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Product Stewardship Scientist I - Neenah, WI-140001YT

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Company: Kimberly Clark

Location: Neenah, WI

Date Posted: June 25, 2014

Source: American Senior Benefits Association

Description Worldwide Business Jobs / Neenah jobs at Kimberly-Clark Product Stewardship Scientist for Kimberly Clark's Worldwide Business 140001YT From brands such as Huggies and Kleenex to medical devices and workplace solutions, Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life. We hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries, but we're not just changing diapers here. Our employees are changing the world for the better with innovative products that create new categories and push existing ones to a higher level. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark. Position Description Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KCC) has an open position for a Product Stewardship Scientist I in Global Product Safety (GPS). This position is based in Neenah, Wisconsin , and will report directly to the Director of GPS. The incumbent is primarily responsible for independently managing the GPS product ...

Description Worldwide Business Jobs / Neenah jobs at Kimberly-Clark Product Stewardship Scientist for Kimberly Clark's Worldwide Business 140001YT From brands such as Huggies and Kleenex to medical devices and workplace solutions, Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life. We hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries, but we're not just changing diapers here. Our employees are changing the world for the better with innovative products that create new categories and push existing ones to a higher level. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark. Position Description Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KCC) has an open position for a Product Stewardship Scientist I in Global Product Safety (GPS). This position is based in Neenah, Wisconsin , and will report directly to the Director of GPS. The incumbent is primarily responsible for independently managing the GPS product safety testing function and the GPS Supplier Quality Management Program. This responsibility includes the overall management, performance, business process decision making rights and quality auditing responsibility to efficiently provide investigative toxicology, pre-clinical human safety, and product safety claim substantiation information to Business Sector and/or Corporate R&E, Regulatory, Quality, Legal or other teams as needed. Other key r esponsibilities include the independent safety and compliance assessment of raw materials and to problem solve issues as part of the GPS Product Stewardship Program that supports new product development, change control assessments, post-market safety investigations and technical stewardship compliance globally. At all times, the incumbent is expected to manage and control the day-to-day processes within the core scope of responsibility, assess and implement corrective action, and investigate, recommend and execute process improvements and enhancements. Principal Responsibilities Primary contact and manager for all pre-clinical safety and clinical (human subject) product safety studies for KCC. This responsibility includes business workflow management and decision making rights, test coordination, quality control and operational performance of the product safety testing process. Independently conducts quality system, technical, and laboratory facility compliance audits as part of the GPS Supplier Quality Management Program and provides compliant study file management and document control services to ensure the validity and reproducibility of all pre-clinical safety and clinical product safety substantiation studies (data verification and validation responsibility). Audit responsibility includes but is not limited to validation of current process(es), identification of process and/or data gaps, and implementation of improvements. Provides Product Stewardship services through the technical evaluation and the safety assessment of raw materials. Independently identifies and solves technical, chemical-of-concern, and/or regulatory toxicology compliance problems that may impact Kimberly-Clark products, brand equity or reputation globally to Global Technical Stewardship Staff, Team Leaders and Senior Management (i.e., Global Quality, Product Safety, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs). Independently works within Kimberly-Clark business systems, workflows, processes and networks to continuously improve GPS support of internal customers and external testing supplier relationships. The incumbent is responsible for managing key contact relationships with strategic testing suppliers such that Kimberly-Clark is viewed as a highly valued and indispensable client/business partner. The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Qualifications Basic Qualifications Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in toxicology or related life science field with 1-5+ years of relevant experience, or Master of Science (M.S.) degree in toxicology or related life science field with 0-2 years of relevant experience. Highly proficient in the conduct of regulatory toxicology, clinical and/or other types of product safety-related studies that are designed to identify potential hazard(s) associated with products and/or materials, taking into consideration foreseeable use and relevant human exposure scenarios. Demonstrated proficiency in Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) approaches to data and study management of toxicology, pre-clinical safety and clinical (human subject) skin safety studies. Demonstrated ability to understand and follow complex scientific/technical research protocols, procedures and the ability to analyze and interpret scientific data using computerized systems and databases. Demonstrated ability to evaluate, process, and appropriately respond to incoming internal or external customer inquiries and effectively identify, correct, and escalate as appropriate, potential problems or issues. Strong interpersonal communication and technical writing skills with demonstrated proficiency in working effectively with technical staff from diverse backgrounds and cultures and/or with multi-national cross-functional business teams. Must be an effective communicator in oral and written communications and correspondences as well as presentation formats. Demonstrated skills and abilities in project management to include leading projects, contributing as a subject matter expert/consultant, and effectively influencing others toward a shared directive. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and independently manage multiple tasks in a cross-functional corporate, academic or similar setting. Preferred Qualifications Certification as a Quality or Biomedical Auditor (CQA or CBA). Proficient knowledge of OECD, ISO, USFDA, USEPA and EMA/European toxicology and clinical human safety test methods, protocols, regulatory process, quality management systems and environmental safety/disposal/fate requirements that are associated with the development, commercialization and manufacture of medical device, pesticide/biocide/sanitizer, drug, cosmetic and consumer products in global markets. Demonstrated proficiency in working within SAP database environments and Microsoft programs (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, etc.). Travel estimated at 15-20% (domestic and international). Job Health Services Organization Global Safety, Quality, Sustainability and CI-50238325 Schedule Full-time

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