Working under the
leadership of Director, Regulatory supports our global food safety
regulatory harmonization initiatives by reviewing, gathering information,
and writing company positions on proposed or existing regulations on
products, ingredients and/or packaging with the purpose of reducing
regulatory barriers to growth. This position also supports implementing
company strategies on food safety regulations and obtaining global
approvals of new ingredients. Acts as a regulatory consultant by
responding to targeted questions from the business units or other
departments and providing regulatory support to the SRA network. .
1. Analyze and
monitor proposed standards and potential trade issues on food safety
relevant to our products, ingredients and packaging with a focus on
sparkling (e.g., Codex, ISO, WTO, WHO, FAO)
2. Prepare company
positions on global food safety standards for distribution to internal
and external stakeholders
3. Interact with SRA
leadership and BU SRA associates to gather and organize information on
food safety standards and opportunities for regulatory harmonization and
prepare recommendations to Director, Regulatory
4. Act as a
regulatory consultant to internal clients on global food safety standards
and interact with BU SRA associates to develop innovative solutions to
regulatory challenges impacting our products
regulatory submission packages on ingredients or products to global
organizations or other regulatory authorities
6. Manage the
distribution of information on global standards, our positions, and other
regulatory information on food safety to internal clients
and verbal communication skills needed to effectively communicate clear
and concise guidance to internal stakeholders and work with SRA
leadership and global network of SRA associates on food safety
regulations and our regulatory positions.
with internal and external stakeholders to advocate harmonization of food
safety standards. Analyze and interpret regulatory information as it
relates to products and ingredients and identify new approaches to
address regulatory barriers.
Proven capacity to
exercise sound judgment on business impact of regulatory proposals.
Provides recommendations to Director, Regulatory.
Support in bringing
regulatory solutions to address regulatory risks and opportunities to
enable innovation related to products, ingredients or packaging.
COMPENTENCIES / SKILLS:
- Drives Innovative Business
Improvements: Develops new insights into solutions that result in
organizational improvements; promotes a work environment that
fosters creative thinking, innovation and rational risk-taking.
- Balances Immediate and
Long-Term Priorities: Seeks to meet critical objectives while
considering the impact of those decisions and activities on the
ability to achieve long-term goals.
- Delivers Results: Focuses
on the critical few objectives that add the most value and channels
own and others' energy to consistently deliver results that meet or
- Imports and Exports Good
Ideas: Relentlessly seeks, shares and adopts ideas and best
practices in and outside the Company and embraces change introduced
- Develops and Inspires
Others: Builds and maintains relationships that motivate, guide,
and/or reinforce the performance of others toward goal accomplishments.
Develops self and others to improve performance in current role and
to prepare for future roles; seeks and provides feedback and
coaching to enhance performance.
- Project Management: Ability
to manage projects to ensure successful delivery (on time, within
budget, meeting agreed upon success criteria) to establish clear
goals and accountabilities. Also includes the ability to develop
project plans, allocate resources, identify potential issues/risks
and develop contingency plans.
- Technical communications:
Advises and educates colleagues by disseminating key facts and
presenting complex information in a concise and easy-to-understand
manner. Uses technical and business expertise to explain difficult
concepts to technical and non-technical audiences, tailoring
communications to meet diverse needs (e.g., other functions,
management, external parties)
- Basic Regulatory Affairs:
Ability to interact with government officials to promote the
beverage industry and explain its general point of view on important
issues in an appropriate manner.
- Basic Regulatory Knowledge:
General knowledge of the regulatory landscape (e.g., regulations,
issues) that may affect the beverage or food industry. This includes
recognition and appreciation of differences in the regulatory
framework of different countries as well as some knowledge of the
major regulatory issues facing the food and beverage industry.
- Food Law: Knowledge of food
law as it applies to ingredients and packaging. This includes
knowledge of required/allowed levels and restrictions for
ingredients or knowledge of where this information exists and how to
access it. This may also include knowledge of whether an ingredient
meets country level requirements.
- Legal Requirements:
Knowledge of the legal requirements and the actions required to
maximize company standing with regulatory agencies.
- Ingredients: Knowledge of
key ingredients used in production of concentrates and beverage
bases (e.g., caramel, citric acid, benzoate, juice, phosphoric
- Basic Product Development:
Knowledge of the product development process and the ability to
contribute expertise in customs, hazardous transportation, worker
safety and labeling.
- Basic Toxicology: Knowledge
of basic beverage ingredient safety and ability to recognize a
potential human health or regulatory problem affecting one of our
products. This includes making decisions about the safety of current
or anticipated ingredients, but not necessarily contaminants.
- Basic Organic Chemistry:
Knowledge of basic organic structures, reactions, functional groups
and properties needed to understand the reactions of organic
compounds in Company products. This includes the understanding of
moderately complex principles in order to problem-solve package or
ingredient related issues.
- Basic Inorganic Chemistry:
General knowledge of the composition, structure and properties of
inorganic substances needed to understand inorganic ingredients
(e.g., acidulants, oxygen, water, buffers) used in Company products
and in research on stability of ingredients.
- Consulting: Ability to
provide timely, specific information, guidance and recommendations
to help groups, managers and others make informed committed
decisions that lead to sustainable impact.
- Technical and Ingredient
Policies: Expert level knowledge of Company policies affecting
ingredients, product composition, labels and/or technical claims.
- Customer Focus: Making
customers (external and internal) and their needs a primary focus of
one's actions; developing and sustaining productive customer
relationships; creating and executing plans and solutions in
collaboration with the customer.
- Proprietary Composition
Information: Ability to recognize and protect proprietary
information as it relates to formulas and ingredients.
6-10 years in food
industry, government or related industry in similar roles
QUALIFICATIONS: Please list any additional preferred qualifications.
(example: CPA/MBA preferred)
Requires extended periods of sitting, typing and looking at a computer
screen. May also require some reaching, bending, and lifting.
travel up to 25%
INFORMATION: Working knowledge of emerging regulatory issues affecting
food and beverage industry
Understanding of the
global regulatory environment and public perception challenges faced by
Ability to handle
multiple projects in a fast moving environment
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