Product Steward & Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Eastman (Merelbeke VOV, België) 1 dag geleden gepost


The Product Steward is a key link between Eastman’s Strategic Business Unit (SBU) and the larger global Product Stewardship - Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) organization. This position will provide EMEA Product Steward leadership for the regional market segments of the SBU business and Product Steward support for the other global market segments. 

The position is located in the Ghent (B) area or Rotterdam (NL) and reports to the Manager, Product Stewardship Regulatory Affairs, EMEA.

•    Regulatory Insights:  Work closely with global regulatory functions and regional experts to understand current and changing / emerging regulations impacting the relevant market and product lines.

•    Business Relationship Management:  Build close relationships with the SBU representatives, the business and technology personnel, which includes clear lines of communication with Product, Marketing and Technology Managers of the SBU product lines in order to:

•    Project management and execution:  Develop and facilitate global registrations, product regulatory clearances, third-party certifications and implementation of strategy plans by working closely with the SBU’s Product, Marketing and Technology Managers, Global Regulatory Experts (FDDC, ICCL, Sustainability/Circularity/Biodegradability) and Regional PSRA Personnel, as appropriate.  

•    Advocacy: Initiate, drive and execute advocacy strategies to defend existing products and market access subject to developing legislation and influence the outcome of potential new legislation and regulatory trends.

•    Customer/value chain Inquiries and Communication:  Facilitate external communication of regulatory topics with customers, authorities and internal stakeholders.


•    Minimum of Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, polymer science, or related technical degree required
•    5+ years of experience in PSRA required and technical experience in the chemical industry preferred
•    Proven track record in project management
•    Strong communicator both written and oral
•    Demonstrated bias for action
•    Courageous decision making
•    Strong team player who is not afraid to ask for help
•    Results focused

Product Steward & Regulatory Affairs Specialist

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