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Senior Safety Manager and Safety Advisor Roles with Walgreens Boots Alliance

Company: Walgreens Boots Alliance
The role: (1) Senior Safety Manager and (2) Safety Advisor
Location: Nottingham
Deadline: 30th September 2019
Salary: Competitive

About Us

Here at Walgreens Boots Alliance – Global Brands we believe in being pioneering, inspirational and connecting with people. Our unique business model places the consumer at the heart of everything we do, with real-time insights that are transformed into thousands of products and brands to help consumers lead happier and healthier lives. With a portfolio of brands that includes No7, Liz Earle Beauty Co., Soap & Glory and YourGoodSkin™, we touch the lives of millions all over the world.

What we can offer you

We want to invest in you, to challenge you and help you develop an exciting and successful career. You will have the chance to be part of something ambitious, something innovative and have an impact on a global scale. With a competitive salary and personalized benefits package, you will join a diverse and passionate team who work with some of the world’s most well-known brands.

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

To learn more about our functions, explore our brands and find opportunities all over the globe please visit: 

Senior Safety Manager 

Overview of role

As Safety Manager you are responsible for implementing the safety strategy across Global Consumer Brands cosmetic and OTC products and to ensure safety of products throughout their lifecycle.

Your in depth expertise in safety and toxicology and ability to translate complex concepts into clear business communication with consumers at its heart will enable you to manage product safety.

You will develop and use your network and external sources to ensure you and WBA safety assessments are abreast of the latest cosmetics safety insights.

You will network widely and amongst others work collaboratively with Head of Innovation, Head of Research & Development, Head of Delivery, Head of Compliance, Head of Brands, Senior Regulatory Manager, Senior Quality Manager, Head of Customer Care, Global Sourcing technical, Customer Care, Legal, Programme and Project Managers.

Your Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for safety activities in New Product Development via strategic frameworks, enabling final safety assessment for product launch and to ensure that products on the markets are safe through the lifecycle
  • Responsible for the delivery of the safety assessment of innovation activities
  • Responsible for the further development and maintenance of safety frameworks
  • Build a strong network of safety experts in various fields to ensure access on demand to state of the art expertise
  • Responsible to define the safety operating standards which define the safety of Global Consumer Brands cosmetic/OTC products and all procedures underpinning them
  • Drive competitive advantage through the application of safety expertise in customer offerings
  • Responsible for the safety aspects of suppliers approval, management and development
  • Build scientific expertise in safety fields and technologies to drive continuous improvement of the products and protect the brands and business
  • Implement the safety integration of new brands to ensure alignment with Global Consumer Brands guidelines and principles
  • Represent WBA on expert’s committees to drive and lobby for WBA’s agenda
  • Train the technical and commercial teams on basic safety knowledge to ensure awareness of the importance of safety for customer protection 

 A bit about you

  •  A post-graduate qualification or equivalent in Toxicology or a related life-science subject
  • Minimum five years experience working within the consumer industry with extensive knowledge and experience of consumer safety assessment to include an understanding/experience in product development end to end. Experience in the Cosmetics Industry would be an advantage
  • Solution oriented and able to work with multidisciplinary team
  • Communication skills, ability to connect with other departments in order to build the vision
  • Clear project leadership skills required to lead and manage the safety assessment contribution to a portfolio of projects, ability to operate with sensitivity and flexibility within an ever-evolving organisational matrix of project and line management, both functionally and across the business
  • Significant skills of influencing and persuasion
  • Willingness to challenge conventional thinking and implement creative ideas balanced with a high regard and understanding for the framework in which WBA operates is required 

Safety Advisor 

Overview of Role 

As Safety Advisor your role is to ensure safe Global Consumer Brands cosmetic and Over The Counter products throughout their lifecycle.

You will use your expertise to safety assess products both during Innovation and new product development (NPD) and also ongoing throughout their lifecycle. You will maintain the safety frameworks designed to support routes to market, increasing pace to market.  You will identify any safety concerns, assess these and provide risk based recommendations to the business. You will use your ability to translate scientific insights into consumer relevant product improvements.

You will work across a wide group of stakeholders including Research and Development Managers, Product Managers, Head of Compliance, Brands Managers, Regulatory and Quality Managers, Global Sourcing technical, Legal, Programme and Project Managers.

Your Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for safety activities during Innovation and NPD, for the final safety assessment and for ensuring that products on the markets are safe though their lifecycle
  • Responsible for building and maintenance of the safety frameworks
  • In executing these responsibilities, you’ll be accountable for documenting and communicating decisions in an appropriate and timely manner consistent with internal procedures and industry standards.
  • Build scientific expertise in safety fields and technologies and use this expertise to drive continuous improvement of the products and protect the brands and business
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to modify and improve department and company-wide processes to improve efficiency and global harmonization 

A bit about you

  • A Sc degree or equivalent in chemistry, biology, or a closely related discipline is essential; an MSc in Toxicology would be desirable
  • Experience in the safety assessment of consumer products is preferable but a strong desire, self motivation and ability to develop in the field will be considered
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities and operate efficiently under continuous change
  • Demonstrated communication skills, must be able to summarise and articulate technical information to diverse audiences both verbally and in writing

Must be able to communicate technical information effectively within all levels of the organization

Please send covering letter stating which position you are interested in and why, with accompanying CV, to Mark Woodyatt ([email protected])

Graduate Toxicologist

Company: Infineum
The role: Graduate Toxicologist
Location: South Oxfordshire
Deadline: 31st July 2019
Salary: Competitive plus Bonus

Infineum is where tomorrow’s lubricant and fuel technology becomes reality. Over one in three of the world’s engines contain a product sold by us, we are a highly progressive organisation pioneering some of the most advanced additive technologies, and driving forward chemical innovation to meet the needs of a changing global environment. With the opportunities and challenges of a large company but the flexibility and scope for individual impact of a small company, it’s a rewarding culture where Health, Safety and Environment are valued business partners.
This is a great first job for a high calibre graduate Toxicologist. You will be a member of Regulatory Projects & Toxicology, a multidisciplinary group within the Global Product Stewardship & Regulatory Compliance organisation. Working alongside our existing toxicologists, you will learn all the skills needed to apply your Toxicology training in the fast moving and demanding world of industrial and regulatory chemicals. With this experience, you will provide toxicology and regulatory support to our new product development and existing products worldwide. This is primarily an office based role, with occasional travel to attend training courses/scientific meetings and visits to contract test laboratories.
Key responsibilities and skills you will acquire include:
▪ Conducting hazard and risk assessments for our products to ensure they are manufactured, handled and used appropriately
▪ Interfacing with contract test laboratories, setting up and monitoring studies required for regulatory notification schemes such as REACH, China New Chemical Substances regulation etc.
▪ Liaising with regulatory consultants in different countries to deliver global projects
▪ Monitoring regulatory and scientific developments in key areas of toxicology for our business
▪ Providing expert toxicology advice to guide the development of new chemistry
▪ Assessing and summarising toxicology / ecotoxicology studies and preparing regulatory dossiers
▪ Representing Infineum within industry trade associations and consortia.
The successful candidate will have:
▪ A good first degree in a chemical or biological science and a postgraduate qualification in Toxicology.
▪ Good knowledge of organic chemistry.
▪ Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a demonstrated ability to convey and interpret complex technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
▪ Good interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team; able to multi-task, work to tight deadlines and changing priorities
▪ Computer-literacy with MS Office software

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Senior Non-Clinical Toxicologist with Drug Development Experience and Expertise in Neurosciences

Company: UCB
The role: Senior Non-Clinical Toxicologist with Drug Development Experience and Expertise in Neurosciences
Location: Braine L’alleud, Walloon Brabant, Belgium
Salary: To be agreed

We are currently seeking an experienced Toxicologist with expertise in Neuroscience therapeutic area (neurodegeneration, neuro-inflammation, epilepsy). You will be responsible for the non-clinical development of small molecule, mAB and new modalities drug candidates. You will provide non-clinical support to global project teams from early research through to FIM, POC and beyond. You will work in a collaborative environment and as a member of interdisciplinary project teams; you will represent the Development Science Department. You will demonstrate high skills in monitoring GLP studies with CRO’s, provide toxicology interpretation and issue resolution; and participate in various toxicology and R&D initiatives or other active cross-functional collaborations. You will also prepare and review regulatory documentation and represent UCB in meetings with regulatory authorities. Ideally, the position will be in Brussels area (Belgium).

The profile:

The ideal candidate should have a dynamic personality, have a degree related to toxicology (e.g. biomedical science, pharmacology, DVM, or PhD) with at least 10 years of experience in non-clinical development in a multidisciplinary environment (DMPK, clinical pharmacology) with primarily NCEs, however experience with NBEs is also an asset. He/she would have a strong knowledge in Neuroscience therapeutic area (neurodegeneration, neuro-inflammation, epilepsy), have experience of regulatory toxicology and GLP compliance in the pharmaceutical industry.

An experience of new therapeutic modalities such as gene therapy, PROTACs or cell therapy is a strong asset. Due to the nature of the position, you need to consider the following desirable assets:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate interactions; excellent oral and written English communication skills. Demonstrated technical writing skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, strong decision-making, complex problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated critical data analysis and interpretation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a strong collaborative member of diverse teams.
  • Open, confident, and persuasive behaviour, succeeding through influence, experience in balancing big picture thinking with detailed analysis, ability to be flexible and to adapt to a changing environment.

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UCB, Brussels, Belgium ( is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the Discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people  living with severe diseases of the immune system or of the central nervous system. With more than 8 500 people in about 40 countries, the company generated revenue of € 4.5 billion in 2017. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB)


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