Regulatory Affairs Manager

Overview

The Regulatory Affairs Manager will manage all regulatory compliance aspects of our business, including ensuring formulas and packaging are compliant with regulations in countries in which products are sold, registering new products with necessary organizations, and overseeing product testing and quality assurance. He or she will work closely with product development, packaging, operations, and finance/legal, as well as outside advisors.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in regulatory affairs, ideally in the beauty or CPG industries, and be detail-oriented and self-motivated.

Responsibilities

  • Act as subject matter expert on regulatory affairs, safety and quality assurance
  • Understand and manage formula and packaging compliance with US (e.g., California labeling guidelines) and international regulations for new and existing products
  • Stay up to date with regulatory changes impacting ingredients and products and communicate developments to management and formulators
  • Ensure all product formulas/raw materials are in compliance with domestic and international regulatory and environmental regulations, including REACH
  • Obtain cosmetic free sales certificates
  • Manage international regulatory filings and necessary updates to regulatory filings in each market
  • Generate ingredient lists for labeling of new products
  • Help field consumer inquires and manage ingredient FAQ's
  • Perform artwork/label review
  • Consult on claims language
  • Ensure packaging is in compliance with global regulations
  • Compile documentation and maintain European regulatory Product Information Files for each product.
  • Recommend and oversee quality assurance programs
  • Oversee product safety and stability testing (Micro, safety, HRIPT)
  • Manage US FDA registration, drug establishment, labeler code submissions and voluntary cosmetic reporting for Drug/SPF products
  • Manage California safe cosmetic reporting
  • Author SDS's
  • Advocate for the company with industry associations
  • Act as primary point of contact and liaison for internal teams, vendors and regulatory representatives, MOH, etc.
  • Advise on clinical and consumer science trials

Qualifications

  • 8-10+ years of industry experience in regulatory affairs including hair care, beauty, and/or CPG experience
  • Master's degree in scientific discipline such as chemistry, biology, toxicology or environmental science a plus
  • Expert understanding of global cosmetic and chemical regulations
  • Extensive knowledge of safety regulations and industry standards relating to a variety of consumer products in the US, EU, and Canada
  • Product development experience a plus
  • Established industry relationships
  • Excellent verbal & written communication and organizational skills
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Strategic thinker who blends strong analytics and creativity and curiosity
  • Strong work ethic and can do attitude
  • Problem solving and entrepreneurial in nature
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • Strong team player
  • Thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment