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Senior Regulatory Specialist

Date: Mar 11, 2023

Location: Madrid, MD, ES

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.



Senior Regulatory Specialist  


The following position is open in MadridSpain.


What makes this a great opportunity?

This position reports to the Group Manager of Global Regulatory, within the Global Research & Development Organization. This role will lead key initiatives and is accountable to deliver Regulatory responsibilities, programs / projects, functional based goals, and implementation of regulations for the designated region or business group.  

  • The spirits industry is an exciting, dynamic, and fast-paced business.  Beam Suntory is a top player in the spirits business and focused on driving both category and brand growth. 
  • This is a senior regulatory role that has responsibilities to lead the collaboration with regulatory peers, cross functional partners to deliver our mission and purpose. 
  • This role will provide opportunities for personal growth and development to lead programs with increased complexity, that require champion new thinking, challenge status quo, and drive for results.   
  • This position provides broad exposure to marketing/business teams, product development, legal, public affairs, customer service, operations, finance, sourcing, and other internal and external partners, providing R&D support on cross functional teams for formulated Full Bottle Spirit and Ready to Drink products.


Role Responsibilities

  • per brand and launch market requirements.
  • Responsible to autonomously manage, plan work, and advance solutions when required to delivery all work types, meeting priorities and goals.
  • The person in this role will leverage their strong regulatory foundation, courage, and problem-solving skills to advance product / project requirements. 
  • Provide day to day support and solutions for existing market products including supplier ingredient assessments, customer service support, in market commercialization needs, and consumer inquiries. 
  • Effective communication and presentation skills to enable project advancement, informing, and collaboration to cross functional partners and Sr. leaders.
  • Be an advocate, role model, and champion to build community and culture to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Provides education and mentorship for peers and cross functional teams to understand and growth in regulation knowledge.   
  • Owns personal growth, development, continuous learning mindset, and advancing personal career ambition. 
  • Responsible to build knowledge of future, new and regulation changes and assesses project work against them, as applicable.


Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in science of technical field preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of region regulations and labelling requirements desired.
  • Ideal candidate 5 years minimum work experience in food and / or beverage / alcohol industry.  Experience in alcohol beverages, and / or carbonated beverages a plus.
  • Team player with cooperative, collaborative style supported by good listening and partnering skills.  Culturally sensitive, with ability to work in a global multicultural cross functional organization, requiring ability to work effectively across cultures, time zones to accommodate global responsibilities. 
  • Strong regulatory integrity mindset leverage existing skills and knowledge to drive the business, creative approaches, and education of self and others.
  • Ambition and curiosity to learn from others and through experiences to continue to grow and expand skills and perspective. 
  • Ability to travel globally to partner in project work with internal and external clients, as well as support implementation at Beam Suntory facilities – travel approx. 10-30%
  • Ability to work in office at least ~60% of time, balancing work from home, as business needs require




At Beam Suntory, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Beam Suntory is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.