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Manager, Regulatory Harmonization

Coca-Cola Company

Atlanta, GA
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Job Title: Manager, Regulatory Harmonization
Job Id: 41308
Location: GA - Atlanta

Working under the leadership of Director, Regulatory, implements and develops our global regulatory harmonization initiatives to support product innovation and growth. Analyzes the impact of proposed new global food standards and seeks opportunities for regulatory alignment to remove barriers to business growth. Develops beverage industry positions on international food standards and monitors the work of international organizations such as FAO, WHO, Codex Alimentarius Commission, and WTO. Further, provides guidance to The Coca-Cola Company’s global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs team and other company functions on current and proposed regulations.
Function Related Activities/Key Responsibilities
Analyze, provide advice, and help develop strategies on proposed global food standards and potential trade issues relevant to foods and beverages (e.g., Codex, WHO, FAO, WTO)
Prepare and advocate company positions on global food standards to internal and external stakeholders
Identify opportunities for regulatory alignment in collaboration with the Scientific & Regulatory Affairs network and manage such projects
Provide guidance on regulatory issues to internal clients and help develop innovative solutions
Guide and assist in preparing regulatory submissions on beverage ingredients to global organizations and other regulatory authorities
Manage the distribution of information on global standards, positions, and other regulatory information to internal clients as needed
Education Requirements:  Master’s Degree in food science or equivalent required. International food law courses/certifications a plus.
Related Work Experience: 
5+ years of work experience
Regulatory affairs:  Experience in beverage or food industry in scientific and regulatory affairs or relevant related field in food industry, government or related industry in similar roles managing regulatory issues impacting products, ingredients, and labeling
International organizations:  Experience in international food standard setting processes and reviewing and analyzing proposed standards
Advocacy:  Understanding of the key issues and the relevant regulatory and scientific proof points to support regulatory advocacy by developing positions to support innovation of ingredients, products, or labeling.
Ingredients:  Understanding the technological need for food additives and typical contaminants found in foods and their regulatory principles defining the permissibility and limitations of use.
Trade associations:  Understanding of key trade associations and global regulatory policy landscape affecting food and beverage industry
Leadership Behaviors: 
Drive Innovation:  Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business (encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation)
Collaborate with System and Stakeholders:  Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to appropriately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler)
Act Like an Owner:  Deliver results, creating value for our brands, our System, our customers and key stakeholders
Inspire Others:  Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible
Develop Self and Others:  Develop self and support others’ development to achieve full potential
Growth Behaviors:
Growth Mindset:  Demonstrates Curiosity.  Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
Smart Risk:  Makes bold decisions/recommendations
Externally Focused:  Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work.  Tracks and shares external trends, best practices, or ideas.
Performance Driven & Accountable:  Has high performance standards.  Outperforms her/his peers.
Fast/Agile:  Removes barriers to move faster.  Experiments and adapts.  Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
Empowered:  Brings solutions instead of problems.  Challenges the status quo.  Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.
Functional Skills:
Ingredient, Product and Category Knowledge: Knowledge of ingredients, product categories/formulas and materials used in production of concentrates and beverages
Global Regulatory Landscape: Knowledge of the political and regulatory landscape (e.g., laws, regulations, issues) affecting beverages in the Business Unit; the ability to manage complex regulatory issues to protect our products, ingredients, packages, or claims
Global and Supernational Authorities: Understanding how national and supranational authorities (e.g., US IOM, EU, WHO, JECFA, Codex Alimentarius) influence the regulatory environment
Experience on global food standards: Knowledge on key global food standards (e.g., Codex) and experience in the standard setting processes ability for critically reviewing proposed global standards and writing comments in response.
Position Development: Ensuring that our business is not unduly restricted by onerous policies or regulations and enabling business growth.  This requires an understanding of the key issues and the relevant, credible science; the ability to assess risk; skills in strategic thinking and planning; the ability to build and articulate complex scientific arguments in a clear and compelling way; and the ability to partner with, collaborate with, and/or influence key internal and external stakeholders.
Collaboration and Influencing: Ability to partner with stakeholders (internal or external) to constructively shape opinions and further key objectives
Travel requirements: approximately 25%

Honesty and integrity have always been cornerstone values of The Coca-Cola Company. Our passion for people of integrity mirrors our spirited drive for total quality in our brands. These and other elements allow the company to sustain strategic practices and drive business performance. The Personnel Integrity Assurance Program is another step toward making The Coca-Cola Company the premier workplace. This process includes a pre-employment background investigation that applies to all applicants, employees, and contractors of the company. The scope of this inquiry may cover such elements as education, employment history, a criminal history check, reference checks, and a pre-employment drug screen. Designated countries or sensitive positions within the company may have more stringent standards.

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, many of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. Our billion-dollar brands include Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, vitaminwater and Powerade. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, we are the No. 1 provider of both sparkling and still beverages. More than 1.9 billion servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries each day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at Coca-Cola Beverages (Shanghai) Ltd. an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company, provides marketing and technical/quality services to The Coca-Cola Company in China.

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.
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