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CDI - Senior Food Law Counsel - (H/M)

  • Posted: 11 Apr 2024
  • General Secretary
  • France
  • 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. 



We are looking for a Food Law Counsel Dairy to join our Global team! The Food Law Counsel is involved in the strategy of health and nutrition claims for the Dairy products Worldwide and has to take into account the short term objectives of the Business who will drive the orientation of the communication on the health benefit of the brands. The Food Law Counsels is in charge of the defence of the brands against any external challenge of our communication and labelling.

This CDI will take place between Gif and Paris, in our head office and global Research & Innovation center. 


Your main responsibilities will focus on:  

  • Advise and monitor Food advertising and labeling issues, with a special focus nutrition and health-related claims
    • Working on the elaboration of communication guidelines (for consumers and health care professionals) and implementing the same according to the local regulatory framework in close contact with local Food Law network to ensure the consistency and robustness of claims based on clinical studies, to anticipate any implications that such studies, and the resulting claims, may have for the content of our communications.
    • Validating from a legal and Regulatory point of view the communications on health benefits and nutritional properties of our products on all supports (TV copies, Radios spots, Billboards, leaflets, websites, com HCP).
    • Accompany and provide support to the CBU (country business unit) for the management of any legal issue/challenge resulting from the communication/labelling or presentation of our products.
  • Ensure compliance status in all segments of the food chain : Regulatory clearance upstream:
    • Being partner of the Topline Teams (marketing and sales)/ R&I/CBU/C&P (purchaing) to guarantee the regulatory compliance.
    • Coordinating the submission of product authorisation/ingredients/claims country per country.
  • Diffusion of Food Law Policy and Guidelines of the GS COMMON
    • CBU
    • Provide Training to our internal clients (Workshops Marketing, Regulatory conventions, etc.),
    • Ensure internal reporting and feed back.

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.  

  • Flexibility of work and workplaces, such as weekly homeworking. 

  • 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

The criteria below remain indicative. A candidate who has a different combination of experience and skills could also be considered.  

  • With a Master’s degree in law, you have 6-8 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!