PepsiCo Careers

Regulatory Specialist – Chemical Safety - 12 Month Contract

Cork, Ireland
Research and Development

Ireland - English

Job Description

Auto req ID: 161061BR

Job Description

Regulatory Specialist – Chemical Safety – estimated 12month contract

Job Description:

We are currently recruiting a Regulatory Specialist – Chemical Safety to join our R&D team in Little Island on a on a contract role for an estimated duration of 12 months.

This role will support PepsiCo’s global Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and GHS label team, coordinate the Chemical Safety horizon scanning programme and provide support on labelling dangerous goods for transport by road, sea and air.

We are the concentrate team in PepsiCo (PGCS) working across the Beverage, Nutrition and Snacks categories to deliver concentrate for many of PepsiCo’s mega brands including Gatorade, 7Up and Pepsi. We are at the heart of PepsiCo products, sourcing ingredients to manufacture more than 1,200 recipes for our brands. We are a global organisation, situated in 17 locations across 11 countries offering careers in various functions from Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement, Quality, Finance, R&D, HR and IT. We want team members who can collaborate in our fast-paced global organisation and are passionate about creating and delivering much-loved household brands to markets across the world.

At PepsiCo, innovation takes centre stage. In a fast-moving consumer environment, our research and development capability is crucial to provide a fresh twist to our favourite brands as well as creating new healthy choices that we need to succeed in the market. Focusing our research and development on meeting the latest consumer needs - whether nutrition, refreshment or indulgence –will drive our growth both now and in the future. Do you share our passion for innovation? If so we could take your talents to a whole new level.

Primary Accountabilities:
  • Support PepsiCo’s obligations under chemical hazard communication regulations based on UN Global Harmonised System (GHS) on labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) globally
  • Ensure that regulatory obligations are communicated to plants/distribution centres in a timely and effective manner
  • Support execution of global strategies/policies/plans to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Collaborate with the network of GHS/Hazardous Material Co-ordinators at facilities globally
  • Deal swiftly with regulatory queries related to chemical hazard communication from global manufacturing and distribution locations
  • Derive hazard classifications for substances and mixtures as per UN GHS “Purple Book”
  • Conduct literature and toxicological database search to assist with classification of chemical substances and mixtures
  • Use of commercial SDS authoring platforms (e.g. 3E Generate/MSDgen/The Wercs/Lisam)
  • Support PepsiCo process for authoring SDSs
  • Review SDSs received from vendors to ensure compliance with regulations across the globe
  • Actively lead the regulatory horizon scanning programme, conduct regulatory impact assessments and ensure the business is well placed to deal with regulatory change
  • Provide information and direction to senior management on potential regulatory impacts to the business
  • Assess regulatory parameters for new innovations in a timely manner using internal systems


Essential Skills:

  • Third level qualification in Chemistry, Biology, Toxicology, Legal/Law, Health & Safety, Environmental Science or related discipline.
  • Experience working in an industrial setting relating to regulatory affairs or chemical hazard communication
  • Knowledge of regulations pertaining to GHS and transportation of hazardous materials

Desired Skills:
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Degree/Masters in Chemistry, Biology, Toxicology, Legal/Law, Health & Safety, Environmental Science or related discipline.
  • 2-3 years’ experience working in an industrial setting relating to regulatory affairs, specifically chemical hazard communication
  • Experience using SDS authoring software
  • In-depth understanding of chemistry and a working knowledge of toxicology, ecotoxicology and risk assessment
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated approximately $63 billion in net revenue in 2016, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.
At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our fundamental belief that the success of our company is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world around. We believe that continuously improving the products we sell, operating responsibly to protect our planet and empowering people around the world is what enables PepsiCo to run a successful global company that creates long-term value for society and our shareholders. For more information, visit

For the purposes of external advertising we have called this role a Regulatory Specialist – Chemical Safety. However please note that the internal job title the successful candidate will have will be R&D FSRA Assoc Analyst GHS.

Relocation Eligible: Not Applicable
Job Type: Temporary