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Regulatory Affairs & Product Compliance Lead (Consumer Goods, Hybrid)
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Regulatory
Years Experience: 4-6 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Number of Positions: 1
Posting Date: February 09, 2024
Job Location:

Vaughan, ON
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Job Description

Regulatory Affairs & Product Compliance Lead

(Consumer Goods, Hybrid)

Our client, a well-known Food & Beverage Consumer Goods Company, is looking to hire a seasoned Regulatory Affairs & Product Compliance Lead on a Permanent, Full-Time basis to support their business.

This is a Hybrid role, that will require at minimum 2 days in office for meetings and collaboration. The company office is located in Vaughan, Ontario.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Product Development & Product Management, the Regulatory Affairs & Product Compliance Lead will be responsible for providing technical leadership on regulatory compliance and product issues for all branded and imported products distributed in Canada, to ensure compliance to Regulatory and Company Standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Advise Company on the legal compliance pertaining to our packaging labeling requirements.
  • Ensure QA Product Specification access database is maintained with updated product specification data based on legal requirements and customer needs.
  • Review data on all new product development or reformulations to ensure legal designations.
  • Update stakeholders on regulatory changes within the industry as they impact current packaging and product specifications.
  • Provide pack copy, review approve & sign off on all packaging changes for regulatory issues & compliance (artwork, printer proofs, and physical samples).
  • Maintain customer databases.
  • Communicate impact of customer changes to Marketing to ensure product is compliant.
  • Participate as a member of the Food Safety/HACCP Team and be responsible for designating a backup during absence.
  • Liaise with sales and CFIA to ensure completion of export documentation, as needed.
  • Review ingredient list for all products to support company initiative for natural ingredients and compliant to Company standards.
  • Participate in sensory panels.
  • Secure Kosher & Halal certifications for new ingredients and products
  • Represent Company on Regulatory and Technical Councils, Import Export Canada technical meetings and CFIA, Health Canada or other meetings as needed.
  • Participate in the development, implementation and improvement of quality programs related to regulatory affairs and product compliance.
  • Support S&OP with regulatory standards for all third-party ingredients; provide technical support.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree/Diploma in Nutrition, Food Science, or related field; specific education in Microbiology or Chemistry and asset.
  • 3-5+ years Regulatory Compliance experience within the food industry, working with allergens, nutritional tables, and formulations/ingredients.
  • Previous experience working with the CFIA.
  • Previous experience working with Halal and Kosher authorities an asset.
  • Previous experience developing packaging labels, working with External Suppliers, Marketing/Sales and the, Supply Chain and customers.
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Experience with SAP, and Microsoft Access an asset

Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work closely with multiple departments in the company, often on tight timelines.
  • Extremely high level of attention to detail and ability to maintain compliance records through the use of spreadsheets and other tracking tools.
  • Proactive and able to continuously manage change in an extremely fast paced, energetic work environment.
  • Strong communication skills with stakeholders, with a strong sense of urgency.


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