Manager Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Innovation and Compliance Beverages at Coca-Cola


Location(s): United States of America
City/Cities: Atlanta
Travel Required: 00% - 25%
Relocation Provided: No
Job Posting End Date: August 21, 2022

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Job Description Summary:
We deliver enhanced consumer protection and global advocacyto ensure our business maintains license to operate in all markets.This role works closely with several cross-functional groups and proactively leverage their scientific and regulatory expertise to influence new product innovation for key brands. The role will enable business growth (innovation, acquisitions) by bringing solutions to address regulatory and policy risks.The successful candidate should have a passion for always seeking synergies and demonstrate their ability to drive efficiencies in SRA-related compliance processes.
Location: Atlanta is preferred. Remote work is acceptable with occasional business travel required

What You’ll Do for Us

  • Leverage your scientific and regulatory expertise to enable business growth (innovation, acquisitions) by collaborating on solutions to address regulatory and policy risks in order to grow and expand our current and new beverage categories, which will influence the new product pipeline, mergers & acquisition opportunities, and develop solutions to minimize regulatory barriers.
  • Enable growth as a SRA business partner for innovation projects, represent SRA function in charters, and act as SRA interface with innovation teams.
  • Interpret regulations and science to ensure claims are supported within governmental regulations.
  • Guide development of a risk assessment and guidance strategy for the SRA function that enables growth and ensures stewardship of our brands and company.
  • Collaborate with external stakeholders to ensure a science-based perspective, developing scientific and regulatory enabling strategies, which create an environment for the beverage industry that provides flexibility and standards for product expansion.
  • Proactively stay on top of key scientific and regulatory trends that can unlock growth opportunities for our business in the product, ingredient, or communications space.
  • Manage ingredient, product, packaging, claims and communication regulatory compliance approvals.
  • Manage and support execution of strategies and communications on topics related to regulatory, nutrition to unlock growth opportunities, while mitigating risk.
  • Translate complex regulatory, scientific, and nutritional information into simple, easy to understand facts for consumers and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Keep abreast of emerging trends and developments in policies, regulations, and nutrition science that could impact our business.
  • Protect The Coca-Cola Company trade secrets, internally and externally.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in food science, nutrition or equivalent required
  • 3-5 years of work experience in scientific & regulatory affairs and compliance. Beverage industry experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the regulatory and political landscape (e.g., regulations, issues) affecting food and beverages. It also includes the ability to manage complex regulatory issues affecting products, ingredients, packages, or claims.

What We Can Do For You

  • Purpose Driven: Purpose driven approach that empowers our people to protect the environment and communities we serve while delivering safe & quality products.
  • Global Connections: Allows you to develop, enhance and maintain global connections that allow us to move faster and learn from others.
  • Community of Belonging: We’re an organization that believes our ability to continually grow and build the right atmosphere where people feel safe and empowered, lets you bring your best self to work.

Skills: Chemistry, Communication, Continuous Improvement (CI), Data Collections, Environmental Science, Food Laws, Food Regulatory Affairs, Food Safety and Sanitation, Food Sciences, Food Technology, Laboratory Testing, Leadership, Microbiological Testing, Nutritional Science, Product Development, Project Management, Scientific Research, Sensory Testing, Sustainability

Our Purpose and Growth Culture:

We are taking deliberate action to nurture an inclusive culture that is grounded in our company purpose, to refresh the world and make a difference. We act with a growth mindset, take an expansive approach to what’s possible and believe in continuous learning to improve our business and ourselves. We focus on four key behaviors – curious, empowered, inclusive and agile – and value how we work as much as what we achieve. We believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years. Visit Our Purpose and Vision to learn more about these behaviors and how you can bring them to life in your next role at Coca-Cola. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. When we collect your personal information as part of a job application or offer of employment, we do so in accordance with industry standards and best practices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws.

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