At YETI, we believe that time spent outdoors matters more than ever and our gear can make that time extraordinary. When you work here, you’ll have the opportunity to create exceptional, meaningful work and problem solve with innovative team members by your side. Together, you’ll help our customers get the high-quality gear they need to make the most of their adventures. We areBUILT FOR THE WILD™.
The Manager, Product Safety Compliance role is responsible for supporting the strategic direction and tactical management of the Product Safety strategy at YETI. This role will help ensure YETI products, particularly related to soft goods such as bags, luggage and apparel, meet all applicable consumer product safety regulations, supports implementation of new processes and improving existing processes, analyzing data, maintenance of records, and fostering working partnerships with YETI suppliers and third-party labs.
Additionally, in this role you will communicate critical product safety program requirements and expectations to cross-functional stakeholders throughout YETI, while owning goals for continued improvement of the product safety program and related metrics.
Attention to detail, strong communication skills, influencing ability, relationship building and bias for action are core requirements of a candidate.
Assist with implementing the overall global Product Safety strategy
Develop and implement written procedures, protocols, and training for testing and other product safety related areas
Coordinate and assist cross-functional partners with soft goods product development and product launches
Track product safety regulatory changes and communicate potential impact to the business in a timely and proactive manner
Identify and help drive continual process improvement
Collect, analyze, and present applicable data to help drive decision making as required
Assist with external third-party testing of products and interact as needed with the testing labs
Interface with cross-functional and global teams, and our international vendors
Qualifications and Attributes:
Bachelor's degree required
6+ years’ experience in a Product Safety Compliance role, preferable with consumer products
Significant experience with the US, Canada, Australia, and EU product regulatory landscape
Experience with Japan, China, and other international jurisdictions preferred
Experience running multiple projects at the same time while maintaining schedules and meeting deadlines
Collaborative and relationship building skills, ability to work well within a cross-functional team
Experience helping to implement a product safety strategy and playbook
Exceptional organizational skills and ability to continually meet critical deadlines
Ability to work independently and autonomously
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines, and reporting
Demonstrated skill and passion for problem solving and operational excellence
Knowledge of third-party labs and testing protocols for consumer products
Experience working in legal, compliance, or heavily regulated product industry
Ability to work under time pressure
YETI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.