Regulatory Specialist

Job Description

Summary: Provides regulatory support to the Consumer Business Group (CBG). Works with CBG marketing managers to advise on regulatory matters throughout a product's lifecycle - from laboratory formulation, to development, to packaging design, to the retail shelves.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Authors safety data sheets
  • Reviews labels for compliance with Federal Hazardous Substance Act labeling requirements
  • Tracks and communicates regulatory changes that have the potential to impact CBG
  • Contributes to improvement of various regulatory processes
  • Supports general internal and external inquiries - provides transportation classifications, answers mailbox questions, etc.
  • Provides regulatory guidance during product development via the Product Commercialization System and Product to Market meetings
  • Incumbent will communicate with CBG marketing staff on a daily basis to answer regulatory questions and provide guidance on development projects. Incumbent will also interact with trace associations and government agencies.
  • Establish cross functional teams with senior staff in other areas to improve such processes as formula change management, product label development, TSCA import/export tracking and reporting, etc. Identify problems, but also taking independent action to correct them.
  • Incumbent will be working directly with and providing regulatory guidance to marketing, sales, transportation, and purchasing staff.
  • Identify needed improvements in programs and processes and then proposing and ultimately implementing the decisions.

Required Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in scientific area
  • 5-10 years regulatory experience in chemical manufacturing companies - strong preference for previous regulatory experience in paint and coatings industry
  • Familiarity with the following regulations/programs: TSCA, FIFRA, GHS, FHSA, VOC regulations (South Coast, CARB, OTC, LADCO), transportation regulations (PHMSA, IMDG, IATA).
  • Knowledge of international chemical regulations a plus
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Able to take responsibility for areas/programs outside their expertise.
  • Willingness to learn and pitch in and a can-do attitude are critical to success in this position.
  • Skill with normal office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and experience with regulatory and business software. Product Vision and SAP experience is preferred but not required.
  • Travel up to 10%

Job Location
Vernon Hills, Illinois, United States
Position Type
Street Address

11 East Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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