Careers | Food Regulatory and Compliance Officer

Company Information

Science in Sport plc is a leading sports nutrition business that develops, manufactures and markets innovative nutrition products for professional athletes, sports and fitness enthusiasts and the gym lifestyle community. The Company has two highly regarded brands: PhD Nutrition, a premium active-nutrition brand targeting the gym lifestyle community, and SiS, a leading endurance nutrition brand among elite athletes and professional sports teams. 

Major investors include Legal & General, Schroders, J.O. Hambro and Otus Capital, together with a range of institutional and small cap investors.

The two brands are sold internationally through our own and digital platform, together with third-party online sites including Amazon and Tmall. We have extensive retail distribution in the UK and internationally, including major supermarkets, high street chains and specialist sports retailers. This omnichannel footprint enables the Company to address the full breadth of the sports nutrition market currently estimated at approximately £11 billion worldwide.

PhD is one of the UK's leading active nutrition brands with a reputation for high quality and product innovation. The brand has grown rapidly, based on its core protein powders, since its launch in 2005. The range now comprises powders, bars and supplements including the high protein, low sugar range, PhD Smart. PhD brand ambassadors include leading fitness influencers Ross Edgley and Obi Vincent. The PhD brand is an official partner to the Tough Mudder Challenge and Race Series.

SiS, founded in 1992, has a core range comprising gels, powders and bars focused on energy, hydration and recovery. SiS is the official sports nutrition supplier to many professional teams and organisations including INEOS Grenadiers Cycling Team and Team INEOS UK (America's Cup Team). SiS supplies more than 100 professional football clubs in the UK, Europe and USA, and is Performance Research Partner to the English Football Association.

Science in Sport is headquartered in London. Its shares joined the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in August 2013 and trade under the ticker symbol SIS.


Company Strategy

The ambition of the Company is to exceed £100m in revenues in the next three years, with >70% of revenue from digital channels and a similar proportion of revenue derived from International markets. A key growth focus is Online, through our Magento-based and platform, together with a substantial Amazon & T-Mall business.

The business enjoys healthy gross margins given its vertically integrated model, product mix and channel mix. A new state of the art factory is planned to open in 2021. A significant percentage of net revenue is invested in brand equity and performance marketing, to drive the high revenue growth levels. 


Role Summary
**Immediate Start**
Due to rapid growth, SiS and PHD is looking to recruit a Food Regulatory and Compliance Officer to ensure that we comply with product formulation, labelling, customs and import documentation. This person will be supporting our Logistics compliance area as well as our Food Regulatory department looking after the local requirements to export food and food supplements from EU/UK including formulation analysis, labelling, and within these territories to different parts of the world.


You’ll Be Responsible For:

·      Supporting the review and compliance of product formulations and ingredients  

·      Review product labelling and online content to ensure compliance

·      To assist in product registration across EU member states and other territories aligned to business priorities

·     Complete and coordinate export documentation including but not limited to EUR1, GEFS, Certificates of Origin, Certificates of Free Sale, Certificates of Analysis, and similar post Brexit certifications.

·      Support in arranging and creating Health Certification documents where these are required and liaising with the logistics and supply chain team to ensure goods exported have all the necessary approvals prior to departure.

·      Support with the management of supplier’s documentation for Products of Animal Origin Ingredient (POAO) for EHC emission along SQA and Supply chain.

·      Work closely with Compliance, Technical team and International Sales team to map market entry requirements, creation of product dossiers as per client’s needs to import products, origin determination, etc.

·      Support the Logistics Compliance team with tariff/meursing codes.

·      Support and advise on internal and external queries



Experience And Skillset:

·      1-2 years minimum experience in UK/EU food regulation, desirable experience in food supplements

·      Desirable experience in US, Australia or other territories 

·      Experience in food manufacturing companies

·      Experience issuing documents i.e. Certificate of Origin and EUR1/ tariff code classification, Health Certificate would be beneficial

·      High attention to detail and ability to manage workload, prioritise and adapt to changing business deadlines and requirements

·      Strong communication skills both verbal and written