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Product Regulatory Business Segment Manager, Functional Materials - Southfield, MI


Job Field: TOXS - Toxicology & Product Safety
Location: Southfield, MI, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1704378

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 with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, 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 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Where the Chemistry Happens… The Business Segment Manager, Functional Materials, has responsibility for leading a team of Product Regulations Operations (PRO) Specialists, as well as acting as the direct liaison with global EHS, Master Data, business, and service platform counterparts supporting the Functional Materials Operating Divisions. S/he will provide day-to-day operational guidance to the PRO Specialists ensuring product compliance to International, Federal, State and local regulations through a North American shared services platform. Critically, this position is expected to support business process optimization efforts and align EHS product regulatory interfaces to business and supply chain; it will support key efforts on overall IT strategy and global coordination. Additional coordination of Product Regulation initiatives with the assigned business units is expected. Product Regulatory Business Segment Manager, Functional Materials (1704378) – Southfield, MI Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Engage with Business Marketing, Product Management, Supply Chain, Operations/Manufacturing plants, and Customer Service teams.
  • Serve as the driver to expand from a regional to global position by working with the European, Asian, and Central and South American counterparts to coordinate new global processes as they become available.
  • Facilitate new process development to ensure EHS interfaces are clearly identified for business and EHS optimization.
  • Partner with cross-functional business units to manage the BASF product lines in a cost-effective manner.

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.

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…

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Chemistry, Toxicology, Sciences, or a related technical discipline; advanced degree is a plus.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in Quality, Supply Chain, and/or Business Optimization.
  • At least 2 years of direct supervision of a team of professionals.
  • Knowledge of regulations impacting products such as TSCA, hazard communications standard (OSHA GHS and WHMIS 2015), as well as knowledge of Chemistry, FIFRA (biocides), and FDA (e.g., cosmetics, food, feed, drugs), and familiarity of other product regulations topics such as DEA, CWC, and HTS.
  • Lean Six Sigma and business process optimization capabilities are desired.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills needed to engage with global and regional business contacts.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well within a cross-functional, multi-Business Unit, virtual, and matrixed business environment.
  • Knowledge of systems, with solid experience and aptitude in various computer tools preferred.
  • ERP/Database skills preferred, particularly with SAP EHS module Global Trade Control System and Global Label Management and Safety Data Sheet creation. Responsibilities will include supporting future IT strategy in EHS from an end -user perspective.
  • Data analysis and use for continuous improvement capabilities. The ability to efficiently pull data from SAP is a plus.
  • Business/Functional process modeling an asset.
  • Advanced and comprehensive knowledge of regulations affecting BASF products, markets, and systems is a plus.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Regulatory Affairs, Law, Lean Six Sigma, Manager, Compliance, Legal, Management

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