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Head - Regulatory Affairs - Wines & Spirits Firm (7-20 yrs)

Mumbai Job Code: 1031125

Industry - FMCG / Foods / Beverage

Category - Legal

Skills - Regulatory, Compliance, Company Affairs, Legal, F&B, Wines, Spirits, Import

Job Type - Permanent

Job Duration -

Job Description - You will be responsible for ensuring that the Company is conducting its business operations in full compliance of with all national and relevant states laws, regulations and policies. You will be the bridge with relevant government departments, authorities and industry bodies and assist in the interpretation and implementation of policies and procedures and industry best practices

Client Details

Through its solid distribution network, which enables the company to market its wines and spirits in 100+ countries, the company aims to craft experiences and lead the future of luxury. The Indian division manages Travel Retail with a geographical scope extending to multiple countries in the Indian subcontinent.


Regulatory Compliance and Monitoring

- Keep abreast of local regulations and maintain and keep up-to-date a repository of key regulations, with early escalation of new regulations to leadership as well as the regional PA team

- Ensure that the Company complies with national and relevant states laws and regulations including but not limited to areas of taxation, import/export, food safety, labelling, marketing.

- Propose, implement and validate timely action plans in response to regulatory changes in the market.

- Proactively help develop marketing and sales materials and labels.

- Ensure end-to-end management and tracking all Company licenses, permits and registrations, ensure all are up to date and be responsible for such renewals and/ or applications.

- Provide regulatory approval to innovation projects as required.

Regulatory Capacity-building

- Support internal functions, e.g. logistics, marketing and sales in understanding new registration procedures

- Review and monitor existing practices within the Company and identify potential gaps for improvements.

- Work closely with regional E&C, Internal Audit in creating and implementing organizational policies, standards, and procedures to comply with applicable regulations

- Work closely with management and relevant functions to identify and manage regulatory risks and opportunities.

- Ensure regular communications and training of all internal stakeholders on regulatory topics.

External engagement

- Manage and maintain relationships with the relevant third-party stakeholders and be the primary contact point with all relevant government departments on behalf of the Company.

- Represent the Company in relevant industry associations and working groups, under the leadership of the Managing Director

Internal reporting, liaison and resources co-ordination

- A member of the Executive Committee of the Company.

- A member of the Public Affairs Global Network

- Dotted line report to the Regional Public Affairs Director, work closely with regional public affairs managers, the regional legal and compliance team, regional internal control.

- Source the appropriate third-party consultants or professional advisors and manage the same on relevant projects, if necessary.


To be successful in your role, you will have a very high level of personal integrity. You already have significant regulatory experience in the alcohol beverages industry or in the food and beverages industry. You will be self-sufficient and results-focused with great analytical skills. You will have an excellent eye for detail and understand how your decisions impact business strategies. You have significant experience in dealing directly with authorities, industry bodies and trade associations. You will have experience in building regulatory compliance programs. You will have great communication skills that enable you to challenge and influence across all levels whilst being able to develop a trusting relationship with stakeholders.

Job Offer

A chance to work with a globally renowned brand and have a significant influence on the future of its business in the subcontinent.

For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Mayank Jain on +91 22 4236 3361.

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Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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