Product Safety Manager

Stamford, CT, United States
Closing date
Oct 14, 2022

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Science, Physical Sciences and Engineering
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Full Time
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At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you're up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

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This position serves as the manager for the product safety group for Henkel's HCB (Beauty and Laundry) in North America. The individual assuming this role will develop, implement, and manage safety assessment practices supporting HCB and the team assuming those responsibilities per category. The individual will lead "state of the science" solutions to safeguard the consumer and meet or exceed the industry standards and consumer expectations for product safety in North America and select global geographies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide technical leadership for toxicological evaluations, testing strategies, and documentation of product safety assurance for new product development projects
• Manage a team of toxicologist on daily tasks and ensure they have development plans in place.
• Utilize industry standard approaches and leverage currently available science to conduct toxicological human health risk assessments for raw materials, formulas, product formats, and contaminants
• Partner with Corporate Product Safety, Regulatory, Formulations, Marketing, Consumer Insights and Legal to provide product safety guidance throughout the product development process
• Provide scientific leadership and transparency of internal safety assurance practices to stakeholders (both internal and external) to support consumer confidence in Henkel's products
o Provide subject matter expertise to the Regulatory and Packaging teams related to cautionary language, safety statements and safe packaging design
o Lead Henkel position in trade association safety-related committees.
o Review and provide subject matter expertise related to consumer exposure complaints
o Understand "state of science" for home cleaning toxicology and safety assurance practices, via trade association/alliance participation as directed by leadership; Monitor and address issues of concern; Monitor emerging issues
o Collaborate with management in interfacing with regulatory authorities and customers regarding product safety questions or issues


• PhD in toxicology
• Certification as a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT)
• Minimum of 5 years of industry experience, preferably in consumer product goods

The salary for this role is $120,000.00 - $140,000.00. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Connecticut. This salary range may also be modified in the future.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel's request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

JOB ID: req40084 Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067


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