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Sr Corp Counsel - Product Regulatory

Company: The Clorox Company
Location: Oakland
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

At Clorox, we champion people to be well and thrive by doing the right thing, putting people at the center, and playing to win. Led by our IGNITE strategy, we build brands that make a positive difference in people's lives around the world. And we know that success requires head, heart, AND guts - all three, every day - coming together to work simpler, faster, bolder, and more inclusively. Interested? Join us to !Your role at Clorox:Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel - Chief Products Counsel, the position will advise the business on regulatory requirements and compliance as to product safety, labeling, warnings, and instructions for use. The position will provide legal support and counseling for the domestic and global Corporate Quality and Global Stewardship (regulatory affairs) functions on regulatory requirements and compliance. This includes, but is not limited to, product manufacturing and distribution policies and procedures; government inspections and inquiries; adverse event reporting and tracking; product quality reviews and investigations; and advertising, marketing and consumer protection issues. This role may also assist with other matters such as environmental, health and safety matters.In this role, you will:

  • Provide legal counsel on matters relating to regulatory compliance by Clorox's operations and products with a focus on CPSC, EPA and other applicable regulatory authorities, foreign equivalents, and company policies.
  • Provide legal counsel to Corporate Quality and Global Stewardship (regulatory affairs) groups on product and compliance issues under the Consumer Product Safety Act, the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA), the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FDCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and other legal requirements.
  • Provide counseling to business units and brands on regulatory issues related to the advertising, marketing and promotion of regulated products, including disinfecting products regulated under FIFRA.
  • Support business units and brands regarding product development, product quality and regulatory issues, including governmental agency inquiries, investigations, and disputes relating to regulatory compliance and/or product quality.
  • Provide support and counsel regarding collection, maintenance and reporting of adverse events; tracking new regulations; supporting capability building for compliance.
  • Proactively counsel the business on new laws, regulations, and industry trends related to the regulation of consumer products, including disinfecting products, in the countries and states in which Clorox does business.
  • Assist in other substantive legal areas, including assisting on general commercial transactions; also working with members of Legal leadership, other attorneys and staff on departmental matters as needed.
  • Develop and provide training to employees on product regulatory and other legal matters.
  • Efficiently manage outside counsel on regulatory and other matters.This role may also assist with environmental, health and safety matters, including 1) providing legal counsel to Corporate Health, Safety and Environment group on permitting issues, environmental compliance of facilities, release response and remediation efforts, environmental due diligence in real estate and corporate transactions and 2) assisting with environmental disputes and litigation, including management of outside counsel.What we look for:
    • JD and Bachelors degrees.
    • Member of the California State Bar, or eligible to register under the California State Bar in-house counsel program.
    • 5+ years as a practicing attorney with significant and demonstrable experience, including experience at a top tier law firm. - In house experience greatly preferred. -
    • Experience in regulatory matters, with a focus on product safety. Knowledge of disinfecting products regulation (FIFRA) and/or FDA regulations a plus.
    • Demonstrated success at providing strategic counseling to business partners that takes into account legal considerations along with business goals.
    • Broad range of relevant legal experience, including the ability to identify issues, connect dots, apply a business mindset, prioritize and resolve critical legal issues in real time, and escalate risks as appropriate.
    • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to drive, lead, provide points of view and listen while working with legal and technical staffs.
    • Strong negotiation, consultative and facilitation skills with the ability to effectively interact with all internal and external stakeholders.
    • Self-starter with a sense of urgency, ability to multi-task, ability to prioritize matters and to handle unanticipated situations effectively and work well under pressure with tight deadlines to ensure timely and appropriate response to issues raised.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
    • Ability to travel 10-15%.Workplace type:This position is hybrid in Oakland with the expectation of being in the office 2 days a week.We seek out and celebrate diverse backgrounds and experiences. We're looking for fresh perspectives, a desire to bring your best, and a non-stop drive to keep growing and learning.At Clorox, we have a Culture of Inclusion. We believe our values-based culture connects to our purpose and helps our people be the best versions of themselves, professionally and personally. This means building a workplace where every person can feel respected, valued, and fully able to participate in our Clorox community. Learn more about our I&D program & initiatives .[U.S.]Additional Information:At Clorox, we champion people to be well and thrive, starting with our own people. To help make this possible, we offer comprehensive, competitive benefits that prioritize all aspects of wellbeing and provide flexibility for our teammates' unique needs. This includes robust health plans, a market-leading 401(k) program with a company match, flexible time off benefits (including half-day summer Fridays depending on location), inclusive fertility / adoption benefits, and more. We are committed to fair and equitable pay and are transparent with current and future teammates about our full salary ranges. We use broad salary ranges that reflect the competitive market for similar jobs, provide sufficient opportunity for growth as you gain experience and expand responsibilities, while also allowing for differentiation based on performance. Based on the breadth of our ranges, most new hires will start at Clorox in the first half of the applicable range. Your starting pay will depend on job-related factors, including relevant skills, knowledge, experience and location. The applicable salary range for every role in the U.S. is based on your work location and is aligned to one of three zones according to the cost of labor in your area.-Zone A: $138,100 - $277,400-Zone B: $126,600 - $254,300-Zone C: $115,100 - $231,200All ranges are subject to change in the future. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your location during the hiring process.This job is also eligible for participation in Clorox's incentive plans, subject to the terms of the applicable plan documents and policies.Please apply directly to our job postings and do not submit your resume to any person via text message. Clorox does not conduct text-based interviews and encourages you to be cautious of anyone posing as a Clorox recruiter via unsolicited texts during these uncertain times.

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