Regulatory Affairs Manager

Little Spoon

Little Spoon

Legal
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posted on Friday, August 6, 2021

WHO WE ARE

Little Spoon is the direct-to-consumer brand on a mission to make parents’ lives easier. We create healthy food and nutrition solutions for children that are both high quality and accessible, and conveniently deliver them to families nationwide. We started with first bites and the idea that your baby’s food should never be older than your baby, disrupting the century-old baby food industry with the launch of our Babyblends. We’ve since expanded our offering with the launch of Plates, a first-of-its kind line of healthy, fun meals for toddlers and big kids. And with some exciting product launches on the horizon, we’re just getting started!

Little Spoon is a fast-growing venture-backed company based in NYC.

THE ROLE

​​The Regulatory Affairs Manager will be an in-house expert for all regulatory affairs within our rapidly growing company. You will be the go-to subject matter expert within our company and you will report to the Chief Product Officer.

  • Establish the company’s regulatory and compliance policies and ensure they comply with FDA and USDA requirements.
  • Create and maintain up-to-date versions of NLEAs, allergens and ingredient statements across all products compliant with FDA and USDA
  • Collect and review all pertinent ingredient documentation and specifications. Ensure accuracy of the information into nutrition label software
  • Evaluate package graphic proofs for all requisite information and provide audit support for existing labels
  • Lead implementation of product life cycle management program (Lascom Lime) internally, and provide regulatory perspective in development of system
  • Maintain centralized document management systems for regulatory affairs
  • Work with R&D to establish product development goals to meet desired claims
  • Act as point person with all third-party certifiers (OU Kosher, QAI, USDA, etc.)
  • Ensure USDA (meat, poultry and egg) and FDA compliance of product nutritional and ingredient information, including ingredient and allergen list, confirming nutrition values, net weight statements, nutritional and advertising claims, and standards of identity to be used on physical packaging and communicated on the web
  • Work cross-functionally with marketing team to advise on and review product claims made on physical collateral, digital mediums and other consumer communications for compliance with applicable regulations, guidelines and established company procedures
  • Proactively understand and interpret regulatory requirements for ingredients, formulations, labeling, claims, etc.
  • Develop product claims support documentation utilizing published research studies and FDA regulations
  • Assist with validation and relevance of claims when formulations are modified
  • Create, manage and update internal regulatory documentation (SOPs, claims substantiation documents, etc.)
  • Review supplier documentation for regulatory compliance
  • Approve raw material and finished goods specifications. Ensure proper approvals and distribution of manufacturing specifications among internal and external stakeholders
  • Maintain records for auditing purposes
  • Collaborate with Quality on external communication with third-party regulatory bodies
  • Monitor regulatory developments internally and externally to enable forward looking business strategy and ensure continued regulatory compliance with minimal unexpected impact on business

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Our ideal candidate will check most of these boxes:

    • 7+ years of food and supplements regulatory affairs experience
    • Nutritional background to assist in establishing target claims and marketing material strongly preferred
    • Extensive knowledge of USDA/FDA Regulations
    • Nutritional sciences or dietetics background
    • Leadership experience in systems and protocol development
    • Knowledge of infant regulations
    • Passion for creative thinking and writing
    • Experience in labeling and nutrition facts panels
    • Hands-on experience in achieving product certifications
    • Experience working with a breadth of third-party contractors
    • Extremely organized with experience handling and managing multiple projects, prioritizing and managing complexity
    • Excellent leadership and research skills

ADDITIONAL INFO

  • Based in NYC or remote
  • Reports to Chief Product Officer
  • May require minimal travel to visit suppliers and manufacturing partners as needed
  • A supportive and inclusive workplace filled with passionate, happy and smart people
  • Entrepreneurial environment with lots of room for growth and innovation
  • Flexible vacation and time off
  • Competitive compensation including equity and 401k
  • 12 weeks paid leave at 100% salary for all parents
  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical, vision and dental

TO APPLY

E-mail a cover letter and resume to joinus@littlespoon.com. If you’d like to standout, tell us in your cover letter why you’re interested in joining Little Spoon and why you are the right person for this role.