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Sr. Compliance & Regulatory Affairs Analyst

Niagara Bottling

At Niagara, we’re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.

Consider applying here, if you want to:   

  • Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.   
  • Develop lasting relationships with great people.   
  • Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.

 

**This position has the possibility for 100% remote for the right candidate. 

 

Sr. Compliance & Regulatory Affairs Analyst

The Sr. Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Analyst is responsible for ensuring artwork and advertisements are legally compliant for all of Niagara, LLC and Embotelladora de Niagara Mexico. This role is responsible for reviewing current and proposed regulations, communicating and implementing the necessary changes to ensure continued compliance with state and federal labeling regulations and company policies.

Essential Functions

 

  • Review and approve all new and revised domestic artwork and advertising material for technical and grammatical accuracy to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. 
  • Support the Mexico team with artwork and advertising compliance.
  • Work with the cross functional team to plan and execute strategic labeling initiatives to provide cost savings, reduce scrap exposure and provide manufacturing and vendor flexibility.
  • Interact and provide guidance to customers, vendors and internal team members on current and up-coming regulations.
  • Communicate with customers and the cross functional team to ensure that all label changes are accurately incorporated in final artwork.
  • Evaluate supplier ingredient information to verify product compliance against Company standards, labeling law and regulations.
  • Determine regulatory status of ingredients to be used in foods and/or dietary supplements.
  • Review acceptability and regulatory status of new and revised product development formulas to ensure US and Mexico market compliance.
  • Develop accurate nutrition facts panels and ingredient statements utilizing ESHA Genesis software.
  • Collaborate with Product Development team to ensure nutritionals are expressed correctly and in compliance with domestic and/or Mexico market requirements.
  • Review beverage and international BOMs to ensure finished goods are compliant and customer specifications are met.
  • Provide training, on-going support to the Compliance & Regulatory Affairs Associate and Analyst.
  • Provide compliance training to QA managers, sales team members, PLM, etc as needed.
  • Function independently as a decision-maker on domestic and Mexico regulatory issues and ensure that deadlines are met.
  • Manage kosher certifications, applications and supporting documents. 
  • Stay abreast of state and federal regulations as well as the regulations of exporting countries by understanding the existing and emerging regulations. Communicate all non-compliances to the Quality Compliance Manager and suggest corrective actions. 
  • Develop and implement compliance SOPs such as Labeling Guidelines and check-lists.
  • Provide compliance training to QA managers, sales and PLM team members, etc as needed.
  • Conduct domestic and international compliance research as needed and provide summaries and recommendations.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.


Qualifications

 

  • Minimum Qualifications:
    • 4 Years   – Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment
    • 4 Years  – Experience in Position
    • 2 Years  – Experience managing people/projects

                *experience may include a combination of work experience and education

  • Light travel may be required, up to 10%

 

  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • 6 Years– Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment
    • 4 Years  – Experience working in Position              
    • 4 Years  – Experience managing people/projects

 

*experience may include a combination of work experience and education


Competencies

This position embodies the values of Niagara’s LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:

 

  • Lead Like an Owner

     

    • Makes safety the number one priority
    • Keeps alert for safety issues and escalates immediately
    • Effectively prioritizes tasks based on department goals
    • Shows respect to others and confronts interpersonal issues directly
    • Prioritizes resolution of customer issues effectively
    • Responds promptly and honors commitments to internal and external customers
  • InnovACT
    • Makes recommendations to continuously improve policies, methods, procedures, and/or products
    • Demonstrates adaptability by reacting appropriately to unexpected changes in situations or circumstances
    • Increases performance through greater efficiency
  • Find a Way
    • Seeks to develop technical knowledge through learning from other experts
    • Understands interdepartmental impact of individual decisions and actions
    • Seeks solutions rather than placing blame
  • Empowered to be Great
    • Consistently looks for ways to improve one’s self through growth and development opportunities
    • Communicates clearly and promptly up, down, and across
    • Communicates effectively to manage expectations

 

Additionally the ideal candidate has the following competencies:

 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite including but not limited to Word, Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint
  • Ability to use Oracle products including but not limited to AGILE
  • Proficiency in Genesis R&D
  • Ability to accurately read and interpret regulations (local, state, federal, international)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced, high pressure environment
  • Ability to function in a leadership role and also work as part of a team
  • Planning/Organizing
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility with changing priorities
  • Ability to evaluate data and use good judgment in making decisions or conducting risk analysis
  • Proactive thinking


Education

  • Minimum Required: 
    • Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Regulatory Science or other science related field
  • Preferred: 
    • Master's Degree in Food Science, Regulatory Science  or other related field


Certification/License:

 

  • Required:            N/A
  • Preferred:           Regulatory Affairs, Domestic Regulatory Affairs, or Regulatory Affairs Essentials

 

Foreign Language

 

  • Required:            Elementary Proficiency
  • Preferred:           Minimum Professional Proficiency  in Spanish


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