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Product Safety Specialist

Company: MANSON WESTERN LLC
Location: Torrance
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

(Hybrid or Remote Position)
The Product Safety and Compliance Specialist, under the direction of the Procurement Manager, is responsible for ensuring compliance with domestic and international product safety requirements. The Product Safety and Compliance Specialist must be skilled at compliance research and with navigating a complex and changing regulatory environment. This position will work closely with the Procurement and Operations teams to ensure that all imports and exports adhere to regulatory standards.
Essential Responsibilities:

  • Become an expert in our products and safety regulations such that WPS can obtain and maintain compliance worldwide
  • Understand export compliance and regulations for toy parts
  • Communicate with domestic and international vendors and testing labs to clarify product testing, marking, and labeling requirements
  • Coordinate product safety testing on all applicable products and negotiate testing prices
  • Analyze test results and instruct vendors with design flaw resolution
  • Organize and maintain up-to-date safety testing reports
  • Create Declaration of Conformity documents to satisfy import requirements across the globe
  • Assist with inquiries from various customs offices
  • Assist with compliance related to new product design
  • Create product specification sheets (PSS) for custom items
    Position Requirements (Skills, Knowledge, Abilities):
    • 4+ years of safety and compliance experience
    • Experience working with toy part or finished good exports, compliance and regulations preferred
    • High School diploma or equivalent required
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office, particularly MS Excel (capable of organizing large amounts of data in excel, advanced skills like vlookup and other formulas)
    • Excellent attention to detail, problem-solving, and organizational skills
    • Self-motivated team player with strong communication abilities
      Physical Requirements:
      • The physical demands described here must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • The employee may regularly lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 20 pounds.
      • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
      • The auditory/hearing abilities required by the job include hearing others using a phone or online conferencing system.
      • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.
      • The employee is regularly required to sit for prolonged periods.
      • The individual must be responsible and regular attendance is required.
        Travel:
        • 0-10%. Travel to the Torrance office for the occasional team or corporate event, travel to various conferences or vendor sites likely.
          WPS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AA M/F/V/D.We proudly hire U.S. Military Veterans, and those qualified are encouraged to apply.Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. - Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination ProvisionAt this time, WPS is unable to provide visa sponsorship.

Keywords: MANSON WESTERN LLC, Torrance , Product Safety Specialist, Other , Torrance, California

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