Sherwin Williams Product Stewardship Manager - 17000AFM-1377323 in CHICAGO, Illinois

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Position Responsibilities:

* Provide leadership in setting product regulatory standards, goals, and priorities for the business group and work with the business to achieve those goals.

* Understand products manufactured by the business group, intended uses and global geographic sales targets.

* Understand product regulatory impacts related to product and sales goals. Conduct risk analysis related to global regulations in relation to product and sales goals.

* Serve as business management liaison as new product regulations emerge that impact the business. Provide updates, assess and interpret business impact, present plan for compliance.

* Ensure that existing processes to manage product regulatory compliance are efficient and fully in practice.

* Partner with the business group, integrating multiple functional areas, to oversee development and implementation of new processes to address product regulatory impacts.

* Participate in relevant Trade Associations (CSPA, SCHC, NPCA/ACA, etc.).

* Identify, build relationships with, and partner with external regulatory consultants, government agencies, and other resources to facilitate depth and breadth of subject matter expertise.

* Ensure that effective Management of Change (MOC) processes are implemented when required due to change in products and/or change in regulatory requirements.

* Audit business processes and partner with Corporate Regulatory Audit to conduct routine product audits to measure compliance. Ensure that existing processes to manage product regulatory compliance are efficient and fully in practice.

* Lead root case analysis and incident investigations if processes fail to adequately mitigate risk associated with compliance.

* Supervise and/or provide work direction to other team members as appropriate.

Position Requirements:

Education Required:

* Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies, Health and Safety, or a related field or equivalent education and experience.

* Experience

* Required:

* Eight years of professional regulatory affairs or product stewardship experience, including two years of supervisory experience.


* Ten years of progressive product stewardship experience, to include the administration of one of more related product stewardship programs.

* 3-5 years Project and/or team management.

* Familiarity and understanding of Chemical Inventory Control Laws

* Familiarity and understanding of Chemical and Product related restrictions for sale into regions outside of the North America

* Technical/Skill

* Required:

* Must be able to work with and respond to all levels of management, peers, laboratories, manufacturing, regulatory agencies, industry groups, and any other internal and external customers.

* Strong problem solving/decision making skills, with the ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

* Ability to train and teach others

* Proven ability to respond and resolve complex regulatory questions.

* Experience developing and administering successful product regulatory programs.

* Demonstrated ability to manage change across all levels of an organization.

* Demonstrated ability to build solid team and customer relationships.

* Developed project leadership skills.

* Experience with applicable global product regulations. Ability to identify impact of a regulation, and understand method for compliance based on the business impact.

* Excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to work with all levels and across organizational lines and/or with external agencies. Includes leading/facilitating meetings and preparing presentations to both technical and non-technical personnel.

* Proficient with regulatory data applications, regulatory websites, and general computer skills (i.e. MS OFFICE - Excel, Word, etc.)

* People management also preferred.

* Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information or any other consideration prohibited by law or contract.

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