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Manager, Regulatory Affairs

Date: Apr 17, 2021

Location: Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company: Glanbia

Company Description

Glanbia is a global nutrition company, grounded in science and nature and dedicated to providing better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. The company takes pure and clean ingredients including milk, whey and grains and using expert knowledge and capabilities produces high quality nutritional ingredients and branded consumer products for customers and consumers worldwide.


Glanbia Performance Nutrition is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glanbia located in Downers Grove, Illinois. GPN’s brand portfolio consists of – Optimum Nutrition, BSN, Isopure, Think!, Nutramino ABB, Body & Fit, Amazing Grass and SlimFast, each with its own brand essence. GPN manufactures and markets the full range of performance nutrition and lifestyle products including protein, pre-workout, muscle gainers, ready-to-eat snacks and general health. Products are sold through a variety of channels including specialty retail, the internet, gyms and FDM in a variety of formats including powders, bars and Ready-to-Drink beverages. GPN has a global and expanding footprint with a current in-market presence in 24 countries.


Glanbia Performance Nutrition has enjoyed consistent double-digit growth which has been achieved both organically and through acquisition. Today, GPN has approximately $1.2B in revenue and 2,500 employees worldwide. With state-of-the-art production facilities occupying over 500,000 square feet of operating space, GPN is the only sports nutrition company to manufacture and market items in every product category.


As the parent of Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Glanbia Plc is a global performance nutrition and ingredients group with leading market positions in cheese, whey proteins, sports nutrition and micronutrient premixes headquartered in Kilkenny, Ireland. Glanbia Plc has over 6,900 employees in 34 countries worldwide. Its products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries. The company is organized into a number of divisions; Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN), Glanbia Nutritionals, Glanbia Ireland and also a number of joint ventures. Revenues for Glanbia plc are approximately $4.1B. For more information visit the company website at: www.glanbia.com


Job Summary

Responsible for guiding and managing the regulatory processes for the labeling, advertising and marketing of functional foods, dietary supplements, beverages and sports nutrition products  at GPN Americas in order to support achievement of key business goals. This role ensures all regulatory considerations related to claims, product labeling and FDA requirements on all GPN products are properly vetted.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide regulatory guidance with regards to the labeling, advertising and marketing of functional foods, dietary supplements, beverages and sports nutrition products.
  • Partner on all reformulation and relabeling projects in conjunction with Marketing, R&D and Sales teams. Participate in the design of new product launches by providing regulatory expertise on product formulation, package design, labeling, and claims development including mandatory nutrition labeling, health claims, nutrient content claims, ingredient declaration and allergen labeling.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Marketing, R&D, and Scientific Affairs to substantiate claims, or suggest alternatives, to ensure compliance with applicable FDA and FTC regulations.
  • Assist Legal and Marketing with review and approval of regulatory/nutrition components of final packaging artwork, label copy, advertising, promotional, and educational materials, press releases, and research concepts for substantiation and compliance.
  • Guide regulatory specialists (contractors) in developing Label Specification Sheets with all labeling information, Nutrition/Supplement Fact Panels, and ingredient /allergen statements in compliance with FDA regulations.
  • Advise junior team members to review raw material and ingredient compositions for regulatory conformity based on industry guidelines and to develop Nutrition Fact/Supplement Fact panels from Formulation sheets.
  • Collaborate across functions to help develop strategies, policies and procedures in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Create and document standard operating procedures for nutrition databases, labeling and regulatory procedures.
  • Work closely with Technologists and Specialists to ensure consistent label development procedures and provide resources to be used internally to ensure best practices for regulatory compliance.
  • Support policy development by assisting with research and recommendations on positions related to labeling and regulatory procedures to ensure consistency in labeling across all categories for the US and International markets.
  • Review and approval of labels spec sheets and label art for all brands. Ensure compliance and deadlines are both met.
  • Monitor global regulatory developments through participation in industry associations, monitoring of newsletters and government websites and other methods, and communicate significant issues to management.
  • Stay abreast of marketing or claim trends in the media with respect to regulatory compliance.




Minimum Years of Experience



5 years +

3 years +


Food Industry in Regulatory role required

Directly working on labeling


Other Experience

  • 2 -3 years practicing in the CPG industry , manufacturing
  • Excellent knowledge of US regulations and requirements (FDA/FTC)
  • Knowledge of International Regulations a plus
  • Must have experience managing others (Contractors)
  • Possess/Demonstrate strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to solve or seek out answers in order to provide guidance on regulatory matters
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize, work in a fast pace environment with attention to detail
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Excellent analytic, technical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong project management skills. Ability to manage multiple short-term tasks and projects effectively under pressure
  • Systems experience in SAP, MS Office and other Regulatory systems





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