The Walt Disney Company Product Safety Manager in Mexico City, Mexico

The safety of all products bearing the brands, characters and other intellectual property of The Walt Disney Company is of crucial concern to us. Our Product Integrity program administers Disney’s policies, procedures and operating requirements designed to help us achieve our safety objectives and commitments.

We are seeking a detail-oriented motivated self-starter to join Corporate Product Integrity for the Latin America region. The product integrity program needs technical leadership to manage the safety program for consumer products. Responsibilities range from working with product development to managing the safety program in conjunction with a third party service provider.

We’re looking for talented candidates with 5+ years of experience in quality standards, product safety and technical knowledge in product protocols. Using best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services.

This position is located in Mexico City and will report directly to the Industrial Labor Standards Director for LATAM.

Responsibilities : Perform safety/reliability product reviews for all assigned business units (Toys & Stationary, Fashion & Home).

Clearly communicate and document reviews per SOP.

Assign appropriate product guideline and special instructions for compliance testing.

Review product packaging for language content/safety and regulatory issues.

Provide disposition of testing results and communicate same to affected parties clearly and in a timely manner.

Notify merchants and vendors of upcoming significant regulatory changes or product guideline revisions.

Track testing of assigned products, assuring that no negative schedule or cost impact is created by test delays attributable to Product Integrity or partner laboratories.

Communicate with testing laboratories and suppliers/licensees to ensure clarity of test requirements and appropriate testing is performed.

Maintain and update technical product specifications, as required.

Communicating internationally to buying teams on non-compliance and design considerations from a safety standpoint.

Provide vendor training on Product Integrity processes, regulations and design requirements.

Support Guest Services and Risk Management teams.

Maintain effective work relationships by partnering with assigned Sourcing groups and Buyers, worldwide, to ensure a high quality and safe product is delivered within cost and on time.

Act as a technical resource and safety consultant to Sourcing Buying Groups, Buyers and licensees regarding appropriate statutory, regulatory, and product safety requirements for specific types of merchandise.

Provide education to Product/Brand Management, and other groups as needed on product safety regulations and trends in regulations, and standards for the global marketplace.

Works with management to develop and maintain department’s standard operating procedures and technical databases.

Basic Qualifications :

Strong understanding of product integrity.

Working knowledge of consumer product regulations in Latin America.

Experience with Latin American consumer product safety testing requirements and reports.

Spanish and English professional fluency.

Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects at once.

Required Education :

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field.

5+ years relevant product integrity experience preferred.

Portuguese a plus.

Job ID: 564702BR

Location: Mexico City,Mexico

Job Posting Company: Walt Disney International