Smithfield Foods

  • Regulatory Compliance Manager- Saratoga

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    FLSA Status
    1st Shift
  • Overview

    The Regulatory Compliance Manager is responsible for ensuring products meet regulatory labeling requirements for US and international export.  Generates product label contents including: ingredient statements, and nutritional data to meet customer and regulatory requirements using ProductVision application.  Researches and supports R&D, Sales and customer requests for   information on products, ingredients and regulations.  Maintains ProductVision application with accurate ingredient information and reviews all formula information to support labeling and technical information as part of the commercialization process. 


    • Develop product nutrition and ingredient information for product labels that are in compliance with local (US and/or Canadian regulations) and export requirements.
    • Verify accuracy of product label ingredient declarations and nutrition facts panels prior to printing for preprinted labeling.
    • Oversee and maintain formula management/nutrition databases with ingredient and formula information.
    • Oversee accuracy of technical supplier data used to populate internal systems to deliver required accuracy for product labels and information.
    • Works with customers and R&D on formula design to ensure compliance to regulatory requirements.
    • Work with Sales and R&D as part of commercialization process for new products.
    • Responds to nutritional and regulatory technical inquiries for both internal and external customers.
    • Monitors changes or updates in regulatory requirements and disseminates internally as needed.
    • Responds to rapidly changing priorities according to business and customer requests.
    • Uses excellent communication skills and represents the company to both external and internal customers in a professional manner.
    • Manages Halal and Kosher certification program.
    • Understands process for submittals for certificates of free sale (California and Illinois).
    • Responsible for creating and/or updating customer specs within the customer databases or customers forms, as required.
    • Familiar with USDA, FDA and international guidelines.
    • Follows GMP, Quality and safety practices.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in a Scientific discipline or related field and 10+ years of related experience in FDA, USDA, or a combination of food product label regulations, or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Must be detail oriented in proof-reading, data entry, managing databases and information
    • Experience using Outlook, Word, Excel, and data bases
    • Ability to work independently and use a project management approach to work including design of project, setting milestones, establishing timelines and communicating updates as appropriate.
    • Good planning, organizational, problem solving, and people skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Understanding of quality control processes related to the food processing industry
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
    • Ability to interpret a variety of technical information in mathematical and/or narrative form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
    • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment
    • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • May have supervisory responsibilities over Regulatory Compliance Specialists.


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