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Regulatory Technologist

Walnut Creek, CA

 

 

ESQ-162

 

 

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REQUISITION NUMBER

RESQ-162

JOB TITLE

Regulatory Technologist

LOCATION

Walnut Creek

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION FUNCTION & SCOPE:

1.     This position has four key functions:Apply expert experience and knowledge in consumer food regulations to support DMFI businesses (DM, S&W, College Inn, Contadina, Store Brands, import, and export) to ensure that DMFI product formulas, labels, and consumer communications related to the product, comply with all regulations while aligning with the overall DMFI standards and business strategy.

2.     Actively provide regulatory input and leadership throughout the product innovation and renovation process.

3.     Development and administer regulatory technical systems supporting DMFI businesses, and be regulatory guardian for all label content, consumer communications, customer promotions, and digital media communications.

4.     Actively monitor and influence regulatory environment in the market, identify and interpret the regulatory impact of proposed changes, and provide recommendations on the strategy to influence the proposed changes to meet DMFI business needs.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

        Be the regulatory lead on projects through-out the product development and renovation process, from concept to launch by providing regulatory direction on mandatory labeling elements, claim development & substantiation, for FDA and USDA regulated foods.

        Proactively identify and resolve regulatory hurdles that arise in the product development process and resolve these hurdles early as possible to meet DMFI business objectives.

        Actively apply regulatory expertise to the R&D department, and other cross-functions in DMFI, and as requested, to other DMPI operating companies to meet DMFI strategic objectives; including import and export opportunities.

        Assure regulatory compliance by applying experience and expertise of regulations and DM policies in assuring, 1) formulas, ingredients and any relevant processing procedures comply with regulations; 2) all mandatory and optional label information comply with regulations; and 3) consumer communications, advertising, promotional materials, and electronic communication comply with regulations.

        Actively contribute in the development and maintenance of DMFI systems, policies and tools, and identify and implement process improvements to new or existing DMFI regulatory systems, (i.e. Genesis, SAP, SAP PDM, Label Instruction Document (LID) process, GDSN, claim substantiation management, and label change management).

        Proactively participate in working groups and trade associations to assure early knowledge of relevant regulatory proposed changes to food standards, labeling and nutrition; effectively communicate the potential impact of proposed regulations back to the DMFI business, and provide regulatory strategy recommendations to influence the proposed changes to meet DMFI business needs.

        Prepare and conduct regulatory systems training to R&D teams and other cross-teams as needed.

        Proactively collaborate with the Regulatory Manager to establish, and gain management alignment with, internal policies on regulatory standards and practices.

        Provide technical regulatory responses to inquiries or objections by state or federal officials relating to labeling and/or use of ingredients.

        Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

        BS in Nutrition related or Food Science related field.

        Need 2 - 5 years of directly related product development, regulatory compliance, quality assurance experience.

        Adept knowledge and experience with US FDA food labeling laws and regulations, as well as state and local regulations.

        Foundational understanding and experience with USDA labeling and USDA label submission process.

        Strong nutritional and food science background as relates to NLEA, labeling reform, claim development, ingredient declarations, standards of identity, and net content.

        Must be a results-oriented team player capable of working in a fast paced environment with a strong attention to detail.

        Ability to use, maintain, and leverage data and technical information systems (i.e. SAP, PDM, GDSN, Genesis, LSAS).

        Knowledge of international (Mexican, Canadian, South American, Asian) labeling laws, and ability to effectively consult with international regulatory experts.

        Ability to network with regulatory, legal label and product claim consultancies, industry associations (GMA, CLFP, IFT, organic certifiers), and federal regulators (FDA, USDA) to evaluate claims, and answer technical regulatory questions.

        Ability to develop robust claim substantiation protocols with the R&D team, and execute complex calculations by interpreting regulations, and or federal guidance documents to substantiate fruit/veg/tomato/juice serving equivalencies and product claims.

        Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills, and a strong aptitude of Microsoft Office 365 applications.

        Some domestic travel could be required (5 -- 10%).

WE OFFER:

* Competitive salary

* Comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) and Pension Plan

 

Del Monte Foods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

 

ALL RESUMES NEED TO BE SUBMITTED THROUGH WWW.DELMONTEFOODS.COM TO BE CONSIDERED. (https://www.delmontefoods.com/careers/) Please be advised that your application is not complete until you fill out, sign, and submit an Application for Employment for a specific position for which Del Monte Foods, Inc. is actively recruiting. Your application must reflect that you possess the required qualifications for the position.

 

No sponsorship is available for this position.

No agencies or 3rd party vendors.

 

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