General information

All posting locations: MEX-DIF, , Mexico

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Date Published: 27-Feb-2023

Ref #: R-67106

Description & Requirements


  • Ensure the regulatory compliance of our finished products- formulations- pack- labels- and ingredients in Latin America and Hispanic countries.
  • Be the contact point for Mexico- Costa Rica- Venezuela- and Chile with local regulatory Authorities.
  • Ensure the register process compliance among exportation countries- leading the coordinator to work with main stakeholders.
  • Advise R&D and Marketing leadership Teams about food legislation changes- appointing the impacts in our KHC portfolio- and relative roadmap to adaptation.
  • As an Expert on food labeling and regulatory compliance you will be the ‘legal gatekeeper’ when it comes to recipes- artwork- marketing outings- images and packaging to guarantee regulatory compliance.

Key Activities/ Deliverables:

  •  Provide technical expertise in all regulated fields affecting products and marketability (food law- nutrition requirements- labeling and packaging);
  • In charge of the regulatory compliance as the regulated landscape in Latin America Hispanic countries;
  • Regulatory environment monitoring and communication KHC´s main stakeholders regarding the scenario-  strategic view to advocate KHC interests and prevent and mitigate negative impacts and negative surprises;
  • Administrating of Product sanitary registrations including importation- exportation and local commercialization/distribution to analyze normative/regulatory impact- risk assessment and scenarios- as well as the monitoring of the main governmental discussions on the sector it represents- defining the action strategy and the best way to communicate with regulatory bodies. Thus- more and more- the professional assumes a strategic position in decision making- always based on risk assessment;
  • Be the final approver for nutrition facts and ingredient lists in new label development- ensuring and reviewing all product labels used comply with each country’s legislation- government guidelines and Company policies;
  • To approve ingredient specifications for legislation and support other requests for information relating to labelling;
  • Accountable for the guidance of the regulatory changes in food regulation (products- SKU´s and packaging) and for the for the implementation with the main stakeholders (R&D- Marketing- Food Safety) for local production and also for Import and export business in each Latam Market;
  • Administrating of Products sanitary registrations including importation- exportation and local commercialization/distribution;
  • To support Marketing- R&D and Quality by providing advice for labelling and related legislation issues;
  • Identify opportunities to KHC as a strategic partner in the regulatory field;
  • Interactions and advocacy of KHC interests with Associations- Trade Associations and Regulatory Entities aligned and in partnership with internal stakeholders;
  • Manage gap analysis of portfolio vs. global guidelines and for the communication and alignment for implementation needs;
  • Lead regulatory training development for R&D- Marketing and Legal;
  • To approve advertising copy and external communications to ensure they are not misleading and conform to legislation;
  • Ensure business sustainability within the KHC values and commitments.

Skills (Knowledge/ Capabilities):

  • Ability to work with different countries and stakeholders;
  • Leadership skills to manage and develop the Team;
  • Ability to work with multiple projects;
  • Presentation and spreadsheet skills (.ppt/excel must have- SAP desirable);
  • Attention to detail is essential;
  • Strong customer focus;
  • Good project management skills;
  • Resilience to perform in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong communication skills: managing stakeholders- convincing- informing- inquiring- negotiating.

About Us

The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

No matter the brand, we’re united under one vision: To sustainably grow by delighting more consumers globally. Bringing this vision to life is our team of 39,000+ food lovers, creative thinkers, and high performers worldwide. Together, we help provide meals to those in need through our global partnership with Rise Against Hunger. We also stand committed to responsible, sustainable practices that extend to every facet of our business, our consumers, and our communities. Every day, we’re transforming the food industry with bold thinking and unprecedented results. If you share our passion – and are ready to create the future, build a legacy, and lead as a global citizen – there’s only one thing to do: join our table and let’s make life delicious!

Our Culture of Ownership, Meritocracy and Collaboration

We're not afraid to think differently. Embrace new ideas. Dream big. We empower our people at every level – from entry-level intern to senior leader – to own their work. We share a responsibility to think like Owners – to be mindful of the collective and sustained success of Kraft Heinz – which we apply to every situation, every day.

As part of Kraft Heinz, you're supported to grow and achieve. You’re expected to bring your authentic self to work every day, to lead with humility, and drive outstanding performance at every level – and you’ll be rewarded. You’re given opportunities to leave a mark and build a legacy. But you won’t do it alone. You’re supported by passionate teammates along the way, and our collective, collaborative spirit fuels our incredible progress.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.