Consumer Safety Advocate in Montvale, NJ at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/28/2018

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    Montvale, NJ
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Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is in search of a Safety Associate for a top client. All interested candidates should submit their resume to and mention Safety Associate in the subject line. 


To assist the Consumer Safety Line Manager in completing the assigned safety assessments of raw materials and complete formulations in the Home, Hygiene and Consumer health segments


  • Work collaboratively with the Category Teams to establish and implement product safety and risk assessment strategies within agreed timescales to bring competitive advantage to company brands.
  • Generate the global, core regulatory dossier and relevant human health safety assessments in order to deliver a pipeline of product innovation in the assigned Category segment(s).
  • Ensure on-going regulatory and safety compliance of companies existing product portfolio.
  • Liaise with a range of colleagues from Global Regulatory Affairs Marketing and R&D Category teams
  • Work closely with external partners, contractors and licensees to ensure that product safety issues are properly managed and resolved.
  • Assist in the definition of Company safety policies, guidelines and procedures.


  • Ensure hazard and risk assessments, and risk mitigation information for products are carried out in accordance with company policies, guidelines and statutory requirements globally.
  • Ensure products are properly categorised per global requirements and guidelines and that appropriate Product Classification Files exist.
  • Ensure that hazard and risk mitigation information is incorporated into core Product Safety Data Sheets (PSDS) for products in accordance with company policies and statutory requirements.
  • Ensure that company is aware of, and has prepared responses to, significant safety issues/challenges relating to products and ingredients globally.
  • Monitor, collect and interpret all safety issues and trends that will impact company product, policies and procedures and develop strategies and plans of action to address them. Share this information with the various functions in local and regional businesses, Global Regulatory Affairs and Global Category development organisations.
  • Represent company interests in the area of product safety and product stewardship with government agencies, industry associations and other organisations as directed.
  • As necessary, and in compliance with company policies, manage all toxicology and safety trials or tests required to support product registration and safety or to substantiate claims.
  • Manage statutory reporting requirements and assist in the response to adverse health effects complaints.


  • Working across different categories globally and keeping abreast of product regulatory requirements and PR and ingredient safety issues within all company product categories.
  • Ability to respond in a timely manner to many and varied product safety issues which impact on both existing products and new product developments.
  • To keep on top of product/chemical safety legislation and changes to regulations impacting company products and businesses and ensuring that the appropriate people are aware of potential issues and that necessary action is taken.
  • Allocating resources across the project portfolio to achieve agreed project timelines.
  • Facilitating the relationship with Category Development (R&D, Global Marketing), country Marketing, Supply and other functions to ensure the “seamless” building of safety compliance in our project and product portfolio.
  • Managing the conflicting resource demands on NPD/EPD Development, cost saving initiatives and new technology projects.


  • Qualified to BSC/MSC/PhD level in Toxicology or a related discipline with at least 2 years experience in industry (preference for consumer goods or contractors for such industry)
  • Experience in an environment of regulatory toxicology and product safety highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing product risk assessments, and developing risk mitigation practices, for chemical substances and preparations highly preferred. Scientific writing experience required.
  • Competent at reviewing scientific and related chemical safety data (required).
  • Working knowledge of mammalian toxicology assays and testing protocols.
  • Working knowledge of chemical legislation, safety and labelling of chemicals and preparations.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle competing priorities effectively.
  • Sound performer in interacting with, and influencing regulatory authorities and political lobbies.
  • Proven track record in active collaboration with R&D and non-R&D functions as well as third parties.
  • Pro-active self-direction with a high level of initiative and persistence and a very much hands on approach to results delivery.
  • The ability to effectively manage projects and relationships with local partners, contractors, and consultants to achieve company objectives.
  • Industry experience, preferably in FMCG; commercial understanding of corporate and operational business issues.


  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral (in English)
  • Strong Organizational skills
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated
  • Capable of building strong working relationships and motivating teams to deliver outstanding results with or without hierarchical relationships.
  • Commercial understanding of corporate and operational business issues.
  • Ability to transform solid thinking into action (a thinker and an achiever)
  • Strong intellectual curiosity
  • Appetite for exploring new and previously uncharted territories
  • Openness to change and ability to think out of the box
  • Excellent Presentation skills.