Apply for Job
The Compliance Specialist is responsible for compliance processes pertaining to federal, state & local laws and regulations and contractual obligations; communication and reporting to relevant agencies; and coordination with other departments within the company to assist with compliance issues.
Essential Duties (include but are not limited to the following):
Take a lead role in the label process to determine necessary state/federal new brand registrations & coordinate required information with Production & Marketing departments to meet beer-to-market release targets.
Register federal formulas & COLAs as needed.
Monitor, renew & update state & federal permits, licenses, brand registrations, price posting, and bond renewals as appropriate.
Work with Production, Marketing & Retail teams to ensure all packaging, labeling & advertising is consistent and compliant.
Prepare New Item Forms/setup new items in distributor & chain account systems.
Research potential beer names for conflicts, and apply for trademark & copyright registrations (with outside counsel).
Monitor registered trademarks for infringement on a monthly basis and prepare cease & desist letters/escalate to outside counsel as necessary.
Maintain additional insured & certificate of insurance status as required by contract & law.
Provide trade practice guidelines & training for internal use; update in accordance with changes in law.
Process, submit and monitor export drawback claims with the federal government.
Maintain organized records of all required filings.
Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk.
Work with the finance team on tax filings and reportings as needed.
Assist with contract review as needed.
Seek out training to understand and maintain knowledge of current & proposed legislation, regulations & other requirements.
Minimum of 1-2 years of compliance experience in an alcohol industry.
Detail-oriented and work with a high degree of accuracy.
Ability to manage and work on multiple projects and tasks.
Ability to handle confidential, financial and personal information appropriately.
Possess strong problem solving skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Mac OS & Quickbooks.
Experience with ERP software preferred
A legal or accounting background is preferred.
Occasional travel required to trade shows and beer related events.