GNC Regulatory Compliance Director - International & Domestic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of ingredients, products and product related information in the USA and globally. Accountable for successful registration of products globally to ensure sale outside the USA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsabilities:

  • Direct and supervise all activities to ensure regulatory compliance and approval of new products, labelling, claims, marketing and training material of GNC and 3rd party products.

  • Guide new product development pipeline by identifying regulatory status of ingredients. Identify regulatory barriers and solutions to mitigate and minimize impact to business.

  • Direct and supervise all activities pertaining to product registration and shipping globally. Monitor changing global regulations to determine impact on the design, compliance and registration of products globally.

  • Work with internal and external business partners including scientific affairs, marketing, quality control, product development, legal, etc., to identify current and future regulatory and compliance needs to support and advance business requirements.

  • Ensure full compliance of GNC and 3rd party products (i.e. non GNC brand) with all areas of GNC’s Quality Commitments.

  • Develop and direct a strong team of regulatory compliance specialists capable of managing complex regulatory issues.

  • Cultivate relationships with a strong network of experts, regulatory authorities and industry peers both in the USA and globally.

  • Represent GNC externally at relevant regulatory and scientific meetings/ conferences.



  • Advanced regulatory knowledge with 8-10yrs experience in regulatory affairs in the dietary supplement industry including TGA, Health Canada, EFSA, and FDA.

  • Familiarity with regulations in South and Latin American Markets and the Middle East is highly desirable.

  • Strong knowledge of nutrition and dietary supplements experienced with scientific research methods, product design and product registrations outside of the United States.


  • Strong Working experience with product development, quality control and regulatory bodies/ experts.


Minimum - Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or Chemistry or related Biological Sciences.

Preferred - BS/MS in Nutrition, Chemistry or Biological sciences.

Job Specifications


  • Strong Working knowledge of nutrition, ingredients and botanicals.

  • Tenacious and persistent work ethic

  • Comfortable in supervising and leading a team of regulatory experts

  • Organizational and interpersonal ability to efficiently multitask and work under time pressure as needed.

  • Analytical ability to include computer skills, statistics and analysis of database.

  • Ability to creatively and entrepreneurially solve problems.

  • Excellent writing & presentation skills.

  • Flexibility to work across different time zones

  • Ability and wiliness to travel both within and outside the USA as needed

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and sit. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential job functions, which are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

GNC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Protected Veterans/Disabled Individuals Employer.