Regulatory & Standards Scientist

Auckland, New Zealand

  • Iconic FMCG company with community purpose
  • Located in New Zealand OR Australia with flexible work arrangements
  • Join our experienced team and progress your career

Are you passionate about healthy nutrition, and know your way around food standards and regulatory frameworks?  This is your opportunity to join us in making a difference!

Sanitarium is one of New Zealand's and Australia's most iconic and trusted brands.  Think Weet-Bix, So Good and UP&GO!  We are passionate about everything we do, from producing healthy breakfast options, to fostering good health and wellbeing through our free nutrition advice service, running the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon series, and tackling child hunger through the Kick Start Breakfast Club.   


About the role

In this role you will manage compliance to relevant food legislation and Codes of Practice, and advocate the company stance on nutrition and sound regulatory frameworks to government and representative bodies.  The role forms part of our Corporate Regulatory team and can be based in either of our Head Offices, Royal Oak, Auckland or Berkeley Vale, NSW Australia.


In this role you will:

  • Keep updated with and interpret relevant industry legislation and frameworks to understand potential claims, risks and barriers, and advise the company as appropriate.
  • Ensure company compliance and risk mitigation by assessing artwork, advertising, ingredient lists, and allergen, GM, and compliance status of products and raw materials.
  • Assist as required with the implementation of company food policy.
  • Deliver projects to agreed turnaround times.
  • Maintain key industry contacts to positively influence good food regulation outcomes
  • Assist in developing supplier specifications and sales/export documentation
  • Continuously improve our food safety, legality/regulatory and quality systems and processes to support agreed manufacturing targets.
  • Monitor and assess relevant trends and issues in relation to strategic scientific and regulatory issues.

About you

We expect you to be an enthusiastic, well organised, customer focused team player, demonstrating:

  • A relevant degree; e.g. Food Science, Nutrition, Science   
  • A minimum of 3 years' work experience within AU/NZ food regulation
  • Knowledge of the AU/NZ Food Standards Code, allergen management (VITAL)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Sound analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication (verbal & written) skills


Understanding of HACCP, GMO, marketing imperatives would be advantageous.


What we can offer you 

Sanitarium provides a supportive workplace, offering opportunities for personal and professional development.  We genuinely care for the health and wellbeing of our employees and offer a range of benefits that support this aim.  We are an organisation driven by our purpose and values. 

If you share our passion for what we do and our products and can respect our Christian based principles, then don't miss out on this opportunity; apply today! 

All applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand and/or Australia.

Type: Permanent

Category: Science and Technology

Reference ID: SA0SANKB000132

Date Posted: 19/05/2022

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