Regional Compliance & Approvals Lead

Starting salary will be determined based on experience and credentials

San Francisco, California

Description

This role is primarily responsible for delivering seamless regulatory approval for Dyson’s highly-innovative and ground-breaking range of products within the region. The role will collaborate closely with the local RDD teams and C&A teams in the hubs engaging in the research of regulatory requirements and delivery of local approvals for our products. 

The role is responsible for understanding & defining the regulatory requirements within the region and feeding those requirements into the overall product requirements. The role is also responsible for ensuring delivery of local approvals of the products within the various markets within the region.

Internally, the role interfaces on a day-to-day basis with category & engineering teams, and with the C&A teams within UK and SEA. The role also includes extensive contact with regional regulators, Certification Bodies, testing laboratories, industry associations and standards bodies.

Market Overview

Dyson landed in the US in 2002 and within 24 months our technology was market share leader. Our bustling HQ is based in the historic Montgomery Ward Building, overlooking the Chicago River. A few hours down the road in Aurora, our dedicated US Customer Care team now numbers 250 people. And in total, there are over 600 Dyson people working across the US in multiple functions.

But Dyson US is still growing. It’s poised to double its footprint and take on new categories. Already a target for our competitors, challenging times are ahead. And our battle-hungry US team are truly fired up.

Function Overview

There are over 2,000 engineers and scientists at Dyson, dedicated to inventing and improving Dyson machines. Some are leaders in their field. Others are fresh out of places like Royal College of Art, Brunel or Loughborough. They're drawn from a broad spectrum of disciplines: design, electronics, motors, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, robotics, prototyping, scientific research, manufacturing, software, quality testing, lighting, compliance, procurement... And others. Together, they engineer Dyson's future.

Accountabilities

  • Research, identify and document the local regulatory requirements for proposed products and feed these requirements into the C&A process
  • Maintain a close understanding of the regional regulatory landscape to identify potential changes, threats & opportunities coming from the regulatory environment
  • Maintain a good understanding of the potential technology direction of Dyson in order to understand threats & opportunities within the regulations
  • Manage & optimize the local approvals processes to ensure the smooth and predictable clearance of Dyson products
  • Support local approvals testing activities to resolve any issues that might arise
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with the key players in the local approvals landscape, including: regulatory bodies, certification bodies, testing laboratories and others involved in the approvals process
  • Engage, where appropriate, with the local industry bodies and standardization committees to understand local trends and influence where possible
  • Collaborate with other Dyson teams to continuously improve the speed and effectiveness of the approvals processes

Skills

  • 10 years + experience of product approvals
  • Broad expertise in compliance and approvals processes with the region for consumer products (or similar)
  • Experience of product approvals and testing 
  • Excellent knowledge of the local regulatory authorities and their processes
  • An expert in understanding and interpreting industry standards
  • Excellent creative problem-solving and project management skills
  • Graduate or post-graduate degree in a science or engineering
  • Excellent communication in English and the local language(s) (both written and verbal)
  • Technical, personal and business credibility to work effectively with cross functional teams and at different levels inside the organisation
  • Excellent creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to adapt plans to changing environments
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Detail orientated
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Accountability – demonstrated through ownership and continuous achievement of ambitious goals
  • Disciplined problem solver
  • Collaborates across engineering, global and organisation teams
  • Perseveres to get the best result. Is tireless. Has a passion for success and overcoming obstacles. 
  • Has excellent influencing capability – especially with external bodies

Benefits Overview

Dyson US monitors the market to make sure we offer competitive salaries and retirement plans. But financial rewards are just the start of a successful career at Dyson. Professional growth and new opportunities are driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a dress code reflecting our creative engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.

Dyson is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with Dyson and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail with your contact information, the job number of the position for which you are interested in applying, and the nature of your request to careers.us@dyson.com or call (312) 706-2260. Determinations of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Dyson is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

Posted: 1-Mar-2017

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