Director, Regulatory Affairs

2 months ago

Rosslyn, VA

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Consumer Brands continues to monitor the ever-evolving pandemic. While this position will interview, onboard and work remotely for the near term, this role will be expected to be available weekly in the DC-Metro area when federal, state and local guidance support a safe return to face-to-face meetings.

The director, regulatory affairs is responsible for executing against regulatory strategy on issues impacting the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry and Consumer Brands’ strategic priorities. The director will manage complex issues, frame narrative, and serve as a recognized expert and trusted communicator, both internally and externally, within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (FDA CDER) arenas specifically related to household cleaning products and personal care products. Reporting to the vice president, regulatory & technical affairs, this role will proactively identify emerging regulatory policy issues, concerns, and opportunities that enhance the intersection of advancing the CPG industry’s agenda and meeting expectations of the American consumer.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Regulatory Policy

  • Work collaboratively to monitor the regulatory landscape, both with members of the organization and U.S. regulatory agencies.
  • Proactively identify regulatory affairs issues and opportunities for the CPG industry.
  • Inform regulatory policy positions and ongoing, as well as future, advocacy efforts.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with members, specific U.S. regulatory agencies, the research community, and NGOs.
  • Participate in key regulatory meetings and industry events.

Issues Management

  • Manage projects on issues related to household cleaning and personal care products.
  • Provide general expertise, assistance and representation on technical and regulatory issues.
  • Participate in discussions and consensus building activities with member companies and stakeholders.
  • Analyze proposed regulations, guidance and other emerging issues as needed.
  • Support the creation of stakeholder comments, talking points and slide decks on issues.

Experience and Education

  • A minimum of a BA/BS degree is required.  An advanced degree such as an MS preferred.
  • 5-7 years of related employment in the household cleaning products or disinfectants space required.
  • Experience in the personal care products is a plus.
  • 5-7 years of experience with FDA and/or EPA regulatory and policy issues required.
  • A track record of demonstrated results in government, association and/or political environments.


  • Familiarity with the relevant EPA such as Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Toxic Substances Control Act, etc.
  • Familiarity with the relevant FDA regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Passion for learning issues and driving results.
  • Ability to persuasively communicate high-level issues to a technical audience and vice-versa in concise messages.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in Office 365 Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent customer service skills and email etiquette.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize work.
  • Flexibility in learning new software and/or computer/technical applications.
  • A self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.