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Director of Regulatory and Compliance

Company: JustFoodForDogs
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:


This director role will play a critical part in creating and forming a best-in-class regulatory, quality and food safety management systems, and change governance. Will play a key role in continually improving or creating relevant policies and programs. Overseas supplier quality programs, external manufacturing quality, and overarching regulatory business processes. This position will work very closely with the vice president of quality assurance, and with many other supply chain functions.


- Manage a team of Quality, Regulatory, Compliance professionals

- Government Regulations Oversight

- Policy Creation & Refinement, keeping JustFoodForDogs's positions on core ideals

- Implement and lead a formal Packaging & Graphics Review process

- Vendor/Supplier Approval, Risk Management, Quality System

- Specifications creation & governance

- Responsible party for all policy approvals prior to publication

- Operate and optimize our Captive Manufacturing Quality Management

- Play the role of Claims Management lead, ensuring we have all aspects of our claims and Identity Preservation in line with regulatory requirements

- Ensure that there is an excellent auditing system for Suppliers and External Manufacturers

- Key partner for Commercialization / Change Management systems

- Work closely with Legal and/or Vet team when necessary

- Teams System Management (master document management)


Understands USDA, FDA Regulation, and AAFCO guidelines

Has a deep level of understanding for External Manufacturing Quality systems

Deep and demonstrated competency in Quality Chain Business Processes

Demonstrated ability to deliver results with cross functional teams, with a proven track record of executing projects quickly and successfully.

Understands all aspects of the business, industry, and competitive landscape. Distinguishes what is critical from what is important.

Understanding of stage gate, innovation calendar and innovation strategy processes, with experience in Lean Product Development or similar productivity theories for product development.

Confident and effective at communicating with all levels of an organization in an honest, open and constructive fashion.

Willing to take realistic personal and business risks. Comfortable with ambiguity and influencing others to a greater comfort level.

Acts with a sense of urgency and builds and adjusts the plan to deliver results that meet or exceed expectations.

Demonstrates intellectual curiosity, proactively invests time and energy into learning and personally developing, in the interest of improving and delivering better results.

Actively listens, welcomes input from others and takes time to clearly understand and respond, allows people to time to express their point and open to influence

Coaches others, develops capability and inspiring team members to be their best while setting the vision/direction for strategy and innovation.

Demonstrates business and financial acumen, with consultative, analytical, and problem-solving skills.


Masters of Science preferred. Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from a four-year college or university in the sciences or engineering and 7-10 years related experience, including 5+ years of people management developing, coaching, mentoring, directing) and budget management. Degree can be waived with 15+ years of experience.

Our Core Values - TEAMwork

Transparency - From the ingredients to monthly company hosted townhall meetings; JustFoodForDogs is committed to transparency.

Evolution with Empathy - JustFoodForDogs is committed to adapting as the needs of pet's change. We view evolution as necessary growth. We're relentlessly dedicated pioneers of health and wellness for pets and we will never, under any circumstances, stop asking our founding question: "Is there a better way?" for pets, customers, employees & partners

Advocates for pet health - JustFoodForDogs is committed to honoring pet life through support of rescue efforts & driving positive change within the pet food industry

Mission driven decision making - We've made it our mission at JustFoodForDogs to improve the length and quality of life for as many pets as possible-through real food and nutrition

JUSTFOODFORDOGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JUSTFOODFORDOGS does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, unemployment status or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of di

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