Director of Legal Affairs, Regulatory

17 Jul, 2021


Director of Legal Affairs, Regulatory

Niagra Bottling Co.
Diamond Bar, CA

At Niagara, we’re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.

Consider applying here, if you want to:   

  • Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.
  • Develop lasting relationships with great people.
  • Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.

Director of Legal Affairs, RegulatoryThe Director of Legal Affairs, Regulatory will educate, counsel, and advocate for our business partners across the organization. This position will proactively advise internal business partners on a wide variety of legal, regulatory and compliance matters and work collaboratively with outside attorneys and stakeholders on issues that are both strategic and high risk. This role must have the ability to identify business and legal risks and provide solutions and recommendations that balance legal issues and business objectives. It is also the expectation of this role to plan and work with the Compliance team that supports the permitting, labeling, export and operational compliance of all facilities. More specifically, the role is responsible for anticipating the regulatory issues involved in all new projects and geographies, and establishing and maintaining systems to ensure customer, consumer and regulatory requirements are met. In this role, the Director will work closely with the company’s Executive leadership team along with QA, Brand Manufacturing, Sales, Finance, HR, Manufacturing and Procurement departments.Essential Functions

  • Provide legal advice to the company and executive leadership on regulatory law issues
  • Help develop a regulatory compliance function that provides advice and guidance on federal, state, local, and foreign regulatory agency requirements, restrictions or notices
  • Participate in the expansion planning process by researching regulations, providing recommendations and executing the permit process to ensure the plant starts up on time
  • Participate in federal and state rule making process by reviewing and commenting on proposed legislation, working closing with government relations and industry groups
  • Develop and implement environmental policies and procedures in compliance with federal, state and local regulations
  • Administer and control budget allocated to regulatory legal matters
  • Research sensitive and confidential business matters for the executive team and provide recommendations
  • Stay abreast of local, state, federal and international regulations understanding the existing and emerging regulations. Communicate any changes to the affected parties and the Vice President Legal Affairs, and provide guidance to maintain compliance
  • Provide regulatory support to external customers and internal teams as needed
  • Review acceptability and regulatory status of new products, ingredients, and processes for the US and international markets
  • Provide support and execute strategic quality and compliance initiatives and department projects
  • Develop and maintain regulatory network (formal and informal) by establishing relationship with various regulatory bodies, local consultants and legal entities within the respective countries / regions where the organization has business interests
  • Support the creation, review, approval and improvement of all labeling and advertising both internally and externally
  • Responsible for the development and execution of domestic and international regulatory strategies for new and modified products
  • Some travel required, < 20% – on average
  • Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.


  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • 10+ Years  – Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment
    • 6 Years  – Experience managing people/projects

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education

  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • 10+ Years– Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment
    • 10+ Years – Experience managing people/projects

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education


List out all of the competencies required for the position following these guidelines:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite including but not limited to  Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to accurately read and interpret regulations (local, state, federal, international)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced, high pressure environment
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate data and use good judgment in making decisions or conducting risk analysis
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to problem solve using creative solutions
  • Ability to effectively manage the workload including planning, organizing, prioritizing, follow-up, meeting deadlines
  • Leadership and interpersonal skill
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to conduct effective meetings and provide training
  • Ability to interact with team members at all levels

This position embodies the values of Niagara’s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:

  • Lead Like an Owner
    • Manages a safe working environment
    • Provides strategic input and oversight to departmental projects
    • Makes data driven decisions and develops sustainable solutions
    • Skilled in reducing costs and managing timelines while prioritizing long run impact over short term wins
    • Makes decisions by putting overall company success first before department/individual success
    • Leads/facilitates discussions to get positive outcomes for the customer
    • Makes strategic decisions which prioritize the needs of the customer over departmental/individual goals
  • InnovACT
    • Continuously evaluates existing programs and processes, and develops new initiatives to increase efficiency and reduce waste
    • Creates, monitors, and responds to departmental performance metrics to drive continuous improvement
    • Communicates a clear vision, organizes resources effectively, and adjusts the strategy as needed when managing change
  • Find a Way
    • Demonstrates ability to think analytically and synthesize complex information
    • Effectively delegates technical tasks to subordinates
    • Works effectively with departments, vendors, and customers to achieve organizational success
    • Identifies opportunities for collaboration in strategic ways
  • Empowered to be Great
    • Makes hiring decisions primarily based on culture fit and attitude, and secondarily based on technical expertise
    • Engages in long term talent planning
    • Provides opportunities for the development of all direct reports
    • Understands, identifies, and addresses conflict within own team and between teams


  • Minimum Required:
    • JD from an accredited Law School


  • Required:           Active California State Bar member or an active member of another State Bar association with the ability to waive into the CA State Bar
  • Preferred:          N/A

Foreign Language

  • Required:           NA
  • Preferred:          Minimum Professional Proficiency, Spanish


This job is intended to be performed entirely outside of Colorado

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Job posted: 2021-07-17