Product Stewardship Manager

Job location:
Paris, France
Created moment:
May 6, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 05321

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

Product Stewardship Manager

Job Summary

Mission:

The Product Steward is responsible for achieving the company’s Product Stewardship objectives for High Temperatures Solutions product. This position requires interaction with customers, suppliers, global government agencies, industry associations and employees at all levels within the organization.

This role has overall responsibility for the product stewardship programs, ensuring that business objectives and compliance requirements are met. 

He/she supports the organisation to contribute to business growth and sustainability regarding all aspects of product stewardship including product compliance, material and product safety, product footprint, and sustainable design.

 

Responsibilities:

Ensure Regulatory Compliance of HTS products in markets/geographies of interests towards license to operate and/or product application related regulations/directives

  • Ensure a proactive monitoring of regulations impacting HTS markets and products and raise early awareness of potential regulatory short to long term impacts for the company within the organization relevant stakeholders 

  • Provide regulatory support to internal departments and teams 

Product Safety & Communication 

  • Ensure BA’ Safety Data Sheet (SDS) development and labeling accuracy, consistency/harmonization and compliance with legal requirements in countries where products are sold. Harmonize SDS authoring rules within the BA according to regulations and Imerys policy. Proactively track and understand regulations impacting SDS at global level. Implement any non-standard information, warnings and sentences within the SDS database. Check site formulas are compliant with SDS information

  • Risk assessment of the BA’s (current or under development) product portfolio from a Health, Safety, Environmental, and Liability standpoints together with EHS leaders for current product portfolio and S&T leaders for new product developments. Draw potential impact and support in planning and executing an appropriate and timely business response and mitigation plan

  • Responsible for timely and accurate product safety/product stewardship communications to both external/internal customers inquiries. 

  • Assessment of new raw materials for regulatory compliance

Support Product Stewardship Company Strategy 

  • Support the development and implementation of Product Stewardship tools, processes according to Group procedures and strategies.

  • Support in maintaining a consistent and comprehensive product stewardship program for HTS products worldwide.

  • Support in managing all aspects of product stewardship along the entire supply chain through regular interaction with relevant functional groups in the organization.

  • Act as liaison between businesses and Supply Chain/logistics to bring Product stewardship related issues to forefront, to ensure compliance with chemical management local regulations.

  • Potential external participation to industry associations (working groups, technical groups and committees)


Profile/Competencies

Education, background, level of experience

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in a relevant Scientific Discipline (chemistry, toxicology, analytical chemistry, R&D) 

  • 3+ years working in a regulatory role with focus on product safety assessment & communication / SDS generation

  • Good expertise in global regulations (GHS, CLP, SDS regulations, ADR,...) related to safety assessment & communications in the region(s) served by the BA

  • Good understanding of chemical product regulations impacting HTS markets / products such as but not only  REACH (EU, Turkey, UK, South Korea, etc…)

  • Knowledge of system / tools used to provide product safety information and facilitate product regulatory compliance

  • Proficient in interpreting scientific literature

  • English Mandatory, French is a plus

Essential

  • Strong Customer Service focus & business acumen

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Advocate for data integrity & management

  • Good documentation and organization skills

  • Demonstrated ability to meet operational goals while also fostering a positive work environment

  • Strong interpersonal communication and leadership skills

  • Analytical and planning skills to establish supply requirements

Position Type

Full time

and

Permanent

Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox:

recruiting.support@ imerys.com

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES OR APPLICATIONS TO THIS EMAIL, AS THEY WILL NOT BE REVIEWED. 

To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.