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Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Location: 

Boca Raton, FL, US

Req ID:  28442
Date:  Jan 16, 2022

ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal.  ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize.  The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Regulatory Affairs Specialist reports directly to the Senior Manager of Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs. This position is responsible for assisting with the overall management of matters involving the company’s regulatory initiatives and regulatory compliance, specifically relating to New Product Development and existing products. The Regulatory Affairs Specialist will work with multiple relevant stakeholders such as Legal, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Sales, Packaging and Research & Development to ensure product compliance. The Regulatory Affairs Specialist provides updates on existing and future key legislation that could affect new and existing product line development. Additionally, this individual will be heavily involved in making a positive contribution to implementing key legislative changes. This role will be responsible for providing excellent customer service and maintaining positive business relationships with both internal and external customers and vendors.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review print labeling for regulatory compliance
  • Ensure regulatory compliance for new and existing product’s  labeling and registration from a global perspective
  • Manage the internal regulatory department database for new products and insure that it is kept updated with back up information for all formulations and necessary paper work is available
  • Serve as an advisor to the New Product Development team on regulatory requirements
  • Generate and/or maintain applicable paperwork and SOPs as needed
  • Manage product life cycle management in full compliance with applicable regulatory obligations
  • Oversee regulatory standards, systems, processes and standard operating procedures and verify that operating actions meet requirements as defined by the company, federal, state and foreign statutes
  • Represent regulatory perspectives in strategic business planning, commercialization and business development, and growth strategies
  • Develop and manage the process of identifying key regulatory timelines and regulatory critical path activities
  • Perform leadership role in regulatory interactions within the company and with regulatory agencies.
  • Develop an effective process to draft, submit and represent application data to regulatory authorities
  • Provide market intelligence on existing and future key legislation

 

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Professional Experience – At least two (2) years of recent experience in regulatory affairs is preferred.
  • Recent experience in the Food & Beverage or Consumer Packaged Goods industry is strongly preferred
  • At least two (2) years of recent experience with SAP PLM including specification review and document creation

 

ESSENTIAL CAPABILITIES (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES)

The candidate who will be a strong motivational/ cultural fit should demonstrate a high degree of the following traits:

  • ADAPTABILITY/FLEXIBILITY - Maintaining effectiveness in varying environments and with different tasks, responsibilities, and people. Ability to adjust to changes in context.
  • BUILD STRONG WORK RELATIONSHIPS - Seeks, listens to and acts on the input of people at all levels.
  • CONTINUOUS LEARNING - Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
  • DEPENDABILITY/RELIABILITY/RESPONSIBILITY - Taking responsibility for one’s action. Being known as someone that will deliver on their areas of responsibility and can be counted on, even under difficult circumstances.
  • FOCUS ON RESULTS - Persists to overcome obstacles; Challenges people at all levels to exceed current levels of performance; Move peoples focus from analysis to action.
  • INITIATIVE - Self-starting rather than accepting passively; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive; asserting one's influence over events to achieve goals.
  • MANAGING COMPLEXITY - Keeping focused on key objectives and results when addressing the details of a situation. Makes timely decisions using available facts in ambiguous situations
  • PROCESS IMPROVEMENT - Ability to reduce waste, inefficiency; standardize or simplify activities to the benefit of the customer.
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT - Managing resources, time, money, and scope in the completion of a set of activities which lead to the achievement of an objective(s).
  • SYSTEMATIC THINKING/ACTION - Understanding how things influence one another as a whole. Ability to manage inter-connections in a way that creates better processes.
  • TEAMWORK - Working effectively with team/work group or those outside the formal line of authority (e.g., peers, senior managers – not subordinate)

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Regulatory Affairs, Nutrition, Food Science, Chemistry or related field is required plus 1-2 years of applicable regulatory work experience
  • Knowledge of the Food & Beverage or Consumer Packaged Goods (GPG) industry is strongly preferred

 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • English,  multilingual is preferred.

 

TRAVEL

  • Less than 10%, some international travel may be required

 

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami