Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs

  • Clichy, France
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

BIC® products are recognized all over the world for their quality, safety, affordability, and ease of use. The ballpoint pen, the pocket lighter, and the shaver are all part of the daily lives of millions of consumers. These products make BIC® an iconic international brand, present in more than 4 million retail outlets in more than 160 countries around the world.  

BIC’s founder, Marcel Bich, understood that to succeed, BIC needed hands-on team members who were willing to take measured risks and assume responsibility for their role in a team. Today, we provide our more than 15,000 team members in 61 countries with the opportunity to invent BIC’s future – together – while honoring our past achievements. We are committed to our team members’ development and empower those who wish to discover different areas of our business or acquire international experiences. 

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

As a member of an international product safety and regulatory affairs team, the Regulatory Affairs Manager ensures that products meet legislative requirements. Key duties of the job include managing 2 product safety engineers

  • The Regulatory Affairs Manager develops a continuous monitoring strategy for new and evolving regulatory, market and external stakeholder information to:
    • Identify potential impacts on organizational processes and business impacts
    • proactively anticipate and inform new research directions and priorities.
  • He/she sets up a system for disseminating the information necessary to maintain product safety and also ensures that the organization complies with the applicable regulations.
  • He/she participates in technical committees within professional associations to represent the interests of the group and propose common interpretations.
  • He/she prepares the arguments and technical data to respond to the supervisory authorities and government agencies (request of the authorities, transparency for the marketing of products, etc.)

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES / TASKS

  • Watching/ monitoring regulation and substances/ chemicals: in a global approach, manage the complex global regulatory landscape to anticipate the impact of pending regulations on the business.
    • Track chemicals that are not regulated but that are deemed unsafe and publicized by the media and by advocacy groups, which can impact customer demands, consumer questions and potential legislations.
    • Monitor news updates from various regulatory sources and communicate applicable changes to determine if any action must be taken. 
    • Meet with regulators, advocacy groups, industry groups, scientists, laboratories, customers and other stakeholders to advocate for common sense regulation and participation in the regulatory and standards making process.
  • Ensure that the organization complies with the applicable regulation and Bic’s requirements: Define a global system to manage chemicals substances and all ingredients used in BIC products which includes Safe ranges for each substance, Map of each chemical to the formulas in which they are used, Map of each formula to the products in which they are used and location of production.
  • Management:  Ensure that the 2 product safety engineers proactively participates in product development (define the product safety requirements and check Bic product’s compliance by coordinate testing, regulatory review and toxicological review.
  • Define requirements: Analyze & interpret Regulations in regard to new project development, Identify requirements (Chemical and physical hazards, Uses, Bans, limits, restrictions, authorizations, Labelling requirements, Obligations before placing on the market), Approve Qualification Plan.
  • Communication: Notify, declare, register with relevant authorities in the world and Train consumer and customer services, preparing a consistent, compliant and business oriented response to questions and data requests

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Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Chemical Engineering, Master’s Degree in an engineering or scientific field, preferably related to chemistry
  • Strong project management, organizational, planning and coordination skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Fluent English required, used working across borders, if possible in a global organization

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Knowledge and experience with European regulations, standards, or topics related to safety and chemistry such as CLP, REACH, Biocides, Toy Safety Directive, Toy Standards, SIN List, Cosmetic regulation, BS7272…,
  • Knowledge or experience with other regulation in US, Australia, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico… as well as Experience with consumer products
  • Knowledge in processes and chemical data management systems
  • Is able to deal with external stakeholders: various industry federations, authorities, AFNOR, consumer advocacy groups
  • Above 10 years of experience in product safety and regulatory affairs, in consumer goods (retail or industry)

Additional Information

BIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly commit to hiring people with different backgrounds and experiences to help us build better products, make better decisions, and better serve our customers.  We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or similar characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

BIC is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any team member at BIC via email, or directly to a BIC team member in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of BIC, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by BIC as a result of the referral or through other means.  

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