Seeking a Global Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Specialist for our client in Chicago, IL. As a member of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs (SRA), the contractor will be responsible for screening, tracking, and maintaining regulatory information on ingredients. Accurate and complete ingredient information is the foundation for regulatory compliance of the finished product and labeling. In addition to ensuring data accuracy and completeness, the contractor will leverage ingredient and regulatory knowledge to critically evaluate data quality to ingredient composition, nutrition, and other key regulatory information is consistent. Success in this role will require stakeholder management and collaboration at a global and regional level, both within the SRA function and cross-functionally. The contractor will work closely with other global SRA associates to evaluate performance against the metrics and drive continuous improvement.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Screen and approve new ingredients 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 the impact of regulatory change
- Attend necessary projects and meetings in order to communicate progress and opportunity for improvement
- Apply 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.
- Work with a high level of independence, based on regulatory knowledge and experience, to make decisions and deploy best practices that assure global compliance with ingredients and mitigate regulatory risks.
- Schedule: 8-5
- Location: Chicago
- Duration: 6 months+
- Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Food Science, Food Safety, or Food Process Engineering is required.
- 2-3 years of 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 a 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 the status quo of current ways of working to build robust new ideas