In short

As a subject matter expert, the Product Compliance Lead will ensure all of On’s products are compliant in the markets in which we operate (EMEA, NA, Latin America, and Asia). You will be working closely with various stakeholders to create a comprehensive strategy with a consistent and pragmatic approach to ensure that all aspects of our products are compliant before they are brought to market.

We are seeking a leader with a vision for building a long-term and sustainable global compliance strategy and proven experience in a highly dynamic setting. As an ideal candidate, you enjoy collaborating with various internal & external stakeholders to solve challenges in a fast-paced environment and your organizational and communication skills are second to none.

You will be a member of the Product Operations team and report to the Head of Product Operations.

Your Mission

  • Partner closely with R&D Teams, Sourcing, and Supply Chain to assess current compliance functions at On and build a comprehensive strategy to address, track, and resolve global compliance topics including detailed procedures for documentation, information sharing and system requirements

  • Lead the strategy to prepare for upcoming regulations on extended producer responsibility (EPR) for textiles & trims, including but not limited to, preparing a roadmap to provide materials data that will be required for disclosure

  • Monitor evolving regulatory landscape and communicate new requirements to concise action points in relation to design requirements, packaging and labelling requirements, restrictions on substances and components, testing and approval procedures, changes in the regulatory environment during manufacturing and shipping, registration with national authorities, and disposal/recycling obligations

  • Act as the first point of contact for overarching Finished Goods & Material compliance topics and coordinate action plans with cross functional teams in areas such as, but not limited to, product safety, product packaging & labelling compliance, chemical compliance, and material quality testing

  • Lead and mentor existing team members spread throughout the business to increase compliance knowledge and introduce best practices such as procuring and implementing risk & compliance software/tools

  • Analyze and communicate product safety, packaging and labelling, and waste compliance for current and new products

  • Respond to product compliance enquiries from internal and external stakeholders such as retailers, regional regulators, or consumer organizations

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Your story

  • BA/BS from an accredited university

  • 8+ years of relevant work experience with knowledge of product development and manufacturing or regulatory compliance experience in a parallel industry such as consumer goods

  • Subject matter expert in a variety of product compliance topics, such as labelling, chemical, physical and waste compliance, in at least the following markets: EU and USA

  • Experience with completing time sensitive analysis of compliance requirements across multiple jurisdictions and countries

  • Strong communication skills (verbal & written) as well as the ability to communicate and influence across all levels of the global organization

  • Highly detailed oriented and organized

  • Problem solver with a proven ability to lead in a fast paced, highly complex organization

  • Must be a self starter with a high level of accountability/ownership and a team player with a positive can-do attitude

  • Quick and independent learner, able to synthesize organizational needs and system capabilities

  • Language Skills: Fluency in English

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About the Team

The Product Operations team empowers people and productivity through meaningful collaboration and a positive mindset. We strive to rethink the status quo and grow together. We ensure the correct information flow across internal and external teams and streamline operations by managing calendars, building SOPs, implementing software (such as PLM), and synthesising data across many channels. The team aims for operational excellence with a global mindset as On's R&D teams are located across multiple locations around the world.

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What we offer

On is a place that is centred around growth and progress. We offer an environment designed to give people the tools to develop holistically – to stay active, to learn, explore and innovate. Our distinctive approach combines a supportive, team-oriented atmosphere, with access to personal self-care for both physical and mental well-being, so each person is led by purpose.

On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination.

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What to expect

We want to set everyone up for success, so here’s the lowdown on how we hire. Our process is a two-way street – bringing you into our culture, while helping us learn how you think.

Our full process can last about eight weeks from application to offer, because we care about getting it right. These steps explain how we usually do things.

Before you get started, feel free to consider if you want to work with us. Strange question? Well, we give people a lot of space to navigate their day-to-day and that style isn't for everyone. We want you to be passionate about what you do and be sure this is the right fit. Because when skills and passion combine – it creates that 'Wow' moment.