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Regulatory & Sustainability Expert, Product Sustainability

Assent Compliance

Assent Compliance

Product, Legal
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Company Description


Assent is the leading solution for supply chain sustainability tailored for the world’s top-tier, sustainability-driven manufacturers. Hidden risks riddle supply chains, many of which weren't built with sustainability in mind. That's where we step in. With insights from experts, Assent is the tool manufacturers trust for comprehensive sustainability.

We've grown from $5 million to $85 million ARR in just six years. With our recent $350 million funding led by Vista Equity Partners, we're poised for even greater expansion and are on the lookout for outstanding team members.

Being a Certified B Corporation, we don't just advocate for sustainability – we live it. This certification underscores our commitment to environmental, social, and governance excellence. At Assent, your work will directly amplify transparency, sustainability, and fair practices worldwide.

Hybrid Work Model

At Assent, we proudly embrace a remote-first work model, valuing the flexibility and autonomy it provides our team. We also acknowledge the intangible benefits of occasional in-person workdays. For team members situated within 50 kms/31 miles of our five global offices in Ottawa, Eldoret, Penang, Columbus, and Amsterdam, you can expect to come into the office one day a week. Similarly, those near our co-working spaces in Nairobi and Toronto are encouraged to work onsite once a month.

Job Description

Position Summary

The Regulatory and Sustainability Expert, Product Sustainability is a subject matter expert (SME) who is responsible for driving Assent’s objective of being a market leading software and services solution for a wide variety of customers and industries. This role requires a highly knowledgeable regulatory and product sustainability subject matter expert and visionary for the development of best practices, whilst constantly influencing existing solutions. This role will work closely with internal teams as well as external stakeholders to provide expertise and guidance that support Assent’s value proposition and business goals.

Key Requirements & Responsibilities

  • Be a leading voice in the ongoing evolution of Assent’s solution including driving the establishment of market best practices or recommending the adoption of existing best practices that complement and enhance the Assent Compliance SaaS Platform by articulating regulatory compliance market, customer and industry perspectives;

  • Specific attention to regulatory and industry objectives for product sustainability programs (e.g., environmental compliance, PFAS, RoHS, REACH, Prop 65, TSCA, other materials compliance, LCA, Environmental Product Declarations, sustainable product initiatives, etc);

  • Provide support for customer engagements (either direct engagement or through Customer Success teams) related to product sustainability;

  • Support trade associations engagement by influencing and contributing to working groups, building relationships, developing/updating standards, and supporting their events as a thought leader;

  • Demonstrate thought leadership and support Assent’s brand recognition as a trusted advisor by collaborating with marketing teams to produce external facing materials such as blog posts, white papers, webinars and sales enablement;

  • Provide ongoing expertise and guidance to internal and external stakeholders including prospective customers to inform and support compliance efforts and goals;

  • Support training programs and educational initiatives related to product sustainability;

  • Keep abreast of regulatory and industry-led developments and trends through ongoing research, and organize regulatory and industry best practices with the Product Management team;


Your Knowledge, Skills and Abilitie

  • 12+ years practical experience related to product sustainability, environmental product compliance, design for compliance, materials/substances compliance, chemistry, circular economy, product stewardship, LCA or similar OR practical experience managing aspects of compliance in a large manufacturing enterprise, and/or advisory roles related to risk consulting, trade association policy, or similar;

  • Relevant post-secondary degree in Sustainability, Environmental Law, Design for Environment, Engineering, or similar field;

  • Prior background as a consultant or in an advisory capacity that has been responsible for revenue generation is considered beneficial;

  • Proven track record in a public speaking capacity with the ability to drive and manage conversations that support sales opportunities and activities;

  • Strong knowledge of software solutions (e.g. Assent, SAP, SAP EHS, iPoint, Greensoft, BOMcheck, CDX, IMDS, Ecovadis, SupplyShift, IntegrityNext, etc);

  • Competency in Product Sustainability Standards (e.g. IEC, IPC, ISO, etc) and industry specific reporting requirements;

  • Experience managing strategic regulatory programs in a multinational organization who produces durable professional goods;

  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills - you are engaging, professional and knowledgeable, with the ability to adapt your communication to your audience;

  • Trusted and credible subject matter expert and advisor, with strong collaboration and influencing skills;

  • Strategic and business-minded - able to adapt to and help shape improvements to systems and processes driving Assent towards continuous improvement;

  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing projects and meeting deadlines;

  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally to represent Assent Compliance at industry events and customer meetings;

Additional Information

Life at Assent

Wellness: We believe that you and your family’s well being is important. As a result, we offer vacation time that increases with tenure, comprehensive benefits packages (details vary by country), life leave days and more.

Financial Benefits: It’s not all about the money – well, it’s a little about the money. We understand that financial health is important and we offer a competitive base salary, a corporate bonus program, retirement savings options and more.

Life at Assent: There is purpose beyond your work. We provide our team members with flexible work options, volunteer days and opportunities to get involved in corporate giving initiatives.

Lifelong Learning: At Assent, curiosity is not only valued but encouraged. You will receive professional development days that are available to you the day you start.

At Assent, we are committed to growing and sustaining an environment where our team members feel included, valued, and heard. Our diversity and equal opportunity practices are guided and championed by our Diversity and Inclusion Working Group and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion includes recruiting and retaining team members from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and fostering a culture of belonging where all team members are included, treated with dignity and respect, promoted on their merits, and placed in positions to contribute to business success.

If you require assistance or accommodation throughout any part of the interview and selection process, please contact [email protected] and we will be happy to help.