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Regulatory Affairs Associate

Department: Consumer Insight & Innovation
Location: San Carlos, CA

POSITION PURPOSE AND SUMMARY:

As the Regulatory Affairs Associate, provide and maintain regulatory documents and maintain product development software and databases to support the development of new products, packaging, labels, and processes under the guidance of the Regulatory and Thermal Process Lead that meet and exceed our customer’s expectations. Provide technical support, resources, and services in a timely and efficient manner to all departments within Kagome.

Develop innovative ideas and procedures that benefit our company, customers, & society, and promote Kagome’s reputation and integrity. Support Kagome’s business goals, programs and procedures that achieve company goals and directives. Support the review, understanding and compliance of all programs, policies and procedures contained in the Food Safety and Quality Management System.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITY

This role requires working within a cross functional team and being comfortable in developing and maintaining working relationship with other departmental team members and outside suppliers. This job entails daily problem solving accomplished by strong communication skills and being resourceful. It is essential to be detail oriented, as well as being inquisitive about the why and the how of the regulatory tasks. To get the job done, this role involves being able to influence others to provide the necessary and accurate information and being able to implement and manage their expectation.

 

  •  Responsible for creation and maintenance of Product Specifications, Ingredient Statements, Nutritionals, and all other regulatory documents working under the guidance of the Regulatory and Thermal Process Lead as required to support sales and operations
  •  Maintain and keep updated information in Product Vision
  •  Provide instruction to Kagome members how to use Product Vision, and make sure that it is being used properly and efficiently.
  •  Develop and maintain packaging information and labels
  •  Develop and maintain internal Kagome Ingredient Specifications
  •  Work with QA/QC and Procurement on maintaining ingredient supplier information
  •  Submission and maintenance of Regulatory Filings/certifications of all New and Reformulated Products
  •  Assist in the completion of regulatory requests for all products within the respective areas of CI&I responsibility.
  •  Participate in Food Safely Meeting with QA/QC
  •  Communicate with the scientists to assist with new ingredient sourcing and creating specifications.
  •  Assist in keeping abreast of relevant local, state, and federal legislation, policies, and trends and support in areas of discovery and research.
  • Field, track and complete R&D for regulatory requests for all products within the respective areas of CI&I responsibility and assign to appropriate departments

 

  •  External & Internal Relationships
    • Develop and maintain relationships with customers’ R&D & QA groups.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with internal QA groups.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with Marketing and Sales groups.
    • Develop and maintain relationship with Corporate Chef.
    • Visit customers on an as needed basis, with or without sales.
    • Provide technical support to customers regarding Kagome products.

 

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Keep abreast of new industry technologies and recommend for consideration where appropriate
  •  Support the Regulatory Lead as well CI&I team members as required.  
  •  Development and support of global regulatory program
  •  Other duties as assigned by Management.

POSITION DIMENSIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Internal Contacts:         

All Kagome departments.

 

External Contacts:

Customers, Regulatory officers, Material Suppliers, Vendors.

 

Education Level:

Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related field or Associate’s degree with 2-4 years’ experience in the food industry.

 

Years and Type of Related Experience Required:

1-2 years’ experience in R&D or Quality Assurance.

1-2 years’ experience in food regulatory related position

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

Interpersonal and Communication:

      Must be well developed in communications skills both oral and written

      Directly interfaces with customers, suppliers, and many internal company departments.

 

Technical and Analytical:

Ability to interpret, apply and relay regulatory information

 

 

Regulatory Expertise

     Experience in FDA regulatory is an added benefit

     Experience in maintaining regulatory documentations

 

Administrative and Operations:

        Computer Skill using various software.

 

Travel Requirements:

     May require up to but no more than 5% travel within the US to visit Kagome Arkansas site, customer sites and to the Kagome factory in Los Banos.

 

Physical Demands:

        Sitting at a computer terminal.

 

Work Environment:

Working in both an office environment and food technology lab with moderate noise levels. May be exposed to some food related chemicals. In plant will be exposed to food processing environment with changes in temperatures, damp conditions.

 

Special Equipment Used:

        A valid driver’s license will be required.

        Personal computer (specific experience with Excel, Word, & PowerPoint)

        General Office equipment; fax, copier, phone, etc.

 

 

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