Director- Product Compliance

Saint Gobain
Malvern, Pennsylvania, US
Jul 10, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us.
Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.
Saint-Gobain is seeking a Director of Product Compliance to provide expertise in industry best practices and regulatory requirements. This individual will work closely with the EHS&S, R&D and business product leads to ensure that all new product initiatives, or changes to existing product constructs, are thoroughly evaluated for compliance risks and product development opportunities.
A successful candidate for this role will have deep EHS related product compliance and strong hazard communication expertise. This person will manage product regulatory review process for new products, change control for existing product developments as well as be responsible for product review for M&A projects.
Overview of Responsibilities:
- Provides leadership and guidance in matters relating to product stewardship and compliance in North America and internationally as part of the world-wide working groups.
- Identifies, develops, implements, and maintains the necessary elements to sustain an effective Product Stewardship & Compliance Management program within Saint-Gobain NA, as well as help to create similar programs within other CSG Regions as needed.
- Develop and implement policies and procedures to provide consistent process tools to the SG businesses for product material health transparency declaration programs and in NA, as well as worldwide, in the areas of:
- Raw material review and approval, risk characterization, SDS & label development, external customer support, TSCA reporting requirements and hazard communication program development, REACH, FIFRA, GHS (global harmonization system - common worldwide labeling of products), internal product compliance and process development guidelines and training, and product due diligence for company M&A activities
- Plan strategic/tactical goals and direct resources/activities for direct reports including necessary budget and personnel resources.
- Adjust priorities for direct reports as necessary to meet daily changing demands of internal and external product compliance issues.
- Collaborate with EHS&S staff and businesses to develop product compliance roadmaps including performance goals and methods to track performance against those goals. Supervise and lead EHS&S staff, monitoring progress towards goals and the effectiveness of services and internal/external customer relationships.
- Advise cross-functional product and process teams with applicable regulatory situations in mind (TSCA, FIFRA, REACH, FDA, Prop65, WHMIS, etc.)
- Serve as a mentor for product teams across the region
- Remain up-to-date on regulatory changes and landscape, best practices and cutting-edge developments in the industry
- Responsible for goal setting and career development of direct reports for continual growth of functional expertise and skills.
- BS Degree in Engineering/Science discipline; Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, or Industrial Hygiene
- MS Degree in Engineering/Science discipline preferred
- MBA preferred
- 10-12 years Product Stewardship, Sustainability, EHS&S program leadership experience required as well as a solid understanding of green chemistry principles
- 5+ years management experience in leading teams to assess inputs and outputs of product development, including raw material choice(s), disposal practices, reuse and recycling opportunities and assessment of supplier's impact on company's product stewardship and sustainability efforts.
- Specialized knowledge and successful track record in the initiation, design, implementation and monitoring of CSR product stewardship, sustainability, health, safety and environmental programs, functions and equipment
- Expert knowledge of federal, state, and international EHS&S related laws, rules and regulations, as well as emerging sustainability and product stewardship issues.
- Strong skills and experience in developing and articulating compelling business justification for change.
- LEED-GA or similar. Relevant EHS&S certifications preferred.
Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.