Product Compliance Manager

This privately held company has been in business for 20+ years and sells their products to some of the best brick & Mortar retailers in the industry. They have a great work environment and offer a Hybrid model. Full benefits and no overseas travel.

• Ensure regulatory compliance (product testing and factory operations) with all state, federal and international regulations
• Ensure retailer requirements for product testing and factory audits are adhered to
• Oversee that necessary product inspections have been completed prior to release of shipments
• Review packaging to ensure markings are CPSIA and regulatory compliant
• Assist in the creation and review of product specs
• Support the Product Development team with various PD related tasks – writing specs, tracking samples etc.
• Other responsibilities as assigned by PD Manager

Job Posting & Description:
• In the Product Compliance Manager position, you will support our Product Managers as they navigate health, safety, and other compliance risks associated with the merchandise we sell. The Product Compliance Manager promotes and verifies the purchase of compliant and safe goods across the company’s brands globally, and works with various stakeholder teams across the business to build programs that ensure an industry-leading compliant supply chain
• Partners with factories globally to reduce safety and compliance risks by overseeing efforts to build, maintain, and improve upon processes and procedures
• Leads and develops projects related to employee training, Customer relations, and processes, procedures, and technology intended to ensure the products we develop and sell comply with all relevant laws, regulations, safety requirements, and environmental sustainability standards in all relevant geographies
• Works with upstream and downstream supply chain partners to design, source and sell safe and compliant products and oversees the collection, retention, and dissemination of any required proof that products meet compliance requirements
• Oversees the processes, procedures, and technology necessary to enable us to cease the distribution or sale of noncompliant or unsafe goods
• Stays current on legal and business developments that impact the design and scale of the product-safety and compliance program. Acts as a subject matter expert to internal teams on global product compliance regulations
• Instills and maintains focus on continuous improvement regarding all aspects of product compliance

Responsibilities:
• Manage product safety compliance operations:
o Play a leadership role in ensuring all new products meet Federal, State requirements / regulations
o Responsible for global product safety (GHS) & regional regulatory compliance for entire portfolio of products
o Ensure Safety Data Sheet documentation and GHS hazard label requirements are met for both new products and back catalog
o Support dangerous good classification and activities related to the release & compliance of dangerous goods products
o Maintain a global regulatory strategy that ensures full regulatory compliance
• Ensure 3rd party manufacturing is compliant:
o Work with our 3rd party factories to ensure compliance with Company and Retailer requirements including social compliance and raw material sourcing

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelors’ degree
• Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities
• Highly organized with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities effectively
• Computer proficiency including working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Google suites (or related) applications
• Excellent communications skills (both oral and written)
• Demonstrated experience partnering with external stakeholders
• Self-directed and highly motivated
• 3+ years of comparable product safety and compliance experience

Hybrid Position – minimum 3 days per week in our Portsmouth NH office.

To apply for this job email your details to resumes@rushandcompany.com

Rush & Company is a full service Executive Search Firm that specializes in the Soft Goods industry.

Included in this industry are the apparel, home furnishings and industrial markets. We work in the fiber, fabric and fashion industry with clients and candidates located all over the world.

All candidates must be able to provide work related references.

If you're a candidate and would like to submit your confidential resume, please use resumes@rushandcompany.com. We will contact you if your qualifications match any of our current job searches.