Global Product Safety Specialist,

Sweden, Västra Götaland, Stenungsund

Business unit: Specialty Chemicals

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.


We have an immediate opening for a Global Product Safety Specialist who will support Surface Chemistry on product safety related documents, ensuring regulatory compliance. It is a temporary position due to a parental leave until spring 2018.
The position is heavily involved in the operational support given to the business, as well as the long term planning needed in order to stay updated in supply chain development with a possible impact on product safety support. In the capacity of focal point this position is responsible for maintaining the BU network needed in order to represent Surface Chemistry within projects geared towards product safety and hazard communication.

Main responsibilities

  • Manage completeness and quality of physical, chemical and toxicological data and assessment for classification of active portfolio products.

  • Compile product safety relevant documents (such as MSDS, labels and transport documents) for Surface Chemistry.

  • Manage substance and raw material portfolios in collaboration with other PSDS and GPSS positions to ensure compliance and possibility for Surface Chemistry to remain in the market.

  • Coordinate product safety support to Surface Chemistry, acting as the focal point for issue handling and communcation.

  • Lead and participate in product safety related projects within Specialty Chemicals.

  • Maintain expert knowledge of systems used in order to act as internal expert.

  • Set up harmonized processes within Surface Chemistry concerning business processes and change management.


Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

August 13, 2017

Vacancy number







Västra Götaland



Business unit

Specialty Chemicals

Job family

Regulatory affairs

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

  • MSc in Chemistry or equivalent.

  • 3-5 years’ relevant experience and preferably experience of the Surface Chemistry product portfolio.

  • Good understanding of processes and systems and able to work effectively with large data sets.

  • Preferably some knowledge in classification and labeling requirements.
  • Good ability to plan and execute own work effectively while keeping stakeholders informed.

  • Excellent communication skills and fluent in English.

Additional information

This is a temporary position on a full time basis, reporting to the Global Product Safety Support Manager and based in Stenungsund. Please apply via our online recruitment system with an uploaded job specific resume and cover letter. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded.
For additional information about the vacancy please contact David Ståhle, Global Product Safety Support Manager, +46 303 854 41.
For information about the recruitment process please contact Kristina Nygren, Talent Resourcing Partner, +46 31 58 74 77.
Please note that due to summer vacations we will not contact applicants until mid August. 

For unions related questions please contact Bo Mannerstedt, Akademikerklubben, via our switchboard + 46 303 850 00.
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We are looking forward to your application!
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