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Regulatory Affairs Manager, North America

at Sherwin-Williams

Posted: 3/2/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1900036V
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Job Description

WELCOME TO SHERWIN-WILLIAMS

Sherwin-Williams is the largest paints and coatings company in the world.With $15.8 billion in sales, more than 4,100 stores, and 140 manufacturing and distributioncenters worldwide. Our 60,000 employees across the globe are diverse,innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challengingopportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to launch and grow a career.Find yours and join us today.



This position will be located at Sherwin Williams'Packaging Headquarters in Sewickley, PA. The Regulatory Affairs Manager, NorthAmerica will be responsible for managing and leading the North AmericanPackaging Regulatory Affairs team, developing and optimizing processes toattain and ensure continued compliance of raw materials and products, andpresenting information to customers and regulatory agencies



CORERESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

  • Manage and lead the North American Packaging Regulatory Affairsteam (3 direct reports), including hiring, training, evaluating performance,providing compensation recommendations, and determining disciplinary actionswhen necessary.
  • Interface with the Technical, Commercial, and Purchasing teams todevelop strategy and recommendations.  Serve as a member of project and businessteams and assist with development of commercial, production, research, andrelated objectives.
  • Interface with Global Packaging,Corporate Regulatory Affairs and IT to obtain necessary regulatory approvalsrelevant to the North American Business and to align objectives for maximumproductivity. 
  • Developand optimize department policies and procedures to attain and ensure continuedcompliance with applicable US and Canadian laws, rules, and regulations, andthe Sherwin-Williams Safety by Design development protocol.
  • Respond to customer inquiries related to regulatory issues anddevelop/maintain positive relationships in the industry.  Present regulatory information to bothinternal and external customers.  Activeparticipation in trade associations.  Serveas the primary contact for regulatory questions and concerns from internal manufacturingfacilities, research professionals, and quality control regarding NorthAmerican regulatory issues.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS
  1. FORMAL EDUCATION:
    • Required
      • Bachelorof Science Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field.
    • Preferred
      • MS/PhD preferred. 
  1. KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
    • Minimum 8 years of chemical industry experience includingadministration of FDA and TSCA programs preferred.
    • Minimum 3 years of experience supervising technicalpersonnel with proven record of providing leadership, growth opportunities andeffective performance management.
  1. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be able to sit, stand, hear, and see on a constantbasis.
  • Must be able to walk, write, and type on a frequentbasis.
  • Must be able to climb and descend stairs.
  • Must be able to bend, carry, reach, push, and pull on anoccasional basis.
  • Some travel to other locations, meetings and/or seminarsis required.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • May work in areas where toxic, flammable, and hazardousmaterials are present.
  • Work surfaces may include concrete.
  • Employee must be able to operate a computer andcommunicate via telephone.
  • May be exposed to varying amounts of dust and dirt.
  1. TECHNICAL/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Experience in coatings or polymers chemistry ispreferred.
  • Highly motivated with demonstrated use of criticalthinking skills and successful problem resolution.
  • Excellent communication and organization skillswith a superior attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and desire tointeract with a diverse range of stakeholders and customers.
  • Understanding of SDS authoring, global foodpackaging regulations, global chemical control regulations, and health, safetyand environmental regulations and an awareness of new and emerging initiativesin these areas. 
  • Strong computer skills.

Travel: Up to 20% Travel

BASICQUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering orrelated field.
  • Minimum 8 years of chemical industry experience includingadministration of FDA and TSCA programs preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of experiencesupervising technical personnel with proven record of providing leadership,growth opportunities and effective performance management
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates 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, creed, citizenship status, marital status, or any other consideration prohibited by law or contract. VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referral of protected veterans.