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Regulatory Affairs & Product Stewardship Manager - Radical Polymers

Job ID 11375 Bollate, Lombardy, Italy;
Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program. With over 1,500 products, Specialty Polymers offers the widest range of high performance polymers in the world, allowing tailor-made solutions such as pushing the limits of metal replacement in the electronics, automotive, aircraft, and healthcare industries. The GBU has unparalleled expertise in three technologies: aromatic polymers, high barrier polymers, fluoropolymers.

The Regulatory Affairs & Product Stewardship (RA&PS) organization is a transversal structure in the RD&T Function. The RA&PS Manager for Radical Polymers reports directly to the Global Regulatory Affairs & Product Stewardship Manager. The person in this position is responsible for managing and coordinating all services related to regulatory affairs & product stewardship for the Radical Polymers business.

Job Overview and Responsibilities:

·Manager of the Radical RA&PS team. Assist in the personal development of other members of the team, as appropriate

·Ensure compliance with REACH which includes registration, enforcement, training, internal audits, classification according to CLP.

·Comply with global registration and worldwide GHS compliance i.e. Japan, China, Korea, etc.

·Propose regulatory submission strategies and achieve Product Stewardship Chemical Inventory Listing in support of the business strategy.

·Create and maintain Product Stewardship records relating to company products, intermediates and raw materials.

·Responsible for the continuing integration of Product Stewardship into business and R&D processes.

·Respond to internal and external product inquiries.

·Provide guidance to team for preparing SDS, labels and other hazard communication information using a global product safety management system.

·Support the team to develop, submit and support dossiers for approval and to maintain existing approvals.

·Special projects and other duties as assigned by management

·Stay up-to-date with new or changing international chemical control legislation through tracking and monitoring of the external regulatory environment, seeking out and reviewing regulatory information from external databases, industry/ regulatory authority communications, attendance of conferences and relevant national and regional trade associations and expert committee/panel meetings. Align this effort with that of other regulatory specialists in close collaboration with other key functions.

·Identify and communicate business opportunities and threats arising from current and future legislation and industry regulatory trends in line with business or company-wide objectives

·Maintain an understanding of the impact of new or changing legislation and manage and coordinate the strategically alignment with business managers regarding influencing regulatory developments or product defense through industry associations or expert groups.

·Stay up-to-date with ongoing R&D efforts and projects in order to develop strategies for implementation of successful regulatory programs.

Education and Experience:

      ·Advanced Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other relevant technical discipline

·8+ years in ensuring compliance to current international chemical control or other relevant legislation, while developing and implementing a regulatory compliance program for the upcoming regulations.

·Understanding of polymer chemistry is a plus


Customer CareCommunication

Strategic ThinkingTeamwork


Ethical BehaviorInnovation

    ·Analytical Ability/Problem Solving
·Planning and Organization
·Flexibility/Ability to Deal with Change
·Interpersonal Sensitivity/Relationship Management
·Performance Standards
·Tolerance of Stress/Pressure
·Thoroughness/Attention to Detail
·Decision Making


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