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Regulatory Compliance Specialist

Company: gpac
Location: Dearborn
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

One of my best clients is seeking a Regulatory Compliance Specialist. A retirement drove the opening.

A bit about the company:

  • A stable 40-year privately-owned leader in the food production industry. They have an optimistic CEO and new projects in the pipeline.
  • They have low turnover, and they hire you to retire you. Ownership is present and engaged, so the decision process is quick and not slowed by bureaucracy.
  • They have a close-knit family culture where everyone will know your name.
  • Their family culture vibe shows as they share professional courtesy to one's schedule when life events arise.
  • There is room for this role to rise here. This Regulatory Compliance Specialist position oversees the regulatory compliance processes and supports teams both internally within EFC and externally with our clients to support the overall business. Ensures all established federal, state, and local government regulations are satisfied, maintains finished product specifications, and provides timely registration of raw materials and finished products with relevant 3rd party certifying bodies. Non-GMO, BE Statements, etc.

    About the Regulatory Compliance Specialist Position:
    • The Regulatory Compliance Specialist needs to create and manage internal product specifications, nutritional's, and product labels.
    • Ensure all ingredients, formulas, and packaging materials fully comply with current regulations.
    • Manage and fulfill customer documentation requests (i.e., Allergen, non-GMO, COO, questionnaires).
    • Internal audit of SQF system
    • Manage supplier approval program and facilitate the onboarding of new suppliers.
    • Manage the specification management software system.
    • Maintain products with 3rd party certifying bodies.
    • Provide regulatory counsel for the product development team.
    • Monitor the regulatory environment for changes to food regulations.
    • Ensure compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws, including FDA and CFIA.
    • Assist with shelf-life studies.
    • Assist with in-house taste panels.
    • Support QA Management with audit preparations.
    • Coordinate with suppliers and customers to clarify and resolve regulatory issues.
    • Document Control Coordinator
    • Participate in mock recalls.
    • Investigate customer complaints and generate SCARS. Education/Experience of the Regulatory Compliance Specialist:
      • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Food Science or related required.
        • 5+ years of experience in product compliance in the food industry
          • Regulatory Compliance Certification, HACCP, SQF certification desirable, Working knowledge of Genesis Pro software or similar for production specifications.
          • 2+ years' experience related to Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) schemes, SQF or BRC preferred.
          • Familiar with State and Federal food processing regulations, including HACCP, cGMPs, and FSMA.
          • Working knowledge of food safety auditing.
          • Additional knowledge and experience in QA and QC may be considered a plus
          • Versed in FDA, non-GMO, and Organic labeling.
          • Bilingual desired but not required.
            For additional information on this Regulatory Compliance Specialist opportunity, please contact Eliza Marks directly and resumes may be confidentially sent to

            All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations. GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States since 1990. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.

Keywords: gpac, Dearborn , Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Other , Dearborn, Michigan

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