The Clorox Company Regulatory Specialist II in PLEASANTON, California

We make life better every day. The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with about 7,900 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2017 sales of $6.0 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products; Pine-Sol® cleaners; Liquid Plumr® clog removers; Poett® home care products; Fresh Step® cat litter; Glad® bags, wraps and containers; Kingsford® charcoal; Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces; Brita® water-filtration products; and Burt's Bees® natural personal care products and RenewLife® digestive health products. The company also markets brands for professional services, including Clorox Healthcare® and Clorox Commercial Solutions®. More than 80 percent of the company's sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.

The Research & Development organization takes new generations of consumer products from concept to reality. With such diverse roles as engineers, scientists, mechanical designers and packaging experts, R&D is a community of technical leaders and managers actively involved in virtually every step in the lifecycle of our products -- from initial concept to raw materials to final goods on store shelves. R&D is committed to leveraging the latest technology to bring consumers the high-quality, innovative products they expect and deserve.

The "Scientist 2--Dietary Supplements Regulatory" position is a regulatory/technical role focused on supporting the compliance and human safety of products for our recently acquired Nutranext dietary supplement business. This is a newly created and exciting position within the Global Stewardship (i.e., "Regulatory") department of Clorox's R&D organization and will have an emphasis on FDA compliance of the U.S. Retail, Private Label and Direct to Consumer businesses. Future responsibilities could grow to include international regulatory coverage. The successful candidate will be accountable to support new product launches and provide ongoing regulatory maintenance of existing products while striking a balance of driving compliance while simultaneously meeting business needs. Cross-functional collaboration with colleagues both within and outside of R&D (e.g., Product Development, other Global Stewardship members, Legal, Corporate Quality, Marketing, Government Affairs, etc.) is required on a daily basis. This role will be a great opportunity to make an impact to an exciting and emerging category at Clorox!

Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide Regulatory leadership and recommendations to innovation and commercialization project teams.

  • Review dietary supplement ingredients/formulations, claims and labels to ensure FDA compliance for product innovation and commercialization projects for the Nutranext Retail, Private label (PL) and Direct to Consumer (DTC) businesses.

  • Engage Global Stewardship and/or external consultant review of Nutranext, PL and DTC ingredients and formulations to ensure safety.

  • Monitor and proactively communicate emerging/changing dietary supplement regulations, interpret related information and summarize impacts for other functions/leadership teams.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution. Prior work experience will be considered more important.

  • At least 4 years experiences (preferably in industry) in the FDA dietary supplement Regulatory space.

  • Strong working knowledge of FDA dietary supplement product regulations, guidance and policies for label claims, ingredients, formulations and processes.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A good understanding of the FDA enforcement landscape (e.g. including trends/hotspots and state versus federal enforcement).

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully support product launches utilizing dietary supplement Regulatory knowledge is highly desirable.

Soft Skills and Abilities

  • Strong leadership skills to represent Global Stewardship in commercialization projects and to stand up to "do the right thing".

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and drive work with independence.

  • Ability to balance Regulatory compliance against business needs and provide choices to teams.

  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams and form solid business relationships across functions.

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to travel 10-20%, as required.

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