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ReachCentrum SA was created to help companies all through the value chain to prepare and implement REACH and Biocides legislation. ReachCentrum is owned by Environmental Resources Management (ERM), the world’s leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services.

REACH is a European Union regulation adopted to protect human health and environment against the risks that chemical substances pose, and to improve the competitiveness of the chemical industry in the EU.

ReachCentrum’s professionals help businesses in the chemical industry navigate through the business implications of REACH, CLP and Biocides legislation and processes.

REACH mandates chemical companies to register their substances manufactured or imported in a joined effort with other potential registrants of the same substance. In order to prepare the necessary communication and decision making processes, companies organize themselves in consortia that are managed by ReachCentrum’s consultants. As part of ReachCentrum’s services to our clients, we provide tailored legal advice on regulatory compliance issues affecting the chemical sector.

Currently ReachCentrum is managing about 100 consortia. To strengthen its expertise in the chemicals regulatory field and enhance the support provided to clients, ReachCentrum is seeking a legal advisor to be part of its dynamic team.

Job description:

As an internal legal advisor, you will support Clients by providing advice on the REACH Regulations as well as other legislation relevant to the chemical sector. The aim of your role is to lead the legal activities of new and existing consortia, and to provide legal and contractual support to the ReachCentrum project teams. Depending on the stage, this requires solid skills with respect to:

  • Negotiation skills;
  • Contract management skills;
  • Interpretation and implementation of EU legislation;
  • Collaborating and communicating with companies to advocate common-interests;
  • Adaptability to work on tight deadlines and handle multiple priorities;
  • Ability to work on different projects in parallel;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and adjust the action plan continuously.

ReachCentrum has extended its product portfolio over the past several years and is developing new services in relation to global REACH-like regulations, biocides, pesticides. Depending on your experience, you will contribute to the development of the services and the performance of consultancy services.

You will report to the Operations Director and will be supported by ReachCentrum staff.

Main Tasks:

  • Corporate housekeeping;
  • Contract negotiations with third parties (including but not limited to service providers);
  • Prepare or check legal documents as required;
  • Develop new, and review of existing, agreement templates;
  • Develop and implement the workflow and contract management procedures;
  • Maintain contacts with third parties and authorities (ECHA, European Commission etc.) on behalf of clients;
  • Knowledge of best practices and trends in regulatory management;
  • Problem solving: provide legal and regulatory advice to colleagues in project management;
  • Recognize potential regulatory issues and provide regulatory support to help clients develop viable solutions. Liaise with clients to generate creative solutions.


The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional who has:

  • A (Master) degree in law, European affairs or similar;
  • Legal qualification in any of the EU Member States;
  • Knowledge of REACH Regulation - experience with European chemicals law and Biocidal Product Regulation would be an asset;
  • 3-5 years of experience within the chemical industry or authorities or experience in an international legal environment, such as top tier law firms, companies and organizations;
  • Proven record of working with multiple stakeholders in joint projects where communication and decision making are critical;
  • Effective communicator in English, active listener and excellent interpersonal skills. Knowledge of French and/or Dutch would be an asset.

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