Manager, Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs Job
Wauwatosa, WI 
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Job Description

Manager, Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs

Situation in organization

Report to Sr. Director, Industrial Safety, Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs

Supervise 3 Product Safety Specialists and 1 Sr. Product Safety Specialist

Job dimensions

In conjunction with each Business Unit for which the position is responsible (Bostik), manage activities to assure compliance with legal and corporate product safety and regulatory affairs requirements in a cost effective and efficient manner. Manage compliance and safety experts and consultants.

Key Activities and responsibilities


- Develop and implement product safety and regulatory affairs processes, programs, and systems [including, without limitation, composition databases, SDS and label systems, packaging programs, Pre-manufacture Notification (PMN), Low Volume Exemption (LVE), andBona Fideprocesses, global registration in Korea & Canada, Drug Master Files, etc.]for each Business Unit (BU) and ensure ongoing compliance with international, federal, state, local, and corporate product safety requirements for such BU products.

- Counsel and advise each BU in areas of product safety (including REACH, TSCA, FIFRA, FDA, OSHA Hazard Communication, Hazardous Materials Transportation), product regulatory affairs, product stewardship, and product risk management as such areas may impact the research, development, manufacture, marketing, sale, handling, transportation and advertising of the BU(s) products. -

- Manage the provision of timely and appropriate product safety and regulatory affairs responses to inquiries from customers, users, and agencies, and others regarding the BU products.


- Develop options, formulate solutions and provide guidance to execute plans and projects to solve product safety regulatory issues in a sustainable, sound, safe and cost-effective manner.

- Maintain a thorough knowledge of emerging technical and regulatory issues pertaining to each BU and its products.

- Advise and conduct training for BU research and development, commercial and manufacturing personnel, andcustomers on product safety and regulatory affairs issues related to the BU products.

- Effectively advocate the Company's product safety and product stewardship positions with trade associations, government agencies and non-governmental organizations.

- As appropriate, direct, train, motivate and manage Bostik PS&RA team.

-Perform all other duties as specified by supervisor.

Context and environment

  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents
  • Ensure that the Company's products comply with product safety and regulatory affairs requirements is challenging and complex.
  • Compliance with product safety regulations can be difficult since such regulations often differ from state to state and from country to country.
  • If product safety regulatory compliance issues are not managed appropriately, the Company can be exposed to excessive expenditures and/or legal liability or be unable to sell its products.To achieve these goals, this position must be able to implement practical technical and strategic approaches that are dynamic and integrated with sound business management principles, fiscal responsibility, risk management techniques, and communications procedures.

Required Education/Qualifications /Work experience

  • B.S. Degree in relevant field of study (e.g. environmental science, biology, chemical engineering, chemistry, toxicology) and 15 years minimum industrial experience or MS degree in relevant field of study and 10 years minimum industrial experience.
  • A detailed working knowledge of relevant federal and state laws and regulations governing product safety such as REACH, TSCA, FIFRA, FDA, OSHA Hazard Communications, hazardous materials transportation as well as knowledge of product risk management and product stewardship is essential.
  • Strong proficiency in WERCS and SAP.Current proficiency in standard office software (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation packages), as well as the ability to learn specialized applications quickly is required.

Demonstrated Competencies(Describe behaviors necessary for role)

  • Excellent interpersonal, listening, written and oral communication and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to concurrently lead and/or manage multiple complex projects in a fast paced and complex environment.
  • Detail oriented, with excellent prioritization and follow-up.
  • Ability to challenge and influence decision making to diverse groups at all technical levels such as regulatory agencies, other industry representatives, customers, technical consultants, contractors, engineers, attorneys, etc.
  • Self-directed with strong analytical and problem solving skills and development of creative cost-effective solutions.
  • Ability to accomplish assignments, goals, objectives and projects in a timely manner with minimal supervision or direction.
  • Ability to effectively navigate and work within in a global and culturally diverse environment.
  • Effective leadership capable of managing and developing subject matter experts

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of 8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
15+ years
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