This position is responsible for Product Stewardship support for multiple Business Units with a focus on Agriculture products. Responsibilities include ensuring continuity and growth of the business through compliance with applicable regulations related to chemical management, products, and end use applications; product registrations to support business growth; and working with customers to meet their needs. This role also requires driving best practices that are efficient and consistent with Global Product Stewardship goals, objectives, policies, and procedures. Works closely with the Business Teams to support new product development, lead product Risk Reviews, and product registration strategy and execution. Proactively monitors and communicates legislative or regulatory changes that may impact the Businesses or Region and helps to understand potential risks and opportunities. Provides training on regulatory topics as needed to the Businesses and relevant functions. Leads and/or participates on global Product Stewardship teams or projects.
Business Segment Partnership - 30%
Actively leads, participates and supports Risk Reviews and Application Reviews (as needed) and implements Product Stewardship Standards to comply with Responsible Care requirements.
Performs forward-looking regulatory and compliance activities and training. Participates as a member of applicable New Product Introduction Teams, extended business teams.
Regulatory support as needed for the Business Segment, including work not covered by commercial ticketing.
Product Registrations - 20%
Recommends strategic approaches to new product development and registrations. Communicates status of regulatory registrations and notifications.
Supports new substance notification, product registration and related activities by working closely with other Global and Regional Product Stewards and Leaders. Includes preparing documentation for various product registrations and reporting to global regulatory agencies and monitoring progress.
Monitor renewal periods and pay annual fees.
Customer registration support and visibility. Follow-up may be necessary to manage information between customer and vendor.
Consultant relationships and vendor management as needed.
Regulatory Expertise & Compliance - 15%
Monitors and communicates current and potential legislative changes and implications and initiates necessary actions related to changing chemical regulations in various world regions (including Hazard Communication legislation and regulation). Actively involved in implementing solutions to address these changes as well as participating and contributing to advocacy efforts where appropriate.
Interface with relevant authorities, industry associations, and institutes on regulatory matters.
Ensures applicable regional regulatory changes are communicated to the global Product Stewardship team, businesses, and other stakeholders as appropriate.
Provides strategic guidance on compliance and future growth plans to businesses based on regulatory landscape.
Ensure that effective compliance policies and procedures are developed and maintained.
Customer Inquiries - 20%
Interacts with and responds to external customers, suppliers, and other applicable teams/functions in supporting product regulatory and compliance solutions, needs, and responses.
Develops relationships with key customers (internal and external) to assure appropriate communication, responses, and solutions are provided.
Hazard Communication and Site Support - 5%
Provides local or regional language and regulatory expertise to global hazard communication team to support Safety Data Sheet and Label maintenance and updates.
Provides local support when urgent issues, exceptions arise for the global hazard communication team and partner with relevant functions to solve issues.
Determines product substance hazard classification, dangerous goods classification with HazCom team.
Works with HazCom team on decisions involving changes to product information.
Provide support for Logistics, Substance Volume Tracking, and if required as back-up to HazCom team, order blocks and GHS labels.
Product and Substance Data Management / Systems Management - 5%
SAP Data Management
Substance Volume Tracking support, development and execution
Screen new raw materials and participate in Management of Change (MOC) processes, working with HazCom team as needed.
Aware of importance of record keeping and manages a streamlined process for maintain records and updating system of record.
CAS requests and research as necessary.
Establishes, manages, and/or reports metrics for work and/or tie into global reporting to assure progress with respect to compliance and business growth is measured and communicated
Professional Development - 5%
Establish robust development plan and development goals, and track progress quarterly. Includes developing plans for targeted development, attending activities, and debriefing afterward with an action plan.
Develop Subject Matter Expertise (SME) on focused topics.
Willingness to travel 10-20%, including international trips as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field: chemistry, biology, toxicology, engineering or related field.
3-5 years’ experience in chemical product safety/risk management, product stewardship, regulatory compliance and/or other applicable discipline.
Basic chemistry skills related to product chemistry.
Excellent interpersonal skills. Able to work, lead, and manage across functions in a global organization with matrix reporting structure.
Strong working knowledge of product regulatory legislation and regulation in the regions/countries within job scope.
Flexibility to focus on chemistry related topics as well as customer support and fulfilling legal requirements at the same time.
Demonstrated leader, creative problem solver, and able to learn relevant skills quickly.
Proven organizational and project management skills. Able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
Excellent English verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
Computer literate in standard office systems.
Available for early morning or late evening global calls as needed
Able to travel, including internationally, as needed and work in a chemical plant environment.
Knowledge of Agriculture Product Regulations in Americas, Europe (EPA, OMRI, California, and country registrations)desired.
Master’s degree in a scientific field: chemistry, biology, toxicology, engineering or related field.
SAP EHS experience.
Knowledge and experience in the Silicones industry.
Continuous improvement/Project Management skills and formal training.
Knowledge of US Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), California Proposition 65 and Chemical Data Reporting desired.
Familiarity with Toxicology studies is desired.
Internal Number: R4455
About Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
Solutions for a Sustainable World - Based in Waterford, New York, Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a global leader in silicones and advanced materials, with a 70-year heritage of innovation and being first to market with performance applications that improve everyday life. Our solutions are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living and we work closely with some of the biggest brands in B2B and consumer worlds, covering a broad range of markets - from aerospace and automotive, to building and construction, personal care, and electronics.
At Momentive, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics, and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Momentive, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical, and environmentally responsible manner.