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Associate R&D Documentation Specialist 

Location Seventh Generation, Inc.  
Open Date 5/25/2017  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
About the Organization Seventh Generation is the nation's leading brand of household and personal care products that help protect human health and the environment. We believe our products are healthier solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets and people within your home-and for the community and environment outside of it.

We offer full time employees comprehensive health insurance coverage, education and training, a variety of flexible work arrangements, local health club membership, a robust wellness program supporting employees and their families and meaningful incentives to promote reducing each person's carbon footprint. These are just some of the ways we support and promote our community members. In addition, we are a dog-friendly office, located in Burlington, VT overlooking beautiful Lake Champlain.  

The Associate Documentation Specialist will support research and development, quality assurance, claims, regulatory and manufacturing initiatives. Focus for this position will be on accurate documentation and systems for new and renovated products, enhancing documentation systems and specifications, and managing issue resolution associated with specifications.

Knowledge Management

  • Develop, optimize, maintain and distribute product specifications within the Product Vision Lifecycle Management Program.
  • Review incoming documentation for relevancy, accuracy and completeness.
  • Ensure efficient specification flow from entry, to approval through the dissemination process.
  • Maintain document management system for raw material specifications and documentation, etc.
  • Coordinate and optimize information and documentation flow with Sourcing, Research and Development, Quality, Consumer Science, Claims Substantiation and Regulatory Affairs.
  • Manage Safety Data Sheets to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Manage documentation and certifications for International Customers.
  • Support new product development, qualification and launch activities.
  • Maintain working knowledge of applicable government regulations, certifications and standards (FDA, EPA, Kosher, etc.).
  • Maintain specifications in SAP PLM system.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry and similar science.
  • One year of quality assurance or documentation experience, preferably in consumer packaged goods.
  • Strong understanding of quality systems, documentation concepts and practices.
  • Ability to utilize Value Stream Mapping to bring efficiency to process.
  • Familiarity with consumer packaging systems, materials.
  • Passion for working in a values-based company.
  • Desire to own decisions and take responsibility for outcomes.
  • Willingness to continually embrace personal and professional development.
  • Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, statistical and specification management software.
EOE Statement Seventh Generation is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination under Federal law. For more information, please see EEO is the Law.  

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