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Sr. Regulatory Affairs Manager - Denver, Colorado


Kärcher is the world's leading provider of cleaning solutions with around 13,000 employees in 70 countries and an innovative product offer for commercial and domestic customers alike. Renowned for our innovation, over 90% of our products have been developed in the past 5 years. We owe this success to our employees, their skills, dedication, ideas and commitment. Constant investment in R&D, quality, marketing and design make us a well-known brand and a most attractive employer to develop your career with. Do you want to be part of our growth story?



Sr. Regulatory Affairs Manager - Denver, Colorado



This resource assures adherence and certification of our products to government and international regulatory requirements. They represent company interests in regulatory committees and work directly with certification agencies.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Represents company interest by participating in Regulatory Technical Committees. Manages the North American product portfolio to ensure certification and market access.

Provides guidance to NPD Team on adherence to identified Safety and Performance standards. Works directly with National Recognized testing laboratories (NRTLs) to arrange for and monitor compliance certification testing. Familiarity with pressure washer, floor care, and water treatment safety standards is ideal.

Develops, implements, and reviews current policies and practices issued by Federal and international regulatory agencies.  Maintains Close contact with the global regulatory team of Kärcher.

Represents KNA in industry associations such as AACEM, ISSA, CETA and safety standard organizations such as CSA, UL, IEC, etc..

Stays current with and advises corporation on international regulation requirements like RoHS, REACH, CE, EMC, and relevant domestic standards such as the Consumer Protection Act, OSHA, Prop 65, CARB, EPA and the Clean Water Act involving our products.

Provides guidance on product safety issues with legal topics.

Manages product compliance audits, issues and associated activities. Negotiates directly with regulatory authorities regarding company's registration. Analyzes reports of resulting data and recommends responses to complaints, considering nature of complaint and company interests and policies.

Provides employee training on compliance related topics, policies, or procedures.

Advises corporate personnel regarding the development and implementation of regulatory strategy, potential areas of regulatory concern, and new government/regulatory developments.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Reviews and approves technical data, and verifies accuracy of technical data and execution of technical projects to regulatory authorities.

Coordinates with other departments, corporate or marketing partners, and international offices to achieve project goals.

Conducts investigations to resolve complaints and report violations for adjudication.

Participates in product litigation, writing of warranty policies, reviewing manuals, marketing literature, service bulletins, and directing Service Councils.

Travel: ~10-15% including some international travel required.

Supervision Received

MINIMAL SUPERVISION: Employee participates in establishing organizational objectives and plans work to accomplish objectives. Independence of action is stressed, and review of work occurs through established organization management processes, as work product is utilized by others or based on results achieved. This level of supervision is typical of a department or unit head or an expert professional staff member.




Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Four to ten years of related experience is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong written and verbal skills. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management.

Detail oriented and extremely organized. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.  These may be added, removed, changed or reassigned as needed to accommodate business requirements.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer – M/F/Disabled/Veteran

Base Salary

$109,000 - 124,883  DOE

Incentive Plan

Karcher Incentive Plan -  up to 15% of annual salary


Kärcher has competitive benefit offerings for all full-time employees, which include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, dental and vision plans
  • Employee, spouse, and child life insurance
  • HSA and FSAs for health care, child care, and commuting
  • 401k matching up to 4%
  • Paid holidays (11 per year)
  • Flexible PTO for exempt employees; generous PTO for non-exempt employees


  • Paid sick time
  • Short and long term disability Insurance
  • Employee purchase program for all Kärcher retail products
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Headquarters location equipped with onsite cafe and fitness center




Nearest Major Market: Denver