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Regulatory Toxicologist

Posted Date:  Nov 24, 2022
Requisition Number:  115666

Job Location:  Hershey, PA – hybrid work from office/home


Job Summary: 


Seeking a regulatory toxicologist in our Regulatory Center of Excellence in Hershey, PA who enjoys evaluating chemical safety, problem solving, and tackling complex issues. In this role, you will support The Hershey Company’s regulatory compliance strategy and provide subject matter expertise on regulatory and safety related topics. You will conduct risk assessments and collaborate with, and provide technical advice to, a variety of functions, including R&D/product development, packaging, marketing, legal, communications, and manufacturing partners. This role will involve interacting with trade associations and regulators/government agencies and monitoring global regulatory impacts relevant to The Hershey Company’s portfolio. You will be part of a dynamic team ensuring the safety and regulatory compliance of Hershey’s products.



Role Responsibilities: 


50% - Regulatory Compliance and Safety Support:

  • Provide regulatory leadership for global topics and strategic approaches to assist regional regulatory subject matter experts and ensure compliance. Utilize internal and external tools and systems to evaluate ingredients and formulas to make proactive risk-based decisions
  • Evaluate safety data for ingredients/packaging chemicals and conduct risk assessments to ensure food chemical safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Support the development of specifications for chemicals in food and oversee internal chemical management programs for key ingredients to support the business while ensuring regulatory compliance.

40% - Business Engagement/Technical Leadership:

  • Effectively communicate scientific information to nontechnical partners and provide safety and regulatory advice to cross functional colleagues (e.g., product development and marketing partners). 
  • Lead regulatory projects of medium to high complexity with minimal supervision. Develop regulatory standards, SOPs, programs, processes, and tools; and communicate regulatory policy to regional regulatory partners and other internal stakeholders.
  • Monitor relevant regulatory actions and proposals from government agencies along with emerging topics and be able to highlight key impacts to the portfolio and potential options to address and ensure continued compliance.

10% - Other Regulatory Compliance Responsibilities:

  • Conduct risk assessments and provide technical expertise to support the manufacturing facilities in incident management. Provide support and assistance to the analytical laboratory.
  • Participate in trade associations and external working groups and provide input on relevant topics.
  • Support Consumer Relations, Corporate Communications, and Sales by providing responses and external communication resources for questions related to safety and regulatory compliance    





  • Education:  Advanced degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree in science related field (Toxicology, Pharmacology, Chemistry, Food Science or comparable) with experience will also be considered.
  • Experience:  Experience preferred, but recent graduates with a PhD or Master’s degree are welcome to apply. B.S. with minimum 3 years of Regulatory Affairs/Toxicology experience
  • Conducting literature reviews and summarizing toxicology testing data and complex scientific information
  • Experience conducting human health risk assessments
  • Understanding of global regulations and the use of adopted guidance documents and frameworks to support risk assessment and regulatory compliance
  • Computational background/skills and/or proficiency in a programming language is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work with overlapping deadlines
  • Strong initiative, willingness to learn, and the ability to adapt in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to influence and make complicated subjects clear and presentable
  • Must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in cross functional teams
  • Impeccable ethics and must maintain a high level of confidentiality







Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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