cross-functional relationships with Marketing, R&D, FSQ, Legal and other relevant functions and stakeholders.
  • Self-starter and able to work in a variety of different projects and prioritize appropriately.
  • Ability to be flexible with shifting priorities and handle ambiguity.
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

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