Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Overland, MO

Posted: 04/24/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 178.18KO Pay Rate: 55,000 - 80,000

Job Description

Regulatory Affairs Specialist

The Regulatory Specialist coordinates the timely preparation of technical information and regulatory submissions to domestic and international regulatory bodies to maintain global regulatory compliance.

  • Compiles and coordinates regulatory information for product labels, import/export, and product characteristics for usage by internal and external customers
  • Conducts internal audits to ensure accuracy and regulatory compliance for product labeling, licenses, and food safety/defense
  • Prepares export certificate documents for international samples and commercial shipments
  • Maintain and updates records relating to international and domestic regulations for finished products and raw materials
  • Works in partnership with manufacturing and QA/QC in enhancing quality management systems to facilitate overall regulatory compliance
  • Interacts with various internal and external customers as well as regulatory bodies at the state and federal level
  • Provides regulatory documents in compliance with customer and country-specific requirements
  • Maintain USDA certification for the manufacturing facilities pursuant to European Union (EU), China, Australia, and Canada regulations
  • Maintains state registrations and tonnage fee reports
  • Review regulatory documentation for accuracy and to ensure quality submissions summary
  • Responsibilities are varied and include coordinating the timely preparation and submission of technical information to their customers and regulators, maintaining state and federal registrations and licensing, import and export certifications, trade association representation, etc.
  • Influential leadership skills are important as the role also acts as a resource to guide the day to day activities of the Regulatory Affairs Associates for North America

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O’Sullivan at 815.375.5310 /


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, Animal Agriculture, Chemistry, Biology, or other related field or two year technical degree is required
  • Five or more years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Legal or regulatory training and/or experience is preferred
  • Strong working knowledge and ability to interpret current domestic (USDA, FDA, AAFCO) and international regulations
  • Ability to effectively devise and communicate regulatory responses (written and verbal) to peers, customers, and regulatory bodies
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks while adapting to changing priorities
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and technical writing skills
  • Proven track record of success working in a regulated environment
  • Ability to interact daily with a diverse team
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal relations skills
  • Advanced computer skills in Windows and Internet applications, as well as MS Office applications such as Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Compiles product formula information and routine correspondence reports and other documents as required
  • Provides back-up coverage for other members of the Regulatory Affairs team as required

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O’Sullivan at 815.375.5310 /



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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