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Product Steward (Southfield, MI)


Job Field: QUMA - Quality Mgmt & Assurance
Location: Southfield, MI, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1703880

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Where the Chemistry Happens… The Dispersions & Resins business of BASF provides solutions for our customers in the coatings, construction and printing and packaging markets. Our innovative products also help manufacturers in the adhesives, nonwovens, and fiber bonding industries meet functional and performance demands while using smart, ecologically minded materials. In North America, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of resins, binders, latex, pigments and effect pigments, colorants, performance and formulation additives, and systems to meet specific applications needs. We are building the best team in the industry to support the growth and needs of our customers in our chosen market. We develop, produce and market a range of high-quality resins, additives, colorants and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used in formulations for coatings and paints, printing and packaging products, construction chemicals, adhesives, fiberbondings, nonwovens, and paper manufacturing. We are building the best team to support the growth and needs of our customers. With a comprehensive product portfolio and extensive knowledge of the industries we serve, our customers benefit from innovative and sustainable solutions to help them advance their formulations through chemistry. For further information about the Dispersions & Resins business in North America, please visit

The Product Steward is responsible for supporting specific business segments strategy within Dispersions & Resins related to regulatory topics. The Product Steward is responsible for interacting with customers and answering specific regulatory questions for the business segments. It is critical that BASF customers receive accurate regulatory compliance information in a timely manner. This individual will support customers, marketing, R&D, sales, manufacturing, and quality management while working cooperatively with other regional colleagues and our global business partners. The Product Steward will have the responsibility of supporting BASF’s Product Stewardship/Responsible Care programs and to manage the product risk along the value chain. This role will sit in Southfield, MI reporting into the Product Stewardship Leader. The incumbent must ensure that systems and processes are in place to meet North America regulatory requirements for the commercial segment teams. This includes providing required training and awareness of regulations. Support of customer regulatory needs is critical for sustainability and growth of our business. The incumbent must ensure that Key Performance Indicators are met to serve our customers appropriately. The incumbent must have the ability to work across the top levels of the segment business to implement initiatives needed to drive continuous improvement and able to communicate our systems capabilities and philosophies to our customers.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Lead and coordinate the Product Stewardship activities in the business segment.
  • Working directly with the customer, Leads the regulatory requests program within the business segment.
  • Lead and advises the Regulatory Specialist on specific customer request related to the business segment for final decision.
  • Lead the planning and development of regulatory business segment strategies for products and markets.
  • Lead Product Stewardship activities in the business segment areas including management support for RCMS activities and government reporting.
  • Lead manufacturing specific regulatory programs within the business segment, i.e., biocides, GHS, FDA, Management of Change programs.
  • Recognizes specific data requirements and standards for regulatory business segment needs and ensures they are captured.
  • Regulatory approver for new product requirements.
  • Responsible for interpreting diverse regulatory issues that impact products and marketing programs.
  • Determines and assesses the impacts of product changes and regulatory requirements on business segment products, markets, and customers and actively manages issue to resolution.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

***This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.***

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • BS Degree in Chemistry, Biology, or other related technical fields with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the chemical industry or related business.
  • Working knowledge in Chemical Product Stewardship and/or Product Regulatory areas.
  • Experience in reading and understanding regulatory requirements including knowledge of REACH, TSCA, FIFRA, FDA guidelines and indirect food contact.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and collaborate throughout all levels of the organization, translating regulatory/technical information clearly and concisely.
  • Demonstrated ability of independent planning and coordination skills and the ability to react and lead in changing environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work virtually and motivate others.
  • Experience with SAP Business warehouse systems is desired.

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