Regulatory Specialist at Ferrara Pan Candy Co., Inc.

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Job Posting Title

Regulatory SpecialistPosition Summary

Looking to grow your Regulatory career??? Explore the opportunities at Ferrara! Amazing team, wonderful benefits, this is a chance to be an integral part of our continuing growth.

At Ferrara we continue our growth and we are hiring and expanding nationwide! We are agile. We are ambitious. We are collaborative. Together, we are shaping the future of the candy and cookie industry and sharing goodness in the process. Sound like the kind of career you could sink your teeth into? We would love to have you on our team! You will be a vital part of a team providing quality products to millions of people daily.

Ferrara, a related company of Ferrero Group, is an emerging powerhouse in the North American confections and snacking categories. A $3B organization, Ferrara is No. 1 in seasonal confections and No. 2 in sugar confections, and has entered the world's largest cookies market through the acquisition of a beloved portfolio of cookie brands, a category growing at more than 4%.

Regulatory Specialist

Position Profile:

The Regulatory Specialist provides technical expertise and support in product labeling, nutrition, and regulatory guidance for Ferrara. The position provides broad-based labeling and nutrition guidance, ensures the technical accuracy of product labels, and develops and maintains appropriate records to meet corporate, government, and consumer requirements.

Responsibilities, Opportunities, and Challenges:

  • The Regulatory Specialist works closely with the Product Development, Specifications, Marketing, Procurement, Project Management, Legal, and Quality teams. Provides support to other teams as necessary.

  • Provides nutritional, labeling, and regulatory expertise such that the business goals of the divisions are supported and advanced to ensure regulatory compliance and responsible marketing and sales actions.

  • Holds foundational knowledge of raw materials (macro and micro nutrients), ingredient functionality, standard of identity, etc. as they pertain to labeling.

  • Maintains Genesis records to support FDA label compliance standards.

  • Independently writes and validates the technical label copy (FLS) through application of FDA regulations and the standards and principles of nutrition and food science.

  • Independently reviews and substantiates claims. Provides regulatory guidance on claims to the organization.

  • Reviews and approves label art files in conjunction with cross-functional teams.

  • Stays abreast of current FDA regulations and helps assess impact on labeling of our product portfolio.

  • Collaborates with Product Development on plant trials as needed.

  • Provide technical guidance as appropriate in response to product-related consumer inquiries.

  • Maintains a proactive approach by identifying and implementing opportunities for continuous improvement in all aspects of the team's operation and in the divisions' business as related to labeling, regulatory and nutrition.

  • Creates and develops Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) with related trainings.

  • Grows internal regulatory team capabilities.

  • Maintains high level of professionalism in all interactions within team as well as with cross-functional teams.

  • Understands and demonstrates the Company's core values (empowering, agile, collaborative, and lead with integrity).

  • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned (special projects may require travel to the plants).

Candidate Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. in Food Science, Nutrition, Biology, Engineering or related field required, MS preferred

  • 5 years of experience working for a food manufacturer with minimally three years of experience in the application of government labeling regulations for a Consumer Packaged Goods company

  • Knowledge of FDA food labeling regulations and comfort with regulatory interpretation

  • Demonstrated experience working with: ESHA Genesis or similar food labeling program, SAP, Microsoft Office suite, Label Review software (Dragonfly or similar), SharePoint, and knowledge of PLM system

  • Experience working cross-functionally in a regulatory or labeling environment

  • High level of demonstrated ability managing multiple priorities with tight deadlines

  • Self-directed, detail-oriented, and excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and problem solving

  • International labeling experience preferred

  • HACCP and FSMA PCQI certifications preferred


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, employment decisions and opportunities at Ferrara will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, military or veteran status, disability, handicap, genetic information, pregnancy (childbirth or related medical condition), or on any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

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