Job Title: Director of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs
St. Louis, MO
Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Legal, Sales, Research & Development, Entrepreneurship
Director of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs
We’re a leader in the pet care industry, which means we’re not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, we’re at the forefront of innovative product and process development that’s allowing us to lead the march in pushing pet nutrition forward.
Our Regulatory Team provides fundamental regulatory and nutrition knowledge to help support our innovation, renovation and external affair projects get to the market, via compliance activity, through effective communication with our marketing, legal, quality, procurement and technical services groups. The team uses technical knowledge of national pet food regulations in the areas of responsibility to minimize negative regulatory impact upon the business.
The Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs will lead a team of Regulatory Specialists to identify efficiencies and process improvements for speed to market and help plan the strategic direction of RSA incorporating a strong understanding of business needs and the principles of agility. In this role, you will assure together with legal and other relevant functions, early and effective regulatory assessments in Innovation & Renovation leading to compliance by design of ingredients, labels and communications. You will also utilize strong communication and influencing skills in conjunction with a thorough understanding of state and federal governmental affairs to promote the business interests of NPPC. This role will also represent Nestlé Purina to federal (FDA & USDA) and state regulatory authorities (AAFCO).
Strong communication, organization and leadership skills will take you a long way in this role and within our culture at Purina. We dare to Stand Taller to make every day better. Are you up to the dare? Join our Purina Family.
Ensure compliance of ingredients, labels, claims and communication with external regulations and Nestle Standards while making sure all claims are appropriately substantiated and documentation maintained.
Implement coaching and training to ensure the regulatory team demonstrates entrepreneurship and cross functional business partnerships amongst different internal departments and external partnerships.
Ensure a robust and flawless approval processes for labeling and communication materials.
Initiate fast and reliable issue resolutions (corrective and preventive processes and actions) in areas of responsibility; effectively brief senior leadership.
Monitors the development of new and proposed rules, regulations and enforcement activities impacting the use of ingredients, safety, labeling and advertising and new business models.
Builds, mentors and coaches team members to contribute at the right level externally in associations and in engagement with authorities at national and international level.
Qualifications & Requirements
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):
Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, food science, animal science or related field
MS/MA or higher preferred
8 years of experience in regulatory affairs, regulatory compliance, nutrition or product development in pet food, food, pharmaceutical, or related industries
5 years of experience managing direct reports
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