Safety Manager – Toxicologist

Job reference: 150668BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Business Support and Operations
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Safety Manager – Toxicologist
Based in the Nottingham support office
Full-time (37.5 hours per week) permanent role

This is an exciting opportunity to work with major cosmetic brands throughout their lifecycle in a market leading Global Company.

About the opportunity

As a Safety Manager you will use your expertise to safety assess products both during Innovation and new product development (NPD) and throughout their lifecycle. You will maintain the safety frameworks designed to support routes to market, increasing pace to market. You will identify any safety concerns, assess these and provide risk-based recommendations to the business. You will use your ability to translate scientific insights into consumer relevant product improvements.
You will work across a wide group of stakeholders including Research & Development, Formulation, Brand, Regulatory, Quality, Global Sourcing and Legal.

Key responsibilities include:
• Responsible for safety activities during Innovation and NPD, for the final safety assessment and for ensuring that products on the markets are safe though their lifecycle
• Build scientific expertise in safety fields and technologies. Use this expertise to drive continuous improvement of the products and protect the brands and business
• Drive competitive advantage through the application of safety expertise in our products
• Represent No7 Beauty Company on expert committees
• Support the Cosmetovigilance program
• Contribute to the on-going Safety QMS
• Train the technical and commercial teams on basic safety knowledge to ensure awareness of the importance of safety for customer protection

About you
• MSc in Toxicology/pharmacology/chemistry and at least 5 years’ experience of safety assessment in FMCG, chemistry industry, cosmetics experience being an advantage
• Professional qualifications DABT, UKRT desirable
• A chemistry background and experience of the OECD QSAR Toolbox would be advantageous
• Outstanding technical capabilities and strong communication skills to be able to represent No7Beauty Company externally within scientific committees
• Be a strong business partner cross functionally within the business
• Be able to manage, influence stakeholders, think strategically, whilst at the same time managing the daily business at pace
• Ability to lead and motivate others
• Can challenge, be challenged, be bold, be curious, be amazing you!


We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
• Competitive salary
• Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
• Boots Pension Scheme
• Competitive holiday allowance
• Generous staff discount (Boots, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearing Care)
• £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
• Access to corporate discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays etc (UK only)
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
• Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes, holiday buying and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
• Onsite staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, dry cleaning service and excellent travel links
*All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility.

Why No7 Beauty Company

No7 Beauty Company is the new face of beauty and creates the best in beauty for everyone.
We bring a collection of trusted, affordable beauty brands for every skin type, ethnicity, age, and texture. We’re proud of our stand-out portfolio of iconic, global beauty brands, including No7, Liz Earle Beauty Company, Botanics, Soap & Glory, Sleek MakeUp and YourGoodSkin.

Our collection of inclusive and innovative beauty brands has a rich heritage of over 85 years in beauty and skincare. We are powered by our diverse people, these loved brands and - with listening at the heart of our strategy - a deep understanding of our customers.
We’re serious about championing change, building purposeful brands and acting responsibly to make a difference.

What’s next

If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact