Manager, Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

Chicago, IL

Posted: 11/07/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 484.18KO Pay Rate: 100,000 - 120,000

Manager, Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

The Manager, Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs (SRA) is dedicated to:

  • Ensure the safety of all company products
  • Reduce the regulatory barriers to market company ingredients globally
  • Develop and verify the scientific communication on the safety and regulatory status of company ingredients to all stake holders that include company employees, customers, regulators, and public at large

To address the ever-increasing demand for the regulatory and scientific information on the expansive sweetener and flavor portfolio, company has decided to add a Manager position to the technical team to address the global regulatory compliance of company ingredients and innovations on ingredient-derived ingredients and increase customer facing on these issues.

The SRA Manager will generate timely information to support commercial teams to address day-to-day customer needs on SRA issues, to reduce barriers to the use of ingredients in different markets and to ensure that all company ingredients meet the regulatory and safety standards around the globe.  This position will work closely with R&D, QC/QA, commercial, and technical teams across the entire company.  Major responsibilities to include:

  • Work with and direct interaction with customers to address safety and regulatory issues around the globe, including customer, internal sales, R&D, and customer service inquiries
  • Develop, implement, and manage a regulatory database for different non-nutritive sweetener and flavor modifiers
  • Work closely with technical team and production/QC team to ensure the compliance of company ingredients with the regulatory standards
  • Establish a good rapport with colleagues across functions, countries and divisions with a proven collaborative, leadership, and influencing style
  • Review, compile, and submit variations, new applications, supplements and amendments, as well as responses to Regulatory Authorities as needed
  • Work closely with QC/QA/Technical group to develop product specification, certificate of analysis and technical and safety data sheet
  • Gather and interpret safety information to support SRA management’s decision-making

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O’Sullivan at

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  • Degree in technical field including but not limited to: toxicology, pharmacology, chemistry, biochemistry, or equivalent.  Advanced degree as plus
  • Minimum 8-10 years within the Scientific Regulatory field and 3 years in the food, flavors, ingredients, cosmetic or pharmaceutical industry. International experience preferred
  • This individual will have good knowledge of the basic principles of food regulation around the globe, metabolism and toxicology to include risk assessment, hazard analysis, chemical structure-toxicity relationships, and be able to critically review data analysis and conclusions from external organizations
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and coordinate efforts through the organization
  • Knowledge of the role of Trade Organizations will be advantageous
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter with a positive attitude and willingness to learn in a highly dynamic and quickly changing business environment with a propensity for innovative and entrepreneurial behavior
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Strong skills in Excel and all Microsoft Office platforms, experience a plus

Executional Expertise:  Results oriented with a clear drive to execution.  Focuses appropriate work, time and resources with a clear line of sight to the goal.  Works efficiently to achieve company’s strategies and plans.  Manages time in as manner that enables high workflow

Functional Expertise:  Possesses the functional and technical knowledge and experiences to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.  Proactively transfers expertise throughout the organization

Strategic Capabilities:  The ability to devise a strategy.  Thinks ahead, sees the big picture, and understands the impact on the business.  Possesses broad business knowledge and develops a deep expertise to company’s business environment.  Solves tough problems and makes complex decisions.  Creates advantage by generating breakthrough and innovative ideas that lead to new and different business solutions

Building and Strengthening Relationships:  Global vision and sensitivity to understand and adapt to different cultures.  Social and cultural perceptiveness – aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.  Inspires, encourages, and facilitates cooperation.  Achieves satisfaction in helping others to succeed.  Maintains morale in the face of difficulty or uncertainty

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O’Sullivan at

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Kristine O'Sullivan
Sr. Partner

The Food and Beverage Division specializes in the placement of technical professionals in the food and beverage industry from entry level to executive level candidates. I have a talented group of recruiters who specifically source Technical Sales Professionals, Scientists, Regulatory Affairs, Scientific Affairs, Executive Technical professionals, Quality Assurance, Product Development, Technical Service, Nutrition, Analytical and Corporate Chefs. We work on both a contingent basis for professional level searches and retained search for executive level searches. CPS, Inc. has been in the talent recruitment business for 40+ years and we recruit nationwide.

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