Conformity Assessment Program Principal

UL Advanced Furniture Testing

Northbrook, IL

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At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

Lead and/or participate in unique and complex conformity assessment activities, within an assigned geography and functional area, to drive results, within function responsibilities, related to Conformity Assessment Scheme development, Scheme management, interactive (consultation) and potentially with external constituents, taking into account the related market and customer needs, trade policy, regulators, UL Policies, accreditors and other stakeholders

  • Work with team to recommend solutions that balance business needs with safeguarding UL’s integrity and Mission while ensuring compliance with established requirements
  • Monitor the changing conformity assessment landscape to anticipate new technology, regulatory and/or market trends and recommend process improvements to UL’s conformity assessment policy portfolio and related governance structure
  • Proactively engage with internal/external stakeholders to understand present and future market needs related to acceptance of conformity assessment deliverables
  • Provide recommendations on the alignment of Conformity Assessment Schemes with the commercial and strategic business goals
  • Lead internal/external teams and complex projects requiring greater resource requirements, risk, and/or unique complexity, and develops the strategy for project execution 
What makes you a great fit:
  • 8+ years or more related experience or demonstrated competency
  • Recognized thought leader with broad expertise in applied conformity assessment
  • In-depth expertise in regulations and applied conformity assessment
  • Thorough understanding of relevant international conformity assessment standards(CASCO toolbox) and their applications
  • Advanced understanding of market trends impacting assigned area of responsibility
  • Expert in the technical vocabulary common to conformity assessment services
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, International Relations, Business Administration, Political Science or related field
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
What you’ll experience working at UL:
  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.   
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.   
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.   
  • Grow & Achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.   
  • Total Rewards: Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.
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Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.  

 

Curious? To learn more about us and the work we do, visit UL.com