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Product Stewardship Toxicologist

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Product Stewardship Toxicologist

  • NE02252
  • Bristol, England, United Kingdom

About us

We're a truly international company, fourth largest in our industry and operating across 120 markets. An inclusive, innovative global FMCG business supported by over 27,500 employees. As we embrace a new era of growth, we are transforming. Our ways of working and culture are driven by a challenger mindset, constantly questioning the status quo. Our agility and entrepreneurial spirit, alongside award winning development programmes, enable innovation and success while creating exciting and rewarding career choices.

As we move forward, our customers will be at the heart of what we do, evolving to needs and expectations and committing to a more meaningful contribution to harm reduction by building a successful NGP business. Integral to our long-term success is our sustainability strategy, behaving responsibly and supporting our ambitions, all underpinned by high governance.

Encouraging inclusion at local levels and supporting a developing and robust diversity agenda globally, we’re fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates and respects difference.

The role

We are currently recruiting for an Product Stewardship Toxicologist within our Group Science & Regulatory Affairs function. The position will be based in our Bristol Head office, with your time split between office and remote working.

Within your role you would be providing specialist advice in support of the Product Stewardship assessment and understanding the use of ingredients and materials of interest to IMB, across our portfolio. Make a proactive contribution to the future of toxicological assessments by overlooking and driving the Product Stewardship Testing Programme.

Key accountabilities

  • Provide, to the highest professional standards, advice and interpretation related to both the toxicology evaluation and testing of ingredients and finished products (and related issues) based on in-depth experience.
  • Act as toxicologist and product risk assessment Subject Matter Expert (SME) on a range of Regulatory and Research projects.
  • Manage the design and implementation of refined risk assessment models and ensure that toxicology risk assessment models and processes are fit for internal and regulatory purposes and to meet the company needs rapidly and cost-effectively. Ensure that exposure models and consumption models are regularly reviewed and refined.
  • Provide expert advice on health related consumer complaints in line with the internal process and EU General Product Safety Directive.
  • Ensure that the relevant technical and reporting compliance activities are performed in an efficient and timely manner e.g. production of toxicological profiles for ingredients, ensure maintenance of reporting database and provision of files to the reporting teams.
  • Contribute to the process to monitor, evaluate and report the developments in toxicology testing and risk assessment.
  • Raise awareness of product stewardship activities throughout the business
  • Maintain professional standards (maintain CPD, and registration as a European Registered Toxicologist)
  • Represent the company externally in relevant industry groups and scientific conferences/meetings and write external publications or critiques
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the company’s positions on technical regulatory issues and contribute and/or lead on discussions in the interpretation of new or amended regulations which have toxicological relevance

Skills & experience


  • Post-graduate qualification (or equivalent) in Toxicology
  • EU Registered Toxicologist status (or equivalent) - applicants working towards EU registration, will also be considered;
  • The ability to abstract & review scientific literature, provide thorough critiques and contextualise scientific developments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to convey complex scientific information at an appropriate level (non-technical, senior management, Industry to Industry)
  • Self-motivated, logical, dependable, and able to work accurately under pressure to achieve deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Computer literate as a user
  • Strong influencing skills and experience



  • Willingness to travel internationally when required
  • Competence in a second language (preferably German, French and/or Spanish)
  • Experience in a commercial, industrial, or regulatory environment

What we offer

Imperial Brands offers a competitive package of salary, bonus scheme, pension and 25 days holiday (with an additional 4 days on top to cover the Christmas period and bank holidays).

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role. 

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