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Associate Regulatory Affairs Specialist (R&D)

Marshall, Minnesota

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At Schwan’s Company, the opportunities are real, and the sky is the limit; this isn’t just a job, it’s a seat at the table.  Around here, every job matters, every voice counts, and every person contributes in a big way.  As part of our front lines, we look to you to execute business, build relationships, and take pride in your work because at Schwan’s, you lead the way and we value what you bring. Our passion is our food. Our secret is our people.  

Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company, CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Our many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® and Bibigo Asian-style snacks. Schwan’s is a place for people with an appetite for more.  To learn about joining a team where you can belong, contribute, and thrive, visit


This position, under direct supervision, is responsible for leading regulatory affairs projects and teams as assigned. The incumbent works under the guidance of project leaders to complete specifications, develop required labeling features and labeling documentation, proof graphics, obtain government approvals, for new products, product enhancement, and cost reduction products to meet project parameters and business unit strategies.


  • This job may participate in one or more of the following duties as directed by supervision or management.
  • Generate and approve food label information including ingredient declarations, allergens, nutrition facts panels, and claims to assure compliance with both USDA and FDA labeling.
  • Work cooperatively with Food Scientists, Marketing, Business Unit Project Leaders, Manufacturing, and FSQ departments to provide packaging graphics content that meets the needs of all business units.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge and understanding of USDA and FDA regulations relating to labeling of products for channels including retail, food service, industrial sales, and home service.
  • Responsible for the development of product name, weight statement, ingredient statement, allergen declaration, descriptions, nutrition facts panel and claims compliant with government requirements and standard of identities.
  • This includes ensuring compliance with all label related health and wellness claims.
  • Prepare and submit all required label approval documents.
  • Collaborates to identify and provide resolution to strategic and tactical regulatory issues pertaining to food labeling.
  • Documents various work according to established procedures and guidelines, provides timely and effective oral and written communication and prepares reports to project team to ensure complete communication of project status, progress, issues, solutions, timeline, and accountability.
  • Supports innovation by joining in the development of new ideas, new products or new product platforms.
  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct.


  • Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent in Food Science, Dairy Science, Foods & Nutrition Studies, Biological Sciences, or related field
  • Experience within product development and food safety quality is a plus
  • Able to proofread and check documentation for accuracy and completeness
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal)
  • Application and data skills including Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word
  • Basic knowledge of Arithmetic, Algebra, Chemistry, and Statistics
  • Basic ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and offer solutions; ability to taste and ingest any type of food product currently under development
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of food ingredients, food chemistry, food processing, and food functionality
  • Must be able to comprehend and communicate technical articles, research papers, or presentations. Must be able to apply technical knowledge learned
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of SAP Product Lifecycle Management, Genesis, graphics approvals, FDA and/or USDA regulations preferred

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

Job Type: Full-time Business Unit: Req #: 22-1351

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