OLLY Nutrition Senior Science + Regulatory Manager - San Francisco, CA

Senior Science + Regulatory Manager


OLLY is a fast-growing company working to bring simplicity and delight to the world of nutrition. Yes, stuff like vitamins and probiotics. We see only upside in the opportunity to transform the category experience. Not only that, we believe you can't have happy without healthy. And isn't true happiness where it's at? So we've made it our personal mission to help people make healthy choices by making it easier than ever for them to get better nutrition into their daily lives. We're super passionate about the work that we do and we're on the hunt for a fellow self-starter to join our ambitious bunch.

We hope you'll indulge us as we toot our own horn a little. We currently have over 40 products sold nationwide at retailers including Target, CVS, Safeway, Whole Foods, Walmart and many more. We got off to a fast start and have already been recognized as a successful, transformational brand in both the supplement and nutrition categories. As you can imagine we need more rock stars to help us continue the pace as we have high hopes for our future.

OK, one last tidbit or two - in 2019 we joined our friends over at Unilever to help us grow OLLY into a global brand. We are also a B-Corp, so doing social good is built into our DNA and we're headquartered in the heart of San Francisco with a culture that reflects the friendly, optimistic and health-minded values of the brand. Our goal is to build a uniquely special company and brand that will make us all proud! 


You are welcome at OLLY for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what healthy means to you. Our products are for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and shine. So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It's in our differences that we will find our inspiration to help people be happy from the inside out.


You are a scientist or nutritionist with roots in the supplement industry, a passion for supporting the development of uniquely effective dietary supplements, and a deep understanding of the regulatory requirements to make substantiated product claims. You are detail- and solution-oriented, flexible, and a collaboration ninja.

As Sr. Science + Regulatory Manager, you will be responsible to lead end-to-end regulatory support for the US to create, grow and protect the OLLY business. This role will partner with Product Development, Quality, Sales, Brand, Marketing, and Creative teams to provide guidance on product regulatory compliance. Working with the Director of Science + Regulatory to serve as the Company's operational expert on regulatory compliance, providing direction, advice, and insights to appropriate internal stakeholders on existing, new, and emerging regulations as well as regulatory compliance and enforcement initiatives. This expertise will enable OLLY to continue to grow as a competitive and agile business, enabling speed to market and competitive product claims. The Sr. Science + Regulatory Manager reports directly to the Director of Science + Regulatory and will soon oversee a Regulatory Specialist.


  • Work with internal and external companies to ensure appropriate regulatory framework is in place to ensure end-to-end regulatory compliance for the business 
  • Use creativity and deep regulatory insight to solve problems, identifying win-win compliant solutions as a proactive business partner throughout product lifecycle
  • Develop and maintain regulatory claims files, ensuring adequate substantiation for product claims and compliance with all industry-regulating bodies to protect the brand while driving growth ambition
  • Ensure the consistent/compliant use of claim language across all marketing materials including label copy, web content, and marketing collateral
  • Oversee the product label review/approval process, ensuring claim wording, artwork and Supplement Facts are accurate and compliant with regulatory requirements
  • Work with available cross-functional partners to resolve product compliance conflicts, and other issues when ambiguity exists in the regulations by applying risk management principles to ensure consumer and brand protection
  • Monitor the development and assesses the impact of new and proposed changes in laws, rulings, regulations and enforcement activities impacting the use of ingredients, product safety, labeling, and advertising
  • Manage the submission of and track FDA 30-day notices for structure/function claims and the product information/labels in Supplement OWL


You have a strong background in the dietary supplement regulatory space and have working experience reviewing labels and supporting product claims on dietary supplements. You like to make sure things are up to snuff and have the documentation to prove it.  You want to work in a fast-growing supplement and wellness company and help keep our growing portfolio of dietary supplements compliant while maintaining their OLLY awesomeness.


  • A Master's degree in Regulatory Affairs, Biological or Health Sciences or an equivalent field is required
  • 5-7 years of regulatory affairs experience in the dietary supplement industry
  • An understanding of FDA, FTC, and USDA's regulatory framework in the dietary supplement and food regulation and compliance
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional, non-technical teams including Brand, Creative and Marketing
  • Experience in conducting label reviews and structure/claim substantiation for dietary supplements 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
  • Talented communicator - adept at balancing transparency, empathy, and positivity
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines, and reporting
  • Solution-oriented
  • Ability to connect with people, build relationships and establish true partnerships
  • Experience with foreign regulatory agencies a plus
  • General project management skills a plus


LOCATION: San Francisco, CA (remote until the office reopens) 

HOURS: Full time, exempt (salaried)

MANAGER: Director of Science + Regulatory

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. For all OLLY positions, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to be eligible for employment. Religious and/or medical accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Job Details

Reference # 18267
Posted on 13 Jan 2022
Closes on 12 Jul 2022 17:48
Location(s) San Francisco, CA
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OLLY PBC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, (including breast feeding and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship status, uniform service member status, age, genetic information, disability, ancestry, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected medical condition, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

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