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Technical Regulatory Manager

Job Name

Technical Regulatory Manager






Operations - Supply Chain - Logistics - Procurement

Reporting Line:

Global Technical Regulatory Manager

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Silvana Bossi

About the role

What does a Technical Regulatory Manager do?

Participates in the Industry Associations meetings and events with an active role of influencing and impacting to defend Bacardi position and its recognized reputation. Co-responsible to maintain tools and guidance to monitor new regulation, assess compliance and design labels at global level. Manage regulatory assessment of some projects and continuous improvement of the Technical Regulatory Network by identifying and analyzing gaps, performing corrective actions and issuing standardization documents. Co-responsible for issuing global technical documentation necessary in the exportation process of our products. Responsible to maintain official documentation on BACO formula and product information.

About You

A rigorous, innovative and technology savvy expert with a strong desire to deliver on the strategy and take Bacardí to the next level with an interested in disrupting the industry.


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Technical Regulatory
  • Compliance
    • Maintain & coordinate the update and the development of the Brand Content Management database compiling worldwide labelling regulatory requirements that will affect the Artwork development brief. Ensure consistency and clarity of data as part of the artwork development brief.
    • Responsible for the regulatory assessment of some InnovApp projects. Proactively partner with R&D, Marketing, Packaging, TRN local experts and other groups to ensure the technical regulatory compliance of the products: provide guidance on regulatory requirements, review proposed labelling changes to determine regulatory impact, address regulatory issues.
    • Review technical regulatory requirements and synthetize them in best practices and guidelines documents used to ensure compliance in the different regions.
    • Conduct training programs to educate employees on technical regulatory requirements and good regulatory practices for people part of the regulatory network (supply chain mainly).
  • Monitor
    • Define tools and database to monitor upcoming regulation. Highlight potential risk and escalade to the impacted business and OC.
    • Ensure systematic assessment of new regulation, and escalade if a potential impact is identified.
    • Published monthly update on new regulation.
  • Influence
    • Participates in the Industry Associations meetings with an active role of influencing. Participate on the definition topics covering new regulation impact, CSR aspect and ingredients authorization.
    • Define and align Bacardi position with all business units and functions on specific regulation evolution.
  • Official technical documents
    • Responsible for supporting markets and product development with official global certificates on behalf of Bacardi, BACO and Tradall for regulatory technical compliance with local or international legal / regulations as required by regulatory authorities.
    • Maintain and update secured storage of formula and product information as part of BACO responsibility in Geneva Safe. Add new brands, new information or new product range in the registered documentation (paper and digital format) 

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • You have a strong capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become. You are strong in managing complexity and building alignment while demonstrating consistent delivery of results in first-time situations by inspiring teams, exhibiting a presence that builds confidence in yourself and others.
  • Rigorous and able to deliver with brilliance at pace. Integrity and motivation to be part of a performing team.
  • Excellent negotiation & networking skills. You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people to multiply collective performance. Authentic, approachable, empathetic, and inclusive style of communication & collaboration, with the ability to work with diverse, geographically spread people. Ability to manage stakeholder expectations with serious and professionalism.
  • Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to complex problems.
  • Demonstrating business savvy when dealing with ambiguity. Ability to persuade, influence and be regarded as a reliable and competent business partner in the spirits industry.
  • Tenacity and resilience to work through challenging quality decision situations. 
Personal Qualities
  • Minimum a Master degree in Science (chemistry or Food Science) or Legal/ paralegal qualification or equivalent experience.
  • 5 to 10 years experience in the alcoholic/ beverage/food industry in the technical regulatory field, with solid track record. Strength in critical analysis- seeking to understand complex business needs and review them via continuous improvement process principles and incorporations of available systems technologies.
  • Knowledge of Regulatory affairs (e.g. legislation, Int.l working groups, etc) an asset.
  • Native level in writing/speaking in English language
  • Other languages such as Spanish and French are an advantage. 
  • Knowledgeable in IT systems and database architecture to design and maintain regulations monitoring and artwork development. 

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.