Global leader in safe, high performance waterproofing, cleaning and conditioning for outdoor gear


Careers at Nikwax

Nikwax as an organisation

Nikwax operates within an organic team structure. The teams represent the key areas of the business and are made up of a group of people working towards achieving a set of aims. The aims have numerical targets, achievable through efficient day to day operation and the completion of longer term projects. The organisation divides up into four administrative areas co-ordinated by Commercial Management; each section is in turn divided up into teams. We have a flat rather than a hierarchical structure.

Nikwax provides a challenging environment for staff with opportunities spanning manufacturing, design, engineering, sales, marketing, service and support. Our business is growing and we constantly seek motivated individuals to join our successful teams.

Current vacancies

Product Compliance & Information Manager

Nikwax, a leading international manufacturer of waterproofing products for clothing, footwear and outdoor equipment, requires a Product Compliance & Information Manager to join our Product Compliance & Information team.

The Role

As the Product Compliance & Information Manager you will be responsible for implementing and maintaining practices for Nikwax products to comply with local, regional and international legislation on classification, labelling, packaging, export and placing on the market. The successful candidate will need to be experienced with a significant degree of exposure to regulatory affairs, ideally REACH, CLP and the EU Detergents Regulation. There should be a sound knowledge of chemistry and preferably some working knowledge of other languages. Also some knowledge of Safety Data Sheets creation is desirable but not essential.

Key areas of responsibility will include gathering, documenting and maintaining product regulatory information; liaising with and preparing submissions for authorities, and authoring compliant Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Ingredient Data Sheets. You will be expected to manage product information, write reports and provide regulatory advice to other teams, while prioritising workload according to the company requirements.

The Person

You will be a responsible, numerate individual with an eye for detail, organised with good communication skills (both written and verbal); strong problem solving abilities; with the ability to be calm under pressure and to work under your own initiative.

The successful candidate should have a good standard of education with a degree or equivalent in chemistry and sufficient relevant experience. Ideally they would have a minimum of two years’ experience in a similar role.

The Rewards

  • An opportunity to work within a company where you can see the effect of your efforts
  • Be a part of enthusiastic, professional and dedicated teams
  • Potential to grow and develop within this expanding company
  • Competitive benefits and rewards
  • Work within a friendly and informal environment.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your Cover Letter & CV by no later than 30th June 2016 to:

Nikwax Ltd,
Unit F Durgates Industrial Estate,
East Sussex TN5 6DF

Or e-mail:

No agencies please.