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Chemical Regulations Project Manager / Non-IT

Mettawa, IL 60048

Posted: 03/24/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Project Management Job Number: 551192 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

The Restricted Substances Management (RSM) function is responsible for compliance with country-specific chemical regulations impacting products/components, or requiring registration of substances used in the manufacture of our products. Examples of impacted regulations are EU REACH, EU RoHS, US Conflict Minerals, China MEE No. 12, US Proposition 65, etc.

Primary Function/Primary Goals/Objectives:
This position will be responsible for developing and implementing restricted substances management (RSM) regulatory requirements such as EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), EU REACH, US Conflict Minerals, US Prop. 65, etc.

Responsibilities: • Independently organize, develop, implement, and manage assigned aspects of existing- and novel RSM chemical regulatory projects. This includes outlining scope, time and resource management, communications, and risk mitigation throughout the project.
o Assigned aspects include interpreting regulatory requirements, creating an actionable business process, implementing the process, and demonstrating necessary compliance.
• Handle several small to medium size projects in parallel and/or assist on larger projects
• Develop, track, and communicate progress against program milestones and deliverables

• Interacts internally, across multiple functional areas, and externally, with Suppliers and Third Party Manufacturers, to obtain restricted substances supporting data to justify business and regulatory needs. Data must be well-organized and stored within existing systems.
• Ensures RSM compliance is considered as part of long-term and short-term planning, including lifecycle management and new product introduction
• Reviews and analyzes component and sub-assembly information, assessing for restricted substances impact
• Works collaboratively with appropriate organizations to facilitate RSM implementation and compliance through the communication of RSM issues and development of process and tools
• Evaluates EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) options and makes recommendations to effectively meet requirements in countries where impacted EEE device/combination product is placed on market.
• Communicate current Restriction of Hazardous Substances requirements for markets where places EEE devices; critically evaluate product- and supplier documentation to understand compliance risk
• Implements strategies and action plans for Restricted Substances (RS) activities
• Prepares and updates guidelines, policies, procedures, and other documentation to ensure consistent implementation across multiple sites and functions. Work to incorporate global chemical regulations appropriately within  existing quality system.

• Proven leadership ability and excellent communication skills
• Self-starter able to work with minimal supervision; results oriented; strong workload organization- and problem-solving skills
• Desirable: knowledge of today’s key global restricted substances regulations (e.g. EU RoHS, EU REACH); familiarity with pharmaceutical R&D, pharma manufacturing/TPM, and supply chain activities
• Demonstrated team player with ability to work collaboratively with RSM team and functional counterparts in a global environment; ability to influence and solicit cooperation (internally and externally) to meet program objectives
• Strong program management skills and techniques (i.e. plans, schedules, presentations, etc.)
• Competency with Microsoft software suite (e.g. PowerPoint, MS Word, Excel, Outlook)
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