Director of Regulatory Affairs - West Coast

Los Angeles, CA

Posted: 05/09/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 144.24KO Pay Rate: 165,000 - 180,000 Remote: Experience:

Job Description

Director of Regulatory Affairs – West Coast

The Director, Regulatory Affairs at CPS, Inc. will serve as the leading expert in Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, overseeing all facets of U.S. and international regulations (EU, CAN, AUS, and others), alongside the management of 3rd party certifications for our entire product portfolio.  You will establish credibility through your expertise in navigating complex regulatory landscapes, demonstrating exceptional leadership skills by building and mentoring a world-class team.  Additionally, this individual will drive best practices in regulatory compliance and actively shape new product innovation, leveraging their strategic mindset and extensive nutrition and regulatory knowledge to ensure product integrity and market compliance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the key Regulatory Affairs liaison for all innovation projects, offering expertise in nutrition science, scientific substantiation for claims, and regulatory compliance
  • Drive strategic regulatory guidance, identify and evaluate regulatory risks, mitigations, and contingencies
  • Simplify complex regulations, directives, and guidance into easily understandable information for consumers and stakeholders
  • Stay updated on emerging trends and developments in domestic and international policies and regulations within our industry
  • Engage in scientific and professional associations to advance CPS, Inc.'s Nutrition & Regulatory agenda
  • Mentor and train the Regulatory team to ensure ongoing competence in quality systems and regulatory matters
  • Ensure compliance with US Regulations by interpreting regulations and science to support claims
  • Oversee regulatory approvals and processes for ingredients, products, packaging, claims, and communications
  • Manage regulatory aspects of projects to meet timelines and deliverables
  • Represent the Regulatory function, collaborating with Marketing, Sales, International Sales and Supply Chain leaders
  • Lead regulatory activities ensuring compliance with US, European, Australian, and other relevant requirements
  • Cultivate relationships with internal and external stakeholders, collaborating on plans and solutions
  • Safeguard business trade secrets internally and externally
  • Coordinate and prepare regulatory responses to authorities’ requests for information

**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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Job Requirements

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Proficient in managing intricate regulatory challenges impacting products, ingredients, packaging, and claims
  • Apply sound judgment and decision-making skills, rigorously testing assumptions and facts while remaining aligned with available information and potential outcomes
  • Analytical expertise around current processes and adept methodologies that identify efficiencies and achieve objectives
  • Proficient in exploring diverse perspectives and solutions to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes, fostering a culture of collaboration and win-win scenarios
  • Exceptional attention to details and strong communicator – written and verbal; Embraces innovative and unconventional thinking, complemented by a deep understanding of scientific and Food & Beverage trends, vital for effective leadership

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in Regulatory Affairs and Food Safety within the Food & Beverage sector
  • Minimum 6 years of leadership experience developing and driving high performance teams
  • Profound expertise in regulatory and food law spanning State and Federal levels (FDA, USDA, DPHS, FTC), and international standards (CFIA, FSA, FSANZ, EU), including familiarity with third-party certifying organizations in the Food & Beverage industry
  • In-depth comprehension of cGMP, FDA guidelines, and multinational regulatory norms
  • Extensive understanding of the regulatory and political environment impacting the Food and Beverage industry

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

JO:  144.24KO

Meet Your Recruiter

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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