Sr. Manager, Food Regulatory Compliance (Hybrid)

Schaumburg, IL | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 11/09/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 335.23KK Experience:

Job Description

Sr. Manager, Food Regulatory Compliance (Hybrid)

The Food Regulatory Compliance Sr. Manager is responsible for the management of regulatory compliance programs, tasks, projects, and tech services team members.  Role is critical for timely resolution and execution of TS project work in support of the company and customer product pipeline.  The Senior Manager leads the training and continuous improvement initiatives for the function and peer functions.

Functions of the Position

  • Manages department employees and evaluates their performance to assure job responsibilities are being performed at an expected level and ensures team is motivated, trained, work prioritized, and working as a cohesive team within the department and other departments
  • Maintains functional expertise in Nutrition and Health. Advises the business on claims justification and substation.  Utilizes and maintains the Product Vision nutritional database.  Partners or leads initiatives on claims, nutrition compliance, change management, and program execution
  • Approves, as needed, ingredient statement and nutritional information for all branded and private label products to comply with federal, state, customer and company food labeling regulations and requirements
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of government regulatory and legislative activities established by federal and state agencies in the area of food labeling and compliance. Updates Company Policy to reflect pending legislation in a proactive and business minded approach
  • Manages label artwork review and approvals to ensure regulatory compliance. Manages Company Recipe nutrition reviews
  • Supports and provides expertise to new product development team activities; manages close communication with team members from Product Development, Marketing, Quality, Procurement, Creative, Legal, and Customer Service
  • Responds to nutrition, regulatory, and labeling questions from customers and consumers. Provides guidance to customers and consumers on labeling claims and requirements including allergen statements
  • Manages all company product specifications across all customers and the industrial channel

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Technical Services Regulatory Specialist
  • Technical Services Documentation Coordinator
  • Technical Services and Regulatory Compliance Specialist
  • Senior Technical Services Specialist

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

JO:  335.23KK

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science, Nutrition, or Laboratory Science (such as biology, chemistry or physics, etc.) is required
  • Ten years of experience in regulatory and labeling activities in a food-manufacturing environment required
  • Must be a strong communicator with comprehensive hands-on experience in food manufacturing / operations

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong leadership skills in managing change as well as managing the activities of technically based employees
  • Highly proficient in utilizing popular computer software/desktop applications (such as MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, Visio, etc.)
  • Must be capable of serving as a “customer advocate” within the company environment
  • Must be capable of positively interacting with other companies / customers upper management

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

JO:  335.23KK

Meet Your Recruiter

Sam Kovacevic
Technical Recruiter

Proven recruiter with 15 years of experience specializing in the Food and Beverage sector.  

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