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Product Stewardship Manager-Polymers, Rubbers, Paints, Coating or Adhesives

Job location : Johns Creek, Georgia , United States of America
Created moment : 10/13/2020 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 03399

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.

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The Position

Product Stewardship Manager-Polymers, Rubbers, Paints, Coating or Adhesives

Job Summary


The Product Stewardship Manager will lead the implementation of Imerys Product Stewardship strategies and Product Stewardship best practices within the Business Area in North America, to ensure product safety, regulatory compliance, and add business value by providing hands-on support to IMERYS customers.  The market segments that this role will support are: polymers (plastics), rubber, paints, coatings or adhesives.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a company that supplies into a variety of different industries where you will be working with many stakeholders across the supply chain. These stakeholders will include everything from raw materials suppliers straight through to customers and everything in between offering a highly dynamic and challenging position.


  • Ensure regulatory compliance including any required declarations or registrations of company products used in various applications. 

  • Proactively track and understand regulations impacting company products.

  • Working with the Product Stewardship Director of the business to support the development of Product Stewardship tools, systems, processes, policies, best practices and strategies.

  • Ensure product portfolio is risk assessed (health, safety, environmental and liability exposures), including routine risk assessments for NPD projects.

  • Regularly communicate results of risk analyses and regulatory developments to Product & Market Managers, and business leaders.

  • Provide customers with compliant product safety information (SDS, Safety Bulletins, compliance statements, etc.)  enabling them to use company products safely in their intended applications.

  • Respond to customer product stewardship inquiries with accurate and timely responses.

  • Participate in industry association Technical Boards, Working Groups and Committees as appropriate to leverage skills and knowledge of the industry experts. 


  • Product Regulatory Compliance: compliance in the countries and applications served by the Business Area product portfolio
  • Product Safety Communication: Business Area product safety communications including Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

  • Risk Assessments:  risk assessments across Business Area product portfolio

  • Customer Communication: management of Business Area customer product stewardship inquiries from receipt to response and closure


  • Bachelors or higher degree in Scientific Discipline

  • Minimum 5 years of regulatory affairs, quality or product stewardship experiences in polymers (plastics), rubber, paints, coatings or adhesives or related industries. 

  • Understanding of relevant product compliance regulations and product registration/notification requirements.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to stand ground under pressure.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to connect both internally and externally.

  • Demonstrated capability to deliver results with a sense of urgency in a challenging environment.

  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to react flexibly in fast-changing situations.

  • Up to 25% travel - mostly within North America.


  • 40% Customer support -   responding to customers’ compliance related inquiries

  • 20% Safety data sheets and compliance documentation - working with each operation on product testing requirements and other stakeholders on regulatory compliance

  • 15% New Product Development - support project manager to meet all stage and gate NPD project requirements including product safety and market compliance aspects

  • 25% Misc. activities - including engagement with operations, quality and EHS, sales and marketing, legal, customer visits, team meetings, Group functions, etc.

IMERYS... Mineral Solutions to create tomorrow's world.  Imerys is a Paris based Global Leader, who transforms minerals into thousands of high valued specialty mineral products essential for our Customers' Products.

IMERYS offers competitive benefits including medical/dental insurance, 401K matching and paid vacation.

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Imerys is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at Imerys are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Imerys will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Position Type

Full time



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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.

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