Product Safety and Standards Manager
Product Line
Full Time
Anderson, Sc
2020-02-28

SUMMARY:

  • Work closely with AHAM and local agencies to understand and help define where the industry is going in regards to agency requirements. 
  • Use historical safety reports as an input into product specs and test standards. 
  • Feed into the development cycle key learnings from product litigation.
  • Lead safety audits at the product level. 
  • Attend Technical Design Previews (TDP’s) and Project Management (EPM) meetings to provide feedback related to safety.
  • Drive the approval and integration of CSS’s, TM’s and Design Guidlines. 

KEY OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead/Directs Product Safety Risk Assessments
  • Exhibits appropriate professional behavior including positive attitude, sense of urgency, independent judgment, teamwork, creative thinking and personal integrity to achieve department/corporate goals and objectives.
  • Sets goals of assigned resources and conduct performance reviews.
  • Helps develop departmental policies and procedures and insures consistency of said policies and procedures.
  • Works with other departmental managers to insure adherence to Safety goals and objectives through sound management principles.
  • Proactively resolves Product Safety, Regulatory, and Compliance issues
  • Develops a team spirit within Safety & Engineering teams
  • Coaching of associates in development of technical and project skills
  • Interact with customers, senior management, and suppliers

Move the organization in a proactive direction as it relates to the following:

  • Product and Consumer Safety 
  • Component and Product Safety specifications
  • Safety standards and key learnings from Legal litigation and Customer complaints
  • Technical representative for Legal and Customer complaints.
  • Active participation in AHAM and Regulatory Affairs

Minimum Qualification

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent due to experience. 
  • 10 plus years minimum appliance related experience
  • Basic understanding of engineering, manufacturing and assembly principles.
  • A leader of people. 
  • Removes barriers for the success of those people. 
  • Proven track record for discipline and rigor in achieving targets. 
  • Manages by objectives. 
  • Skilled in technical writing.
  • Strong communications skills both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Good verbal and written communications
  • Exceptional problem solving skills with a strong aptitude for details
  • Ability to influence people who are not direct reports
  • Communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing
  • Mature thinking and professional presentation with common sense and judgment in a broad business perspective
  • Proven presence that commands the respect and trust of customers and employees at all levels with the organization
  • Highly intelligent, perceptive individual who possesses excellent conceptual, analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Possess the flexibility in reacting to new situations and adaptability for working in a new environment
  • Strong results orientation and positive "can do" attitude with a sense of urgency to get things done.Self-starter, a "hands-on" individual who enjoys challenge and is dedicated to getting the job done with minimal support and direction
  • Collaborative leader and team player
  • Ability to listen, capture and translate inputs and new challenges coming from consumers and colleagues interfacing them in the market
  • Characterized by integrity and high professional standards
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication skills for negotiating, presenting and resolving complex and controversial issues and responding effectively to sensitive inquiries and complaints.
  • Strong ability to work effectively within time constraints, changing priorities, and independently

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We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as candidates will be interviewed continuously. The position may be filled prior to the date described as 'Apply by'