21 Feb, 2023

Senior Product Safety Specialist

  • LyondellBasell Industries NV
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
Health & Safety Chemicals

Job Description

Are you looking for a postion where you will be responsible for providing expertise and knowledge for the REACH legislation and global chemical control for all product divisions in Europe? And do you have a background in chemistry and an interest is regulatory work? Do you want to work in a leading international company within its field, in an environment where professional and personal growth is encouraged? Welcome to LyondellBasell…

This is LyondellBasell

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.   The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named as one of FORTUNE Magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year. For more information, please visit www.lyondellbasell.com or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

This is the role

As the Sr Product Safety Specialist, you provide expertise and knowledge for the REACH legislation and global chemical control for all product divisions in Europe. You will assist with substance registrations, dossier maintenance, process management and legislation interpretation in such ways that all the European LYB legal entities are compliant with REACH.  In addition, you will be responsible for the global chemical control evaluation and approval for all European raw materials and finished goods including the SAP data requirements for compliance checks and volume tracking functionality. You anticipate and interpret complex regulatory issues and provides recommendations to business groups, sales, external customers, distributors, manufacturing facilities and R&D/technical.  This position participates on external industry groups and trade associations dealing with REACH and global chemical control issues and represents LyondellBasell before regulatory agencies as appropriate. 

Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Manage and resolve chemical control and Substance Volume requests for global chemical control for EU materials.
  • Provides REACH and chemical control expertise to all business area(s), manufacturing and R&D.  Communicates new developments to the REACH and CLP regulations to key internal stakeholders and identifies the impacts to LYB.
  • Assists with the REACH registration process and data management systems for all legal entities.
    • Completes relevant steps within the registration process are being performed by the responsible individuals or groups to meet the timeline for the substances. 
    • Focal point for sample collection, initiation of analytical testing and technical review of results to support substance identification.
    • Record keeping for the following critical information to support the REACH processes:
      • Downstream uses
      • Downstream agreements for Strictly Controlled Conditions to support intermediate registrations
      • Only Representative agreements
      • Dossier versioning and communications with regulatory authorities
      • Letters of access for test studies
    • Assists with the data management within IUCLID and the REACH database.
    • Assists with IT upgrades and enhancements with IUCLID and CHESAR.
    • Participates in the REACH dossier management team meetings with toxicology, hazard communication and regional chemical control staff to share and discuss registration/evaluation priorities and consortia activities.
    • Assists with SIEF communication
    • Assists with customer and supplier communication for end use compliance.
    • Assists in the preparation of responses to ECHA and member states inquiries as required.
  • Participates in the preparation for the manufacturing REACH focal point network meetings, which involves holding quarterly meetings to update the network on the latest changes in REACH and CLP regulations, provide training and address questions or concerns for site compliance.  
  • Familiar with the budget process for REACH and understands registration fees to ECHA for all REACH registered substances.  
  • Responsible for the global chemical control evaluation and approval for all European raw materials and finished goods including the SAP data requirements for compliance checks and volume tracking functionality.

This is who you are

To be successful in this role you must recognize yourself in the following profile:

  • Drive for results with a balanced focus on people, processes and results.
  • Strong analytical, database and evaluation skills, with demonstrated ability to handle complex regulatory issues (i.e. IUCLID, SAP).
  • Interpersonal capabilities to work effectively as a team member and to plan/coordinate processes for results.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with multiple levels within the organization.
  • Strong technical skills and product understanding. 
  • Business acumen.
  • Personal strength and maturity.

This is what you bring

  • BS/MS technical degree (i.e., chemistry, engineering or an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) discipline).
  • Minimum 5 years specific functional experience in the areas of regulatory, manufacturing, EHS or product technical R&D is required.
  • Experience in participating in external industry groups or advocacy with regulatory agencies (e.g., ECMA, Cefic, REACH Centrum, LOA, CONCAWE, ECHA, Member States) is a plus
  • Has an understanding of processes for procurement, manufacturing, sales, supply chain, accounting, legal and finance.
  • English proficiency is required, Turkish is a plus

This is what we offer

We offer an environment where we encourage personal and professional growth and where you will be rewarded for your performance and results. You will have the possibility to work with specialist on all fields to develop innovative solutions and to extend your national and international network. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary package. The Company's Global Remote Work Policy allows eligible employees the option to work up to two days a week from home. LyondellBasell is committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) to ensure a positive experience for all employees.


Please feel free to contact Manoe Koningstein (Corporate Recruiter) or manoe.koningstein@ lyondellbasell.com for more details. Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume via the application button. Only applications through this application button will be taken into consideration.

The recruitment process exists of an initial phone screening and two business interviews before proceeding to a possible job offer. A background check will be part of the process.

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