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Position Summary: The Regulatory Manager is responsible for assuring that Nestlé Health Science products fully comply with applicable US regulations and internal Nestlé policies on product composition, labels and associated communications. This position is expected to master the regulatory environment of the products commercialized by NHSc in the US, including medical foods and dietary supplements. This position provides leadership to cross-functional teams in areas like recipe compliance, labeling, claims substantiation, ingredient qualification (e.g. GRAS, NDI), and nutrition science. The Regulatory Manager also develops and implements regulatory strategies to support innovation projects and works in anticipation of regulatory developments with potential to affect the current portfolio and future pipelines.
Compliance • Assure products’ full regulatory compliance with applicable US regulations and internal Nestlé policies in terms of product composition, labels and associated communications. • Work proactively with other departments to review and analyses accuracy and substantiation of Health & Structure/Function claims and qualification of ingredients (e.g. GRAS, NDI). • Clearly communicate to the business any area of regulatory concern and assure that regulatory strategies are developed and effectively implemented. • Provide regulatory interpretation and guidance cross functionally to US-based and Global teams. • Advise on regulatory aspects of factory controls and testing as well as product variances and compliance criteria.
Innovation and Renovation • Collaborate cross functionally to support the identification and creation of opportunities for innovative product claims and positioning in support of the business strategy (both US and Global teams). • Provide scientific and regulatory expertise to qualify I&R concepts and ensure that the most feasible regulatory strategy is implemented in support of innovation projects.
Regulatory Environment Management • In alignment with company objectives, participate in setting and executing advocacy strategies. • Clearly convey the US regulatory perspective for consideration by global teams and other Nestle group companies. • Monitor and evaluate consumer trends and the regulatory landscape to anticipate regulatory developments. • Support development of strategies to improve effectiveness and efficiency of overall regulatory and scientific affairs environment.
Foundation • Support efforts to foster regulatory knowledge throughout the organization. • Provide training, development, and coaching to regulatory team with the aim of building capacity and strengthening regulatory team contributions.
Experience and Education Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Chemistry, or related discipline. • MSc or Ph.D. highly preferred. MBA and other degrees are a plus. • 5 + years of experience in the food and/or dietary supplements’ regulatory environment with full expertise on regulatory compliance (i.e. product composition; DSHEA; ingredient qualification e.g. GRAS, NDI; label, Health & Structure/Function Claims, overall product communication, etc). • Exposure to industry groups, government authorities (e.g. FDA), and other scientific societies. • Ability to manage projects of high-complexity and prioritize actions based on clear and pragmatic criteria. • Availability for national and international travel.
Functional Skills: Strong business, financial, product and market understanding. Able to work in a fast paced, matrix organization with minimal supervision. Effectively evaluates and clearly communicates regulatory risk to peers and senior management, along with reasoned recommendations.
Strategic Skills: Anticipate business needs and proactively manage own and specialist direct report’s time to balance priorities Operating Skills: Results focus, hands on, project management skills, confident in decision making, not afraid to confront ethical issues with sensitivity yet conviction.
Organizational Positioning Skills: Cross functional understanding, good presentation skills & written communications skills, ability to interact successfully in a matrixed environment as team player, but also a leader at times.
Personal & Interpersonal Skills: Approachable with customer focus, skilled to build and foster effective peer relationships, works well in teams, communicates clearly and confidently with a sense of urgency, detail-oriented, keeps director informed appropriately, while exhibiting self-initiative in solving challenges
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