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Director/ Counsel, Food Safety Job

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Date: Nov 29, 2011

Location: Plano, TX, USA


         Manage all Global product recalls (all lines of business/all products)


         Manage Food Safety Modernization Act on behalf of PepsiCo globally


         Manage International Food Safety laws and regulations as they apply to recalls and product withdrawals






         Provide legal counsel/expertise on all Food and Beverage product recalls globally


         Provide leadership and legal counsel in response to Food Safety ModernizationAct


         Set food safety protocols on a global basis


         Ensure compliance with all federal and agencies and requirements


         Assess legal risks in the area of food safety on an on-going basis


         Provide appropriate counsel and advice in response to external situations and applicable regulations


         Evaluate dispute resolution opportunities on a regular basis


         Regularly update Sector Business and Legal Colleagues on Food Safety status and trends


         Execute and ensure compliance of process protocols for all Food Safety legal claims and product recalls




         5-7 years experience with specific FDA type experience preferred


         JD degree, a member of at least one state bar


         Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are essential.


         Ability to clearly communicate with senior executives, other in-house counsel and others within PepsiCo is essential.


         Inherent leadership skills and ability to inspire confidence in client base are prerequisites for effective counseling in this position.


         Team player who will exceed assigned responsibilities and assist others to reach objectives.


         Native intellectual curiosity and mental stamina.


         Ability to project and explain the consequences of actions taken to protect


         Position requires excellent on-going working relationships with other internal personnel who are involved in recall/food safety matters


         Quality Assurance, R&D Regulatory & Food Safety, Product Supply, Procurement, Public Affairs, Risk Management and others.


         This position also is visible before government authorities involved in food recalls: District and Federal level FDA and c counterparts in other countries.


         Attorney will be responsible for briefing senior business managers on recall situations.


         Legal follow-ups on recalls that include assessing liability for the circumstances that gave rise to the recall and actions needed to recover damages.


         Monitoring/contributing to new regulations will require leadership and interactions with other Law Department professionals, R&D Regulatory & Food Safety personnel, PepsiCo Public Affairs, PepsiCo Government Affairs, as well as regulatory authorities such as FDA, Health Canada , WHO and UKFSA.


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Nearest Major Market: Plano
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas
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