Regulatory Compliance Specialist – Raw Materials

Target Flavors – Newport News, VA Facility

Regulatory Compliance Specialist – Raw Materials

Candidate will support the activities of the QA & Regulatory Departments. Candidate will ensure vendor compliance with company policies, procedures, and guidelines.  Will assist in the implementation and improvement of the global quality and food safety programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research & obtain vendor data for entire raw material inventory, managing the following documentation:  specification sheets, safety data sheets, allergen, GMO, nutritional data, CA Prop 65, letter of guarantee, country of origin, etc.
  • Obtain & manage regulatory documentation for all vendors including: HACCP program, recall policy, FSMA compliance, FDA registration, certificates of insurance, 3rd party audit reports, questionnaires, etc.
  • Continuous implementation of raw material data updates utilizing various computer platforms.
  • Identify gaps and inefficiencies in regulatory documentation program & resolve w/ regulatory team.
  • Participate in all vendor & 3rd party audits
  • Obtain & manage Organic certification documents
  • Manage kosher certification program
  • Provide support to Quality Control Dept, R&D group & SQF Practitioner as needed



  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Food Science or related field
  • 1-2 years food/ingredient regulatory experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to read, comprehend and interpret regulatory information & requests
  • Ability to create & maintain multiple database management systems thoroughly and effectively
  • Clear & effective communication skills (both verbal & written)
  • Ability to make educated judgments on accuracy & appropriateness of information
  • Knowledge of food manufacturing regulatory requirements, HACCP, good manufacturing practices (GMP’s), SQF and related concepts a strong plus



  • Target Flavors, Inc.
    251 Enterprise Drive
    Newport News, VA  23603

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