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Regulatory Affairs Manager/Personal Care-Princeton

Country/Region:  US

Regulatory Affairs Manager/Personal Care

Princeton, NJ, US



Are you passionate about the cosmetic and OTC sunscreen regulations in North America with a customer centric mindset? Join us in our journey!

As a Regulatory Affairs Manager North America (NA), you will be part of a cross-functional team located in North America, working closely with a Global team in Switzerland.  Your corporate office location is in Princeton for the Perfumery & Beauty BU with the possibility to work part-time remote. The activities linked to the position are highly complex due to the dynamics of the Personal Care and Sunscreen market and changing regulatory environment in NA. Your responsibility will encompass the integration of Marketing and Sales plans into a regulatory strategy program and its implementation. You will be part of a highly professional and motivated team.


At dsm-firmenich, being a force for good is not optional. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a shared responsibility woven into our daily work, benefiting to our People, Customers & Communities and driving business value. Equal access to opportunities is a given, belonging is a shared feeling, authenticity is celebrated.


Your key responsibilities

  • Lead and manage NA regulatory activities defined by manager, including guaranteed market clearance for the import to Canada and USA, sunscreen drug listing at FDA and compliance with Proposition 65 and USP.
  • Work across the RA organization to ensure that ingredients designed to OTC sunscreen actives, vitamins, skin and hair care actives and personal care specialty chemicals products are evaluated for safety and regulatory conformance
  • Support the joint efforts of the Personal Care (PC) business in NA by providing RA guidance to the internal teams and customers and provide clearance for promotional materials.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with marketing, sales, quality, R&D and safety to ensure alignment of activities and accuracy of communications related to the regulatory, scientific and technical status of personal care products and being integrated to the global regulatory team.
  • Contribute to the development of the NA regulatory strategy for new product innovations which will be led by manager. Support submissions related to OTC sunscreen actives at FDA or Health Canada if required and in line with the global PC strategy and as part of a global innovation team.
  • Responsible for handling regulatory aspects of customer queries related to PC products and NA. Monitor and report changges in the regulatory environment and assess their impact on the business.

We bring

  • A rich history and a promising future of bold scientific innovation and passionate creation with our customers;
  • A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity and an open mindset;
  • A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally;
  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose;
  • A flexible work environment that empowers people to take accountability for their work and own the outcome;
  • Barrier-free communities within our organization where every employee is equally valued and respected – regardless of their background, beliefs, or identity;


You bring

  •      Master’s degree / University degree in science.
  •     At least 3 to 5 years’ experience in Regulatory Affairs, ideally in OTC sunscreen market.
  •     in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge in the areas such as Analytics, Chemistry and Production, Biology and Toxicology.
  •    Proven experience working in cross-functional teams and with multiple stakeholders inside and outside at all levels


Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
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About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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