Thursday, April 4, 2013

Archer Daniels Midland Co. seeks VP of Regulatory & Scientific Affairs

The VP Regulatory & Scientific Affairs is responsible for quality, regulatory & scientific affairs involving governmental product regulatory and nutrition policy matters and for quality and food safety support to business units as they relate to ADM products. To this end the VP Regulatory & Scientific Affairs manages a cross-disciplinary group of scientists, quality and regulatory professionals who establish sound science and practices in order to interpret, evaluate and act on regulatory matters affecting the safety and compliance of ADM products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic product regulatory, nutrition science and policy guidance 
  • Assess product safety issues for ADM products
  • Help minimize adverse regulatory risks to the business 
  • Advice management on matters of food safety and regulatory risk associated with developing science-based issues which could adversely affect the business, by monitoring regulatory agencies, and assessing technical and regulatory information. Propose solutions to mitigate risk 
  • Achieve new product approvals for food, feed and industrial products with US and international governments globally, where regulatory systems exist by writing and submitting approval dossiers 
  • Conduct product safety determinations and human clinical trials to support product approvals, ensure compliance and support marketing claims; 
  • Provide guidance and interpretations to management between the science and legal basis for food, feed and industrial products’ compliance and their manufacture 
  • Monitor and influence current and future changes to US and global product regulation and nutrition policy affecting ADM businesses by participating in regulatory agencies’ forums and with direct information exchange with regulators and influential organizations. 
  • Participate on technical-regulatory issues committees in various industry organizations to influence policy and issues management 
  • Conduct safety and international product regulatory compliance evaluations 
  • Assuring compliance by conducting periodic training and audits for quality programs


  • Advanced scientific degree in nutrition, (micro)biology, biochemistry, chemistry, toxicology or related field is preferred; or science degree in these fields with proven, broad experience with product regulatory and quality matters associated with the grain processing industry 
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in regulatory affairs involving food, feed and industrial products and their manufacture 
  • Experience with interacting with FDA, EPA, USDA, AAFCO, FTC and international regulators is required 
  • Be familiar with HACCP and product quality assurance programs 
  • Strong (written and verbal) communication skills 
  • Ability to interact effectively with government officials and third parties
  • High ethical standards 
  • Ability to bridge between legal counsel and technical issues is required 
  • Relocation assistance is available with this position.

This full-time, exempt position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.

ADM is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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