Continental Foods Sweden AB · Publicerad 16 aug

The Regulatory & Quality Manager works independently and has responsibility for all regulatory aspects in relation to the implementation of finished products in the Nordics. This includes finished product specifications and also labels, printed packaging and communication tools validation. This includes regulatory activities in close interaction with internal and external stake holders.

An important part of the position is to anticipate any change of Nordics regulations and to represent Continental Foods for the relevant authorities in Nordic regarding all label aspects.

In this role you are in charge of the Nordics Quality including reporting & tracking of the Manufacturing quality teams action plans to mitigate Nordics complaints. You oversee the Consumer Careline for Nordics and interacts with the Consumer Careline external agency and the Continental Foods group Consumer Careline Manager. You are in direct contact with consumers when relevant.

Main Tasks

The main tasks in this position are among others:
  • Main point of contact in case of any Nordics Authorities request or issue on product.
  • Responsible for ensuring that Nordics labels and printed packaging are accurate, meet customer requirements and are compliant with current EU / local regulations.
  • Provide regulatory direction and guidance to internal customers such as Nordics marketing, R&D, Quality, Purchasing and others relating to labelling nutrition information, product composition and regulatory issues.
  • Scope the Nordics regulatory landscape and keeping abreast of all changes in Nordics local countries legislation.
  • Translate and anticipate on changes in current Nordics local countries legislation.
  • Participate to policies development and implementation for the Group.
  • Create,review and maintain accurate and compliant Nordics Regulatory Information
  • Provide internal and external Nordics customer's or consumers technical support. Respond to customer inquiries regarding allergens/formulation/ nutrition data / organic or ethic status.
  • Interacts with the other countries Quality teams with respect to regulatory or quality.
  • Nordics Quality reporting and inform the Manufacturing quality teams about complaints.
  • Oversee the Nordic Consumer Careline.
  • Is the Nordics local topic expert for products and traceability.
  • In charge of the agreement and quality follow up of our external warehouses & co-manufacturers in Nordics.
  • Develop, train and communicate process improvements and expectations. Participate in process improvement initiatives to increase accuracy, work to determine simple root causes of issues and develop procedures to prevent similar occurrences.
Your profile
  • University degree or Higher Vocational Education in the fields of regulations and the Food Industry/process complexity and comprehensive ingredient knowledge.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Food Regulation in a FMCG or a retailer company.
  • Skills and key competencies: accurate - analytical - result oriented - Excellent written and verbal communication skills - ability to handle complexity and juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment - team organizer and player. Ability to build and maintain working relations with external parties. Process-oriented with experience in creating and implementing practices to improve quality and efficiency.
  • Fluent in Swedish language. Fluent in Finnish language is a merit.
  • Business level in English language.
This position will be located at our office in Lund Sweden or in Vantaa Finland. You will report to the Group Quality and Regulatory Manager. A small amount of travel occurs mainly in Sweden, Finland and to other European countries.

How to apply

This recruitment is handled by Gateway HR AB. Please contact Björn Rosberg at Gateway HR with inquiries or +46708-39 37 69. To apply please send your application written in English language including personal letter and CV to We are looking forward to your application as soon as possible since we will make the selection to interviews continuously. Please apply August 25th 2016 at the latest.
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Om företaget
Continental Foods is one of Europe's leading food companies. At Continental Foods, we feel at home in Europe. Our headquarters are in Puurs, Belgium in the heart of Europe, with operations in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany and Sweden.

We are passionate about food, and we know what our consumers like. Our portfolio is built on local brands such as Blå Band, Bong Touch of Taste, Lämmin Kuppi and Varma Koppen in Finland and Sweden. Many of our brands have been part of the local food landscape for more than 100 years. Our Nordic offices are located in Lund and Vantaa. For more information, please visit:
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