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Mgr, Food Safety Harmonization

JOB ID

26339

LOCATION(S)

United States

CITY/CITIES

GA - Atlanta

SPECIFIC LOCATION

US-GA-ATLANTA-AOC-OFFICE

JOB TYPE

Full Time

TRAVEL REQUIRED

50%

RELOCATION PROVIDED

Yes

SHIFT

N/A

 

 

DESCRIPTION & REQUIREMENTS:

Position Overview:

JOB SUMMARY:

 

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. .

 

KEY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

 

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

 

5. Prepare 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

 

COMMUNICATION COMPLEXITIES

 

Excellent written 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.

 

ANALYSIS:

 

Requires working 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.

 

JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING:

 

Proven capacity to exercise sound judgment on business impact of regulatory proposals. Provides recommendations to Director, Regulatory.

 

INNOVATION:

 

Support in bringing regulatory solutions to address regulatory risks and opportunities to enable innovation related to products, ingredients or packaging.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / COMPENTENCIES / SKILLS:

 

Core Competencies:

 

 

  • 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 exceed expectations.
  • Imports and Exports Good Ideas: Relentlessly seeks, shares and adopts ideas and best practices in and outside the Company and embraces change introduced by others.
  • 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.

 

Technical skills:

 

 

  • 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 acid).
  • 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.

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS/ QUALIFICATIONS:

 

6-10 years in food industry, government or related industry in similar roles

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Please list any additional preferred qualifications. (example: CPA/MBA preferred)

 

MS preferred

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

Office environment: Requires extended periods of sitting, typing and looking at a computer screen. May also require some reaching, bending, and lifting.

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

 

Domestic/global travel up to 25%

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Working knowledge of emerging regulatory issues affecting food and beverage industry

 

Understanding of the global regulatory environment and public perception challenges faced by our business

 

Strong customer service skills

 

Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast moving environment

 

 





Honesty and integrity have always been cornerstone values of The Coca-Cola Company. Our passion for people of integrity mirrors our spirited drive for total quality in our brands. These and other elements allow the company to sustain strategic practices and drive business performance. The Personnel Integrity Assurance Program is another step toward making The Coca-Cola Company the premier workplace. This process includes a pre-employment background investigation that applies to all applicants employees and contractors of the company. The scope of this inquiry may cover such elements as education employment history a criminal history check reference checks and a pre-employment drug screen. Designated countries or sensitive positions within the company may have more stringent standards.

At The Coca-Cola Company you can cultivate your career in a challenging and dynamic environment. We are the largest manufacturer and distributor of nonalcoholic drinks in the world-selling more than 1 billion drinks a day. Unlock your full potential with a future-focused company that is known and respected throughout the world.

 

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