A dynamic association management company is looking for Senior Manager, Regulatory and Technical Affairs to join our growing team. The ideal candidate has at least four years of relevant experience with a government agency, consulting company or trade association.
Verto Solutions is a professional management and scientific services company located in Washington, DC. We provide thoughtful and effective solutions to associations in food, agriculture, and science-focused industries.
This position will support our managed trade associations in regulatory and technical affairs, specifically the American Spice Trade Association and the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association.
A successful candidate would join our professional regulatory and technical affairs teams which conducts surveillance of government actions affecting industries represented by our associations, supports association regulatory technical committees, and provides and implements client regulatory compliance assistance and advocacy programs.
This Senior Manager will be a key member of our regulatory and technical teams and a thought leader in a variety of ways including interfacing with the members of the associations on food and food ingredient issues, monitoring federal agencies for developments with potential impact on member companies, developing policy positions including drafting comments on proposed regulations, development of the program for annual regulatory conference, and serving as the liaison to various regulatory and technical committees of the associations’.
Many of the issues handled by the successful candidate center around food, food ingredients, and food safety policy and may involve activities under Federal agency jurisdiction including, but not limited to, the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Assisting the Director(s) of various interdisciplinary teams in developing and delivering a regulatory and technical affairs strategy and program of work for food ingredients
Providing advice and strategic leadership to member companies, member association committees, and working groups on technical matters and regulations impacting the spice and flavor industry.
Monitoring and interpreting regulatory notices pertinent to the spice and flavor industries, including a critical review and summary of the information.
Maintaining awareness of issues concerning food ingredients in industry, government, academia, etc.
Writing correspondence on a variety of topics to different audiences (e.g.,members, regulatory agencies, consultants, and technical experts).
Supporting and/or representing member associations at regulatory agencies
Supporting and/or representing member associations at relevant meetings and conferences and delivering presentations on relevant topics.
Interacting with other trade associations, stakeholder groups
Development of member resources on regulatory and technical affairs matters to assist compliance activities for member companies
Monitoring Codex Alimentarius Committees and Electronic Working Groups for developments regarding the spice industry and liaising with members to develop policy positions
Organizing program development of annual regulatory conference and other regulatory and technical focused workshops, webinars and educational events
Serve as primary staff liaison to association committees relevant to regulatory and technical affairs
Maintain comprehensive knowledge of regulatory requirements impacting client associations and their members.
Respond to member inquiries with necessary research, providing timely and complete assistance.
Conduct Federal Register monitoring, and other relevant monitoring (Politico Pro, etc.)
Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
These essential functions are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required for this job. Activities, duties, and responsibilities may change. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
This position is located at our offices in downtown Washington, D.C. with some remote work permitted. Some travel within the U.S. and overseas will be required. Travel is estimated at 5%.
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
A bachelor’s degree in a relevant life science discipline (chemistry, biology, nutrition, etc.) and at least 5 years of relevant experience with a government agency, consulting company or trade association. Alternatively, a master’s degree in public health (MPH), nutrition, or public policy with 3 years of relevant experience with a government agency, consulting company or trade association.
A successful applicant should possess the following skills:
Excellent writing and oral communications.
A broad understanding across a wide range of topics related to food ingredients.
Effective oral and written communications skills; capable of communicating regulatory, and/or technical information clearly to a variety of audiences.
Organizational and project management capabilities; goal setting, consensus building; ability to understand individual member or organizational issues.
Ability to manage assignments and projects, and to work independently.
Ability to multitask, work well under pressure, balance competing priorities, and meet tight deadlines when needed.
Ability to work collaboratively with others and contribute to supportive working environment.