Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.
Beam Suntory currently has the following position open in Clermont. KY or Chicago, IL
Regulatory Technical Manager
The primary purpose of this role is to ensure Beam Suntory products comply with regulatory requirements in in countries of manufacture and sale. This position is a key role within the Innovation and change management process to ensure formulas and labels related to all products are compliant with country regulations within a larger geographical region. Product launches cannot occur without this important step in the process. This role acts as a technical liaison between internal business partners (Marketing, Product Development, Operations) various trade associations and government regulators.
This is a great opportunity because...
This is an exciting opportunity for global experinece in the distilled spirits regulatory world. Beam Suntory is rapidly growing spirits manufacturer. It is a fast-paced, entrepeneureal company. The role allows for ownership and input into shaping the Global Regulatory department and strategy for the future of the company.
The expectation of this role is to be an expert in regional alcohol beverage regulations and be a leader in global regulatory processes. The responsibilities of this role will be focused on the most complex regional markets and/or projects. This role will have a high level of interaction with key stakeholders and be expected to effectively manage key stakeholders.
Manage work flow, process issues and improvements and resource constraints for the regional regulatory strategy. Maintain Global standards while customizing regionally when needed. Build and maintain ways of working with key business partners.
Clear product formulas for sale in desired regional markets.
Stay abreast of all regional spirits regulation and changes to provide comments back to trade associations (i.e. DISCUS, Spirits Canada, SWA, Spirits Europe, etc.) and liaison with relevant Beam Suntory functions to provide impact to Beam Suntory internally. This also includes reaching out cross functionally and providing notification of regulation changes to ensure that Beam Suntory remains in compliance. The primary region of focus for this role is the Americas.
Review and approve internal formula specifications for regulatory compliance.
Create / maintain technical documentation for product import / export.
Working cross functionally, create and gain approval on label pre-reviews for labels. Additionally, act as the approver for labels.
Manage and respond to internal product / package inquiries as well as customer inquiries routed from Customer Service.
Identify / develop / plan / execute non-routine technical project initiatives related to technical regulatory.
Act as the technical regulatory support for the company. This will include but is not limited to: Formula Submission Request Review and Management, Pax Pro approvals, FTB / Project Meetings, fielding regulatory questions from R&D, Marketing, Operations, etc.
Bachelor degree in a science field (preferred)
7-10 years experience (offset by other regulatory experience such as Food and beverage) in TTB (required) and Spirits Regulations.
Ability to work and lead cross-functional projects in a fast paced environment.
Creative problem solver that is able to work and interpret regulations and communicate practical guidance to the business.
Flexibility with global working hours
Extensive knowledge of global Alcohol Beverage formula and label regulations (distilled spirits knowledge required, wine knowledge is a plus)
Other Desired Skills:
Extensive knowledge of TTB formula and label regulations (distilled spirits – primary, wine – secondary)
Strong interpersonal skills / ability to manage key stakeholders
Working knowledge of international liquid and label regulations (distilled spirits – primary, wine – secondary)
Ability to discuss technical regulations with non-technical colleagues in a way that is easily understandable
Strong problem-solving skill set with the ability to think “outside of the box”.
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including timely follow-up and commitment to deliverables, and openness to give and receive feedback
Ability to work independently in leading plan development and execution for projects and tasks
Self starter, flexible, comfortable working in unstructured fast-paced environment, able to manage multiple priorities effortlessly while maintaining attention to detail
Ability to develop strong cross functional relationships within R&D as well as with Marketing, Operations, Procurement, GPC, etc to drive strong collaboration and results
Team player with collaborative style and strong listening and partnering skills. Culturally sensitive, with the ability to work in a global multicultural cross functional organization, requiring ability to work effectively across cultures, time zones to accommodate global responsibilities.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed
Proficient in Excel, Word, SAP and experience with formula and bill of materials curation. (Knowledge of Project Lifecyle Management/Product Lifecycle Management software is a plus)
Beam Suntory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws.
About Beam Suntory Inc.
As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires human connections. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands, Suntory whisky Kakubin and Courvoisier cognac, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s and Legent bourbon; Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki and Toki Japanese whisky; Teacher’s, Laphroaig and Bowmore Scotch whisky; Canadian Club whisky; Hornitos and Sauza tequila; EFFEN, Haku and Pinnacle vodka; Sipsmith and Roku gin; and Midori liqueur.
Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and vision of Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.
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