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W. R. Grace Senior Regulatory Advisor - Product Stewardship in Columbia, Maryland

Senior Regulatory Advisor - Product Stewardship

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Date:Apr 24, 2021

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 6527

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,900 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

We’re hiring a Senior Regulatory Advisor who will report to the Product Stewardship Leader. In this role you will work with the corporate legal group and others in product stewardship to provide the regulatory support, management and guidance required to meet strategic and tactical business objectives. You will play an active role driving Grace’s product stewardship goals and ideals throughout the enterprise. The position will require interaction with regulators, technical consultants, trade association members, legal counsel, and Grace business leaders.

This is a corporate/Columbia, MD based position with the opportunity for hybrid work schedule and will include occasional international travel. Job duties include:

  • Lead the enhancement of Grace’s Responsible Care Product Safety Code practices.

  • Monitor emerging regulatory issues within the Americas and translate regulatory impacts into options to support business and corporate strategies.

  • Ensure chemical inventory notifications and similar filings are aligned with business objectives.

  • Working closely with R&D and marketing improve existing product stewardship processes to better support new product development.

  • Improve processes and capabilities to collect production and associated data needed to document on-going compliance with chemical control regulation (e.g., TSCA).

  • Represent Grace in trade association working groups (e.g., phthalates, nickel and rare earth).

  • Identify, engage and manage external services providers as needed for work that cannot be supported internally due to gaps in capacity or technical experience.

  • Support other colleagues in the regional and global teams as necessary to meet local regulatory compliance requirements.

  • Develop and deliver training to employees whose responsibilities may impact Product Stewardship processes and/or systems.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of global chemical control regulations (TSCA, DSL/ NDSL, REACH, etc.) to include preparation of regulatory filings with the US Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Experience in reading, understanding, and interpreting global regulatory requirements as related to business support.

  • Strong customer focus, problem solving skills, project management, and record keeping skills.

  • Communication and inter-personal skills necessary to interact effectively with regulators, technical consultants, trade association members, legal counsel, and Grace business personnel.

  • Proven ability to simultaneously lead multiple projects and utilize creative problem-solving skills, proposing solutions to resolve issues in a sustainable, sound, safe and cost-effective manner.

  • Track record of building strong relationships with internal and external partners and key customers to develop and execute product stewardship activities.

  • Ability to distill, summarize, and effectively communicate complex issues to diverse audiences and stakeholders.

Required Experience

  • B.S. degree, Masters or Doctorate preferred, in environmental science, biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, toxicology

  • Additional experience required in chemical or pharmaceutical industry to 5 or more years in product stewardship and/or chemical regulatory compliance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Latin American chemical regulatory compliance

  • Experience with global teams

  • Multilingual

  • Familiarity with chemical management systems

  • Experience in merger and acquisition projects

  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification


Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

EOE Statement: W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

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