The Food Labelling Specialist will play a vital role in supporting the execution of our nutritional, ingredient, and allergen labelling compliance on labels and artwork development for sales within the Americas. The Food Labelling Specialist will work closely with the company’s commercial & marketing team engaging in various activities such as conducting ingredient reviews, performing product assessments, and ensuring accurate entry of declarations into our internal system (ERP & Genesis). The role will also assist in tracking compliance data and in providing labelling guidance on specific topics as needed.
The Food Labelling Specialist will also actively approve existing and new vendors’ food safety systems in verifying and validating core food safety documents.
§ Manage ingredient, allergen, & nutritional labelling for private label projects of retail corporations, branded retail projects, & industrial and food service projects.
§ Review Kosher & Organic Labelling. Maintain Private label kosher certification database.
§ Proactively communicate traceability (lot code & date) inkjet formats in accordance with importing country requirements.
§ Address labelling projects by upcoming priorities as indicated on internal ERP dashboards and proactively update notes/status at item level.
§ Maintain organized record keeping for all labelling projects in accordance with established SOPs.
§ Proceed to ongoing troubleshooting and manage exceptions.
§ Provide smooth communication channels between ArdoVLM, its customers and suppliers.
§ Update existing SOPs for Ingredient, Allergen, & Nutritional Labelling with newly developed efficiencies.
§ Private Retail Brands: Follow projects A to Z to optimize internal efficiencies. Update and maintain customers’ platforms with ingredient, allergen, & nutritional labelling data in a timely manner.
§ Collaborate with Food Safety, Regulatory, Commercial and Marketing throughout the artwork/label development process.
§ Request labelling-related QA documents (certificates, specs, recipe breakdowns, affidavits, etc.) for artwork and NPD projects.
§ Act as a Liaison between ArdoVLM and External labelling consultants + labs on labelling compliance matters.
§ Keep up to date with & help Senior Food Safety Leads assess the impact on ArdoVLM’s internal policies from updates in the regulatory landscape of Ingredient, Allergen, and Nutritional Labelling.
§ Other ad-hoc tasks as required.
§ Strong team player able to perform in a collaborative open environment.
§ Highly skilled at multitasking with the ability to work both in a team and independently.
§ Very well organized with a high capacity for prioritizing under tight deadlines and a fast-paced environment.
§ Take ownership of tasks assigned and follow up on issues until solved.
§ Well-developed sense of initiative and resourcefulness.
§ Proactively look for solutions.
§ Able to summarize complex situations in a few clear steps.
§ Acute sense of observation.
§ Able to efficiently communicate and interact with all company departments and clients in person, via telephone, email, and video conferences.
§ Excellent English written and oral communication skills, written and spoken proficiency in French & Spanish is an asset.
§ Good sense of diplomacy.
§ Efficient and effective on a computer.
Education and Work Experience
§ Graduate degree in Food Technology, Nutrition, or related academic fields.
§ 5+ years of experience in the food industry with a specialty in food and packaging labelling requirements, nutritional values, and preparation of ingredient statements.
§ Full knowledge and understanding of USA (FDA) and Canadian labelling regulations. Certification of proficiency in USA FDA & Canadian labelling requested.
§ Experience managing PLM systems for retail corporations (private label account - product lifecycle management system)
§ Knowledge of Latin America’s labelling regulations is an asset.
§ Additional experience in Research and Development roles in a food manufacturing environment is an asset.
§ Experience in the CPG or Canadian/USA retail food industry is an asset.
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Global Impact, Local Touch
With 17 units across 8 countries, a turnover of 1.4 billion, and products exported to over 100 countries, your work at Ardo impacts people worldwide. Be a part of an international team that retains a close-knit, local feel.
Career Growth in a Thriving Industry
In our team of around 4000 employees, every individual matters. We offer various opportunities for career growth and skill enhancement in a robust and thriving industry, ensuring you evolve as we grow.
Diverse and Inclusive
Embrace the opportunity to work with diverse teams from around the globe. At Ardo, we celebrate different cultures, ideas, and innovations brought in by our international family of employees.