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CDD - Senior Food Law Counsel - 9 mois - (H/M)

  • Posted: 11 Apr 2024
  • General Secretary
  • France 17 Boulevard Haussman
  • On-site

About the job

Danone France does not seek to be the best company in the world, but better for the world! That’s why our 26 brands in France are B Corp TM certified. *  

B Corp is the compass of our CSR strategy! This certification allows us to challenge ourselves in order to continuously improve and measure our social and environmental performance. 


The Food Law Counsel, Plant-based Category provides support to the Global and local teams of the Plant-Based Category and Country Business Units (CBU) (GS&C, R&I, C&P, Local regulatory & legal counsels...) by providing advice and monitoring new product developments, food advertising and labelling of our products.

We are looking for a Danoneur to join our team!

This CDD will take place in Gif Sur Yvette (plateau de Saclay), in our global Research & Innovation center, as of May 2024 for a fixed period of 9 months. 

Your main responsibilities will focus on:  

  • Ensure compliance status in all segments of the food chain. Regulatory clearance upstream:
    • Being the Regulatory affairs single point of contact in New and Renovation Product Developments (NPD/NPI) for the To DRINK Portfolio including coordination with regulatory network for multi-CBUs projects
    • Being partner of the Plant-Base Category/CBUs to guarantee the regulatory compliance.
  • Advise and monitor Food advertising and labelling issues:
    • Working on the elaboration of communication related to NPD with the marketing teams of the Plant-Base Category
    • Validating from a legal and Regulatory point of view the communications on health benefits and nutritional properties of our products
    • Accompany and provide support to the CBUs for the management of any legal issue/challenge resulting from the communication/labelling or presentation of our products.
  • Diffusion of Food Law Policy and guidelines of Danone
    • Local teams
    • Provide Training to our internal clients
    • Ensure internal reporting and feedback

Our employer commitments:   

  • The guarantee of a relevant, competitive and scalable compensation package, through external benchmark and internal equity. It consists among other things of a fixed salary, an yearly bonus, gain sharing, and a Danone share.  

  • Skills development for all, thanks to our Danone Academy France and through a year-round managerial conversation cycle.  
  • The possibility to use up to 3 days a year of volunteering through the platform Vendredi 

  • Parenting policy benefits, such as extended Parental Leave (14 additional maternity/paternity days covered), or the ability to convert some earnings into time off  

  • Other benefits include a complementary pension scheme, health care plan, CSE, 100% of the Navigo pass covered 

About you

  • With a Master’s degree in law, you have 3-6 years of legal experience, preferably in Food law or regulatory affairs
  • You show strong communications skills and ability to impact.
  • You develop clear and effective recommendations and cross-functional effectiveness.
  • You are able to develop your internal network to achieve the team’s mission and communicate easily with teams without legal background.
  • You pay attention to detail and are accurate
  • You are fluent in English. French is a plus.

We are proud to promote diversity and equal opportunity within our teams. We believe that our differences will make a difference, and that an inclusive work environment will drive our growth as a company, as a team, and as individuals. We will therefore consider all applications* by fostering an inclusive work culture where everyone can feel at home.   

We have also chosen to remove inclusive writing from our job offers because its complexity penalizes people with cognitive disabilities, including dyslexia, dysphasia, or apraxia.  

*All nominations will be considered regardless of origin, background, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability… 

About us

One Planet, One Health - BY YOU!   

Our four core values "HOPE": HUMANISM, OPENNESS, CLOSENESS and ENTHUSIASM serve as our compass.   

Every day, you will make decisions that impact our economic and societal performance, as well as our ability to achieve our ambitions.    

At Danone, you can just be yourself. We are convinced that it is up to YOU to define how you work, develop and progress.   

With us, you will work in a challenging, authentic, and caring environment.    

Want to know more about the daily life of our danoners? Check out our LinkedIn page and our @DanoneTalentFrance Instagram account.   

You want to take action to bring health through food to as many people as possible? Join us!