Senior Scientist, Food Compliance Specialist - Pleasanton, CA

Requisition Number: 1926783

Location: Pleasanton, CA


When you touch the lives of millions of people around the world, nothing but the best will do. That’s why The Clorox Company and our subsidiaries look for people committed to work together toward common goals, while taking personal ownership for their decisions and actions. People who believe in maintaining the highest standards of business and professional conduct. People who share our values of strong competitiveness, measuring results and “doing the right thing.” If you want to make your mark in millions of homes and do it where you can feel proud about it, apply now for this opportunity at Clorox:

Position Summary:

The Food Compliance Specialist’s primarily role is to provide guidance in support of developing innovative food products that are safe and comply with all applicable regulations. The position requires providing technical leadership and strategy towards developing a robust food safety and compliance program supporting well established brands and new product launches, preparing the business in navigating through emerging regulatory and legislative hurdles, and enabling business to develop innovative consumer meaningful claims. In addition to maintaining effective communication with all key stakeholders, the position requires establishing strategies, guidelines and processes that provide the critical support, and effectively archives the learning as fundamental to a robust knowledge management system.

The candidate will have full responsibility for coordinating the product safety and regulatory aspects of the projects they work on, and will be the primary contact for the food business in regulatory and safety matters.

Primarily responsible for the following:

·         Develop and implement regulatory strategies for the food business unit

·         Maintain and continuously improve robust foods regulatory compliance programs

·         Act as the Regulatory representative, coordinating and developing positive relationships with cross-functional teams, trade associations, and government agencies

·         Monitor competitive products and legislation that may impact Clorox products and develop strategies to give a competitive advantage

·         Participate on Product Development teams providing overall regulatory strategy guidance on execution to ensure compliance on product registration, Kosher, Organic, Natural, Food Defense, and others

·         Coordinate and ensure robust Organic and Kosher programs are established

·         Review Label, Marketing Communication and Product Claims for compliance

Required Qualifications:

·         At least 5 years of experience in a Regulatory Compliance Department and/or Quality Assurance

·         Minimal BS in Food Science or related Science degree

·         Experience in FDA, USDA, or similar regulations

·         Working knowledge of Food & Drug regulations and requirements for Kosher and Organic certification.

·         Broad Food & Regulatory Affairs knowledge

·         Strong understanding production/manufacturing implications of regulations

·         Candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills and have demonstrated ability to interact with regulators and cross-functional teams

·         Excellent communication skills—can successfully communicate within the organization and externally

Expected Characteristics:

·         Well organized and able to handle competing priorities

·         Strategic thinking

·         Experience working in a cross-functional environment

·         Strong attention to detail

·         Resourceful

·         Creative problem solving

·         Initiative

·         Strong execution abilities

·         Ability to masterfully deal with multi-tasking demands

·         Process oriented



The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer.


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