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Regulatory Affairs Specialist - 15 mo contract

Requisition ID:  140863 

Career Group:  Corporate Office Careers 

Job Category:  Operations 

Travel Requirements:  0 - 10%


Country: Canada (CA) 

Province: Ontario (CA-ON) 

City: Mississauga

Location: Tahoe Office 

Postal Code:  


A proudly Canadian retail company, Sobeys began in 1907 as a small meat delivery business in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Today, Sobeys Inc. serves the food shopping needs of Canadians with approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawton’s Drug Stores as well as in-store pharmacies, liquor and more than 350 retail fuel locations.


Together with our 123,000 employees and franchise affiliates and a collective passion for delivering exceptional food and shopping experiences, Sobeys’ purpose is to improve the lives of Canadians by helping them Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better.



All career opportunities will be open a minimum of 5 business days from the date of posting.



The Regulatory Affairs Specialist will support the Company with the regulatory review and ensure compliance of Sobeys Private Label, commercial, imported products and retail labels with respect to government legislation and Sobeys internal standards. Actively contributes to a positive and productive working environment.

Job Description

• Review compositional requirements to meet Canadian legislation and guidelines for Sobeys branded food, non food products within all categories not limited to: bakery, spreads, dry foods, snacks, confectionery, dairy, frozen entrees, beverages, meat, seafood, household, pet foods, baby foods, in-store prepared products and produce
• Conduct regulatory reviews of packaging, pack copy and marketing material including nutrition information, and nutrient content claims, romance copy, product names and branding
• Evaluate ingredient and nutrient profile of food products during new, and existing product development  project  to  ensure food labels comply with CFIA regulations and Sobeys internal standards
• Successfully collaborate with cross-functional team members to drive continuous improvement in private label, activities including regulatory support in enhanced benchmarking projects
• Keep abreast of emerging regulatory issues to determine business impact, implications, and opportunities
• Provide regulatory guidance on nutrition and regulatory affairs to marketing, product development, procurement and quality assurance teams as assigned by the manager
• Work with third party laboratories, consultants and their contracts for assigned regulatory projects
• Maintain a clean and safe work environment as per company requirements
• Other duties as required

• Label compliance management

• Internal audit of Regulatory Compliance programs
• Specification review for label compliance,
• On time launch of NPD, EPD and reformulations
• Address non-conformances, deviations, CAR, CFIA, HC inquiry response time

Job Requirements

• Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite
• Proficient knowledge of food, non-food related Canadian legislation, policies, and guidelines regarding food composition, nutrient content, and labelling requirements
• Proficient knowledge in nutrition, food chemistry, product composition, and methods of analysis
• Knowledge of impending government policies, standards and initiatives with creative regulatory problem solving expertise
• Strong organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to manage multiple projects with demonstrated flexibility and adaptability
• Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel with proficiency in working with database environment.
• Strong problem solving, decision making, interpersonal, and negotiating skills
• Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
• Ability to deliver professional support to the cross functional teams.
• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Food Science, Nutrition, or related sciences
• Three to  five years of experience in Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs in the food industry

Sobeys is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of this process.



While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.


We appreciate the interest from the Staffing industry however respectfully request no calls or unsolicited resumes from Agencies.