General Electric Product Regulatory Compliance specialist EMEA in Heverlee, Belgium

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Role Summary:

The Regulatory Specialist position will be responsible for compliance and implementation of chemical management programs. Implement and lead regulatory projects according to Biocidal Product Regulation. Provide expertise specific to Biocidal product regulation. Additional experience required to support REACH regulation as well as inquiries from both internal and external customers.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Regulatory compliance of chemical products and equipment, European level and country specific

  • Coordination/preparation and follow-up timely the notification and registration dossiers for Biocides

  • Registration of biocides in member states or other specific countries

  • Advise business stakeholders on strategies for biocidal active substance and product authorizations

  • Communication with national and European agencies

  • Coordination and follow-up timely the notification and registration dossiers for REACH

  • Prepare REACH dossiers. Enter and maintain regulatory data in IUCLID system

  • Support WEEE and Battery declarations as neededCf : Directive 2006/66/EU on Batteries and Accumulators and Waste Batteries and Accumulators

  • Responsible for compliance and implementation of chemical management programs

  • Ensure continuing familiarity with all the latest applicable regulatory information

  • Manage product and raw material regulatory databases and ensure integrity and security of the data is maintained

  • Utilize the existing product regulatory software systems and drive projects to expand digitization for simplification and efficiency

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Toxicology or related scientific discipline from an accredited university (or equivalent knowledge or experience)

  • Experience in EHS, Product Stewardship or Regulatory Compliance working in an industrial or chemical manufacturing environment

  • Fluent English (writing & speaking skills)

Desired Characteristics:

  • A background in the industrial chemicals sector or consultancy

  • Experience in the authorization of biocidal products in the EU. Extensive knowledge of Biocidal Product Regulation

  • Experience in dealing with European Union member state regulators is a bonus

  • Possess working knowledge & experience in European regulations related to regulatory regulations including BPR, REACH & hazard assessment of products with emphasis on safety data sheet legislation (CLP/GHS, ADR, etc.)

  • Knowledge & experience with industrial hygiene and/or applied toxicology as related to health assessments for the chemical industry

  • Ability to independently interpret, evaluate, and effectively communicate technical material and government regulations/policies to customers

  • Demonstrate genuine interest and enthusiasm for compliance and how it impacts the business

  • Experience in use of SAP EHS a plus

  • Self-motivated, capable of independent action and undertaking self-prioritization

  • Excellent communication skills especially with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Ability to prioritize work

  • Strong project management skills and ability to proactively push projects forward to meet deadlines

  • Able to collaborate with others to achieve results

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Locations: Belgium; Heverlee

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.