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Global Director of Product Stewardship, Hazard Communication and Regulatory Affairs

Company: Momentive
Location: Waterford
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title:Global Director of Product Stewardship, Hazard Communication and Regulatory AffairsPosition Summary:Reporting to the Senior Vice President for EHS and Operations Excellence this highly visible leadership position will play a critical role in propelling Momentive s aggressive worldwide growth strategy into a science-driven, sustainable and compliant future. In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for Product Stewardship and Regulatory Advocacy, leading a global team of approximately 60 product stewardship, regulatory affairs, hazard communication, and toxicology professionals. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of Product Stewardship including alignment of the product stewardship organization with our global business strategy, customer support, and relations, global substance registration, hazard communication, product regulatory compliance, and toxicology as well as tracking, assessing and communicating emerging regulatory trends. Additionally, this role will have overall responsibility for transforming our Product Stewardship organization and management systems by driving agility, efficiency, and quality of response to world-class levels through the implementation of a transformation strategy focused on process improvement and digital transformation in prioritized areas that are critical to the success of Product Stewardship operations. The successful candidate will have routine visibility to Momentive s Executive Leadership Team and Business Segment Leaders and as a member of the SVP of EHS and Operations Excellence Leadership team play an important role in building and implementing a strategy to bring Operations Excellence to Momentive s global operations.Job Description:Serve on the Leadership Team of the Senior Vice President for EHS and Operations Excellence, and drive transformative solutions that will bring Momentive s global operations to world-class levels.In collaboration with our senior business, research and development and supply chain leadership lead the development of Momentive s global Product Stewardship strategy.Leading a Product Stewardship Leadership team of over 6 senior professionals and a global organization of over 60 staff, this role will develop and achieve the goals and metrics required to achieve Momentive s overall business strategy.Provide global oversight of a Product Stewardship Transformation Team responsible for the transformation of key global Product Stewardship processes, strategic projects, and related change management through a team of senior subject matter experts in the areas of Hazard Communication, Toxicology, Dangerous Goods Management, and other disciplines, and team members that drive the process improvement and implementation, including business process mapping/continuous improvement, project management, training, and stakeholder communication.Oversee regulatory compliance and business growth support (REACh, TSCA, FDA, Korea REACh, CLP, China chemicals management, etc.) in all world regions (Asia, Europe, the Americas) through a team of managers overseeing Regulatory Affairs, Product Registration/Notification, and Toxicology functions.Oversee a team of Business Product Stewards and build strategies to strengthen customer partnerships and ensure timely response to complex customer inquiries that require regulatory subject matter expertise.Overseas our Global Product Advocacy Team is responsible for establishing and maintaining a proactive global approach to monitoring and assessing changes and trends in chemical management and product regulations. Serve as a Momentive Representative on the Global Silicones Council.Oversee programs to train and build awareness of Product Stewardship value and regulatory compliance requirements within Momentive.Manage Product Stewardship operations budget and service providers.Responsible for talent development and performance management of a team of 6 leaders and their respective teams.Willingness to travel up to 20% of the time.Additional Details:Minimum Qualifications15+ years of relevant product stewardship and regulatory affairs experience in a chemical/petrochemical or related industrial environment with at least 5 years in a supervisory position and a proven track record of leading and inspiring organizations, change management and driving talent developmentBachelor s Degree in chemistry, biology, toxicology, engineering, environmental or occupational health sciences, or equivalent experienceExpertise in chemical and product regulations in various world areas (such as REACh, TSCA, FDA, etc.)Demonstrated success in building and implementing complex strategies with strong value propositions and translating these strategies to team execution on a global levelDemonstrated experience developing and driving resolution of complex product regulatory issuesStrong personal commitment to safety and compliance integrityDemonstrated successful record of transformational leadership; engaging, inspiring, and communicating with others across cultural lines, motivating to complete challenging tasks in a changing environmentProven project management and leadership skills with cross-functional, virtual, and global teamsDemonstrated executive presence; strong communication and presentation skills in EnglishProven ability to make risk management decisions with limited informationExperience communicating/negotiating with regulatory agenciesPreferred Qualifications20+ years of relevant product stewardship and regulatory affairs experience in a chemical/petrochemical or related industrial environmentMaster s Degree in chemistry, biology, toxicology, engineering, business, environmental or occupational health sciences, or equivalent experience.Experience with digital transformationExperience due diligence of potential acquisitions and subsequent integration of product stewardship management systemsSix Sigma Blackbelt or GreenbeltPMP or PgMP certification through Project Management Institute or equivalentPHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. May require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk, lift, carry and move light to medium weight. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and learn technical information. Light lifting is required. The environment for this position is an office setting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Momentive believes a diverse workforce empowers our people, strengthens our business and contributes to a sustainable world. Our leadership recognizes the many benefits that result from a more diverse workforce where individual and group differences are valued. We are firmly committed to improving our practices in meaningful ways to drive progress toward an equitable and inclusive environment for all, with an ultimate goal of a working environment where diversity, inclusion and belonging are deeply embedded in the fabric of our culture and felt by our people and communities.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any characteristic protected by law. To be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment and be of legal working age as defined by local law. Additionally, where permitted by law, final candidates may be subject to a background investigation, medical fitness test and drug test depending on the role and the location of the position.We cooperate with carefully selected external vendors supporting us on specific employment opportunities. Momentive is not seeking or accepting any unsolicited assistance from search and selection firms or employment agencies at this time. Please do not contact any of our employees by phone, email or otherwise about this position. Please note that Momentive will not be obligated to pay any cost or fee for candidate resumes that are submitted without the existence of a valid written and signed search firm agreement.

Keywords: Momentive, Albany , Global Director of Product Stewardship, Hazard Communication and Regulatory Affairs, Executive , Waterford, New York

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