• Research and Development
  • Concord, MA, USA
  • Full Time

When people think of Welch's, they think of our great tasting juice and jelly and a trusted, iconic brand. People also think we are a big company. We're not. We're a co-operative, owned by the family farmers who grow our delicious and nutritious grapes. Our work allows our farmers to maintain an agricultural way of life, send their children to college, and hand their farm down to the next generation as was done for over 150 years.

At Welch's you'll find people who are genuine and talented, and a collaborative community. We think like farmers - we're agile, we're resilient, and we're passionate about our grapes and our brand. We're real and honest people with a shared purpose. And we're building a team that's playing to win and daring to try new things.

We're looking for a Regulatory Specialist to join our team to lead and execute product record verification and management for the entirety of Welch's portfolio. This work will encompass the full life cycle of our products, from working with ingredients and suppliers, product formulas and label verification, thru consumer feedback analysis. This critical role will work with product developers, food safety & quality, suppliers, consumer response team, and plants.

What You'll Do:

  • Formula and label verification to assure accuracy and consistency of product
  • Customer document updates and management (international and domestic). This includes regulatory documents for food safety (HACCP), COO, Kosher, Letter of Guarantees and similar.
  • Supplier documentation assure and support completion of supplier documents such as qualification documents, Bioengineered questionnaires, and sustainability questionnaires.
  • Monthly Consumer Feedback Reporting provide monthly reporting for consumer complaints and insights gained from consumer response team.
  • Evolve position into other areas supporting food safety & quality, such as sustainability.
  • Provide additional support to regulatory and food safety & quality team in terms of documentation verification and answering questions for customers and internal stakeholders.

Who You Are:

A successful candidate will have the following strengths:

  • Ability to work independently; desire to learn regulations related to label compliance
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Timely execution of tasks and ability to manage multiple workstreams concurrently. Good project management skills assuring no deadlines are missed.
  • Detail oriented excelling in accuracy and verifying information. Naturally curious in asking questions to verify validity of reported information.
  • Be a strong communicator comfortable in both one on one and small group settings (meetings, presentations, trainings)
  • Ability to work with diverse, cross functional team to achieve desired project objectives
  • A positive attitude that integrates well with the Welch's team and helps to create a positive team environment
  • Flexible and having an ability to adapt to organizational and process change.
  • Responsible to conduct oneself in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct.

What You'll Need:

  • Foundational technical skills and relevant knowledge that ensure that all the above requirements are met. Background can be in Food Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology or related science. This background should be a combination of academic and practical experience in the production environment.
  • 0 - 2+ years combined experience in Food Safety or Quality Assurance, Plant Quality Assurance, Product Development, Regulatory, and/or Plant Operations.
  • Familiarity and ability to work on computer systems with a proficiency in standard office applications and capability to learn new systems.
  • Understanding of fundamental product development process.
  • Understanding of plant operations as it relates to food safety and quality.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

What You'll Enjoy:

  • Collaborative colleagues working together to deliver results.
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Robust health benefits, and paid time off programs
  • Generous 401k plan with annual company match
  • Discounts on Welch's products

Welch's believes diversity makes good business sense and we take pride in being an Equal Opportunity Employer: Equal Opportunity Employer Disability/Vets

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