Regulatory & Compliance Manager
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Founded in 1888, Lee Kum Kee, a Hong Kong-based global food company,specializes in creating condiments and sauces that promote Chinese cuisineworldwide. With more than 200 products to choose from, Lee Kum Kee takesthe mystery out of cooking authentic and delicious Asian foods in thecomfort of your kitchen. Lee Kum Kee is committed to providing authenticand innovative condiments and sauces featuring the highest qualityingredients. Armed with a unique management culture, stringent qualitycontrol, superb and innovative products, coupled with the century-longbrand reputation, Lee Kum Kee has achieved unanimous recognition and wonnumerous prestigious awards.
This position performs regulatory affairs and compliance activities relatedto US and applicable global foods regulation compliance. Manage foodlabeling for USA plant made products. It also provides support to otheractivities in the Technical Services function as needed. This position isin a fast-paced environment of changing priorities, multiple projects andshort deadlines.
Provide regulatory supports, technical supports for customers, and otherfunctions.
- Investigate regulatory compliance for US and applicable globalcountries, including but not limit to facility and productregistration, formulation, ingredients, process, product claims,marketing and advisement claims including but not limit to kosher,organic, non-GMO, etc.
- Contact and communicate with regulatory government agencies, tradeorganizations, and consultant parties for compliance including but notlimit to USDA, FDA, CFIA, MX, Mercosur, EU, JPN, KOR, AUS etc, productsand labels registration, etc.
- Support the process of creating, reviewing, updating, and approvingproduct labels including but not limit to nutrition labeling, allergenslabeling, product claims.
- Provide technical support to meet import and export requirementincluding but not limit to import/export permits, certificates, andNAFTA, etc.
- Monitor local, state, federal, and other applicable global regulatoryupdates.
- Provide responses to customer’s regulatory and compliance inquires.
- Supervise technical inquiry function.
- Perform special projects and duties as assigned from management.
This job has formal supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, the candidate must be able to performeach essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below arerepresentative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Thephysical demands and work environment are representative of the demands andenvironment in which this position must function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform theessential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in food science,biology, chemistry, or a related life science field; and a minimum of 5years related regulatory affairs in foods or consumer products ; and/ortraining; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledgeand experience of food safety regulations is required (FDA, FSMA, USDA, CFR(Code of Federal Regulation), CBP, Canadian Food Inspection regulation,FTC, etc). Knowledge of food package and equipments, thermal process, andstrong PC skills are preferred.
Ideal candidate must be able to read and comprehend written and verbalinstructions. Draft memos and correspondence with ability to effectivelypresent information in one-on-one and small group situations to governmentagencies, trade organizations, customers, clients, and other employees ofthe organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure,using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ideal candidate mustcompute rates, ratios, and percentages and draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructionsfurnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to read and comprehendequipment manuals and electrical diagrams for set-up control loops.Candidate must be able to deal with problems involving several concretevariables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSE, REGISTRATIONS
Professional certificate holder (National/California Code Certification),preferred.
While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularlyrequired to sit; use hands or fingers to handle or feel; reach with handsand arms; walk, or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear;and taste or smell. Specific vision ability is required, including closeand distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, andability to adjust and stay focused.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposedto office environment. The individual occasionally is exposed to allergenicand sensitive materials, such as soy, wheat, milk, sea food, nuts,sulfites, etc.
Lee Kum Kee (USA) Inc., a division of Lee Kum Kee International HoldingsLtd., has its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in SouthernCalifornia with more than 300 employees. We are looking for the best andbrightest talents to join our company and work together to bring the nextlevel of success!
It is Lee Kum Kee’s policy to seek and employ the most qualified persons inall jobs in a manner which will ensure equal employment opportunity as wellas administer personnel actions in a manner as to not discriminate againstany person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age,sex, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities toperform the essential functions.
Job posted: 2021-03-03