Product Stewardship & Compliance Leader

Environmental, Health & Safety Anywhere USA, United States


Description

 

Mativ is a global leader in specialty materials headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. The Company offers a wide range of critical components and engineered solutions to solve our customers’ most complex challenges.  

 

Position Title: Product Stewardship and Compliance Leader

Location: Remote - Optional

Description:

Mativ has an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to lead Product Stewardship within our global Sustainable and Adhesive Solutions business segment (SAS) of 22 sites in 10 countries. The Product Steward will lead and be responsible for approving all raw materials requested for use in SAS products, acquisition, database management and reporting of raw material chemical safety information, materials supplier technical data, and other product safety, stewardship, and regulatory chemical compliance information.  In this role the person serves as the product safety leader working closely with R&D, customers, sales & marketing, and product steward peers within Mativ and will report directly to our Global EHS Leader.

The incumbent is expected to apply specialized scientific knowledge, demonstrate initiative and be self-motivated, and be able to work independently in the role.  The incumbent is expected to maintain and enhance their knowledge of raw materials and products specific to the Mativ’s SAS businesses, Mativ Product Safety and Regulatory systems and processes, and technical and professional skills through continuing education.

responsibilities:

  • Contribute to and continuously improve strategy in product safety, regulatory and product stewardship within Mativ consumer, outsourcing and commercialization processes to meet legal, marketplace and customer requirements for product-specific use.
  • Product stewardship responsibilities include individual raw material, manufacturing process and finished product master design parameters. Works closely with Mativ SAS R&D in the product development process, product safety administrator/control point, serves as the lead for product review process for all raw material approvals while providing proactive communications to changes in regulations and hazard standards.
  • Develop and manage product regulatory due diligence information database to allow for rapid retrieval of information, and where applicable, provide the information as appropriate to internal and external customers.
  • Evaluate, appropriately process and respond to incoming internal requests for technical, chemical compliance, product safety support assistance or external customer inquiries. Identify, and escalate as appropriate, potential problems or issues, technical or chemical compliance issues or material changes that may impact Mativ SAS products and global business.
  • Provides product safety support for the technical evaluation and the safety hazard assessment of ingredients and raw materials.  Collaboratively identifies and solves technical, chemical-of-concern, and/or regulatory toxicology compliance problems that may impact Mativ SAS products, brand or reputation globally.
  • Manage and facilitate the use of third-party evaluations and certifications, interpret results, and identify areas of potential concern. Upon consultation with business leaders, support and carry out tactical risk mitigation plan.
  • Manage the internal/external SDS generation and revision process for Mativ finished and in-process products.
  • Engage Mativ SAS suppliers and/or test laboratories in order to obtain full material disclosures certifications, compliance to Mativ standards, other required information and/or additional test data for safety evaluation, regulatory registration or notification programs such as European or Korean REACH, EU RoHS, US TSCA, State DOT requirements, China New Chemical Substances regulation, etc. The incumbent is responsible for managing key contact relationships with strategic material suppliers such that Mativ is viewed as a valued partner.

 

qualifications:

 

Required

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Toxicology, Pharmacology, Industrial Hygiene, Engineering or a related scientific or technical field of study with 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience directly managing product regulatory and stewardship issues in the industrial manufacturing sector.
  • Must be highly effective at promptly and accurately assessing customer requests on product safety and responding effectively to product compliance / suitability information against hard deadlines.
  • Must have deep and extensive knowledge of global product regulatory requirements (e.g., REACH, RoHS, TSCA, Prop 65, GHS, etc.).
  • Must have experience in data collection and management for effective response to product stewardship inquiries from internal and external customers, using appropriate digital platforms.
  • Experience managing and responding to Restricted Substance Standards (RSSs) and Restricted Substance Lists (RSLs) preferred.
  • Demonstrable experience ensuring compliance with eco-labeling requirements (e.g., FSC, USDA Biobased, Oeko-Tex® for textiles, Greenguard® for building materials, etc.) and self-declared environmental claims (e.g., biodegradable, compostable, recyclable, recycled content, etc.) and ability to substantiate and verify through third-party testing / evaluation.
  • Knowledge of chemical safety regulations globally and the Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) standards as pertained to Mativ.
  • Strong organizational skills and experience in organizing chemical safety and regulatory data, research/product safety testing report information and the entering of these data into electronic databases and presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and independently manage multiple tasks in a cross-functional corporate setting and the ability to effectively communicate in written or oral presentation formats.

 

 

Preferred

  •       CPPS certification a plus
  • CIH certification a plus (not required)
  • Developing understanding of EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, and similar domestic and international frameworks

 

 

What we offer

As a Mativ employee, you’ll have access to a variety of benefit programs designed to help you no matter your stage of life.

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Consumer-Driven Health Plan (CDHP)
  • Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • Company-paid basic life insurance and Additional voluntary life coverage
  • Paid vacation and competitive personal time off
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match
  • Employee assistance programs – available 24/7 to you and your family
  • Wellness and Work Life Support - career development and educational assistance

 

ABOUT MATIV

Mativ Holdings, Inc. is a global leader in specialty materials headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. The company makes material impacts on the world every day through a wide range of critical components and engineered solutions that solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We manufacture on three continents and generate sales in nearly 100 countries through our family of business-to-business and consumer product brands. The company’s two segments, Filtration & Advanced Materials and Sustainable & Adhesive Solutions, target premium applications across diversified and growing end-markets, from filtration to healthcare to sustainable packaging and more. Our broad portfolio of technologies combines polymers, fibers, and resins to optimize the performance of our customers’ products across multiple stages of the value chain. Our leading positions are a testament to our best-in-class global manufacturing, supply chain, and materials science capabilities. We drive innovation and enhance performance, finding potential in the impossible.

 

Mativ and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or other protected status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Mativ is committed to help individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce, and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Mativ, please email our Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected].