Sr. Specialist, Regulatory Affairs - North America (Hybrid)

Date: Feb 11, 2024

Location: New York, NY, US, 10019

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Requisition  ID : 493007 

Job Description


It’s an exciting time to be part of IFF’s Global Regulatory Affairs. As a Sr. Specialist of North America Scent Regulatory team you will be responsible for the regulatory compliance and conformity to customer requirements for fragrance products created in your region. In a regulatory landscape that is continuously evolving and with our customers increasingly aiming for more innovation and differentiation, you’ll be working with a team of dedicated Managers and Specialists and in close collaboration with perfumers, scent design managers, account teams and customers. This is a hybrid position with flexibility as needed.  


This role will be reporting to the Director of Regulators Affairs - Americas.


About You:

To be successful in this role you must have anywhere from 5-7 years of previous experience in regulatory compliance role, or a related field. A four-year College Degree in Science related field is preferred. You will need to demonstrate a strong solution-oriented mindset, innovative thinking, strategic agility, and cross-functional collaboration skills.

You will spend your time…



  • Working with a team of regulatory Specialists and Managers. This will require the ability to work in a team environment and contribute to collaborative projects.
  • Providing support for all product compliance/regulatory, product claims and certifications aspects, including compliance reviews and documentation.
  • Data management for compliance systems.
  • Developing and implementing solutions pro-actively in preparation of upcoming regulatory changes, to drive differentiation and support customer needs related to sustainability and product claims.
  • Creating and making regulatory presentations to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participating in Trade Organization meetings with Regulatory Affairs team.

Job Requirements


  • 5-7 years of previous experience in regulatory compliance role or a related field.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, prioritizing workload to meet multiple deadlines. 
  • Good Project Management, problem solving and decision-making skills. 
  • Proficient in the use of computers and possess a working knowledge of associated office software packages (e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Sound experience of computer information systems is also essential, although training will be provided on IFF-developed systems and tools. 




  • Demonstrate ability to work within a team, while maintaining discipline to work independently when remote.
  • Able to communicate effectively between departments and external associations with varying priorities. 
  • Able to operate effectively within our regulatory systems, documentation systems, and office systems. 
  • Review fragrance formulas for compliance with applicable regulations, customer requirements and industry guidelines. 
  • Provide customer support to sales, creative and applications, for fragrance safety and regulatory issues. Prepare customer documentation for fragrance formulas. 
  • Demonstrate diligence and an attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrate organizational skills as well and a customer service approach.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams). 


Leadership Behaviors

OWN. Deliver results, be responsive and be the key source of information for your internal stakeholders and external customers. 
DRIVE INNOVATION. Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business (encompassing everything from continuous improvement to the implementation of new IT systems and supporting IFF product innovations).


Compensation ($82,560 - $95,000) is based on a variety of factors including but not limited to work experience, skills, certifications, and location.

We are a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition, offering our customers a broader range of natural solutions and accelerating our growth strategy. At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for an inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability.

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