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Manager, Product Safety & Toxicology

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 16908 Apply


The Toxicology Manager is responsible for leading a team of environmental toxicologists within Global Product Safety.  Is responsible for ensuring SCJ products are both safe for the consumer and the environment, as required by prescribed regulatory standards, and internal corporate requirements.

The primary roles of this position are (1) to lead, manage and conduct product safety assessments upon a wide portfolio of consumer products, (2) to ensure that SCJ effectively and expediently identifies and manages changing scientific information, regulatory requirements, and customer demands related to product safety and (3) to provide leadership related to the prioritization and support of critical emerging issues that carry potential to impact the SCJ business including scientific support of Greenlist.

The role is responsible for managing up to 6 direct reports that interface with colleagues within RD&E & Global and Regional Marketing to support various project teams. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead team of up to 6 direct reports in all aspects of human and environmental product safety for the benefit of the business
  • Coach and mentor team to:
    • Deliver product risk assessments for both human health and environmental safety in support of our global Business categories.
    • Deliver product safety reviews for formulas, raw materials and human testing in accordance with established procedures and ensure timelines are met. 
    • Work constructively and proactively to resolve any issues through collaborative problem solving with other regulatory & product safety stakeholders.
    • Ensure necessary product safety data requirements are available and communicated to internal project management group.
  • Proactively provide emerging regulatory and strategic science direction as well as execution and support to many internal functions including SCJ business categories, Legal, Public Relations, Government Relations, Product Development, Global Registration and Regulatory Affairs and Sustainability.
  • Defend key ingredients to regulatory authorities and public interest groups
  • Lead the development of technical solutions & options to mitigate potential risks to RD&E Project Teams and where appropriate escalate.
  • Manage and oversee the team’s Product Safety budget.

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Degree in Toxicology (or closely related field) and 7 years of direct/relevant experience in Product Safety. 

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Advanced Degree preferred
  • Previous people management experience and cross-functional team leadership
  • Product safety experience in registered and non-registered products across various consumer product goods/household product categories.
  • Situational leadership skills & ability to forge strong relationships with colleagues.
  • Skills to work cohesively & constructively as a Global Product Safety Department. 
  • Experience in product safety & regulation of personal care / cosmetic category and/or veterinary toxicology would be advantageous along with experience in European Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR).
  • Ability to distill and summarize technically complex issues into practical solutions & actions in a clear and articulate fashion to a wide range of stakeholders both within and outside of the Global Product Safety Department
  • Working knowledge of safety and regulatory policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate within and across functional/department lines.
  • Proven capability to build strong relationships inside and outside the company.
  • Desired Leadership Attributes:
    • Results Driven
    • High ethical standards and sound technical judgment.
    • Strong communication and collaboration skills
    • Curiosity and learning mindset
    • Adaptability

Job Requirements:

  •  Full Time
  •  Travel Time expected: <10%

Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice as assigned by the Manager. The job description does not constitute a contract of employment and the position remains at-will.

SC Johnson & Son, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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