Manager, FSQA-Regulatory

Location: 

Brantford, ON, CA, N3S 7X6

N3S 7X6
Job Type:  Food Safety & Quality Assurance
N3S 7X6

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.

 

This is a hybrid role requiring 2-3 days in the office each week. 

 

As an FSQA Manager, you will oversee regulatory processes and manage specification libraries, ensuring compliance with labeling requirements for all North American products. This role involves providing regulatory leadership, maintaining up-to-date knowledge of Canadian and US food labeling regulations, and guiding cross-functional teams and regulatory bodies. This position plays a critical role in influencing regulatory policy decisions and supporting our commitment to quality and compliance.


Responsibilities:

  • Provide regulatory leadership with expertise in Canadian and US Food labelling regulations.
  • Monitor changes in the regulatory environment and communicate their impact internally.
  • Maintain regulatory knowledge to support the business for compliance and continuous improvement.
  • Influence and educate stakeholders on regulatory policy decisions.
  • Manage Regulatory approval process for new products, including finished food specification and product labels.  
  • Direct Regulatory analysts on project assignments and provide guidance and support for timely completion.  
  • Manage Specification library on SharePoint and communicate updates across the supply chain.  
  • Manage Genesis and/or other nutritional database.
  • Provide Regulatory Support to the Commercialization Process.
  • Interact with outside organizations to ensure compliance with all set criteria, to include Kosher, Halal, Non-GMO, Organic, Whole Grain, and other programs as needed.
  • Support bakeries with regulatory and specification information for GFSI, third party audits, and customer audits.

 
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree, preferably in Food Science, Nutrition, Food Technology or related discipline – Masters or Registered Dietician a plus or sufficient experience in the food industry to cover the technical skills needed
  • 5+ year’s specification and labelling experience with demonstrable increases in responsibility and dealing with complex, multiple products.
  • Familiar with the National Labeling Education Act, including 2018 NFP requirements.
  • Knowledge/expertise in US FDA Food Labelling Regulations, Canadian Food Labelling Regulations and requirements for Bioengineering, Organic, Proposition 65, non-GM, Kosher, and Halal.
  • Experience with international regulations is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Nutritional database/software programs and label-creation programs (e.g. NiceLabel, EasyLabel).
  • Proficient in computer applications, including SAP, MS Office, SharePoint, Adobe, and nutritional database/software program.

 

We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.