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Regulatory Specialist

  • Location: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
  • Salary: 35-35 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 8 days ago

  • Sector: Professional
  • Contact: Jonathan Kaplan
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: (732) 353-4289
  • Start Date: 05/17/2021
  • Job Ref: 21-07526
Regulatory Specialist
Chicago, IL
8am-5pm, M-F
6 month+ temp assignment

Key Responsibilities
• Screen and approve new ingredient per the aligned service level agreement to ensure data accuracy and completeness
• Obtain updated ingredient information per aligned business priority and cadence
• Interface with regional SRA, R&D and Specification teams to continuously improve specification and recipe systems
• Track key ingredient screening metrics to drive continuous improvement
• Support regulatory change management by performing key ingredient searches in the database to evaluate impact of regulatory change
• Attend necessary project and meetings in order to communicate progress and opportunity for improvement

Context and Scope
• The incumbent applies technical, organizational, and project managerial skills broadly to screen and approve ingredients and collaborates with cross-functional stakeholders in regional SRA, R&D and Specification teams.
• The incumbent works with a high level of independence, based on regulatory knowledge and experience, to make decisions and deploy best practices that assure global compliance of ingredients and mitigate regulatory risks.

Minimum: A Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Food Science, Food Safety, or Food Process Engineering is required.

• 2-3 years' experience in regulatory affairs at a food, beverage, or consumer products company is required
• International regulatory experience is a preferred
• High degree of ownership with strong sense of urgency and an action-biased, positive attitude
• Good critical thinking, able to operate independently
• Demonstrated team collaboration competencies, with strong organization and complex problem solving skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, self-directed, forward thinking, and ability to make recommendations with limited information/data
• Ability to quickly adapt, learn on the fly and understand complex processes and concepts
• Ability to challenge status quo of current ways of working to build robust new ideas