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Safety Specialist - No7 Beauty Company

Support Office»Retail & Central Operations


Job Reference: 2 3 1 0 5 9 B R

Nottingham Support Office


37.5 Hours

Level 6

Location: Nottingham or London

Contract: Permanent, Full-time

Closing Date: 30th May

Recruitment Partner: Laura Taylor


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

About the role:

An exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic, fast growing beauty business – No7 Beauty Company – and to ensure its products and services are provided with safety and tolerance at their heart.

As a Safety Specialist, you will use your expertise to assesses the safety of products during Innovation and New Product Development (NPD) and throughout their lifecycle. You’ll maintain the safety frameworks that efficiently support both in-house and supplier development routes, and undertake additional assessments where novel ingredients, products or safety signals require, with recommendations to the business. You will use your experience to continuously translate scientific insights into consumer relevant product improvements.

Reporting into the Senior Safety Manager, you will work across a wide group of stakeholders including Research & Development, Formulation, Brand, Claims, Regulatory, Quality, Global Sourcing and Legal teams.

Key Responsibilities:

• Safety assessment during Innovation and NPD, ensuring that products on the markets are safe though their lifecycle

• Support the Cosmetovigilance program

• Contribute to the on-going Safety Quality Management System

• 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

• Raise awareness across the technical and commercial teams of the importance of safety for customer protection

What you’ll need to have:

• Qualifications and experience that meet the regulatory requirements for a Safety Assessor:

• Qualifications: a diploma or other formal qualifications awarded on completion of a university course of theoretical and practical study in pharmacy, toxicology, medicine or a similar discipline.

• Experience: Experience of safety assessment in FMCG, the chemistry industry, with cosmetics experience being an advantage.

• Be able to manage, influence stakeholders, think strategically, whilst at the same time managing the daily business at pace

It would be great if you also have:

• Professional qualifications - DABT (Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT), UKRT (UK register of Toxicologists).

• A chemistry background and experience of the OECD QSAR Toolbox

Who we are

No7 Beauty Company is made up of five iconic brands - No7, Liz Earle, Soap & Glory, Botanics and Sleek MakeUP. We believe in creating the best in beauty for everyone - we’re innovators with a passion for challenging perceptions with ground-breaking products, proven results and positive impact. We have built a reputation on scientific innovation, whilst being environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. We are an equal opportunity employer, empowering our team members to be their authentic selves as we share a culture where diversity, equity and inclusion are at the centre of everything we do.

Our benefits

  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous discount on our own brands and partner businesses
  • Flexible benefits scheme including holiday buying, discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes and much more.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that offer flexibility to suit you - go to to find out more. Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by No7 Beauty Company and may not be accurate.

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’ll be notified by email.

Where a role is advertised as full-time, we are open to discussing part-time and job share options during the application process. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to help you to be at your best.


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