Monitor Regulatory Landscape:
- Regulations change, new ones are added. You own the repeatable monitoring system to ensure that Smarter Sorting is abreast of any and all regulatory changes by all regulatory bodies (local, state, federal) for all regulations that affect consumer goods (waste, transportation, storage, VOC, electronics, etc.)
- Participate in the industry to keep your finger on the pulse.
- Attend conferences and webinars – e.g., EPA, HCPA, RILA – to understand how the industry is engaging key regulatory issues.
- Keep and grow a network of regulatory stakeholders
Own the Regulatory Library:
- Ensure that regulatory lists are up to date and properly integrated into Smarter Sorting’s database (e.g., State Right to Know Lists, Prop 65, state-banned chemicals, Retailer Chemicals of Concern)
Turn New Regulations into Specifications for Data Team:
- When there’s a new regulation, it’s your job to turn into specifications for our Data Team to make the regulations computational. This calls for highlighting which attributes and data lookups go into each regulatory code and crafting logic statements to guide data development.
- The resulting documentation – Smarter Rules Sheets – is paramount to our classification methodology. You own them being accurate, well-researched, sourced and up-to-date.
Translate Regulations into Real-world Implications:
- Describe how regulations affect different stakeholders. What are the real-world processes triggered by a given classification? How does it affect marks, labeling, shipping documentation, storage requirements, customer warehouse operations, ecommerce decisions, annual reporting, Green Chemistry initiatives? How does it affect our shareholders’ bottom line, day-to-day operations and key metrics?
- Your documentation of the real-world stories that arise out of the legalese of regulations is integral to informing our product development and communicating with our customers. You must be an educator for our team.
Create Training Sets of Validated Classifications:
- Classify products through our Expert Review tool. In turn, you 1) create training sets to improve our automated classification and 2) solve complex products that have been flagged for review
- Manage the work of our other regulatory specialists who use the Expert Review tooling
Work Directly with Customers to Understand their Regulatory Needs/challenges:
- You are a customer-facing expert.
- You must understand our customers’ current approach to regulations.
- You help them identify new opportunities.
Your First 3 Months:
- Learn Smarter Sorting’s classification technology forward and back
- If there are regulations with which you’re unfamiliar – FIFRA, VOC, NFPA, etc. – you must learn them
- Meet our customers and listen to them
- Regular use of Expert Review tool to create training sets
- Own the Regulatory Monitoring solution. By Month 3 it should be a fully documented methodology that accounts for all major regulatory bodies and their classifications/lists.
- Own the Regulatory Library. Fully documented, up to date, systematized.
Your First 6 Months:
- Enhance customer- and industry-facing role.
- Help Product Team launch products or services in a new market (e.g., regulated transportation, Green Chemistry, electronics)
- Launch a webinar series to showcase our technology and regulatory prowess and tackle the industry’s big questions
- Do your day job per “Responsibilities” and “Months 1-3”
Yours Skills + Experience:
- 5+ experience working in Retail, for a Formulator, for a Shipping Company, an independent Regulatory Classification Expert or as a Regulator
- Demonstrated expertise in understanding and applying CFR 40 and 49
- Fluent in the language of RCRA
- Fully proficient in Excel
- Bonus for further database/programming skills (SQL would be great)
- Chemistry or Chemical Engineering background (or similar)
- DGSA, CDGP, CHMM certifications appreciated