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Food Industry Asia (FIA) Singapore Permanent

We are looking for an ambitious Regulatory Affairs Manager who will lead projects and mission-critical work across a wide range of regulatory challenges faced by both brands and B2B suppliers across the region. Reporting to the Head of Science & Regulatory Affairs, this role will support and manage team members to achieve FIA’s ambition of being the leading organisation in navigating and shaping food policy and regulatory developments in Asia. With more than 40 FIA member companies working closely with FIA, our expectations are that you will have:

  • Excellent critical thinking skills and an ability to react quickly and thoughtfully to challenges as they emerge across multiple markets and different product categories
  • Expert in conducting quality research and analysis of global/regional/country regulatory trends and have the confidence and competence to give recommendations to senior executives in food and beverage companies
  • Be prepared to develop strategic thinking skills and strategy implementation to tackle some of the industry’s biggest challenges
  • Understand the impact of global trade/health policies on the food industry and how the industry can navigate changing policy priorities and new legislation
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with senior leaders of various multinational food companies and a dynamic team with diverse expertise and cultural background
  • Develop important job-related skills such as project management, stakeholder management and analysis; presenting to a range of senior executives and officials working in the industry
  • Demonstrable management skills operating in a small team environment to ensure work is completed to a high standard and on schedule as well as coaching skills to support junior members of the team develop
  • Perform cross-functional support working closely with public affairs team and the CEO of FIA
  • Prepared to travel to host events and be part of conferences and workshops in the region and engage with a variety of stakeholders

Main responsibilities

  • Manage FIA’s workstreams that cut across the issues dealt under FIA’s strategic focal areas, with a primary focus on ingredients-related issues
  • Develop position papers and advocacy plans to advance industry’s interest across a wide range of issues, including topic-specific areas and broad aspects on trade facilitation in the region
  • Prepare and manage FIA’s member meetings and with external stakeholders, including agenda setting, meeting preparation, facilitation of discussion and reporting
  • Research, analyse and maintain FIA’s internal resources, such as stakeholder maps, landscape reports, position papers etc
  • Manage large research projects that are conducted in collaboration with external partners and agencies
  • Build relationships with internal and external stakeholders from private and public sectors, and support with managing relationships with FIA’s network of national industry associations
  • Participate and present at stakeholder meetings, events and conferences and report back with gathered insight
  • Provide advice to food companies on specific regulatory enquiries
  • Conduct and manage regulatory consultancy work on an ad-hoc basis
  • Manage team members in Singapore and retained consultants in other markets across a wide range of work and ensure quality and standards are met consistently
  • Expected to build rapport and communicate with members on a regular basis and to support attracting new companies to join FIA
  • Represent the organisation at meetings and participate in speaking engagements
  • Support managing FIA’s sister association, ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance (AFBA), by conducting strategic planning and implementation of tactics that are consistent with the Association’s vision, mission strategy and long-term goals

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 6-8 years of relevant work experience related to ASEAN and Asian markets
  • A degree in Food Science and Technology, Food Science and Nutrition, Nutrition or related fields is essential
  • Solid and demonstrable understanding of food regulations and the dynamics of markets in the region
  • Self-starter, able to work independently as well as in a small collaborative team
  • A problem-solver with good analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrable inter-personal skills and able to work with multiple stakeholders
  • Able to work across different cultures and generations
  • Strong English communications skills both written and spoken
  • Background of working in a food/beverage company or consultancy highly desirable
  • Fluency in Mandarin is highly desirable and would be critical to parts of the work


  • Coverage of the Region: APAC - ASEAN countries, South Asia, Greater China, Korea, Japan, ANZ, etc.

Interested and suitable candidates please send your resume to [ Link removed ]

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.


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