Product Stewardship Manager
We have a career opportunity for a Product Stewardship Manager at our M.H. Reinhart Technical Center located in Richmond, VA. This position will focus on providing regulatory support and guidance for all of Carpenter Co.’s product lines, both chemical and finished-products. The position will focus on managing Safety Data Sheet (SDS) requirements and preparation, domestic and international regulatory compliance, facilitating vendor disclosures, coordinating required data submission for Carpenter product registrations/certifications, and responding to customer inquiries.
- Manage and enhance Carpenter’s product stewardship program, processes, and operating procedures to ensure raw materials and finished products comply with applicable US, state/local & international regulations and conform with relevant consensus standards, voluntary guidelines and 3rd party certification requirements.
- Monitor, interpret, assess and develop compliance strategies to address emerging regulations that impact our capability to manufacture, market, distribute, import or export our products in target domestic and global markets.
- Conduct regulatory assessments of product formulations, new product reviews, raw material classifications; including preparation, review, and maintenance of SDS and labels for our supply chain and for Carpenter products
- Subject matter expert (SME) for product regulatory requirements including labeling, hazard communication, chemical control laws, and product exposure / risk assessments.
- Key resource for product safety questions and work collaboratively with R&D personnel to establish product development and testing protocols
- Maintains regulatory and composition disclosures from raw material or component manufacturers and issuance of Carpenter Product Regulatory Disclosures to customers
- Collaborate with R&D/product development, business leadership, legal, sales and procurement to support new product launches and expanding target product market opportunities
- Coordinate required data submission for Carpenter product registrations and certifications
Skills / Requirements
- 10+ years of product stewardship, industrial hygiene, hazard communication, chemical safety, or regulatory affairs experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Health and Safety, or Industrial Hygiene required
- Master’s degree in a related discipline is preferred
- Certified Professional Product Steward (CPPS) or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) preferred
- Experience with SDS preparation, chemical labeling, and chemical data reporting requirements
- Prior coursework or industrial experience with Toxicology is preferred
- Knowledge of Responsible Care Product Safety Code preferred
- Strong communication, interpersonal and people management skills
- Project management and problem-solving skills