Product Regulatory Specialist,

United States, Illinois, Chicago

Business unit: Other Cross BA Support Global

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


Discover the opportunity to join an international, dynamic, and responsible company that fosters the development of our people around the world. We want to be the best – to use our leading market positions to deliver a leading performance – and for that, we need YOU! Find out how our values make AkzoNobel the employer of choice.
AkzoNobel Inc.–has an outstanding opportunity for a Product Regulatory Specialist. The Product Regulatory Specialist is responsible for the ongoing support of business goals by providing regulatory advice and information to internal and external customers and other parties. Maintain in depth knowledge of certain marketing segments in the Business Units that fall under the Business Area of Specialty Chemicals and to pro-actively support business goals. Monitor relevant regulations and assess and communicate their implications and evaluate business impact for BASC. Maintain the necessary network and contacts for efficient communication. Represent AkzoNobel in industry associations etc. and maintain relationships with regulatory authorities. Main challenge is to stay up to date in a rapidly changing regulatory environment and communicate in a pro-active manner.

This position is located in Chicago, IL. Relocation will be considered for the right candidate.
Specific Tasks:
- Responsible for contributing to regional compliance in the region including substance registration and providing timely communication to business and impact analysis of new and draft regulation
- Monitor application specific regulatory requirements and perform registrations (eg. food contact, cosmetic regulation, plant protection, TSCA, PMN, FIFRA, DSL, CDR reporting, etc.)
- Monitor and interpret (existing and developing) legislation and assess impact on business in order to provide advice in a proactive and timely manner
- Represent AkzoNobel in industry associations and consortia
- Support business by responding to customer enquires related to regulatory such as inventory status, food contact status, eco labelling etc.
- Responsible for performing compliance checks on a regional (global) level and providing compliance documentation to support business needs
- Direct support to strategic customers upon request from business such as provides training to customer, attend business meeting, meet strategic customer
- PSRA review of new products and changes of products in the region and also support global launching of new products
- Prepare all necessary PSRA information/documentation for the launch of a new or changed product or import of new product to the region and sign off in Product introduction systems (NUSAP, PDP or P,I&C)
- Lead or participate in complex projects within the PSRA area, like global launching of new product
- Responsible for facilitating registration / notification processes on a regional (global) level
- Responsible for following the AkzoNobel Business Principles and Code of Conduct with an obligation to report deviations in legal compliance to responsible manager
- Strives to identify improvements and implement them
- Responsible for (initiating and) setting up harmonized processes within own area of responsibility in the Business Area concerning business processes and change management
- Obligation to maintain / archive product data, documents, decisions and assessments in accordance to legislation and other internal requirements
- Develop product regulatory information in files or in databases
- Develop a strong working relationship with business
- Develop a strong working relationship with global team members, driving success with personal development, and strong understanding of how to win together

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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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North America


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Business unit

Other Cross BA Support Global

Job family

Regulatory affairs

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Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

- Master of Science in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or related field and minimum of 4 years of relevant experience or Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or related field and minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
- Broad background in chemical regulations, hazard communication and product stewardship
- Good skills in Microsoft Office Applications and in SAP/EHS
- Ability to build up a network being service oriented, organized, flexible and reliable
- Excellent communication skills and very good in English
- Acts pro-actively with integrity
- Has hold a job as project member or led a functional project within the own unit
Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre-employment background check and a drug screening. In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required
All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US.
AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer
AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V)