Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.
Beam Suntory currently has the following position open in Clermont Kentucky, United States.
The primary purpose of this role is to ensure Beam Suntory products sold globally comply with both country of production and country of sale regulatory requirements. This position is a key role within the Innovation / change management process to ensure formulas and labeling of new and current products are compliant with country regulations. Product launches cannot occur without this important step in the process. This role acts as a technical liaison between Marketing, Product Development, Operations and sales.
This is a great opportunity because...
Beam Suntory is rapidly growing spirits manufacturer. It is a fast-paced, entrepeneureal company. The role allows for ownership and input into shaping the Regulatory department and strategy for the future of the company.
The expectation of this role is to provide guidance in international alcohol beverage regulations and be a leader in global regulatory processes and execution. The responsibilities of this role will be focused on complex international markets with a starting focus in the Americas. This role will have a high level of interaction with key stakeholders and be expected to effectively manage cross-functional projects.
Innovation/Change Management Process Regulatory Support
Act as the technical regulatory support for the company. This will include but is not limited to: Attending Project Meetings, delivering project milestones, fielding regulatory questions from internal partners in R&D, Marketing, Operations, etc.
International Country Clearance
Review and clear product formulas for sale in desired markets.
Specification Reviews / Approvals
Review and approve formula specifications for regulatory compliance.
Label Pre-Reviews and Label Approvals
Provide labeling guidance for cross-functional teams and formally review/approve labels through internal project management system.
Create / maintain technical documentation for product import / export.
International Spirits Regulation horizon scanning
Work with Regional Regulatory leads to stay abreast of all international spirits regulations and changes. Liaise with relevant internal stakeholders to provide Regulatory impact to business. Generate workstreams and action plans to assure compliance to new/changing regulations.
Manage and respond to internal product inquiries as well as customer/consumer inquiries routed through Customer Service.
Identify / develop / plan / execute non-routine technical project initiatives related to technical regulatory.
Supply Chain Support
Provide Regional and Global support as needed.
Degree: Bachelor’s degree, science field (preferred)
Years of Experience: May be offset by advanced degree or other experience (i.e. FDA experience), minimum 5 plus years of experience in a regulatory position within an alcohol company or food and beverage.
Knowledge of Alcohol Beverage formula and labeling regulations (distilled spirits knowledge preferred, wine knowledge is a plus)
Other Desired Skills:
Extensive knowledge of TTB formula and label regulations (distilled spirits – primary, wine – secondary)
Working knowledge of FDA regulations as they relate to alcoholic beverages
Strong leadership skills / ability to manage key stakeholders
Ability to discuss technical regulations with non-technical colleagues in a way that is easily understandable
Strong problem solving skill set with the ability to think “outside of the box”
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including timely follow-up and commitment to deliverables, and openness to give and receive feedback
Ability to work independently in leading plan development and execution for assigned projects and tasks
Self starter, flexible, comfortable working in unstructured fast-paced environment, able to manage multiple priorities while maintaining attention to detail
Ability to develop strong cross functional relationships with internal business partners within R&D as well as Marketing, Operations, Procurement, Project Management to drive strong collaboration and results
Team player with collaborative style and strong listening and partnering skills. Culturally sensitive, with the ability to work in a global multicultural cross functional organization, requiring ability to work effectively across cultures
Flexibility with global working hours to adjust for various time zones to accommodate global responsibilities.
Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed
Proficient in Excel, Word, SAP and experience with formula and bill of materials curation. (Knowledge of Project Lifecyle Management/Product Lifecycle Management software is a plus)
5 + years experience in Spirits Regulations (TTB Experiience highly desired, will consider other CPG experience like food and beverage).
Ability to work and lead cross-functional projects in a fast paced environment.
Creative problem solver that is able to work and interpret regulations and communicate practical guidance to the business.
Flexibility with global working hours
Beam Suntory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws.
About Beam Suntory Inc.
As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires human connections. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands, Suntory whisky Kakubin and Courvoisier cognac, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s and Legent bourbon; Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki and Toki Japanese whisky; Teacher’s, Laphroaig and Bowmore Scotch whisky; Canadian Club whisky; Hornitos and Sauza tequila; EFFEN, Haku and Pinnacle vodka; Sipsmith and Roku gin; and Midori liqueur.
Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and vision of Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamsuntory.com and www.drinksmart.com.