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Food Law Advisor (German Speaking Markets)

Employer
Ashbury
Location
Remote
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
1 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Description

ABOUT US

Food regulations play a critical role in bringing innovative products to market safely. But complying with these regulations is complex, and it’s easy to get wrong.  

That’s where we come in.  

Ashbury is the trusted regulatory partner for retailers and brands globally. We are dedicated to protecting brands and consumers by making global food labelling compliance easier.

Creating trust: To trust a brand, consumers must be able to trust labelling. When our clients choose to work with us, they are trusting us with the reputation and the future of their brands. 

Providing expertise: We are a highly versatile team of food technologists and regulatory experts with a unique blend of manufacturing, retail, enforcement, and commercial experience. Our clients rely on us to know every angle of product and labelling compliance, inside out. 

Through collaboration: Our clients choose to work with us as collaborative partners to help them build successful brands. We work side by side with them to interpret and apply legal guidelines, enabling them to launch innovative products quickly and efficiently. 

OUR SERVICES

Discover: we provide advice, training and consultation services across all aspects of food law, offering clear and practical solutions to product information and labelling.

Launch: we deliver complete product specifications and label information for product launches, ensuring full legal compliance, honesty and accuracy.

Expand: we help our clients move into new, global markets with total compliance confidence, whilst avoiding unnecessary time, cost and enforcement action.

Protect: we partner with our clients to interpret and apply the law and protect their brands and their consumers.

ABOUT YOU

Our Teams are the physical face and representation of our Values to our customers; you are:

Welcoming: friendly, approachable and open to new ideas

Positive: create a positive experience for our people and our clients

Confidence: Act with confidence, from a strong foundation of expertise 

Simplicity: remove complexity and bring clarity 

Requirements

THE ROLE

In this role you will be reviewing product information against regulation and customer policies, advising customers and their suppliers on how to get it right. You will be using your knowledge and experience to inquisitively question and challenge to ensure due diligence and compliance. You will be accountable for quality, accurate and timely risk-based advice, which enables our customers to launch products competitively and safely.

This role is key to the delivery of our services to our clients. You will be part of a largest team within Ashbury, Advisory Services. The Advisory Services Team is made of both industry and regulatory professionals, with expertise in food and non-food, across manufacturing and retail internationally. On a day-to-day basis you will report into a Team Lead, who is responsible for delivery of services to one or more clients.

You will be responsible for:

Competent to carry out at least 2 or more services as follows:

o Formulation review

o Regulatory Adaptations

o Specification/pack copy review

o Artwork review

o Alignment Check (PLV/PAC/CTS/RSR)

o Branded Product

For 1 or more customer

For 1 or more country

Undertaking the delivery and management of project work.

Having a commercial awareness e.g. income generation and the impact of workload on income.

Maintaining and growing your technical expertise on the policies and systems used to deliver work to clients.

Skillset / Experience

Knowledge

Essential

  • Degree level educational qualifications in food or regulatory subject with sound technical knowledge, or able to demonstrate excellent relevant experience
  • In-depth regulatory and/or technical knowledge in area of responsibility, including codes of practice, policies and guidance
  • Good understanding of legal requirements, challenges and consumer trends relating to product information
  • Maintain an awareness of relevant changes in the regulatory environment due to new legislation, case law, guidance
  • Confident to share knowledge and experience with customers and internal colleagues.

Experience

Essential

  • Practical experience of using specification or artwork packages
  • Minimum 1 year of experience of working in a technical/regulatory role, or in a related field
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Fluent in spoken and written language required for German market/region
  • Demonstrable experience of independent working, managing your own workload and time management
  • Demonstrable risk-based decision making
  • Confident to apply requirements to product information and communicating decisions to clients.
  • Skillset Essential ·
  • Excellent oral, written communication skills, including IT and presentation skills ·
  • Able to explain complex requirements in a simple way
  • Ability to research and gather information using available resources
  • Welcomes guidance and understands the commercial environment
  • Stress resilient and able to work against tight deadlines
  • Positive approach to opportunities to develop into new areas as Ashbury grows
  • Consistently works at expected work rate and to a high level of accuracy.
  • Work efficiently in a team to ensure a consistent approach is applied for each client. ·
  • Clearly demonstrates the Ashbury Values by being trustworthy, positive and welcoming to people and ideas.

Benefits

  • Home based role*
  • Enhanced company pension
  • Individual and Family Private Healthcare option
  • Life Insurance option
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays as standard*
  • Additional annual leave depending on length of service
  • Option to buy or sell additional annual leave
  • Charity days and time off to support your favourite charity
  • Payroll Charity giving scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme and much more!

Company

About Us

We founded Ashbury in 2010 with a clear vision to give retailers and manufacturers complete confidence in the compliance of their product information and a dedication to helping consumers make safe, informed choices.

Our way of working and our international expertise, combined with our straightforward approach to compliance law, have seen us grow over the last decade into a leading global brand.

We have built one of the strongest, most versatile technical and regulatory teams in the world. With offices in three continents, we speak over 35 languages and provide regulatory services for over 80 countries and global regions. And we’re still growing.

Company info
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Location
27 Furnival Street
London
London
EC4V 1JQ
GB

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