Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Chicago, IL
Did you know that over 30% of fresh produce grown in the world goes to waste and never reaches consumers?

Founded in 2015, Hazel Technologies Inc. is a USDA-funded company that develops new technologies to extend the quality and shelf life of fresh produce in the global supply chain. The Chicago-based early-stage agricultural technology company is on a mission to reduce food waste. Shippers, growers, and retailers are always looking for new ways to ship food further, enter new markets, extend the growing season, and have less food rejected at the retail level. Hazel Technologies’ products address these needs by adding significant and measurable value throughout our customer’s food supply chains.

Hazel Technologies is seeking a detail-oriented and deadline-driven Regulatory Affairs Specialist to help support the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. National and international regulatory compliance is of central importance to Hazel’s business activities and core mission.

Position Description:  

The Regulatory Affairs Specialist will report directly to the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. This role will be responsible for researching, compiling, and analyzing biopesticide and food contact regulations world-wide in support of regulatory submissions, strategy, and compliance at the global, federal, and state levels.  ***Spanish language proficiency is required for this role***.


Responsibilities:

  • Support the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs on the planning and implementation of efforts to obtain new registrations, geographic expansions, permits, and approvals, etc.
  • Assist with preparation of regulatory submissions and labels for domestic and international regulatory dossiers
  • Research and analyze regulations worldwide to help guide Hazel’s regulatory and compliance strategies worldwide
  • Execute Hazel’s regulatory strategy by correct and timely submission of necessary documentation
  • Maintain an organized internal repository of regulatory related data, communication, guidance, and submissions
  • Assist in educating Hazel about the relevant global regulations facing our business
  • Correspond with external consultants on regulatory related issues and documentation
  • Maintain an up-to-date calendar of regulatory related dates and meetings
  • Participate in regulatory industry association activities, related lobbying efforts, and travel as requested
  • Remain up-to-date on ongoing movement and trends in global biopesticide regulation 

Requirements:  

  • One to three years of relevant regulatory affairs experience
  • Spanish language fluency is an absolute necessity
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)  
  • Strong communication and document maintenance skills
  • Comfort with managing multiple deadlines and projects simultaneously.
  • Cognizance of confidential information concealment and disclosure best practices.
  • Detail oriented and deadline driven.  
  • Team player with a strong-work ethic who excels at regulatory research and analytical thinking
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree chemistry, biology, agriculture, biotechnology, related scientific discipline, or degree or relevant experience in regulatory affairs

Preferences:  

  • Experience in regulatory compliance or regulatory strategy
  • Proficiency with Microsoft SharePoint  
  • Familiarity with fresh produce supply chain / food retail  
  • Familiarity with food-related regulations and governing bodies (e.g. EPA, FDA, USDA, OMRI)


HOW TO APPLY:

Send email to careers@hazeltechnologies.com  

Subject line: Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Please attach CV or  resume and short intro stating where you saw the job posted, (no cover letter necessary)


Equal Opportunity Employer

Haze Technologies is an equal opportunity employer, committed to our diversity and inclusiveness. We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, nationality, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or age. We strongly encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community, people with disabilities and veterans to apply.

About Hazel Technologies, Inc.: Hazel Technologies is a USDA-funded startup company that develops new solutions to extend the quality shelf life of fresh produce and reduce food waste. Founded in 2015, Hazel Tech® services over 100 of the world's largest fresh produce packers, shippers, and retailers. Selected as a Finalist for Fast Company's 2020 World Changing Ideas and winner of "Best Sustainable Packaging"at the 2020 World Food Innovation Awards, the company's patent-pending technologies have been tested by top academic research programs including UC Davis, Cornell University, and Oregon State University. In 2020, Hazel is on track to be used with over 3.2 billion pounds of fresh produce, preventing more than 270 million pounds from going to waste. For more information, visit www.hazeltechnologies.com.