Regional Leader, Americas, EHS Chemical Stewardship
Posted 11/20/2017 9:50:33 AM
Job Function:Environmental Health & Safety
Business Segment: Corporate Global Law & Policy
Location(s): United States; Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio; Cincinnati, Boston, Norwalk
About Us: GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry. GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Role Summary: Responsible for developing and implementing programs to insure compliance with global environmental chemical legislative and regulatory requirements for the company’s products, facilities, and operations in the Americas, with a specialized focus on new and emerging technologies and their intersection with chemical and other EHS regulatory regimes. This role will report into the Manager, EHS Chemical and Product Stewardship.
Essential Responsibilities: The leader will work with the sites, businesses, regional teams and other functions to provide practical support on compliance strategies and detailed chemical compliance expertise to address them. Role location preference in Cincinnati, OH, but open to other GE US locations. Responsibilities:
• Serve as the lead source of regulatory expertise and knowledge on chemical product compliance requirements in Americas • Support sites and businesses to ensure that products manufactured, imported and/or processed are in compliance with applicable rules regarding chemical use, including registration, labeling, risk reviews, etc. • Stay abreast of rapidly emerging technologies for manufacturing and new products to ensure proactive and ahead-of-the-curve compliance measures are in place in advance of deployment • Work collaboratively with local sites and regional team • Support EHS Product Stewardship transaction due diligence reviews in Americas • Develop and deliver training on key aspects of applicable regulations in Americas • Specific responsibility for providing support on chemical management issues to the Additives business
Qualifications/Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in chemistry, chemical engineering, toxicology or related sciences • Minimum of 5 years’ related professional experience • Experience working with chemical regulatory issues including proficiency in regulatory programs in Americas, including TSCA, FIFRA, as well as REACH and analogs • Strong knowledge of chemical product regulations and related compliance strategies • Experience implementing compliance programs for high tech manufacturing and industrial operations, and new product introductions • Fluent in English
Desired Characteristics: • Experience working in a matrixed organization, ability to work effectively in multiple countries • Good organizational skills, effective communicator • Proven ability to manage consultants and ability to prioritize complex tasks • Proficiency in a second language, particularly Spanish or Portuguese • Advanced computer skills • Specific knowledge of programs in Canada, Mexico and Brazil valuable
Locations: United States; Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio; Cincinnati, Boston, Norwalk
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