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Manager Product Safety

Date: Mar 16, 2019

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Provides strategic direction concerning product safety including evaluation of current and future global regulations and industry standards that may affect existing products and future product plans. Provide clear tactical direction for evaluating risks associated with new and modified products. Works closely with legal counsel to provide a consistent framework for evaluating, and defending when necessary the safety of products.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Manages the evaluation, testing and certification of products to meet applicable regulations and standards
  2. Interfaces with all aspects of the company to assist in ensuring that Product Risk Assessments are conducted in a consistent manner on all products
  3. Leads the development of product safety standards
  4. Provides and presents detailed information concerning existing and future standards and regulations
  5. Serves as liaison with governmental agencies and trade organizations regarding product safety matters
  6. Acts as point of contact for in house counsel and investigates claims, retains claims adjusters and other experts, and assist local and national counsel in resolving product liability claims and lawsuits, including making settlement recommendations
  7. Monitors service and warranty trends, open claims and lawsuits in order to ensure matters are investigated and resolved in a timely manner.
  8. Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA; performance management; department budget
  9. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of product safety evaluation techniques, applicable regulations and standards, and testing methods
  • Knowledge of fundamental end product design and operation, manufacturing processes and an understanding of how process variables may affect product compliance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively interface with diverse groups of people
  • Strong presentation skills to convey highly technical material to diverse audiences
  • Experience in site inspection, answering interrogatories, production of documents and testifying via depositions and/or court
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to prioritize time sensitive projects and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Significant expertise using spreadsheet, database, and word processing software
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of five years relevant experience required
  • A minimum of three years management experience

Physical & Environmental Requirements



Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. 


Briggs & Stratton Corporation is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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