Regulatory & Technical Manager


Are you looking for a new opportunity? We are looking for a Regulatory & Technical Manager to join our team! This position is responsible for leading and developing the Packaging Regulatory and Technical Documentation expertise within The Krusteaz Company for effective support of The Krusteaz Company business and risk management decisions This position leads technical and food safety reviews for claims and nutrient compliance and communication of information requests for both internal and external customers. Serves as a valuable point for regulatory trends, assists to set company regulatory policy and develops strategies to proactively lead The Krusteaz Company in regulatory compliance.

Essential Functions: Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
  • Lead a team of technical professionals to deliver effective decisions for compliance, accurate reporting to customers, further team's professional development and ensure cross functional support is in place for team effectiveness.
  • Develop effective systems to support business needs, including accurate and complete information for both internal and external customers and in accordance with The Krusteaz Company policies. This includes documentation that substantiates decision and product representation.
  • Develop tools and infrastructure to support the pace of business and continually seek improvement opportunities in the regulatory and technical documentation space to support The Krusteaz Company capabilities and business opportunities.
  • Serve as focal point for specific project leadership and compliance, converting product technical data into consumer or customer information for the process of labeling technical copy with inputs for packaging.
  • Conduct technical reviews of existing and potential projects with clear, concise reports for their use.
  • Support The Krusteaz Company international business to ensure compliance; includes coordination of consultants, supporting export documentation and investigation into emerging risks internationally.
  • Work across functions and communicate with functional and operating groups on labeling related and compliance matters.
  • Manage external consultants to leverage cost effective means to support The Krusteaz Company business and develop further internal company capabilities.
  • Partner cross functionally with marketing and R&D to proactively identify and create opportunities for labeling, claims, ingredients, and innovative product claims.
  • Stay current of nutrition and regulatory developments and identify opportunities and implications to the business.

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals qualified with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Willingness to challenge the status quo and ignite change by actively sharing proven ideas and technologies.
  • Excellent project and time management skills.
  • Deep understanding of FDA regulations. Experience with Canadian, Mexican and EU markets is a plus.
  • Development experience in multiple product categories, dry mix products including baking and/or beverage is a plus.
  • Strong background in ingredient application. Understanding of flours, leavening, hydrocolloids, and fats is desirable.
  • Experience in product scale up and comfort in a manufacturing environment is critical.
  • Systems thinker; understands the linkage of activities during commercialization and principles of design for manufacturing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to ensure cross functional support is in place for team effectiveness.
  • Leverage external resources (suppliers, co-mans, consultants and service providers).
  • Independent execution of projects, ability to determine next steps.
  • Understanding of common consumer and market research.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer applications to access information, analyze data and solve problems.
  • Willingness and ability to travel less than 10%.

Education and/or Experience:
  • B.S. or M.S in Food Science or related field.
  • Minimum 8+ years with progressive regulatory experience, specific to food manufacturing.
  • Minimum 2+ years of management experience.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone along with reaching. Specific vision abilities include close vision requirements due to computer work. Moderate noise, ability to work in a confined area, and ability to sit at a computer for an extended period of time are also included. Ability to effectively communicate and work in a dynamic environment.

The policy of The Krusteaz Company, is to hire, train, and promote all persons in all job groups in accordance with law, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital or military status, national origin, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.

Get to know us:
  • A people-focused company that cares​: We're a 90-year-old company with the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup and a focused eye on the future. As a midsized, privately-held company with a portfolio of beloved food and beverage brands, our people are the most important ingredient in our success.
  • A valued and supported workforce​: We place tremendous value in our employees and provide competitive pay and comprehensive benefits to ensure our employees can create the best life for themselves. Benefits include a top tier health insurance plan with lower than average employee cost share, generous PTO, 401(k) match, and more.
  • An engaged and energized culture​: At The Krusteaz Company, collaboration and ingenuity drive our fierce commitment to creating extraordinary product experiences that people love.
  • A place to grow and make a difference: An entrepreneurial spirit has been at the core of our company since the beginning, attracting self-starters who are curious and love to learn and to share ideas.

Hybrid Work Model: At The Krusteaz Company, we have in-office "core days" of Tuesdays and Wednesdays where all corporate employees are expected to be onsite. Monday, Thursdays, and Fridays are flexible remote days to allow for work/life balance. You may be asked to come in outside of a core day from time to time, based on business needs. We have found aligning our scheduled in-office days provides opportunity for employees to build connections and collaborate together.

Benefits: We are proud to offer generous benefits including comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance (starting at $45/month for employee only coverage), 401(K) matching, 3 weeks of paid vacation, 10 paid holidays, company provided life insurance and disability insurance, flexible spending account and tuition reimbursement.

Salary Information:
  • An employee in this position can expect a salary range between $97,833 and $161,413. We typically pay between $110,000 and $140,000. The actual salary offered will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including internal equity, experience, education, certification, training, and location. All positions are eligible for additional incentives based on business performance.

We hope you'll take the time to get to know us!