Product Stewardship Job Description

Product Stewardship Job Description

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Product stewardship provides expertise as the internal expert on the principle US federal and state chemical management laws and regulations (including: VOC, TSCA, GHS, REACH and so forth).

Product Stewardship Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective product stewardship job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included product stewardship job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Mentoring junior staff in hazard communication, US TSCA, EU REACH
Provides support for REACH compliance related to exposure assessments, risk assessments and registrations
Formulate and maintain REACH strategies for both on-going and new registrations to facilitate commercial/supply chain activities related to the business unit’s strategic plans and budgets
Strategy and business integration support
Develop sound strategies for the seamless integration of new and evolving product safety standards into new product introduction (NPI)
Assessing regulatory acceptance of new initiatives or new technologies
Defining and executing registration strategies to meet initiatives timing
Streamlining product registration and approval process
Sustain and develop relationships with professional organization to support product technologies
Developing direct technical partnerships with key government agencies (BOH) and professional organizations to deliver support for our technologies

Product Stewardship Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Product Stewardship

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: REACH, TSCA, OHSAS18001, ISO9001, SDS, IATA, IMDG, ADR, EM, ISO

Education for Product Stewardship

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the product stewardship job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Chemistry, Engineering, Science, Toxicology, Chemical Engineering, Technical, Biology, Environmental Science, Management, Manufacturing

Skills for Product Stewardship

Desired skills for product stewardship include:

REACH
TSCA
GHS
Chemistry
Toxicology
CEPA
DOT
Organic chemistry
English
FDA

Desired experience for product stewardship includes:

Excellent leadership, project management and team building skills
Handling health-related consumer complaints and product regulatory related issue management
Regulatory support to copy/claim clearance and defense
Support influencing/shaping a positive external regulatory environment
Complete timely regulatory compliance of all products
Regulatory claims/challenges are successfully cleared and defended

Product Stewardship Examples

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Product Stewardship Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of product stewardship. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for product stewardship
  • Ensuring continued compliance with REACH legislation
  • Provide technical expertise and value-added product stewardship services to internal and/or external customers and their commercial partners, either proactively or in response to requests for support
  • Ensure compliance with market-specific applications in sensitive end-use applications such as personal care, direct food additives, pharma, medical device, biocides, This responsibility is highly business specific
  • Identify and communicate business opportunities and threats arising from current and future legislation and industry product stewardship trends in line with business or company-wide objectives
  • Advising clients regarding their product hazard communication (packaging/labeling/SDS) requirements
  • Developing value propositions and marketing materials
  • Analyzing new business opportunities and assisting in development of business strategy and plans
  • Consultative sales focused on product stewardship, sustainability, regulatory compliance, new substance notifications and new product registration strategies for senior management of US and International manufacturers in a variety of market sectors including, but not limited to, Automotive, Chem/Pharma, and Consumer products
  • Provide senior technical guidance for regulatory tracking associated with product compliance in the global market place
  • Serve as point of contact for client technical leads and senior business managers
Qualifications for product stewardship
  • Ability to work across professional disciplines (marketing, supply chain, research and development)
  • Strong background in environment/sustainability, with technical but no background, particularly related to greenhouse gas accounting, environmental challenges throughout an apparel supply chain, is preferred
  • Knowledge of environmental MSIs initiatives and tools, such as the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Index, is a plus
  • Ability to think strategically but also be able to execute on key projects
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to a range of stakeholders, build relationships, collaborate and manage teams
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with a range of stakeholders, including senior management
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of product stewardship. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for product stewardship
  • Program management, perform quality review of program documentation, deliverables, & client communication
  • Create business development strategies for implementation and ultimate compliance to the broad spectrum of client regulatory requirements
  • Domestic and international travel to attend meetings with various clients
  • Pursuit and capture lead for new business
  • Prepare presentation materials in support of client development efforts
  • Provide training, coaching and mentoring to junior staff
  • Lead team (PS&R and IT) to implement and maintain software systems for documentation management, dossier publishing, and registration management for product approvals
  • Guidance on the development of standardized product dossiers (master files) suitable for elaboration in application-specific / country specific registration dossiers
  • General guidance to business and R&D teams regarding access to and documentation requirements for new products and management of change
  • Source & maintain archives of standard product/process documentation such as specifications, manufacture diagrams, application description, enzyme activity/inactivation profiles
Qualifications for product stewardship
  • Ability to manage conflict and resolve issues
  • Regulatory issues are prevented and managed with minimum business impact
  • Management of external regulatory environment to deliver regulatory compliance on time
  • Actively develop commercial strategies to pursue and win new business opportunities that result inrevenue growth with target clients aligned with ERM’s global strategy
  • Lead consulting engagements in the areas of regulatory compliance and product stewardship for raw materials and products focused on where the products are sold where they are manufactured
  • Facilitate and support clients in the evaluation of SDS, labels, and packaging requirements
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Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a product stewardship. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for product stewardship
  • Understand, secure, and maintain necessary registrations / authorisations under global chemical control regulations (REACh, TSCA, DSL, AICS)
  • Responding to customer inquiries (i.e., TSCA Verifications, chemical inventory reviews, RoHS Letters, Mercury Free Letters)
  • Maintain product common support documentation such as study reports, safety assessments, GRAS status, allergen information, with version control
  • Obtain translations of official documents, as needed
  • Develop and provide training on IB Regulatory documentation management processes including compliance with CRIM, document naming conventions and versioning standards
  • Maintain, upgrade, oversee access to and help foster the broader use of guidance documents and knowledge management collaboration tools such as SharePoint libraries, forms and workflows by the PS&R team and our internal business partners
  • Manage the IB PS&R Sharepoint database including development of new forms
  • Support the IndustriaI Biosciences Sustainability program including tracking of metrics, responding to customer questionnaires and monitoring life cycle assessment projects
  • Participate in product/process development teams to evaluate the regulatory implications and environmental, health and safety impacts and provide advice to project leaders for product clearance
  • Conduct hazard reviews, exposure assessments and risk assessments for new products, existing products, and product/process changes
Qualifications for product stewardship
  • Build, grow, and manage a high-performance team, serving as a leader and mentor to consultants
  • Support the growth and development of ERM’s global Product Stewardship specialty within our Performance & Assurance practice and actively collaborate with colleagues across the globe
  • Work in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment to build ERM’s global business, to lead client and practice teams
  • 8+ years of relevant experience and in a consultancy or industry role
  • Ability to consultative sell to senior business managers and technical leaders
  • Ability to track progress on numerous team tasks simultaneously
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Product Stewardship Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of product stewardship. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for product stewardship
  • Provide support to customers on the safe handling and use of IndustriaI Biosciences products including the development of product hazard communication training materials
  • Audit internal processes and the PS&R Management System
  • Lead team of direct reports with responsibility for coaching, development and performance appraisals
  • Develop and maintain corporate regulatory standards to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and appropriate directives
  • Monitor developments in subject regulations to assure the company can anticipate and support changing regulations and impact to the portfolio or product pipeline
  • Analyze and evaluate requirements for IT systems and solutions that improve compliance processes and increase productivity
  • Develop and execute appropriate risk management strategies designed to identify potential risk, evaluate consequences and provide solutions to adequately address business needs
  • Participate and execute on required elements of the Responsible Care related to the Product Safety Code
  • Manage to a monthly budget and consider financial implications of regulatory decisions
  • Interface with governmental authorities for the discussion of adverse events, general questions or any related issues
Qualifications for product stewardship
  • Ability to develop creative, flexible, and scientifically rigorous product stewardship solutions that achieve client–specific goals, reduce liabilities, promote regulatory compliance and add value to our clients bottom line by turning the need for compliance into a commercial advantage for bring new products to market
  • This position requires a candidate who has a technical expertise and strengths in business development
  • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, biosafety, IT or organizational leadership fields
  • Ability to influence diverse, multi-functional, cross ­geographic teams and networks
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple processes / databases and complete multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Ability as a Self-starter, willingness to take initiative, and yet strong attention to detail and strong organizational skills
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Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a product stewardship. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for product stewardship
  • Work with internal and external legal counsel when required
  • Other activities when necessary or assigned
  • Provision of regulatory advice and consultancy to the businesses with regard to regulatory approvals needed to continue or begin sales and production of new and existing products
  • Gaining and/or maintaining global registrations for chemical products
  • Contributing to regular product risk assessments and product stewardship audits and proposing suitable risk management options to the relevant sites and businesses
  • Ensure that all RM are compliant with regulations and compliant with purchasing
  • Supports the business or corporate strategy by participating in the development of the PS strategy and seeing through its successful implementation
  • Leads the maintenance and improvement of the Product Stewardship Management System
  • Communicates and influences SBU management and beyond to build consensus, effectively integrate programs, implement technically sound yet cost effective solutions, and achieve compliance
  • Works under very minimal direction
Qualifications for product stewardship
  • Ability to think broadly concerning documentation compliance across the whole of a business and its product lines
  • Experience operating in a Documentation Management system and/or ability to understand how a management system can be implemented & audited
  • Proficiency in using office equipment and computer software, including Microsoft® Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint), the ability to manage and navigate databases
  • Excellent keyboarding skills, manual dexterity, and language (writing) skills
  • Documentation Specialist certification preferred
  • Minimum 4-7 years of experience in risk assessment or regulatory related field

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