REACH Manager

50000.00 - 55000.00 GBP Annual + GBP50000 - GBP55000/annum
11 Apr 2017
26 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. They have opportunities for regulatory affairs professionals with experience dealing with REACH activities to join our client as Project / Consortia Managers.

This role would be right for someone who has a passion to help clients become compliant with REACH regulation on chemical substances; as REACH mandates chemical companies to register their substances manufactured or imported in a joined effort with other potential registrants of the same substance.

This person will also play a key role to support clients who typically organise themselves in REACH consortia for the necessary preparation communication and decision making processes.

Currently our client is managing about 100 consortia and the demand is growing as many companies require support with the 2018 deadline registration, not necessarily organized in a consortium.

Job description
• The Project Manager supports REACH customers by managing the entire administration of the consortium. Depending on the stage, this position requires solid project management, a high level of executing administrative responsibilities and basic financial skills.
• Our client has extended its product portfolio over the past several years and intends to further develop new services. Depending on the experience of the candidate, they will contribute in the development of the services and the execution of consultancy.
• Additional requirements include: REACH expertise, negotiation, collaboration with companies advocating common interests.

• The Project Manager leads the project management of new and existing consortia, support projects and consultancy.

Main Tasks
Consortium Management:
• Organise consortium activities
• Maintain, communicate and manage the consortium planning
• Maintain consortium administration (e.g. budget) and organize communication with other stakeholders (potential new Consortium members, data sharing requests, etc.)
• Facilitate consortium meetings between technical stakeholders in taskforces organised and the managerial stakeholders involved
• Coordinate the ongoing technical work of the consortium
• Solve ongoing and potential issues
• Liaise with authorities such as ECHA

• Support clients in day-to-day REACH/biocides related business operations
• Maintain contacts with third parties and authorities on behalf of clients
• Knowledge of best practices and trends in regulatory management
• Thought leadership; leading the directive and acting on behalf of clients
• Resolve challenges - solve clients' concerns and create solutions for foreseeable issues
• Insight on latest industry trends to present opportunities and avoid pitfalls
• Advisor to clients about potential impact of the regulations, demonstrating foresight and contributing to his/her success
• Recognise potential issues and propose viable solutions. Liaise with clients to generate creative solutions

Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate has:
• A degree in chemistry
• Solid knowledge of REACH and experience with European chemicals law (REACH and CLP). Biocidal Product Regulation experience would be useful
• Consultancy skills and experience of working within a consulting environment
• Relevant Project Management experience preferably within chemicals industry
• Proven record of working with multiple stakeholders in joint projects where communication and decision making are critical
• Effective communicator, active listener and excellent interpersonal skills

In return our client is offering an attractive salary and benefits package and real future career prospects.

Whitehall is the Recruitment Specialist for the Chemical, Polymer, Coatings and Life Science based Industries