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Program Manager Scientific & Regulatory Affairs France


Haguenau, 67, FR



Program Manager Scientific & Regulatory Affairs (W/M/X)


Location: Haguenau

Contract: Permanent


As an associate of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, the Program Manager Scientific and Regulatory Affairs France creates and sustains a competitive advantage for Mars Wrigley Confectionery and supports the achievement of its overall business goals by leading the external influencing strategy related to the external regulatory affairs in France. The jobholder will lead a variety of regulatory activities related to raw materials, finished products, labelling, claims and packaging in France, and supporting France as a Scale Activation Market in the region.   


What are we looking for?


•    Master's degree in a technical area, such as food chemistry, nutrition, food science, biology, chemistry, toxicology or pharmacology (or at least a Bachelor's degree in the aforementioned fields)   

•    Minimum 8 - 10 years of experience in scientific and/or regulatory compliance/affairs and/or a related technical area with food products or related product categories (such as food supplements, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and natural health products) with proficiency in food law, nutrition policy, and regulatory affairs for Europe and France.   

•    Experience working on large-scale regulatory compliance or regulatory affairs projects involving formulas, ingredients, and labelling; a demonstrated track record of working successfully across functions to achieve shared goals; and proven ability to interact cross-functionally at all levels within the organization are required. 
•    Experience working with trade associations and government agencies to clarify and resolve regulatory matters is required. 


What would be your key responsibilities?


•    Accountable for the development and execution of the external regulatory influencing strategy related to France.  Works with internal partners to understand priorities and impacts of developing legislation and aligns appropriate external positions.  Represents the company with external partners to influence developing policy and legislation in line with our aligned positions in a proactive manner; takes leadership to materialise opportunities to support our growth plans;  

•    Accountable for providing regulatory and strategic guidance to relevant internal partners on existing and new regulations and emerging regulatory issues of interest to the Company and managing technical regulatory issues.  Maintains up to date knowledge on key developments in food law and policy via literature reviews, conference attendance, and participation in professional association activities so that the potential impact to MWC can be examined and addressed or opportunities can be generated and materialised and communicates relevant information to stakeholders;  

•    Proactively influences local, regional and global strategies by providing strategic Scientific and Regulatory Affairs advice to the French business as a Scale Activation market, anticipates regulatory issues and works with legal counsel, consultants, suppliers, and trade associations and other external partners to clarify and resolve these issues and works in  in cross-functional and cross segment project teams to support overall business goals; 

•    Provides leadership for compliance activities in France to ensure adherence to internal compliance processes and practices , and continuously reviews and improves these processes and procedures; Has accountability for assuring ingredients, formulas, labelling, and packaging are in full compliance with laws and regulations in the France; 

•    Has responsibility for assuring claims are in full compliance with laws and regulations in the countries they are made; Influences internal strategy development by representing SRA in Senior Leader forums in France to communicate SRA positions and drive collaborative solutions and alignments; 

•    Develops SRA positions regarding the safety and acceptability of products and ingredients, and leads activities to ensure both the continued use of ingredients and gain approval for new ingredients in France;  


What can you expect from Mars?


•    At Mars, we believe in a relationship of mutual trust, dignity and respect between our company and Associates that is more meaningful than the standard employer/employee relationship. 
•    As Associates, we can expect to be respected, supported and valued as individuals, to be treated fairly and equitably.

•    You will join the most iconic segment of Mars and the world's largest chocolate manufacturer, which includes M&Ms, Snickers, Twix, Maltesers, Freedent, Airways and Be-Kind cereal bars 
•    You will join the 1750 Mars Wrigley Associates spread over the 3 sites in Alsace

•    In Haguenau, you will work on a unique site, in the heart of the Haguenau forest, with the bonus of a co-working space shared with the Mars Global Services teams, ideal for creating great synergies!  



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