Director, Regulatory Affairs

Aspire Canada London, ON

At ASPIRE we are pioneers in the field of precision insect farming, optimizing the growth and harvesting of an underutilized natural resource in order to meet global demand for sustainable ingredients and materials. Our vision is A WORLD TRANSFORMED BY INSECT TECHNOLOGY.


We are currently seeking a highly skilled and detailed Director, Regulatory Affairs that will be instrumental in providing strategic and operational regulatory leadership to Aspire. You will serve as the lead regulatory officer and contribute significantly to overall product and business strategy.  You will play a key role influencing regulatory authorities through regular contacts to improve regulatory outcomes and expeditious approvals as required. 

This role will hold a hybrid work structure (remote and on-site) and will report to the Chief Executive Officer. 


This role will primarily work Monday to Friday, day shift, however work outside of standard working hours is required as needed, in order to effectively support the location's 24/7 operation. 


  • Promote a Health and Safety, Food Safety and GMP Culture by adhering to company standards at all times. 

  • Accountable for leading the development and implementation of our global regulatory strategy.

  • Act as primary liaison with industry stakeholder groups and government officials and actively develop relationships and partnerships as required.  

  • Preparing or overseeing submissions for initial applications, change notifications, and amendments for AAFCO, CFIA, FDA, USDA, FSMA, and other regulatory bodies.

  • Update, monitor, and manage all regulatory requirements pertaining to products

  • Create regulatory-related tools, educational/training materials, and remain current on all relevant regulatory requirements and industry best practices, communicating changes to key stakeholders in a timely manner.

  • Evaluate applicable laws and regulations to determine the impact on company activities

  • Lead regulatory activities related to product registrations in international markets.

  • Participate as a key stakeholder within R&D and Quality teams by being a subject matter expert on all Fertilizer/soil supplements and pet and human food regulatory fields

  • Collaborate with Quality team on all audits and lead as necessary

  • Implement and report on standards and OKR deliverables and contribute to lessons learned, ensuring all regulatory requirements are met.

  • Other related duties and required or assigned.


  • 5 or more years experience working in senior regulatory roles within the food and/or agriculture industry.

  • Commercial experience with new/novel products in North America and overseas strongly preferred

  • Degree/Diploma in a science-related field

  • Strong strategic thinker and influencer

  • Strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to collaborate with and influence others.


  • Aspire has assembled the largest body of research on cricket biology and production in the world.

  • We are pioneering the industry by customizing, synthesizing and integrating cutting-edge technologies, including an Advanced Automation ASRS, IoT-Enabled Data Accumulation, Artificial Intelligence and Selective Breeding and Biological Optimization processes.

  • We offer a competitive compensation package that includes paid time off, medical benefits, Maternity/Parental leave top-up, STD/LTD, RRSP and Stock Option plans.

Aspire welcomes all applicants and is committed to a diverse workforce. If you require accommodation, please advise the Human Resources Department of any required accommodation needs.

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