The Regulatory Affairs Manager will be the primary regulatory liaison to provide domestic and international regulatory documentation and guidance to Reinhart Foodservice products and distribution systems. This position is expected to research emerging regulatory issues, analyze their potential impact, provide clear guidance and collaborate with appropriate personnel to develop programs and mitigation activities as required. This individual is expected to be the subject matter expert in supporting company programs as they relate to FDA, USDA, FSMA, etc. and specific State and International requirements to ensure compliance.
Primary Job Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:
Lead the preparation and submission of documentation to regulatory agencies and other external bodies required to respond to regulatory inquiries, product claims, import/exports, and general issues.
Monitor FSMA and regulatory activities in assigned markets, determines current and expected regulatory action and works with teams to develop robust compliance plans.
Research interpretations regarding the safety and acceptability of products and ingredients.
Participate on project teams, anticipates regulatory issues and works with legal counsel, consultants, suppliers, and trade associations to clarify and resolve regulatory concerns.
Develop business position statements on emerging social media issues and environmental, sustainability and/or food safety concerns.
Designated interface with legal and regulators regarding recalls, licensing, food safety issues and concerns.
Coordinate regulatory expectations and compliance activities between Reinhart Food Service, Suppliers, Customers and Trade partner groups as they relate to Reinhart's products and QFS Systems.
Work cross-functionally to provide domestic and selective international regulatory guidance.
Support Corporate Standards and Food Safety and Quality Assurance teams in regard to specialized knowledge in relation to FSMA regulations, allergens, product claims, product labeling, etc.
Assure that regulatory databases are up to date.
Provide regulatory guidance regarding special situations (e.g. floods, fire, hurricane, power outages).
Work with locations to create strategies, policies and SOP's that ensure regulatory requirements are met.
Development and execution of regulatory strategies for assigned development projects.
Communicate cross-functionally on current and emerging regulatory issues and opportunities, outline potential impact on products and systems, and recommend mitigation activities, as required.
Support product recalls and withdrawals, including during 24/7 night and weekends.
Represent company in interactions with customers, suppliers, trade partners and sales support requests.
Provide documentation support, regulatory guidance, and compliance reviews specific to new food product concepts and labeling.
Other projects or duties as assigned.
Required Skills and Experience:
B.S. in Food Science, Nutrition or related field required
Minimum of 5 years of Regulatory Affairs experience in the food industry
Strong Regulatory knowledge of FSMA, FDA, USDA Regulations
Excellent collaboration, leadership and teamwork skills
Ability to succinctly decipher technical material and regulations into simple guidance
Strong interpersonal, organizational, verbal and email communication skills with professional demeanor
Ability to independently research regulatory issues and lead/influence/educate resolution or opportunity
Good knowledge of food product development and processes
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple project and timelines simultaneously
Detail oriented and highly self-motivated
This position must pass a post-offer background and drug test.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Physical demands and work environment:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the nature of our business in regard to such things as delivery schedules, order inputs, selection, and Department of Transportation Hours of Service, overtime, attendance and punctuality are essential job functions. Should an individual in this classification not be able to adhere to this requirement due to a disability, they should contact their Human Resources department to see what, if any, reasonable accommodation may be made.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Drug Free Workplace.
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