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The Product Regulatory Manager, Personal Care, provides technical support and direction to the Vertellus business units to enable and maintain product sales globally in specified customer uses. This role supports the Personal Care Ingredients business segment, monitors changes in global personal care regulations, and manages appropriate registrations and certifications to facilitate the sale and customer use of Vertellus ingredients. Additionally, this role further supports the Food/Feed/Pharma business segments of the company, collaborating with commercial, quality, operations, and legal teams to promote and protect existing Vertellus businesses and grow new opportunities.
Role and Responsibilities
Role Specific Responsibilities
Monitors, tracks, and communicates changes in relevant personal care, food, feed, over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical regulations around the globe
Researches and reports on advanced global regulatory topics, providing concise, actionable advice to business units, operations, and research groups
Performs regulatory assessments on existing and new Vertellus opportunities
Reviews product claims and approves marketing, advertising, and product training literature for business teams
Manages product registrations and certifications (including but not limited to: ECOCERT, COSMOS, Drug Master Files, Device Master Files, animal feed additive approvals, food contact notifications, pharmacopeial monographs, etc.);
Responds to inquiries from regulatory agencies
Supports global Vertellus customers through timely response to queries
Collaborates with project teams to accomplish objectives and provide growth opportunities for new business
Performs or facilitate audits and participate in non-conformance investigations as needed;
Manages external consultants and their deliverables for outsourced projects, meeting expected timeframes and budgets
Performs additional duties as assigned
Problem Solving and Innovation
Active participation within continuous improvement activities
Participates in problem-solving
Takes responsibility and ownership for own learning and development in the spirit of continuous improvement of both self and the business
Assists in the training, mentoring, and assessment of other team members
Exercises autonomy and judgment subject to overall direction or guidance
Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences or a technical field is required
Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry strongly preferred
A minimum of 5-7 years of professional, relevant working experience is required in personal care ingredients
Experience in personal care ingredients, food, animal feed, or OTC drug industries, strongly preferred
Experience with Good Manufacturing/Distribution Practices and various pharmacopeia strongly preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to adapt quickly to changing business needs and priorities
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to flex own style as needed to influence and drive results
Ability to work within a multi-functional, global organizational structure and exhibits robust interpersonal skills
Self-motivated and able to work within a fast-paced environment independently and within a team
Critical thinking skills and analytical abilities which allow assessments of situations and opportunities
Exhibits a passion for continuous improvement and problem solving
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
Embodies the Vertellus Core Values:
Accountability: Takes ownership and holds themselves and others accountable
Deliver Results: Takes personal responsibility for performance and business results
Bias for Action: Plays to win and gets the job done
Integrity: Acts ethically, with integrity to act and do in the right way
Vertellus offers competitive total compensation packages, including benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k), disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, paid time off, and paid holidays.
Vertellus is a global Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability status, genetic information, or any other protected category.
Vertellus is a dynamic global company with more than a century of leadership in manufacturing health, agriculture, and performance chemicals. Our company is also a leading provider in the world of specialty chemicals for agriculture, nutrition, pharmaceutical, fine chemicals, medical, personal care, plastics, coatings, and many other industrial markets. Our products are in the things you use every day – toothpaste, deodorants, vitamins, pharmaceuticals, detergents, plastics, adhesives, inks, tires, and more. Our culture is built on mutual trust and respect for all employees to focus on providing the best products and solutions to our customers.
At Vertellus, we hold ourselves and each other Accountable for Delivering Results with a Bias for Action while always acting with the utmost integrity, this is truly what it means to be a Vertellus employee. We take great pride in displaying our Core Values through our work and our teams.