Senior Manager, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

10 Jul, 2022


Senior Manager, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

Bridgewater, NJ/Westchester, IL

The Senior Manager, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs will be responsible for providing leadership, regulatory expertise, and support to our Sugar Reduction & Specialty Sweeteners growth platform in global markets.  The Senior Manager will manage a direct report and develop and implement regulatory strategies for innovative ingredients to obtain approvals in global markets.  As a thought leader, you will engage with regulatory authorities to progress the approval process and represent Ingredion in related trade industry organizations and the scientific community.


Core Responsibilities:


  • Monitor, evaluate and generate scientific information and data to support safety for regulatory documentation, registration dossiers and risk assessment for Ingredion products (with an emphasis on low and no calorie sweeteners, and dietary fibers).
  • Oversee strategic development and implementation of preclinical/clinical studies to support food ingredient safety
  • Interact with global government agencies to progress and secure ingredient approvals consistent with the Ingredion strategy.
  • Conduct and review safety and tolerance assessments for investigational ingredients, novel foods and food ingredients.
  • Facilitate and deliver clear and transparent toxicology risk assessment, enabling robust decision making based on updated scientific data and recognized risk assessment methods.
  • Provide regulatory support on all aspects of innovation pipelines and existing products and provide timely communication of regulatory and scientific events to business teams.
  • Secure insights from diverse data sources, proactively leveraging knowledge to support growth agendas

External Engagement

  • Engage with scientific experts, external scientific organizations, and trade industry groups to advocate for science that supports Ingredion products.
  • Review, navigate and advise globally on competent authority requirements, and scientific and industry positions that impact the Ingredion portfolio.
  • Participate in external scientific fora; demonstrate thought leadership in the scientific and regulatory community amongst customer and peer companies, and influential organizations.


  • Understand the implications of regional events that impact the Ingredion product portfolio, including new legislation, global regulations, emerging safety data, etc.
  • Track emerging science on new food safety risks, toxicological risk assessment methodologies and food safety issues relevant to Ingredion.
  • Develop effective operational plans and secure endorsement from key stakeholders, mobilizing the right resources to ensure successful execution.


Qualified candidates will have:

  • PhD/MS in Applied Biological Sciences, Nutrition, Food Science, Food Safety/ Toxicology, or other relevant subjects.
  • 5-10+ years of experience in scientific and regulatory affairs, with experience in the food industry, or government food and agriculture regulation, and an understanding of related issues
  • Proven successes in gaining global regulatory approvals for novel foods, food additives, GRAS substances, etc.
  • Experience on regulatory approvals of sweeteners would be beneficial.
  • Experience of the US, EU/ EFSA and Codex/ JECFA regulatory and risk assessment processes as minimum.
  • Critical thinker with a strong ability to interpret science and communicate the impact and implications of potential regulations, to both technical and business audiences.
  • First class communication skills; ability to communicate complex scientific and technical regulatory issues related to food ingredients and consumer products.
  • Proven staff management experience and success across multi-cultures. Can build sustainable relationships with staff reports, team members, internal partners, and nurture external relationships that deliver value for the business.
  • Strong ability to influence and negotiate in a multi-cultural environment, across departments and sectors.
  • Experience of global risk assessment and approvals for natural, non and low-calorie sweeteners.
  • A thought leader on best practices, scientific integrity, and transparency of working with an established network of contacts and external engagement profile with industry and influencers.
  • Agility to be strategic when needed, but also to be fully engaged in day-to-day executional work.
  • Technical know-how and ability with online systems for product data management.


Ingredion provides accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If a job applicant requires an accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, we will work with the applicant to meet the job applicant’s accommodation needs.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, military status, or disability status.



Relocation Available:

Yes, Within Country

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Job posted: 2022-07-10