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Regulatory Compliance Specialist

Dayton, NJ

The Import Export Team plays a crucial role in ensuring our merchandise and non-merchandise arrive safely and efficiently while adhering to all federal regulations of import/export.


Our goal is to deliver our merchandise to the Distribution Center as timely as possible in partnership with external and internal clients. 


Our team is diverse in knowledge, skills and policies in order to support the ever-growing business.


The Regulatory Compliance Specialist will contribute to our organization success by ensuring the organization adheres to legal and relevant regulatory requirements by partnering cross-functionally with internal and external partners. 


About the Role: 

  • In charge of regulatory compliance monitoring, in partnership with customs brokers and labs
  • Communicate with external partners to research and investigate compliance related matters.
  • Create internal process and procedures for regulatory matters.
  • Execute quarterly meetings with our partners to review, maintain, or address updates. 
  • Address compliance related challenges, investigate breaches, and take corrective actions as needed.
  • Handle product testing and labeling matters as needed.
  • Support the maintenance of regulatory files and internal tracking databases to ensure prompt and accurate access to company regulatory information is available on demand.
  • Review labeling to ensure compliance for international standards and audit physical labels periodically to ensure compliance.
  • Assist with all aspects of US Federal and State product registrations, notifications, and/or reporting (California Safe Cosmetics Program, EPA, High Priority chemicals data systems (HPCDS), etc.).
  • Lead CPSC requirements by ensuring specific test reports and certifications are on file based on US orders prior to shipping into the US and share relevant information with customs brokers and/or CPSC to ensure entry can be placed timely.
  • Review and record testing results as needed in internal logs while maintaining updated information on the products tested and timing of testing.
  • Record applicable reporting to state and/or government agencies timely according to local regulations.
  • Is an entry point of contact and coordination role for new compliance regulations, and partners closely with internal HOP departments (Legal, Import/Export, Merchandising and our French Parent Company)
  • Review requests from our Parent Company according to US requirements and partner with local contacts to address regulatory matters.
  • Implement strategies for regulatory adherence for new or existing products.
  • Support the Senior Director with maintenance of processes and procedures related to regulatory requirements including the implementation of SOPs and tools.
  • Act as a regulatory referent between HOP, HI, and the Métiers/Divisions (to centralize requests)
  • Maintain updated regulatory requirements by periodically researching existing and emerging laws.
  • Cross-functional collaboration: Collaborate with various departments including the Legal, Import/Export, Merchandising, Inventory Control and IT teams, and our French Parent Company.


Supervisory Responsibility: NO

Budget Responsibility: NO 

Decision Making Responsibility: NO


About You: 

  • Minimum of 2 or 3 years of experience, including hands-on internship, in similar role with importer or customs broker.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity of government agencies such as CPSC, FDA, EPA, and USDA
  • Planning and organization
  • Analytical, critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Teamwork oriented
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite, Excel knowledge (V-lookups, Pivot tables is a must), Word and PowerPoint
  • Clear and courteous communication.
  • Accountability, accuracy, and high level of attention to detail.
  • Solid understanding of budgeting and ability to exercise appropriate judgement.


We are looking for a candidate that has a combination of the above attributes and can perform the key functions of the role with or without reasonable accommodations.


A creator, artisan and seller of high-quality objects since 1837, Hermès is an independent, family-owned French house that employs nearly 20,000 people worldwide. Driven by its permanent entrepreneurial spirit and consistently high standards, Hermès cultivates the freedom and autonomy of each individual through responsible management.


The company perpetuates the transmission of exceptional know-how through strong territorial anchoring that respects people and resources. Sixteen artisanal métiers feed the creativity of the house, whose collections are presented in over 300 stores around the world.


We are looking for a candidate that has a combination of the above attributes and can perform the key functions of the role with or without reasonable accommodations.  

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

Family is at the heart of Hermès. At Hermès of Paris, we are committed to being a Maison for All, a home where we make efforts to generate, support and advance the values of diversity, inclusion and family both within our own walls and in the wider world. At Hermès of Paris we look to create a diverse workforce of talented and unique individuals with different backgrounds, skillsets and worldviews that will enrich our Hermès of Paris family.


We support our individual team members personal and professional success through a culture that values equality, individuality and fairness and through an environment where individuals can thrive and feel comfortable being their authentic selves. Beyond the walls of our Maison, we advance our DIF values through the work that we do in partnership with our community and non-profit partners. 


At Hermès of Paris, we are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. It is the policy of Hermès of Paris, Inc. that applicants for employment are recruited, selected and hired on the basis of individual merit and ability with respect to positions being filled and potential for promotion or transfer which may be expected to develop.


Applicants are recruited, selected and hired without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, citizenship, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. In addition, personnel procedures and practices with regard to training, promotion, transfer, compensation, demotion, lay off or termination are to be administered with due regard to job performance, experience and qualifications, but without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, citizenship, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hermès of Paris, Inc. also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with applicable laws. 


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