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Senior Regulatory & Scientific Affairs Specialist

Senior Regulatory & Scientific Affairs Specialist

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact. 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

Position Summary

  • Apply experience and expertise of regulations & policies to review and apply compliance by design of (a) formulas, ingredients and any relevant processing procedures, (b) all required and optional label information, including claims, and (c) sensitive communications such as advertising, promotional materials, websites, etc.
  • Prepare scientific and regulatory dossiers and registrations required by regulation or Nestlé policy for novel ingredients, formulas and/or labels.
  • Lead the regulatory aspects of the Innovation and Renovation process from concept to product launch devising compliance strategies for novel ingredients or new technologies.
  • Maintain existing Nestlé systems, policies and tools, as well as recommend opportunities to enhance and improve processes.
  • Act as mentor and/or coach to Associate Specialists and Specialists to develop fundamental knowledge of regulations and Nestlé policies.
  • Contribute to committees and working groups of trade or scientific associations or other forums to expand Nestlé USA representation and impact.
  • Communicate relevant regulatory trends such as nutrition, foods and food standards, and labeling as well as early warning of potential regulatory events and potential impact to the Nestlé portfolio.
  • Prepare Nestlé USA positions in collaboration with other functions through application of subject matter expertise and/or experience. Engage with authorities to present positions and discuss responses. 

 

Qualifications - Requirements & Minimum Education Level

 

Education:

  • Requires BS/BA, preferably in nutrition and/or food science. MS/MA preferred. 

 

Experience:

  • 5+ years experience in the food industry, primarily in regulatory affairs, regulatory compliance, nutrition or product development. 

 

Skills:

  • Results-oriented teammate capable of working in a fast paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Strong decision maker with strong organizational & analytical skills.
  • Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communications skills, along with strong influencing and negotiation skills, recognized expertise in functional area with the ability to communicate regulatory and technical issues in lay terms.
  • Strong demonstration of interpersonal skills and ability to act in an appropriate role depending on the situation - facilitator, contributor, leader, executor, etc.

Requisition ID

76494953 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact. 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

Position Summary

  • Apply experience and expertise of regulations & policies to review and apply compliance by design of (a) formulas, ingredients and any relevant processing procedures, (b) all required and optional label information, including claims, and (c) sensitive communications such as advertising, promotional materials, websites, etc.
  • Prepare scientific and regulatory dossiers and registrations required by regulation or Nestlé policy for novel ingredients, formulas and/or labels.
  • Lead the regulatory aspects of the Innovation and Renovation process from concept to product launch devising compliance strategies for novel ingredients or new technologies.
  • Maintain existing Nestlé systems, policies and tools, as well as recommend opportunities to enhance and improve processes.
  • Act as mentor and/or coach to Associate Specialists and Specialists to develop fundamental knowledge of regulations and Nestlé policies.
  • Contribute to committees and working groups of trade or scientific associations or other forums to expand Nestlé USA representation and impact.
  • Communicate relevant regulatory trends such as nutrition, foods and food standards, and labeling as well as early warning of potential regulatory events and potential impact to the Nestlé portfolio.
  • Prepare Nestlé USA positions in collaboration with other functions through application of subject matter expertise and/or experience. Engage with authorities to present positions and discuss responses. 

 

Qualifications - Requirements & Minimum Education Level

 

Education:

  • Requires BS/BA, preferably in nutrition and/or food science. MS/MA preferred. 

 

Experience:

  • 5+ years experience in the food industry, primarily in regulatory affairs, regulatory compliance, nutrition or product development. 

 

Skills:

  • Results-oriented teammate capable of working in a fast paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Strong decision maker with strong organizational & analytical skills.
  • Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communications skills, along with strong influencing and negotiation skills, recognized expertise in functional area with the ability to communicate regulatory and technical issues in lay terms.
  • Strong demonstration of interpersonal skills and ability to act in an appropriate role depending on the situation - facilitator, contributor, leader, executor, etc.

Requisition ID

76494953 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Arlington, VA, US, 22209 Solon, OH, US, 44139

Arlington, VA, US, 22209 Solon, OH, US, 44139


Nearest Major Market: Arlington Virginia
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

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