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Senior Associate, Consumer Safety (Professional Products & Surface Care)

City:  Kingston upon Hull

We are Reckitt

Home to the world's best loved and trusted hygiene, health, and nutrition brands. Our purpose defines why we exist: to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We are a global team united by this purpose.

Join us in our fight to make access to the highest quality hygiene, wellness, and nourishment a right and not a privilege.


In R&D, we're full of highly skilled talents that include Scientists, Engineers, Medical, Clinical and Regulatory professionals - all working to create a cleaner, healthier world. With nine Centres of Excellence, we continually seek out new opportunities by using science, our entrepreneurial flare and our fearless innovation to develop and enhance our existing portfolio, never compromising on quality or performance. 

We do the right thing, always, by ensuring we act with responsibility and integrity, by complying with regulatory legislation across the globe, whilst ensuring our products are safe for our consumers and are to the highest quality.

The size of our organisation means you'll have the opportunity to learn and work in different functions within R&D, giving you exposure to different disciplines, teams and environments. You will also have access to our R&D Academy, designed to develop our team and allow you to grow in our great organisation.

Your responsibilities

  • Provide toxicology guidance and expertise in relation to safety risk assessments for consumer products, in accordance with company policies and procedures  
  • Ensure that assessments at Reckitt are performed applying current scientific knowledge, methods and in compliance with relevant regulations and legislation 
  • Conducting impact and safety assessments for ingredients and products where appropriate and providing effective and timely communication of key safety issues 
  • Follow scientific and regulatory development in the field of safety assessment to pro-actively address and implement new knowledge and standards where applicable.  
  • Preparation and review of safety language labelling as required to ensure Reckitt products are used as intended, particularly in regions applying EU CLP and UN GHS, but also CPSC and CCCR  
  • Manage statutory reporting requirements and assist in the response to adverse health effects complaints and products incidents 
  • To actively contribute to the development of policies, guidelines and working instructions related to the safety assessment of Reckitt Hygiene products 
  • To suggest, investigate and implement changes in the procedures and systems for improved productivity, efficiency and quality of evaluations 


The experience we're looking for

  • BSc preferred in Toxicology, Pharmacology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and/or related discipline 
  • Industry experience in the preparation and review of consumer product risk assessments and safety labels 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage competing priorities to work in a fast paced, cross-functional team environment 
  • Capable of building strong working relationships to deliver outstanding results with or without hierarchical relationships 
  • Pro-active, innovative, self-driven and persistent approach to results-oriented delivery 
  • Commercial awareness of corporate and operational business issues 
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Capability to define, evaluate and take risks 

The skills for success

Toxicology, Risk Assessments, Consumer Products, Regulatory Development, Reporting, Commercial Awareness, Organisational skills, Interpersonal skills, Communication skills

What we offer

With inclusion at the heart of everything we do, working alongside our four global Employee Resource Groups, we support our people at every step of their career journey, helping them to succeed in their own individual way.

We invest in the wellbeing of our people through parental benefits, an Employee Assistance Program to promote mental health, and life insurance for all employees globally. We have a range of other benefits in line with the local market. Through our global share plans we offer the opportunity to save and share in Reckitt's potential future successes. For eligible roles, we also offer short-term incentives to recognise, appreciate and reward your work for delivering outstanding results. You will be rewarded in line with Reckitt's pay for performance philosophy.


We recognise that in real life, great people don't always 'tick all the boxes'. That's why we hire for potential as well as experience. Even if you don't meet every point on the job description, if this role and our company feels like a good fit for you, we still want to hear from you.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion, faith; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law.

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