Regulatory Affairs Specialist

16 Dec, 2020


Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Topeka, KS
Travel Required?:  Travel – up to 10% of time
Remote working option during the current situation

Relocation Assistance Offered Within Country
# 91621 – Topeka, Kansas, United States

About Colgate Palmolive:

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!


Our diligent household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has supplied to our enduring success.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile…every single day.

The experience

In todays multifaceted, it is an exciting time to be in research and development.

What role will you play as a member of the R& D team?


As a regulatory affairs specialist, you will be responsible for working independently and collaboratively in research activities, prepare regulatory and registry documentation and ensure compliance with all regulations and statutes during the development, manufacture, and sale of Hill’s Pet Nutrition products. Develop strong regulatory understanding to provide expertise and advise on regulatory requirements, processes and activities for the governance of pet food. Support regulatory related activities, including but not limited to: regulatory intelligence gathering, international and domestic regulatory submissions, ingredients, labeling, claims, import/export processes & review process for packaging, marketing materials, digital information and product life-cycle activities.

Your Main responsibilities are:

SAP and Information Systems Subject Matter Expert:

Apply conceptual knowledge of business processes and technology to resolve issues or improve existing procedures.

Develop and provide training to all Regulatory users as new improvements or versions of software are released as well as manage access for all new Hill’s Regulatory users. Build, release and manage change of technical data in SAP.

Serve as the Regulatory representative for the SAP/PDM Steering Committee. Develop proficiency in other relevant information systems.


  • Regulatory Subject Matter Expert: Serve as Regulatory representative for product compliance. Assemble and help communicate information relative to product changes, new product attributes and current go to market information and timing. Raise critical project issues, identify root causes, and propose potential solutions. Assist in the development and execution of brand strategies for new product launches, reformulations and product improvements.
  • Regulatory Process Support: Maintain regulatory files and electronic databases and develop SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures), Work Instructions and Regulatory Points Of View (POV) in order to maintain standardization for regulatory processes and mentorship. Track and report status of assigned regulatory activities and functions. Develop expertise for the sampling and analysis program supporting international product registrations.
  • Regulatory Intelligence and Troubleshooting: Develop industry regulatory expertise and provide support to aid in assessing and troubleshooting issues as they arise. Develop and continually upgrade a strong solid understanding of AAFCO Rules, FDA and relevant international regulations and guidelines that affect the pet food industry. Maintain extensive product line knowledge to assure high standards for accurate and consistent responses to internal and external customers.
  • Internal and External Relationship Building: Develop and maintain good working business relationships with internal groups such as Legal, R&D, Quality, Marketing, and Customer Service as well as relevant external government officials and vendors, as needed.

Qualifications required:

Bachelor’s degree in business, policy, natural sciences or related field

Minimum of 4 years of work experience, with 2 years supporting regulatory affairs, product development and compliance.

Preferred: Master’s or PhD, experience in animal sciences.

3+ years regulatory affairs, quality, compliance or legal work experience in : Regulatory Science, Quality assurance, product development, laboratory science.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law

Are you interested in working for Hill’s Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills’ mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

HILL’S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL’S® Science Diet® and HILL’S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill’s and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject “Accommodation Request” should you require accommodation.

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Job posted: 2020-12-16