Regulatory Affairs Manager

Nestlé Operational Services Worldwide SA

  • Publication date:

    21 February 2024
  • Workload:

  • Contract type:

    Unlimited employment
  • Place of work:

    1800 Vevey

The Nestlé Group is the world's largest food and beverage company with 92.6 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2019. It is present in 187 countries around the world, has 403 factories and its 291'000 employees are committed to Nestlé's purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on

Regulatory Affairs Manager

Position Snapshot

Location: Vevey, Switzerland
Company: SBU Nutrition
Act. Rate: Full-Time Act. Rate 100%
Type of contract: Permanent Contract

What we offer at Nestlé

Flexible work policies in terms of core hours and working from home. Please talk to us during the recruitment process about what flexibility could look like for you!
Genuine opportunities for career and personal development
Modern "smart office" locations providing agile & collaborative workspaces
Dynamic international working environment
Attractive additional benefits

Position Summary

As a Regulatory Affairs Manager, you will act as a strategic business partner helping to navigate the regulatory environment to create business opportunity for one of our Nutrition categories. In this role you will be supporting I/R globally in cooperation with other global stakeholders and market RSA to ensure geo-expansion and advocacy for the category. The job requires deep knowledge of the infant formula regulatory environment (technical, innovation, Codex and market specifics) combined with agility to respond to fast evolving business needs.

The Nutrition "Strategic Business Unit" (SBU) is part of the Nestlé Group. Our mission is to support lifelong health and well-being for all. Grounded in the deep understanding of today's nutritional challenges and the link between food and health, we leverage our R&D expertise to offer tasty and balanced diets which cater to the varied and different needs of mothers, infants, children, teens and adults. Our high quality and sustainable solutions include ensuring access to affordable nutrition and addressing specific dietary requirements and nutritional deficiencies.

We offer a dynamic, inclusive, and international working environment with many opportunities across different companies, functions, and regions. Don't miss the opportunity to join us and work with different teams in an agile and diverse context.

A Day in the Life of a Regulatory Affairs Manager

  • Drive global regulatory activities in the dedicated innovation/renovation platform together with project stakeholders and market RSA.
  • Define Regulatory Pathway/ Strategy for projects.
  • Shape the regulatory environment to increase Nutrition competitiveness towards our markets.
  • Develop positions and advocacy strategy to be used at market level.
  • Identify and ensure implementation of strategies to shape the regulatory environment at market and industry levels to increase Nestlé Nutrition competitiveness towards our markets.
  • Support and train stakeholders and market RSA (scientific - regulatory matters, tools).
  • Provide insight into Nutrition RSA processes and SOP development.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance (ingredient, product, labeling ...) directly and in relation with market RSA and Global stakeholders.
  • Support markets as issue owner in identified topics.

What will make you successful

  • Advanced University degree with Scientific qualification (Food /Nutrition/Pediatrics/ /Pharmacy).
  • At least 6-7 years' experience in various positions in Food industry /Pharma or relevant Trade Associations in science, regulatory or close to product development with strong understanding of regulatory.
  • Knowledge of infant formula regulation and environment.
  • Experience working with technical regulations and industry associations across food or pharma industries.
  • Experience of working with commercial teams and demonstrated ability to communicate topics in a simple & business friendly manner.
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and help business make risk-based decisions.
  • Experience of working in an international & multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience in ASEAN countries would be highly valued.

At Nestlé, we want to help shape a better and healthier world, inspire people to live healthier lives and deliver impact at a scale and pace that makes a difference. We do this by fostering a diverse, friendly, supportive, and collaborative environment, that creates positive disruption, embraces innovation, and empowers people and teams to win. We aim to hire friendly, respectful, inspiring people who care about the people's lives that we touch every single day.

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