Product Stewardship Project Manager

Ingevity - North Charleston, SC (30+ days ago)3.6

Job Family Group:
Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.

At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.

Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.

We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us. Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we’re so glad!

How you will impact Ingevity:
The Product Stewardship Project Manager supports Ingevity businesses and manages complex, inter-disciplinary and strategic projects. This position reports to the Director of Global Product Stewardship and partners closely with R&D, Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain and Operations to support new product/market development and defense of existing products. In addition, the Product Stewardship Project Manager will ensure the responsible and ethical management of Ingevity’s products to maximize their benefits and minimize the risks from their use through the Responsible Care Product Safety Code of Management Practices. Primary responsibilities include:

Improve and manage regulatory policies and strategies in support of Ingevity global business objectives across all product lines.
Monitor global regulatory changes and evaluate the potential regional / global impact within the context of Ingevity business scope and proactively coordinate activities accordingly.
Provide regulatory advice and consultation to Ingevity functions including R&D, Operations, Marketing and Sales.
Interacts with consultants, expert services contractors and other outside professional firms for toxicology issues, risk assessments and regulatory chemistry.
On an as-needed basis, work directly with major customers to support and/or resolve regulatory issues pertaining to the use of Ingevity products.
Support ad hoc project teams in associated areas that overlap with operational compliance (data management, supply chain, production)
Make recommendations and direct the actions necessary to effectively manage products to maximize their benefits and minimize their risks under the Responsible Care Product Safety Code program.
Support the overall SH&E organization as needed ( e.g. internal audits)
Support the communication and awareness of chemical product safety regulatory best practices in all aspects, functions and geographies. Work with customers to promote Ingevity product stewardship efforts, insure customers get the information they need.
Manages and supports the protection of Ingevity Intellectual Property / Confidential Business Information.
Supports Product Stewardship group day-to-day document output and database maintenance needs.
Manages macro projects (global new substance notifications, REACh registrations, GHS country implementations, Food Contact Notifications, Merger & Acquisition projects) as assigned.

What you need to succeed in this role:
Degree in chemistry, toxicology or related scientific discipline from an accredited college / university is required
Bachelor's degree with 7 + years of relevant regulatory experience
Masters degree with 5 + years or relevant regulatory experience
Doctorate degree with 1-3 years of relevant regulatory experience
Demonstrated knowledge of organic chemistry required.
Experience with UVCBs, fatty acid chemistry and / or pine chemicals highly relevant and preferred.
Computer literacy needed (standard office programs like word processing and spreadsheets essential, databases relevant)
Previous experience with product stewardship IT solutions will be very useful and preferred (SDS authoring, Chemical Management, Product compliance software).
Previous experience working in SAP will be a positive skill.
Previous chemical industry experience in any of the following: toxicology, industrial hygiene, risk analyses, global new substance notifications, GHS hazard communication, PMNs, FCNs, FIFRA registrations
Ability to distill, summarize, and effectively communicate complex issues to upper management and non-technical individuals
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills (influencing, negotiating, managerial courage, conflict management, composure) are needed to make the best decisions and manage multiple projects
Excellent oral and written communication skills (presentation, facilitation, listening)
High degree of chemical industry and business acumen, strategic agility and creativity required to keep Ingevity a leader in the areas of product stewardship and sustainability
Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to changing environments, and be motivated to take on and anticipate new challenges within the Global Product Stewardship and Regulatory Group
Recruiting Agencies: Ingevity does not accept unsolicited resumes and therefore, will not be responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited resumes.