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    Job Title: Regulatory and Requirements Specialist (US focus)

    Report to: Global Regulatory and Requirements Team Manager

    Location: US – Remote Home/Office, flexible 

    About us:

    Compliance and Risks (C&R) was founded in 2002 and is an Irish-owned, end-to-end regulatory solutions company helping manufacturers, retailers and their supply chain partners to monitor and manage regulatory developments globally. Headquartered in Cork, we also have offices in California, New York, London & Brussels. C&R was conceived in response to the inexorable deluge of regulatory information & the challenges faced by companies in processing this volume of information and getting their product to market. We provide innovative online tools and consulting services that deliver timely and accurate global regulatory intelligence to empower business compliance, mitigate risk and identify opportunities.

    Overview of Role:

    As a Regulatory & Requirements Specialist, with a knowledge of and experience in US product safety and environmental regulations,  you will be working as part of our Global Regulatory & Requirements Compliance Teams (GRCT). The GRCT is responsible for monitoring global regulatory & requirements developments, both enacted and proposed, as well as supporting information, such as guidance documents, across a wide range of topics, from product safety to WEEE, RoHS, occupational health & safety and many more. 

    The main responsibilities of the Regulatory & Requirements Specialist include monitoring regulatory & requirement developments in the US at both federal and state level and entering the information into our online database ‘C2P’ (Compliance to Product) in a structured format, providing an overview of the regulatory information and identifying key details such as when the measure enters into force & upcoming compliance deadlines. 

    Requirements (extracted from Regulations and Standards) are entered into the Requirements Management Platform ( a part of C2P) in response to business & client needs.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Monitoring

    • Monitor product safety and environmental regulatory developments for the USA (federal and state);
    • Research, monitor, and maintain US and other regulatory requirements that are set out in Regulations and Standards in C2P on a wide range of topics that are  live-linked to Regulations, Standards and all other requirements, allowing for easy revisions and tracking. 
    • Own, maintain and enhance ‘Monitoring Issues’ for USA and/or states, ensuring sources of regulatory information & any additional useful information to aid monitoring is recorded and current;
    • Utilise automatic monitoring tools to maximise the efficient and prompt capture of regulatory information.

     Entry of Regulatory Information into C2P & requirements platform

    • Enter US state and federal regulatory and supporting sources into C2P in line with established data entry conventions;
    • Extract requirements (granular level)  from the above sources; 
    • Ensure all information uploaded is accurate & exhibits a keen attention to detail;
    • Drafting of clear, well written, accurate summaries on key details in text, underpinned with an appreciation of clients’ needs
    • Addition of regulatory updates concerning regulatory developments to C2P
    • Review of daily email alerts via C2P on regulatory changes to existing Regulations and Standards to determine if new Requirements need to be added to Platform or existing Requirements should be updated. 
    • Monitor regulatory developments for USA (federal and state) and product groups/categories via Regulatory Update and Expert Comments received via C2P alerts, ‘watching’ various C2P Projects as well as various other online monitoring tools. 
    • Ensure a comprehensive and reliable bank of sources of regulatory information is built up and maintained to ensure effective and optimal monitoring for responsible countries and product groups/categories;
    • Utilise automatic monitoring tools to maximise the efficient and prompt capture of regulatory information

     Research

    • Conduct research on assigned tasks such as researching new areas of coverage being expanded into or client specific projects.
    •  Utilize a wide variety of research databases and online resources.

    Database Content 

    • Possess a knowledge and understanding of all areas of coverage in the C2P database and Requirements Platform.

    Process Improvements

    • Work with your Team Manager in identifying potential improvements / changes to the C2P or Requirements Platform. 
    • Add value to the development of quality control processes to ensure the accuracy, comprehensivity and reliability of the information.
    • Actively engage in ongoing changes to the team’s processes in order to improve team efficiency as well as pro-actively contributing ideas and suggestions for improvement. This will involve active participation in establishment and maintenance of monitoring procedures and data entry conventions for the team.

    Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

    • Degree in Law. Postgraduate or Masters in Law desirable. Other degrees (such as Science / Chemistry / Electronic Engineering) may be considered if the candidate has strong research, writing and language skills
    • Minimum of 5 years experience in a regulatory environment
    • Experienced researcher
    • Significant knowledge of US environmental/product compliance regulations including California Prop 65
    • Knowledge and understanding of chemical regulations including understanding of technical requirements and exemptions applicable to chemical substances in products an advantage
    • Excellent project and time management skills
    • Language skills are an advantage
    • Proficient in the use of computers

    All applicants must apply using this link.

    We are a diverse team in Compliance & Risks and we are committed to building and promoting an inclusive place to work for everyone. We strive to attract and retain a diverse range of people into our organization. 

    We are committed to equality of opportunity for all employees, by promoting a work environment free from bullying, discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, religion, gender, family status, sexual orientation, disability, age or membership of the Traveller community.