Manager, Regulatory Affairs

Beyond Meat

  • Full Time

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COMPANY DESCRIPTION
At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.
OVERVIEW
The Regulatory Affairs Manager will report to the Director of Quality. The Regulatory Affairs Manager’s primary role is to ensure that all food products manufactured meet requirements of customers, regulatory authorities, and internal standards. This role will provide support in creating nutritional facts panel, claims substantiation, ingredient decks, proofreading artwork, creating specifications, SOPs and other activities related to regulatory compliance.

RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Develop finished product labels, including creating ingredient statements, nutrition facts panel, nutrient content, claims, romance copy, and other statements provided on pack for regulatory compliance.
      • Provide input on formula development to meet claim requirements and country suitability. Lead strategic discussions with legal counsel and marketing teams to develop regulatory strategy as needed.
      • Assess ingredients, formulas, and claims to ensure compliance with domestic and international food regulations. Provide regulatory expertise to cross-functional teams, making regulatory decisions as required.
      • Provide technical support in the development of substantiating and validating label claims, such as non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, kosher and other relevant claims as needed.
      • Ensure that packaging follows federal, state and local regulations. This includes daily interactions with marketing, graphic design team, quality and external stakeholders to ensure that new and revised packaging graphics and placements are in compliance with labeling regulations. Maintain and review nutritional information for products, such as confirming appropriate calculation methods, calculating nutrient content per serving, checking rounding rules, etc.
      • Monitor and track current FDA regulations, warning letters and trends related to food labeling, nutrition, claims and food safety. Summarize and help interpret U.S. regulations and guidance documents related to labeling, nutrition, and claims.
      • Create and update product specifications, product certificates, and nutrition data based on analytical data.
      • Maintain a document management system compliant with regulatory, quality, and company requirements
      • Develop and maintain compliance tools and resources (e.g., genesis, ingredient spreadsheets, SOPs and procedures) based on current labeling requirements.
      • Assist Team with process improvement and data management, including working on ad hoc projects as necessary.
      • Review consumer complaints and assist in questions related to product as needed.
      • Contribute to innovation and renovation projects in area of responsibility, and ensure compliance by design of raw materials, labels, and specs in close collaboration with a cross-functional team.
      • Provide regulatory support by researching proposed ingredients, claims, third party certifications and marketing strategies.
      • Review marketing materials, digital assets, and other forms of product advertising for product labeling compliance.
      • Analyze and compile regulatory advice received from trade associations, outside counsel and other resources.
      • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.
Supervisory Duties (if applicable)
    • None

QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Food Science or related discipline required.
    • Proficiency in FDA food labeling laws and regulations, including nutrient content claims required. Knowledge of Canadian and European labeling regulations is a plus.
    • At least 5 years experience in product labeling at a consumer-packaged goods company preferred.
    • Knowledge of Food Safety Modernization Act regulations, global regulatory food law, food safety, advertising, claim substantiation and risk assessment is a plus.
    • Positive and self-starter attitude with a strong sense of urgency.
    • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines.
    • Strong ability to interpret and analyze the regulations and create practical, business friendly solutions.
    • Strong knowledge and applicable skill in using MS Office Products — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and nutritional database software such as Genesis.
    • Ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively within the team and with cross-functional partners.
    • Solutions-oriented team player capable of working in a fast-paced environment.
    • Strong critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

    • This position requires moderate to long hours of computer use, emails, meetings and phone calls.
    • 5-10% Travel
    • Standard hours; Monday – Friday
Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.
Please note that Beyond Meat has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. All U.S. employees who (a) physically enter a Beyond Meat facility in the United States, (b) represent Beyond Meat at work-related events, including but not limited to trade shows and product demonstrations, or (c) physically enter customer or potential customer sites in connection with their work for Beyond Meat must take all necessary steps to be Fully Vaccinated as a condition of employment, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.