PAT M. DIFURIA & ASSOCIATES
Sales and Account Manager
Maintenance Manager
Retail Sales Account Manager
VP of Operations
Field Representative
Senior Operations Accountant
QA Superintendent
Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Cost Accountant
Safety Specialist
President
Field Man
Pest Control Advisor
Quality Assurance Supervisor
Plant Manager
Safety Manager
Executive Assistant
Accts. Receivable/Sales Coord
Quality Assurance Manager
Table Grapes Sales
Quality Systems Manager
Electrician
Maintenance Manager
Farm Manager
Maintenance Mechanic
1st Shift Production Supervisor
Produce Broker
Sales Manager
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Location: Bay Area

Salary: $D.O.E.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or related 

Experience: 3-5 years’ experience in R&D or Quality Assurance/Food Regulatory related position. Experience in FDA regulatory compliance in terms of labeling, product development, and marketing. Experience in maintaining regulatory documentation. Experience in administrative functions for filing of certifications – Halal, Kosher, GMO, and Organic

Reports to Regulatory and Thermal Process Supervisor

Position Purpose and summary: As the Regulatory Affairs Specialist, provide and maintain regulatory documents and maintain product development software and databases to support the development of new products, packaging, labels, and processes under the guidance of the Regulatory and Thermal Process (RTP) Supervisor that meet and exceed our customer’s expectations. Provide technical support, resources, and services in a timely and efficient manner to all the company’s departments. As a back up to the RTP supervisor, provide regulatory expertise to the company as it pertains to the regulatory process.  Also, provide back up for submissions of thermal process regulatory documentation to the State and Federal Agencies.

Develop innovative ideas and procedures that benefit our company, customers, & society, and promote the company’s reputation and integrity. Support the company’s business goals, programs, and procedures that achieve company goals and directives. Support the review, understanding, and compliance of all programs, policies, and procedures contained in the Food Safety and Quality Management System.

Duties and Responsibility: This role requires working within a cross-functional team and being comfortable in developing and maintaining a working relationship with other departmental team members and outside suppliers.  This job entails daily problem solving accomplished by strong communication skills and being resourceful.  It is essential to be detail oriented, as well as being inquisitive about the why and the how of the regulatory tasks.  To get the job done, this role involves being able to influence others to provide the necessary and accurate information and being able to implement and manage their expectation. 

Responsible for review of, and maintenance of Documentation including Product Specifications, Ingredient Statements, Nutritionals, and all other regulatory documents working under the guidance of the Regulatory and Thermal Process Supervisor as required to support sales and operations

Maintain and keep updated information in Product Vision

Provide instruction to the company’s members on how to use Product Vision, and make sure that it is being used properly and efficiently

Develop and maintain packaging information and labels

Field, track and complete regulatory requests for all products within the respective areas of CI&I responsibility and assign to appropriate departments

Develop and maintain internal company’s Ingredient Specifications

Work with Quality and Procurement on maintaining ingredient supplier information

Submit and manage Regulatory Filings/certifications of all New and Reformulated Products

Assist in the completion of regulatory requests for all products within the respective areas of CI&I responsibility.

Participate in Food Safety Meetings with Quality

Communicate with the scientists to assist with new ingredient sourcing and creating specifications.

Keep abreast of relevant local, state, and federal legislation, policies, and trends and support in areas of discovery and research.

External & Internal Relationships 

Develop and maintain relationships with customers’ R&D & QA groups.

Develop and maintain relationships with internal QA groups.

Develop and maintain relationships with Marketing and Sales groups.

Develop and maintain a relationship with Corporate Chef.

Visit customers on an as-needed basis, with or without sales.

Provide technical support to customers regarding the Company’s products.

Other Duties and Responsibilities 

Keep abreast of new regulations that affect products and recommend for consideration where appropriate

Support the Regulatory Supervisor as well CI&I team members as required.  

Development and support of a global regulatory program

Other duties as assigned by Management.