Group Product Stewardship Manager

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Chemicals, Polymers
Job type: Regulatory Manager
Salary: £From 80k+ with Excellent Benefits
Contact name: Laura Merritt

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Published: over 1 year ago

​Location: UK, hybrid working with international travel.

Global role to manage and lead the Group Regulatory Affairs for an international resins manufacturer. Based in the UK, you will develop strategic plans, manage and lead activities in Product Stewardship. Identify long term risks arising from product portfolio and to drive the chemical regulatory strategy to reduce these risks as part of Responsible Care initiatives and in support of the company vision. You will develop and lead the introduction of Group policies and systems to ensure continual improvement in chemical management across the product lifecycle and regulatory compliance.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Global role who will must interact with all levels of the Group Board,(GLT, R&D, Businesses, Operations, and Global Sites) regularly reporting the Board and the GLT Also managing significant direct communication with customers, suppliers or authorities on product stewardship, regulatory and chemical policy developments

  • Management of 4-7 direct reports with 8-10 indirect

  • To lead and manage the product stewardship function and the global regulatory affairs team

  • Drive and track improvements in product stewardship across departments.

  • Responsible for overseeing delivery of hazard communication and chemical regulatory affairs processes to enable compliant manufacturing globally, thereby protecting our ‘right to operate’.

  • Responsible for development of product lifecycle data to enable reporting to customers and authorities and to support marketing claims and to help direct the product portfolio toward more sustainable technologies.

  • Contribute towards the company’s strategic goals and vision, taking ownership of the objectives defined within the ‘Act Beyond Compliance’ goal. Identify and raise ethical issues related to chemicals management and product stewardship and regularly report to the Group CTO, the GLT and the Group Board.

  • To actively manage, develop, coach and train the Global Regulatory team and to increase awareness of global chemical regulatory compliance across the whole company

Candidate Profile

  • Detailed Knowledge of global chemical regulations

  • Ability to adapt to regulations on different chemical types from single substances, polymers and “mixtures” in a concise and coherent manner

  • Good team-working and interpersonal skills with evidence of prior effective involvement in cross-functional business teams.

  • Proven management of a small team and the development of individuals within that team

  • A degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering (or equivalent chemical knowledge gained through experience). b) Further professional development within a Regulatory Affairs framework.

  • At least 10 years’ experience of product regulatory requirements affecting the chemical industry. b) Experience of Reach (registration, exposure scenarios and SVHC’s)

  • Experience of GHS and CLP regulations and management of the hazard communication processes and documentation

  • Experience and understanding of Global inventories ( e.g. TSCA, DSL, AICIS etc), managing notifications and dealing with governmental bodies

  • Experience of the specification, implementation and use of specialised regulatory systems within an organisation

  • Experience of transport regulations, global hazard classifications h) Experience of contributing to a company’s product stewardship strategy and activity


10-15 trips of international travel required per annum.

Expectation of 3 days per week in the UK manufacturing site.