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Product Safety Counsel, Entertainment Company, Greater Seattle Area, WA

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An international company with some of most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world has engaged Harris Legal Search to recruit an attorney to focus on product safety.  This position will be based in the Seattle-area.

This hire will focus on matters related to product safety on all product lines and develop and update international and domestic product safety strategies and effective product safety programs for the company and subsidiaries.  This attorney reports to the Deputy General Counsel and will manage two experienced product safety professionals.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Manage and provide legal advice to the company and subsidiaries on all aspects of product safety issues and regulatory requirements globally.
  • Develop policies, procedures, and training programs to support the company and subsidiaries in adhering to product safety and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Effectively establish global regulatory labeling and product safety testing programs, and other compliance guidelines and manuals from a regulatory perspective.
  • Work on primary processes including vendor onboarding, safety analysis, design and labeling control, and recall action and establish best practices for the company and subsidiaries.
  • Keep up to date on new legislation and regulations to ensure the company maintains the highest compliance standards. This includes working with the Production Team, our subsidiaries, and our business partners to ensure that legal interpretations are aligned.
  • Develop and implement factory audit strategies and process and provide guidance on implementation.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years of relevant legal professional experience, plus 2 years of management experience.
  • 5 years of demonstrated work experience in product safety and product regulatory affairs. Prior in-house experience preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements such as CPSIA/ASTM, Prop 65 (USA), Toy Directive (EU), and ISO.
  • Exceptional drafting, negotiation, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skill.
  • Demonstrable experience innovating new processes to streamline operations and increase efficiency, transparency, and comprehension between client teams and legal.
  • Experience working with multinational corporations and/or client and possessing a demonstrably strong ability to facilitate cross-cultural communications.

COMPENSATION

  • The base salary range is $175,000.00 – $261,000.00. There is also a generous annual bonus.

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