Regulatory Affairs Manager


Chicago, IL, US, 60654

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At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role: 


Barry Callebaut is a global organization poised for growth; a company which has embraced the vision to delight its customers, while out-performing its competitors, a business which is committed to sustainability, has innovation in its DNA, is a leader in complex manufacturing and supply chain solutions and is focused on being a best-in-class employer. Barry Callebaut seeks diverse and passionate people who thrive in a dynamic environment, focused on continuous learning, living BC’s Values and of course loving chocolate.


Under the responsibility of the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Sustainability Region Americas, the incumbent oversees the Food Regulatory function of Barry Callebaut Canada and USA to ensure products are compliant to provincial or federal laws.  The incumbent applies or suggests development of local, regional or corporate policies to meet these government laws.  

Key responsibilities include: 

●    Monitor, follow up on existing regulations ;  
o    Food and Drugs Regulations Canada (FDR)  - Main
o    Food and Drugs Administration USA (FDA)  - Support
o    Organic USDA NOP, Canada COR (Government certifications)
o    Safe Food for Canadian Act (in conjunction with the FSMA/SFCA Compliance manager)
●    Liaise with internal / external legal counsel as appropriate for additional legal justifications
●    Review & approve labels – SAP or pre-printed labels for the markets of CA and US
●    Propose company position statements on current regulatory or scientific developments 
●    Support local sites to create, maintain procedures to achieve certifications requirements;
●    Develop, and provide training assistance to QA, R&D, Sales on applicable food legislations;
●    Lead and Assist Regions QA managers in the implementation of new rules and regulations;
●    Communicate and monitor the implementation of new regulatory policies and projects (Corporate or Regional)
●    Create official regulatory responses to customer requests through the customer Documentation Requests group (Salesforce CASE management) as needed
●    Participate in trade associations 
●    Lead Regulatory driven projects where applicable


About you:


●    Bachelor degree in a scientific field (Food Sciences, Chemistry, Microbiology, etc.);
●    Food law education (CA or US);  preferable but not mandatory
●    Minimum 5 to 7 year experience in a food regulatory position.
●    English mandatory / French as asset;   oral and written;
●    Very good communication skills; oral and written;
●    Travel requirements: occasionally.
●    Project management skills is an asset


What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:

●    Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
●    12 paid holidays, generous PTO, plus your birthday off
●    Environment that welcomes workplace flexibility 
●    An atmosphere where diversity is embraced, and inclusivity is second nature. We call it #OneBC! Just ask our champions with the Americas Women’s Forum and the Racial Equality Forum!
●    Ability to grow personally and professionally within an organization that values development and internal career growth
●    Be part of our mission in making sustainability the norm through Forever Chocolate with priorities centered around prospering farmers, zero child labor, carbon and forest positive, and creating 100% sustainable ingredients in all of our products.  


At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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