BURN Product Risk and Compliance Manager Job

About the Role:

The Product Risk and Compliance Manager for IoT-enabled Electric Cooking Appliances is responsible for overseeing all legal and compliance aspects related to the development, manufacturing, importation, packaging, assembly, and operation of our IoT-enabled electric cooking appliances in Sub-Saharan Africa.

This role ensures adherence to local and international laws, regulations, and standards governing the production, distribution, and use of these appliances.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Legal Compliance Management:

  • Monitor, interpret, and ensure compliance with local, regional, and international laws, regulations, and standards applicable to IoT-enabled electric cooking appliances.
  • Develop and implement compliance strategies to ensure product conformity throughout the product lifecycle.

Regulatory Affairs Oversight:

  • Interface with regulatory bodies and agencies to obtain necessary certifications, permits, and approvals for product importation, assembly, and operations.
  • Keep abreast of evolving regulatory requirements and proactively adjust strategies to maintain compliance.

Product Development Support:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams during the product design and development phase to integrate compliance measures into the product roadmap.
  • Review product specifications, documentation, and technical data to ensure alignment with regulatory standards.

Supply Chain and Operations Compliance:

  • Evaluate and manage compliance risks across the supply chain, including vendor compliance assessments and due diligence.
  • Oversee compliance aspects related to packaging, labelling, and documentation for imports, ensuring conformity with local regulations.

Audit and Risk Management:

  • Conduct regular audits and assessments to identify compliance gaps and potential risks. Implement corrective measures as needed.
  • Develop risk mitigation strategies to address legal and compliance challenges proactively.

Training and Awareness:

  • Provide training and guidance to internal stakeholders on legal and compliance requirements pertinent to product development, importation, and operations.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Maintain comprehensive records of compliance activities, certifications, and regulatory approvals.
  • Generate periodic reports on compliance status, updates, and recommendations for senior management.

Technology Risk Management:

  • Assess and mitigate technology-related risks, including the theft of intellectual property (IP) associated with IoT-enabled devices.
  • Collaborate with technology and security teams to implement measures safeguarding proprietary information and ensuring adherence to cybersecurity protocols.
  • Monitor technology integrity and functionality to prevent depreciations or vulnerabilities that could compromise appliance operations or data security.
  • Develop contingency plans to mitigate country infrastructure technology risk.

Skills and Experience:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) or equivalent legal degree with a focus on regulatory compliance or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in legal and compliance roles within the consumer electronics, home appliances, or IoT industry.
  • Thorough understanding of regulatory frameworks in Sub-Saharan Africa related to consumer products, electrical appliances, and IoT devices.
  • Strong knowledge of standards such as IEC, ISO, and local regulatory certifications applicable to electric cooking appliances.
  • Experience interfacing with regulatory authorities and managing compliance in a cross-functional environment.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and drive compliance initiatives across diverse geographical areas.

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