Director, Regulatory Science

Arlington, VA
Jun 19, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Fragrance Creators Association seeks a Director, Regulatory Science, to join its modern-thinking, forward-leaning team of professionals.  This role serves as technical lead for the organization’s priority issues and support.  Through collaboration with the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM), the role advances assurance of the fragrance industry’s rigorous safety program.  

Beyond the specifics listed below, we are looking for a true team player with a positive, persistent attitude, who possess incredible smarts and interpersonal skills.  Our team is high-producing and fast-moving, and we support one another.  We believe in our mission—to protect and promote fragrance’s ability to enhance lives.  We listen to understand all perspectives; we drive consensus; and we find purpose in advocating for policies that are good for people, perfume, and the planet. 


  • Analyze legislative, regulatory, and other developments for technical relevancy and impact on the fragrance industry
  • Establish relationships with EPA, FDA, and other key regulatory agencies with jurisdiction over fragrance ingredients
  • Serve as staff liaison to relevant committees and task forces of the association, such as the Regulatory Science Executive Committee
  • Provide direct regulatory support and assistance to association members via telephone and written communications
  • Maintain a strong information flow to IFRA and RIFM regarding regulatory and science policy developments in the US and Canada
  • Liaise with scientific and technical staff at allied associations and industry groups
  • Follow general developments and literature on fragrance materials and fragrance mixtures
  • Construct functional budget and manage outside consultants, as appropriate


  • Advanced degree in Chemistry, Toxicology, Bio-Chemistry, or appropriate field—PhD preferred
  • Minimum 5-8 years of experience in health and safety policy or related issue area—experience as regulatory lead preferred
  • Knowledge of US regulatory system, background with chemical management policy preferred
  • General knowledge of the role of fragrance in consumer products—experience in flavor, fragrance, or broader chemical industry preferred
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills


  • Inclusive style that seeks collaborative decision making
  • Ability to work well on a small, fast-moving team with a heavy workload
  • Proven ability to plan, coordinate, and lead activities simultaneously on multiple projects on tight deadlines
  • Ability to establish credibility and interact with diverse audiences
  • Superb public speaking skills


Please submit a cover letter and resume.


Fragrance Creators Association is the principal trade association representing the U.S. fragrance industry. The organization’s member companies create and manufacture fragrances and scents for home care, personal care, home design, fine fragrance, and industrial and institutional products.  Fragrance Creators also represents companies that market finished products containing fragrance as well as those that supply fragrance ingredients, including natural extracts and other raw materials that are used in perfumery and fragrance mixtures.  The association produces Fragrance Notes, the quarterly publication of record for the fragrance industry, available in print and online at  Learn more about Fragrance Creators at