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R&D Scientist, Quality (Equity, Claims, Compliance)


Want a role with real-world impact? As an R&D Scientist, Quality (Equity, Claims, Compliance) at Reckitt, you’ll have the freedom to help develop products that touch millions of lives. Worldwide. 


R&D Scientist, Quality (Equity, Claims, Compliance)

Montvale, NJ

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 


Focusing on one of our categories – Health, Home or Hygiene - you’ll help drive technical product development on key projects. Working with experts from different teams, you’ll analyse, interpret and evaluate test results and consider their implications. Ultimately, you’ll help us create new products. Products that solve real problems and improve the lives of millions of people globally.


You’ll succeed because… 

…you’re a creative and tenacious problem solver. You’ve worked in laboratories before so you’re familiar with the methods and techniques used. Degree qualified in a scientific discipline, you’re also able to communicate effectively with colleagues from different fields. Independently minded, you’ve a healthy curiosity and will actively seek out additional information when you need it.


You’ll love it because… 

…you’ll get to make an impact like never before. You’ll be responsible for your own projects - we can’t wait to listen to your ideas. The products you help us get out there will make people’s lives better. Our iconic brands will provide an incredible platform for you. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will help bring the very best out of you, every day. 

Key Responsibilities

Monitor the Montvale site for compliance to the Reckitt Quality Standards and US EPA Good Laboratory Practice Standards

Support the site Quality Management System

•    Accurate and up-to-date controlled documents: Associate ensures that all documents within the organization are accurately maintained and updated as necessary. This includes performing regular document reviews, verifying information, and ensuring that any changes or updates are properly documented and communicated.
•    Compliance with regulatory and industry standards: Play a crucial role in ensuring that the organization remains in compliance with all relevant regulatory and industry standards. This includes reviewing documents to ensure they align with regulatory requirements and participating in audits to demonstrate compliance.
•    Document workflow management: Manage the workflow of documents throughout the organization. This includes receiving, reviewing, approving, and distributing documents in a timely manner. Ensure that documents are routed to the appropriate individuals for review and approval, and that any required signatures or authorizations are obtained.
•    Document version control: Keeping track of document versions is essential to maintain document integrity and minimize errors. Quality document control associates are responsible for ensuring that the correct version of a document is available to users. Manage version control and document history, making it easy to track changes and locate previous versions if needed.
•    Document retrieval and archival: Maintain an efficient document retrieval and archival system. This includes organizing and cataloging documents for easy retrieval, implementing appropriate security measures to protect sensitive information, and establishing guidelines for document retention and disposal.
•    Training and support: Provide training and support to employees regarding document control procedures, systems, and best practices. Ensure that employees understand how to access and use controlled documents effectively, and they provide assistance with any document-related inquiries or issues.
•    Continuous improvement and process optimization:  Associates actively seek opportunities to improve document control processes and systems. Collaborate with stakeholders to identify areas for improvement and implement changes to streamline document control operations, enhance efficiency, and reduce errors or redundancies.
•    Documentation of non-conformances and corrective actions: When non-conformances or errors in document control are identified, it is the responsibility of the document control associate to properly document these incidents. They work with appropriate stakeholders to determine and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrence and improve document control processes.
•    Collaboration with cross-functional teams: Collaborate with various departments and teams within the organization to ensure document accuracy, consistency, and completeness. They may work closely with quality assurance, regulatory affairs, facilities, manufacturing, and other departments to gather information, verify data, and coordinate document control activities.
•    Audit support: During internal and external audits, quality document control associates play a crucial role in providing necessary documentation, demonstrating adherence to regulatory requirements, and guiding auditors through the document control processes. They ensure that all requested documents are readily available and properly formatted for review.


•    Documentation and communication: Communicate any updates or changes to the SOPs to employees and management.
•    Performance evaluation and improvement: Crucial role in evaluating the effectiveness of the implemented SOPs and identifying areas for improvement. This may involve conducting assessments and audits to ensure compliance with the SOPs, analyzing performance metrics, and gathering feedback from employees. Based on this evaluation, the trainer can make recommendations for revisions or updates to the SOPs.
•    Continuous training and development: Foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement by providing ongoing training and development opportunities to employees. This may include refresher courses, advanced training sessions, and cross-functional training to enhance employees' understanding and mastery of the SOPs.
•    Responsible for assisting with change controls, deviations and CAPAs.
•    Maintain and update the facility master schedule. 
•    Assure product retention samples have been submitted based upon the studies documented in the master schedule database.
•    Maintain product archives and chain-of-custody documents for retention samples.
•    Archive completed facility records.
•    Review calibration, validation documents/data. 

•    Stakeholder Collaboration: collaboration with various stakeholders, including department heads, supervisors, and employees, to understand their needs and gather input on the development and implementation of SOPs. 



•    BS/BA degree in a related science and 3 years’ experience, or MS degree in a related science and 1 years’ experience
•    3-5 years Quality Assurance Auditing experience within ISO 9001, GMP, or GLP quality systems. 
•    Sound knowledge quality management system requirements.
•    Excellent communication skills.
•    Ability to establish close communications and partnering with internal customers to ensure business objectives are understood and compliance to Reckitt quality standards are achieved.
•    Ability to work with uncertainties and effect innovative solutions to complex regulatory and quality compliance requirements.
•    Proven experience in working within multi-functional and multi-cultural project teams.
•    Intermediate level proficiency in MS Excel, Power Point and Word.
•    Results-oriented, entrepreneurial and self-motivating.
•    Bias for action, capacity to define, evaluate and take risks.
•    Strong negotiating, influencing and interpersonal skills.
•    Ability to understand of corporate and operational business issues.
•    Strong understanding of consumer issues.
•    Strong deductive reasoning skills.
•    Openness to change and ability to think out of the box.


At Reckitt, 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. Come and join a team whose purpose is to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner and healthier world.

All qualified applicants to Reckitt 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.

Nearest Major Market: New York City

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