Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager - Nigeria & WIMA

The Coca-Cola Company

Legal Services

Unspecified NGN Confidential
1 month ago

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Job Description/Requirements

Position Overview:

Provides leadership in local and regional industry organizations and trade associations to help advance the Company’s Scientific and regulatory agenda. Implement initiatives to address safety of ingredients, packages and products that will positively impact the reputation of The Coca-Cola Company . Regulatory stakeholder mapping, relationship building and advocacy. Role includes identification of innovations and competitive advantage opportunities. Managing product approval and regulatory compliance to meet new product development timelines through working with various stakeholders – R&D, marketing, food law, Public Affairs and Communication, regulatory authorities, bottler, etc.. Managing protection of The Coca-Cola Company trade secrets (product formulations and flavor information) while dealing with regulatory authorities.

What You will Do for Us:

Identify potential regulatory risks and opportunities and ensure tracking of local, regional and global regulatory issues and emerging trends that impact the reputation of our ingredients, products, packaging, brands, etc.  Implement globally aligned regulatory advocacy strategies to mitigate current risks and future headwinds that may impact our ingredients, products, packaging, claims, labeling, communication, marketing, etc. Build, maintain, enhance and develop relationships/networks with external experts, government agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders on issues relating to food regulations, food safety, nutrition and health, etc to advance The Coca-Cola Company strategy, growth agenda and positions. Lead and engage in industry/trade associations and food standards bodies so as to advocate industry/company positions to protect our business and enable growth.  Provide regulatory affairs expertise and guidance to the system to identify solutions to regulatory issues that affect our products, ingredients, nutrition regulations or labeling.  Establish regulatory strategies to gain government approvals and international standards (e.g., Codex) for new ingredients, products, labeling, or packaging to support innovation collaborating with internal and external stakeholders such as the global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs team, R&D, Legal, and trade associations.  Where appropriate, represent the Company at appropriate global industry organizations and international food standards bodies (e.g., Codex) and provide leadership to external stakeholders such as global food and beverage industry groups to influence outcomes and support our regulatory strategies.  Proactively work with Public Affairs & Communication, Marketing, Legal and Governmental Affairs areas to enable the credibility and reputation of our brands and company.  Provide expert support on issues related to Crisis Management (IMCR). Ensure that all ingredients, formulas, products, labels, food contact materials, packaging, promotional materials and marketing communications comply with all the relevant local regulations and The Coca-Cola Company’s policies and guidelines. Support innovation and commercialization compliance by providing scientific and regulatory expertise on new product concept/new ingredients.  Manage ingredient, formula, product, package, label, claims and communication approvals using various compliance related tools EG., Picasso, CokeWorks, etc.  Develop and manage internal processes, databases and tools to facilitate regulatory compliance processes. Support and lead the development and implementation of efficient and effective regulatory compliance systems, process and tools including considering digitization, outsourcing to 3rd parties or bottlers.  Engage with regulatory authorities as appropriate to support new product/package launches including efficient sanitary registrations.  Develop and manage internal processes, databases and tools to facilitate regulatory compliance processes. Participate in Scientific & Regulatory related Incident Management Crisis Resolution.

Role Requirement:

Bachelor degree 6-8 years of experience in food industry, government or related industry in similar roles. Demonstrated advocacy experience and leadership roles in related external organizations/committees/boards.  Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills and must be fluent in English and fluency in other international/relevant languages in the Operating Unit. 

What We Can Do for You:

You will be part of the Africa team where teams are the new heroes, and our leaders are inclusive orchestrators. Together, in pursuit of our Company Vision to craft LOVED BRANDS, done SUSTAINABLY, FOR A BETTER SHARED FUTURE, we will:

Leverage our BOUNDERLESS NETWORK Make our CUTURE Code inevitable Build winning CAPABILTIES Change the DNA of our organization to becoming ADAPTABLE

We are doing our best to create a seamless candidate experience for you as you apply for roles within the company. Due to the high volume of vacant positions, the recruitment process may take longer than usual and there may be a longer delay between application and interview. We appreciate your patience.


Product Development; Horizon Scanning; Relationship Management; Project Management; Risk Management; Regulatory Compliance; Communication; Science-Based Advocacy; People Management; Government Affairs; Influence; Risk Mitigation; Trade Secrets Protection; Teamwork

Our Purpose and Growth Culture:
We are taking deliberate action to nurture an inclusive culture that is grounded in our company purpose, to refresh the world and make a difference. We act with a growth mindset, take an expansive approach to what’s possible and believe in continuous learning to improve our business and ourselves. We focus on four key behaviors – curious, empowered, inclusive and agile – and value how we work as much as what we achieve. We believe that our culture is one of the reasons our company continues to thrive after 130+ years. Visit to learn more about these behaviors and how you can bring them to life in your next role at Coca-Cola.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. When we collect your personal information as part of a job application or offer of employment, we do so in accordance with industry standards and best practices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws.

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