Unilever Regulatory Compliance Specs Specialist in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Location: New Jersey- Englewood Cliffs, United States


Do you know your Kale from your Quinoa or the difference between a Flexitarian to a Regenerative Grazer?If yes, we are looking for top talent that are passionate foodies that also believe in the power of the plants for an exciting new movement within the Food Industry.

The Background

In 2015 the Spreads division created a new standalone company, the Baking, Cooking and Spreads (BCS) organisation that changed from operating as a Global Brand Led Organisation. It was an enabler to break down silos, to be more marketing facing and consumer connected. It unleashed a new leaner and more agile organisation with an experienced cross-functional leadership team with full accountability for the brands P&L.

So What Next?

On Friday 15thDecember, it was announced that Unilever was to sell the Spreads business to KKR and the transfer of ownership is expected to take place in July 2018. KKRare committed to supporting the business’ growth ambition, while continuing to follow Unilever’s responsible sourcing policies, including working towards the goal of sourcing 100 per cent sustainable palm oil by 2019.”

Role Overview:

Ensure compliance of our current and future portfolio through diligent management of product data.To drive competitive advantage and support our innovation agenda.

Assure regulatory compliance in North America:

oRaw and Packaging Materials, Products

§Supports current and new raw material, packaging, and product compliance in the BU, primary regulatory contact for BU R&D, Quality, and Supply Chain.

§Accountable for the compliance review and approval of raw material, packaging, claims, and finished products in North America (US and Canada).

oArtwork, Labels

§Advise on regulated label requirements, assess and advise on regulated artwork.

oDocumentation and Updates

§Ensure all regulatory information is properly documented.

§Provides support to BU R&D and Scientific Affairs on regional compliance requirements and status. Carries out regulatory compliance audits as directed.

§Provides connection to Quality for US FSMA compliance documentation curation

§Supports implementation of changed/new regulations, including requirements for manufacturing facilities, import/export

§Support external (customer and authority) requests

§Assist in training on new regulations

oWorking with third-parties

§Provide accurate and detailed requirements to service providers as directed and assure quality of third-party work

·Specification Management

oOperate and maintaindigital and specification systems for BCS in North America in collaboration with local users (including customers, suppliers and third parties) and the global Digital and Specifications team.

oMaintain data according to BCS data management requirements (archiving, back-up, security, retirement)

oProvide specifications and technical information support and training to R&D

oAssure specification and digital data quality, assist with external (authorities) data requests.


·Should have good communication skills, both written and verbal.

·Must be a good team player

·Must be able to work in a dynamic, multi-functional, multi-cultural environment

·Knowledge of regulatory affairs / experience in FDA/USDA and Canadian food and labelling regulations would be a distinct advantage

·Ambitious to deliver the best quality in a timely manner, a self-starter with a bias for action

·Fluency in English is required. Proficiency in additional languages (French, Spanish) is desirable.


·2-4 years’ experience in Regulatory Affairs in a foods business

·Degree in relevant subject (Food Science/Technology, Biological Sciences, Nutrition, Regulatory Affairs)

·Product development, artwork creation experience is desirable as is experience as a team member on cross-functional teams

·Experience with specification management, data governance in a food business.

Job: Research/Development

Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Englewood Cliffs-Englewood Cliffs -800 Sylvan

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: May-31-2018

Req ID: 180006X8