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Senior Product Stewardship Toxicologist

Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Senior Product Stewardship Toxicologist

  • NE03418
  • 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

To provide specialist advice in support of the Product Stewardship assessment and understanding the use of ingredients and materials of interest to IMB, across combustible and NGP Portfolio. To support the Pre-Market Stewardship Manager by taking responsibility for coordinating day-to-day aspects of the PS Toxicologists work and lead a small team to deliver assessment outcomes. Provide a proactive contribution to the future of toxicological assessments by continuously improving internal processes in line with best practices and create proposals that meet the future business need in a time and cost-effective manner. To advocate our approaches, internally and externally, promoting our company’s Duty of Care, including representing the company externally where required. Be a company expert on best practices and approaches to enable future innovations and provide technical mentorship and coaching to other members of the team.

Principal 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 projects covering I2L NGP, PMTA and other Regulatory and Research projects.
  • Lead a small team of Toxicologists engaged in evaluation of the IMB product portfolio to ensure quality assessments are made in a cost-effective and timely manner.
  • 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 endorsed by the PSHG.
  • Provide expert advice on health-related consumer complaints in line with the internal RAP 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 RoW and EU reporting teams.
  • Lead the process to monitor, evaluate and report the developments in toxicology testing and risk assessment to support Product Stewardship requirements via scientific literature, legislative changes and external best practices.
  • Maintain professional knowledge of Regulations, Standards, Guidelines etc. relevant to Product Stewardship and Health and make recommendations on advances in these areas.
  • Raise awareness of the AGP throughout the business and disseminate knowledge within the Science community.
  • Maintain professional standards for you and your team (maintain CPD, and registration as a European Registered Toxicologist)
  • Identify and 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 lead on discussions in the interpretation of new or amended regulations which have toxicological relevance.

Key Relationships, Education and Skills

Internal (excluding direct team and manager)

  • NGP Science Managers
  • GS&RA: Harm Reduction & Engagement, Operational Science, Scientific Regulatory Affairs.
  • Research & Development & Brand Category teams
  • Corporate & Legal Affairs colleagues within ITG.
  • Product Stewardship & Health Group
  • Product Development & Leaf


  • Consultants and Contract Research Organisations
  • Government Competent Authorities on toxicology profiles and submissions
  • Expert suppliers, contractors, and consultants
  • Professional equivalents in other companies internationally.

Skills & Experience:


  • Post-graduate qualification (or equivalent) in Toxicology
  • Significant experience in a commercial, industrial, or regulatory environment
  • EU Registered Toxicologist status or equivalent or working towards
  • 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, external)
  • Self-motivated, logical, dependable, and able to work accurately under pressure to achieve deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Strong influencing skills and experience
  • Ability to prioritise own and team’s work effectively
  • A curious mindset
  • Ability to mentor others


  • Willingness to travel internationally when required
  • Experience managing a small team.

What we offer

Imperial Brands offer 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). and hybrid work.

Next steps

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

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