Gap Inc./San Francisco, CA
Join the largest specialty retailer of apparel in the United States to work in the rapidly evolving fields of chemical management and regulatory compliance in the consumer products industry. This position is a great opportunity for someone looking to launch a career in environmental management and offers the chance to work on the front lines of an industry collaborative effort to eliminate hazardous substance discharge from apparel production around the world.
The ideal candidate has a background in chemistry or environmental science with work experience in the personal care or apparel industries. Strong analytical skills and attention to detail are a must. Candidates must be comfortable using MS Excel to manage and analyze large amounts of chemical testing data. Experience with MS Access is a plus. The position offers excellent growth opportunities for those with an interest in developing and implementing chemical control strategies to meet and exceed regulatory requirements around the world.
-Tactical management of Gap Inc.’s Restricted Substance List, including research, analysis, and monitoring programs
-Under supervision of the Manager, support various Gap Inc. programs related to chemical compliance of products and processes in the Gap Inc. Supply Chain, including:
Restricted Substance program
-Maintenance of Gap Inc. â€œRestricted Substance Listâ€ (RSL) — chemicals that must be controlled by our suppliers of apparel, accessory, and footwear products
-Sample selection of Brand styles for testing each month, including use of vendor performance and fabrication information to guide risk-based selection criteria
-Maintenance of database of test results for analysis of vendor and product risk
-Development of analytical model for RSL results that will be used to drive more effective and efficient monitoring programs
-Communications on RSL and testing program with key business partners
-RSL training to business partners
-Personal Care product compliance
-Maintenance of Gap Inc.’s testing program with specialized cosmetic laboratory
-Monitoring of cosmetic product regulations and updating of Gap Inc. testing protocols for compliance
-Liaison with regulatory and technical consultants to ensure compliance in foreign markets
-Chemical regulatory tracking: Support Department’s ability to track, analyze, and communicate increasing regulatory requirements related to chemicals in our markets.
-Supply Chain chemical management
-Work on special projects with industry groups related to reduction of hazardous chemical use and discharge in the apparel industry
-Superior analytical skills and fluency with spreadsheets
-Knowledge of chemistry
-High attention to detail, organization and follow-through
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Able to evaluate government regulations and form policy recommendations
-Ability to travel (10%)
-High level proficiency with Excel, Access, MS Word, Power Point and other MS Office applications.
-Degree, knowledge or experience in chemistry, environmental sciences, or other science.
-Minimum three year work experience in consumer products, manufacturing, or retail industry
-Laboratory testing experience desirable.
-Legal or regulatory study or work experience desirable.
Primary Location US-CA-SAN FRANCISCO
CORPORATE – Store Operations – Headquarters
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