REACH manager

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05 Apr 2019

Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, is both the forum and voice of the European chemical industry. It aims to maintain and develop a prosperous chemical industry in Europe by promoting the best possible economic, social and environmental conditions to bring benefits to society.

The chemical industry is a € 500+ billion industry, providing over 1 million direct jobs and nearly 2.5 million indirect jobs in Europe. The chemical industry is the “Industry of Things”. The industry's products are essential to 95% of everything manufactured: hygiene, health, mobility, construction, computers and electronics all rely on the chemical industry. The sector is also critical to meeting future needs, such as developing energy sources or managing scarce resources. The chemical industry is essential for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Cefic is located in Brussels to represent the industry vis-à-vis EU institutions and involve member federations and companies in European advocacy. We employ more than 150 people.

For its Product Stewardship department, Cefic is looking for a (M/F):

REACH Manager

Mission of the role:

To oversee the actvities on the REACH Regulation and the itnteractions between REACH and other European legislationsm related to chemicals. The key activities for this role are related to the chemical safety assessment and the IT tools used for REACH and CLP. The REACH manager will contribute to the drive for effective implementation of REACH within the chemical industry.

Are you inspired by these responsibilities:

You will:

Agree and define, in cooperation with Cefic members, the position of the chemical industry in the REACH related issues at European level, with special attention to chemical safety assessment, exposure assessment, the roadmap on the chemical safety report and exposure scenarios, the ENES activities and the communication in the supply chain

  • Work closely together with ECHA, the European Commission and Members States Competent Authorities – on REACH implementation and future developments
  • Work closely together not only with the chemical industry but as well with its downstream users, both direct and those at the end of the supply chain to align on methodologies and communication needs related to chemical exposure and risk management throughout the value chain 
  • This aspect will become even more important with the move towards circular economy.
  • Contribute to the discussions about chemical safety assessment and IT tools for REACH and CLP and represent the interests of the European Chemical Industry
  • Represent the European Chemical industry in the relevant fora
  • Ensure communication and information flow to the relevant stakeholders
  • Develop and implement action plans, team objectives and mandates
  • Draft position papers for external use
  • Manage Cefic working groups

Can you make the difference?

The successful candidate will be an experienced professional who demonstrates the following experience and competencies:

  • Master’s degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, (eco)toxicology or similar
  • At least 5 years of experience within the chemical industry or authorities; experience in regulatory affairs is a must
  • Experience with risk assessment is an asset
  • In depth knowledge of EU policy on chemicals, especially REACH; familiar with CLP
  • Excellent communication, presentation skills and networking capacity. Ability to lead discussions and to find compromises
  • Excellent English (written and spoken)

Required personal qualities:

  • Good interpersonal skills, good capacity to communicate with people from different backgrounds
  • Good analytical and organisational skills
  • Team player
  • Adaptability to work on tight deadlines and to handle multiple priorities
  • Ability to work under pressure  
  • Eager to learn and develop new skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Willing to live in Belgium

Are you interested?

Please send your application, quoting the reference REACH-01, with full curriculum vitae before 5 April 2019 to Cefic, Jessica Bart-Williams, HR Assistant, Rue Belliard 40, box 15, B-1040 Brussels.

E-mail address: jobs@cefic.be

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