Regulatory Affairs Specialist

05 Nov, 2020


Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Nestle USA
Arlington, VA

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.


If you’re driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We’re in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.


We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have crafted a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career, and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, it’s about enriching you!


Position summary:

Main purpose of the job: You will drive regulatory compliance assessment, label development and approvals, and engage with internal and external partners to influence the Nestlé USA regulatory agenda.


Primary Responsibilities:

In this role, key responsibilities that you will lead include:
•Contribute to innovation, renovation and harmonization projects in area of responsibility.
•Ensure compliance by design of labels and other product communications (Smart Label, eCommerce, website).
•Develop components of product label including ingredient statement, allergen declaration, nutrition facts panel, net weight statement and claims, which meet government requirements, and standards of identity.
•Collaborate with and provide mentorship to cross-functional partners for project teams, including commercial marketing, legal, nutrition, health and wellness, and product development.
•Monitor the regulatory environment and watch for trends in local and international spheres for the product category and topic area that you own to assess impact on our products and business; implement changes where you see the chance for optimization within the compliance period
•Engage with authorities, agencies and/or trade associations to represent Nestlé positions in the market
•Contribute optimally to the foundation of the Regulatory team by maintaining compliance tools, updating policies and procedures, and striving for continuous improvement to enable products to get to market quickly

Requirements and minimum education level:

Requires BS/BA, preferably in nutrition and/or food science; MS/MA preferred. BS/BA in another field with 3-5 years relevant regulatory experience in the food and beverage industry will be considered.



2+ years experience in the food industry, primarily in regulatory affairs, regulatory compliance, food labeling, nutrition or product development.

•Results-oriented team player capable of working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
•Organized and detail-oriented, with proven analytical and decision-making skills.
•Strong verbal and written communications skills, along with influencing and negotiation skills, process knowledge in functional area, and an ability to communicate regulatory and technical issues in clear, concise terms to non-technical audiences.
•Knowledge of FDA food labeling regulations and documentation requirements.
•Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently



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Job posted: 2020-11-05