Quality Director in Los Angeles, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 2/18/2018

Job Snapshot

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    Direct Hire
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    $40.0 - $60.0/Hour
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    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Director of Quality Systems & Regulatory in Cosmetics / Beauty Industry

Volt Workforce Solutions has a terrific opportunity for an experienced and skilled QA/Regulatory professional. This critical role will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer. The main goal of this position will be to ensure regulatory programs in support of private label Cosmetics and brands working closely with a cross-functional new product development team.

  • Provide regulatory strategies and risk assessment which would ensure successful product availability to all markets.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the overall Quality System processes and initiatives of the company are compliant with all applicable external standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for overall Quality Operations (production bulk approval, FG product release, NC process, product quality issues/inquiries, change control, Material Review Board etc.)
  • Ensure New Product launches follow all company SOPs for safety, claims, stability, and packaging compatibility testing.
  • Expert in the domestic and international regulations from a global prospective for cosmetic and OTC drug products.
  • Collaborative professional with a can-do attitude, fanatically detailed, strong cross-functional interpersonal skills and a spirit to inspire the people around them.


  • Responsible for preparation and updating of Product Information File, and delivery of regulatory submissions in accordance with the Responsible Person & Distribution personnel.
  • Act as technical and regulatory resource for new product launches to ensure on-time, on quality launches.
  • Oversee and manage the NC/CAPA process.
  • Manage the overall Quality SOP manual and SOP change control process (internally and with external contract manufacturers).
  • Ensure all formulas are complaint with all state and federal regulations (FDA, Prop 65) as well as global compliance of international markets.
  • Prepare and approve Ingredient Listings.
  • Approve product labelling in terms of regulatory compliance. Prepare Drug Listing for OTC products to FDA for approval, interpret analyses of key regulatory guidance documents related to submissions.
  • Responsible for OTC drug compliance programs including Annual Product Review, on-going product stability, and validation program.
  • Provide guidance for product labeling requirements exported to other international countries.
  • Responsible for product safety testing, claims substantiation, stability program, and compatibility testing, using third party laboratories.
  • Works closely with Packaging Development to review in-house package testing.
  • Onsite with vendors as necessary to support Pre-Production Line Trials or to solve issues that may arise during product development.
  • Oversee Vendor Audit Program and Vendor Quality Agreements to ensure cGMP compliant vendors and strong partnerships.
  • Participate in preparation of department budgets; ensures the department operates within capital and expense budget guidelines.
  • Ensure that regulatory strategies adequately support the product development activities and result in the timely approval of the new and revised products.
  • Manage and implement an organized, scientifically and technically valid submission process that would result in market leading, high quality products that meet worldwide customer requirements.
  • Preparation of regulatory strategies and identification of regulatory requirements for new product formulations, but not limited to product labeling, International registration, auditing.
  • Provide quality and regulatory compliance support for all internal functions, including but not limited to product development, research development, testing and process.
  • Manage use of proprietary software platform and processes as a formula database and to track registration and all related formula testing documents.

Job Requirements & Skills:

  • MUST have Minimum of 7+ years progressive experience in Quality Assurance, Quality Systems, and Regulatory Affairs in the cosmetic or beauty industry.
  • BS/BA degree in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, or related field.
  • Self-starter that can drive projects and key initiatives.
  • Excellent track record for product clearances worldwide.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to interface effectively with external manufacturing sites, Sales and Marketing, Product Development, Package Development and Project Management.
  • Good conceptual, analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • A “hands-on” individual who enjoys challenge, is capable and dedicated to getting the job done.
  • An assertive, take-charge, proven manager with a strong results orientation, positive “can-do” attitude, and a sense of urgency.
  • Well-organized and accustomed to maintaining excellent records and building process.