Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs

  • SPINS
  • Chicago, IL
  • Oct 13, 2016
Full time Advocacy Business Development Green Business

Job Description

The Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs  is a major contributor to the data applications, intellectual property and evolution of the SPINS Product Library. This inspired critical thinker builds on prior management, dietetics, regulatory and database experiences in the natural or conventional industries and is responsible for increasing the value of the SPINS Product Library by advocacy, applying insights and analytic thinking to drive sales and scientific credibility. Under the direction of the VP Content Services, the Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs will develop and expand SPINS scope of influence and credibility through thought-leadership, government advocacy, deepening client/customer and sales relationships and drive the value of SPINS. 

This role requires extensive depth of experiences in management, the scientific community, client services and a keen awareness of the retail/consumer package goods wellness environment that fuel the foods industry. As Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, strong analytic, management skills, ability to meet strict timelines, proactive follow through and active and consistent communication with leadership are required. A passion for health and wellness, trends and a desire to in an entrepreneurial environment will be important for success.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Develop and implement a Content Services Applications plan to increase value of the Product Library and SPINS services as well as scientific credibility in the industry.
Manage Applications team, provide guidance that will grow policy, partners, data insights and client services areas of applications that leverage the Product Library.
Technical subject expert and interface with sales/clients as needed
Manage team that conducts emerging Trends analysis
Partener with Marketing to ensure highest quality of content and data analysis
Master Business Intelligence report systems that support analytics and trends data
Contribute to new content initiatives and special projects 

Experience and Skills:
Bachelor’s Degree, Food Science or Nutrition, Registered Dietitian and/or Master's Degree preferred
6 years’ R&D, nutrition and regulatory experiences or equivalent
5 years working with/analyzing large datasets
3 years’ supervisory experience or equivalent
Demonstrated project/database success and leadership
Ability to succeed in a fast changing, growing environment
Strong oral, written, interpersonal, organizational and project management skills
Experience with the media and/or scientific community

Qualifications Desired:
Deep knowledge of natural/organic/specialty gourmet and conventional grocery product sales data.
Years of Experience: More Than 15 Years
 
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Job Level

Senior-level

Sector

Business Services