Senior Counsel, Research and Development & Regulatory Affairs

18 Nov, 2020


Senior Counsel, Research and Development & Regulatory Affairs

New York, NY

About The Job:

CHANEL’s Senior Counsel, R&D and Regulatory Affairs will be an important member of the CHANEL US Legal Department in regards to research & development and  regulatory affairs-related matters and initiatives. You will play a key role in all things regulatory, helping the brand prepare for industry changes, litigations and audits.

The team is seeking someone who is highly motivated to take on challenges in a fast-paced environment and who can be an in-house point of contact for R&D and regulatory affairs. Interest in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is important, as this person serves as the main legal representative for the US CSR Committee.  6 years of experience, minimum, is required to apply for this role.

Leveraging your unique experience, CHANEL will enable you to…

  • Manage, negotiate and execute on a broad range of regulatory, commercial and operational initiatives and strategic priorities.

  • Be the primary legal contact for federal, state and local regulatory, legislative and advocacy matters pertaining to Chanel products (cosmetic, fashion and watch and fine jewelry) in the U.S.

  • Review, draft and negotiate R&D-related contracts, including NDAs, product development, technology deals, etc.

  • Serve as an in-house legal expert for regulatory developments and enforcement trends, advising on potential business impact, including FDA, TSCA, Prop 65, EPA regulations.

  • Counsel business on pending legislation, laws, rules and regulations and industry trends that may impact operations/distribution.

  • Advise Fashion and W&FJ divisions on appropriate labeling and importation advice as needed.

  • Advise US R&D, Regulatory Affairs departments, and F&B Innovation Department, on strategic transactions for innovative and sustainable product development.

  • Manage and oversee product-related claims , and insurance-related matters

  • Streamline and drive US content and product approval process with IP Counsel and Regulatory Affairs.

  • Assist in responding to government inquiries and audits as needed

  • Interface and partner with key stakeholders in the US and abroad.

You are energized by…

  • Representing CHANEL on trade association task forces and committees

  • Collaborating with global counterparts as to regulatory affairs matters with global implications

  • Working with public relations and sensitive communications

  • Interacting with the FDA, FTC, CPSC, EPA and/or other federal, state and local government agencies as needed

  • Lobbying/Advocacy efforts

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Creating and executing product-related regulatory trainings (including Hazmat training)

What you can bring to the team…

Problem-solving ability

A knack for collaboration, organization and solutioning

Agility and efficiency in the presence of challenges

Strong communication skills (written and oral)

Analytical and creative thinking

Strong drive, enthusiasm and positivity

Position Logistics…

6 years, minimum, of relevant legal experience (ideally both with a law firm and in-house)

Bachelor’s Degree and a Juris Doctorate

New York Bar Member in good standing

This role may require some domestic and international travel

Nice to haves…

New Jersey Bar Member in good standing

Knowledge of industry-specific California regulations

French fluency

CHANEL is a private company whose values are grounded in creating the conditions for people to perform at their best and feel fulfilled and confident in their work. We care deeply about our employees and strive to create a safe environment that values people’s humanity and uniqueness so that they are free to bring their full selves to work and to their life’s calling.

Inspired by our founder, Gabrielle Chanel, who constantly pushed boundaries in her personal and professional life, there is no one way forward at CHANEL. We offer a unique work environment where you are encouraged to better understand the brand, the business, and your motivations, so that together we can unlock the possibilities of your growth.

At CHANEL, being a purposeful and human-driven employer means being intentional, meaningful, and caring in inspiring our people; fostering environments that reflect our strong values; encouraging and enabling inclusion; and investing in work and workplaces that foster collaboration and well-being. This is critical for the long-term success of our business.

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Job posted: 2020-11-18