Chambery, Rhone, France
Product Compliance LeadJob ID 58995
PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The Product Compliance Lead will provide technical advice and guidance in the areas of applicable chemical and product regulations and law to Owens Corning business units and facilities globally. Responsible for assuring implementation of Owens Corning policies and programs to minimize compliance risks and for providing strategic, proactive advice to business units and facilities regarding chemical and product regulatory compliance requirements. This person will be a key contact for our internal and external stakeholders to provide guidance and compliance statements regarding meeting regulatory requirements in the end use of our products.
Join an organization that believes that every employee owns a piece of our bold growth goals and ultimate success. We are a market-leading innovator that has placed on the Fortune 500®. Owens Corning is devoted to delivering sustainable solutions across our three business segments while striving to ensure our people and products make the world a better place. We take pride in having an inclusive and diverse workplace with employees around the globe. A holistic sense of community exists across our entire organization as our talent grows globally. We are a company that fully recognizes the importance of paving a path to a sustainable and safe enterprise through investing in our people. Our desire to make an impactful difference in the world flows from top down to all levels of the organization. By being a company that instills pride within each and every employee, we aspire to build market-leading businesses; global in scope - human in scale.
Reports to: Product Compliance Leader
Span of Control: No direct reports
Management of Product Compliance and Safety Communications with Internal and External Stakeholders
• Enable the company’s ability to deliver customer excellence through prompt response to internal and external stakeholder information requests
• Responsible for developing process and providing advice to minimize risks associated with customer requests for product regulatory certifications and global hazard communication information
• Work with internal stakeholders to gain the information needed to respond to customer requests regarding acceptable product end use and product chemical composition.
• Proactively advise the business and other stakeholders as to emerging chemical and product regulations to ensure our products continue to meet regulatory requirements and compete in the market
• Address stakeholders “Raw Material Information Questionnaires” and provide supporting documentation as required
• Maintain and manage records of chemical raw material documentation and certifications delivered to customers
Manage our Third-Party Product Certification Process
• Coordinate and manage relevant product certifications with external certification bodies, utilizing external counsel as necessary, to certify our products meet all applicable regulatory requirements for their claimed product performance and end use applications.
• Complete applications or other documentation certifying our products meet all relevant regulatory requirements for their claimed product performance and intended end use applications.
• Manage the collection and shipment of product samples delivered to certification bodies.
Proactively Partner with Product Development Teams, R&D, Sourcing, and Sustainability to Ensure our Products & Manufacturing Processes Meet Regulatory Compliance Requirements
• Work with R&D, Product Development, Sourcing and Sustainability to provide proactive guidance on chemical and product regulatory requirements related to the full lifecycle of OC products.
• Monitor and proactively partner with Composites S&T regarding product testing.
• Monitor and provide timely reports to our internal stakeholders regarding the regulatory compliance status of new and existing products
• Provide early, proactive regulatory guidance to inform compliant and sustainable product development and testing processes to avoid product release delays, non-compliance and market barriers
• Proactively partner with Sourcing, Sustainability, and manufacturing facilities to ensure the compliant sourcing and import of materials in Owens Corning manufacturing facilities.
Product and Chemical Regulatory Compliance Counseling and Supplier Management
• Work directly with customers and suppliers to obtain critical information for compliance decision making (supplier raw material chemical documentation, customer fitness for use requirements, etc.)
• Provide internal and external stakeholders with key Owens Corning product and chemical requirements to ensure regulatory compliance, such as REACH, RoHS, TSCA, Canadian DSL requirements, or other relevant global regulations.
• Proactively monitor and communicate with internal and external stakeholders related to product and chemical regulatory developments (including sustainable product regulations such as circular economy, embodied carbon, and safe and sustainable chemical use)
Product Stewardship Participation
• Actively participate as a member of the Product Stewardship Review Board to help ensure we are making products that are safe and compliant with all relevant regulations and stakeholders’ expectations.
Trade Association Participation
• Coordinate and take a leadership role in relevant global or regional trade associations and actively cultivate regulatory relationships.
• Master’s degree in Chemistry or other related field
• Proven experience with global manufacturing clients or in-house with a global manufacturing company, with significant exposure to operations;
• Experience with international health & safety, chemical control laws and regulations (i.e. REACH, hazard classification and labeling, hazard communication) and global product regulations;
• Product liability understanding in a research and development environment helpful but not required.
• Deep knowledge in chemistry and expertise in product development
• Deep understanding of legal and regulatory implications of the products we make
• Basic knowledge of toxicology, environmental, product stewardship and sustainability.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
• Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
• Language: English; other European language (e.g. French) appreciated
• Ability to influence internal and external stakeholders including regulators, suppliers, and customers.
• Balanced technical expertise and strong leadership capability
• Exceptional attention to detail and ability to deliver timely and accurate communications
• Continuous learning mindset
• Strong ability to build relationships and influence business partners in their decision-making and to shape solutions by helping partners articulate the desired outcomes.
• Demonstrates ability to provide sound and useful advice to business unit and facility leaders;
• High degree of confidence in their ability to influence and persuade others;
• Able to clearly and confidently convey complex information and decisions to all levels of the company, including a global audience.
• Effectively leads or participates in cross-functional teams.
• Preferred Location: Brussels, Belgium, Chambery,France.
• Other location may be considered according to job function requirements
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our three integrated businesses – Composites, Insulation, and Roofing – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with approximately 20,000 employees in 33 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2021 sales of $8.5 billion. For more information, visit www.owenscorning.com.
Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.