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Regulatory Technologist

Company: Albert sons
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers with 2,300+ stores. The Albertsons Companies family of brands includes some of the most prominent brands in food retailing, with a growing base of loyal shoppers. Thanks to the professionalism, diversity, spirit and friendliness of our people, we have locations across the U.S.The Own Brands Department has an opening for a Regulatory Technologist. This position is located in Pleasanton, California.Position PurposeAs part of the Regulatory Affairs team, the RA Technologist will be responsible for ensuring faultless compliance of product labeling for several brands within the Albertsons Own Brands. Interact regularly with many other functions including but not limited to Product Development, Food Safety and Quality, Product Management, Sourcing, and Legal. Conduct daily regulatory activities related to product development such as identification, interpretation, and implementation of all applicable federal, state and local regulations. These include but are not limited to standards of identity, package label requirements, claims identification and validation, preparation and submission of USDA label approval requests and records preparation and retention to comply with regulatory requirements. These activities include oversight and review of regulatory activities for in house developed and manufactured products and regulatory activities conducted by contract manufacturers of consumer brands products. This position is critical to ensuring regulatory compliance and avoidance of the product retrievals and recalls that can result from noncompliance to product and package regulations. Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Provide regulatory expertise on cross functional project teams and ensure all consumer brands packaging is in compliance with federal, state and local regulations. This involves daily interactions with marketing, graphic design, sourcing and outside design agencies to ensure that all existing, new and revised packaging graphics and placements are in compliance with labeling regulations. Create Label copy with ingredient statements, nutrition facts, substantiating complex claims and approving graphics and ensuring the accuracy of the regulatory information in Albertsons databases, on final artwork and in specifications. This interaction is required from the beginning of the design process to review of final artwork prior to package production. Support commercialization process and ensure timely execution of regulatory related tasks including co-packer and self-manufactured product label copy review, claims substantiation, maintenance of Checklists, Consumer Brands Style Guide and SOPs. Provide input on nutrition labeling, defining new claim territories and managing packaging timelines. Facilitate content management for regulatory systems (SpecSafe, Optiva, Genesis, Repositrak, Smart Label), ensuring accurate information and process are maintained in the systems. Require an excellent understanding and application of US labeling regulations (USDA, FDA, EPA) to assure the accuracy of ingredient statements, nutrition facts, allergen declarations and claims. Ability to think strategically as well as independently monitor, interpret and ensure compliance with US regulations today and into the future.Qualifications: BS in Nutrition Science, Food Science, Engineering or equivalent as minimumMinimum of 3 years combined regulatory affairs and compliance related experience required, with strong knowledge of FDA and USDA food regulationsPrior food or consumer packaged goods labeling experience is desiredMust have strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects across multiple categories with competing timelines. Strong sense of urgency and commitment to meet aggressive timelinesFormal course work or seminars on Food Regulations is preferred.The incumbent will be required to work with product development on formulation requirements, marketing and graphics design personnel on package graphics.The incumbent must be able to think both strategically and tactically and have experience in project management, multi-tasking, meeting tight deadlines and shifting work focus based on shifting business and technical priorities.Excellent computer skills and attention to detail, and experience with online specification systemsStrong communication and organizational skillsStrong collaborating and influencing skillsDetail oriented and excellent computer skills a must.Must be able to communicate cross functionally between directors, managers, technical staff and vendor community daily.Diversity is fundamental at Albertsons Companies. We foster an inclusive working environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee is both recognized and valued. We believe that building successful relationships with our customers and our communities is only possible through the diversity of our people. A diverse workforce leads to better teamwork and creative thinking, as well as mutual understanding and respect.The Albertsons Companies policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, medical condition, marital status or any other legally protected status.We support a drug-free workplace all applicants offered a position are required to pass a pre-employment drug test before they are hired.AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Keywords: Albert sons, Pleasanton , Regulatory Technologist, Other , Pleasanton, California

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