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Regulatory Technologist - Retail - Food/Non Food

Pleasanton, CA

Employment Type: Contract Position: Retail

Wollborg Michelson Recruiting is sourcing a “Regulatory Technologist” for their Fortune 500 Retailer in Pleasanton, CA. 

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Position Purpose

Assist with all Labeling activities as directed by Regulatory Management. These activities include all documentation, label development and label proofing for our self -manufactured products and contract manufactured items.

This position is critical to ensuring regulatory compliance and avoidance of the product retrievals and recalls that can result from non-compliance to product and package regulations. These include but are not limited to standards of identity, package label requirements, claims identification and validation.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure all packaging is compliant with federal, state and local regulations. This involves daily interactions with marketing, packaging operations and product development to insure new and revised packaging graphics and content placement are in compliance. This includes proofing a high volume of food and non-food artwork prior to packaging printing.
  • Assist in preparing label source documentation; interact with vendors and internal stakeholders. This documentation’s accuracy and completeness is essential to label creation and critical to regulatory compliance.
  • This position is critical to insuring support of product and package compliance to applicable regulations. Non-compliance can lead to extensive cost impacts to the business including out of stocks, lost sales due to product retrievals and recalls.

Qualifications:

  • College degree required; Food Science or related science a plus
  • Food or consumer product experience a plus
  • Prior food or consumer packaged goods labeling experience is desired
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects across multiple categories with competing timelines.
  • There is no degree available in the field of Food Regulatory Affairs and the skills necessary to be successful in this role are universally acquired though on the job experience.
  • Must be able to think both strategically and tactically and have experience in project management, multi-tasking, meeting tight deadlines and shifting work focus based on shifting business and technical priorities.
  • Detail oriented and excellent computer skills a must.
  • Must be able to communicate cross functionally between directors, managers, technical staff and vendor community daily.

Leslie Montarbo

Leslie began her recruiting career in 1999, working for some of the larger recruiting firms such as Management Solutions, The Solomon Page Group and Alchemy Search Partners. She has also worked as a Corporate / Executive recruiter for Silicon Valley companies during their hyper growth years, regionally and nationally. Her specialties include Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Sales, IT/Engineering and Administrative roles. She has a high level of integrity and works hard to make sure that her Clients as well as Candidates feel valued in the interview/hiring process. 

During her off hours, Leslie enjoys road bike riding, boating, cooking and entertaining.

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