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Product Stewardship & Compliance Specialist
location iconLocations: Kraków
level iconLevel: specialist
time iconWorking hours: Full time

Better Care for a Better World.

Huggies®. Kleenex®. Cottonelle®. Scott®. Kotex®. Poise®. Depend®. 25% of people in the world use Kimberly-Clark products every day. And it takes the right people, in the right jobs and the right places, to make that happen.

At Kimberly-Clark, you’ll be part of the best teams committed to driving innovation and growth. We’re founded on 150 years of market leadership, and we’re always looking for new and better ways to perform—so what can you do with that? There’s no time like the present to make an impact at Kimberly-Clark. It’s all here for you at Kimberly-Clark.

Product Stewardship & Compliance Specialist
Product Stewardship & Compliance Specialist

Your Job

The incumbent Product Stewardship Compliance Specialist is responsible for supporting the regional compliance, hazard communication, chemical reporting and other regulations and customer requirements related to the ingredients and chemical composition of products in support of the chemical management, safety assessment, stewardship, sustainability reporting and product compliance through all phases of development, commercialization, and post-market life cycle management. This position is located in Krakow, Poland.

Additional key responsibilities include the database management of product bill of materials and reporting of ingredient and product composition, chemical safety information, supplier technical data, technical product assessment, Dangerous Goods Classification, Poison Center Notifications, and other compliance information. Work with product safety and regulatory professionals to support the safety assessment, stewardship, reporting and compliance of K-C products to stakeholders and chemical and ingredient regulations.

The incumbent is expected to apply specialized scientific knowledge, interpret emerging or changing chemical product regulations and customer requirements, be self-motivated and be able to work independently on assigned projects. The incumbent is also expected to assess products for chemical compliance, and support the development and implementation to address compliance gaps.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Oversees Dangerous Goods compliance program. Includes preparation of or provide support for the preparation of regulatory reports, procedures, compliance systems, and training programs proving training and conducting audits monitoring regulations.

  • Develops and implements programs to achieve full compliance with chemicals registration and notification regulations in the region, including developing sound working relationships with service providers.

  • Anticipate, communicate, and manage regulatory changes with respect to existing regulations that may impact existing product lines and benefit new product introduction.

  • Work with regional counterparts to manage emerging issue identification process.

  • Enter product Bill of Materials in SAP EHS database, manage chemical and ingredient regulatory compliance data and SAP reporting activities, and collaborate with team members to ensure ongoing compliance through change management, new product development and market expansion.

  • Ensure data entered into SAP EHS for finished products is maintained with high quality standards in accordance with data models developed to support product safety, stewardship and chemical regulation compliance.

  • Perform product hazard classifications, author and generate Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) based on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and local country requirements.

  • Designate and obtain necessary analytical test data as needed for hazard classification, determination of compliance criterion, or as needed for registration or notification programs. Coordinate product compliance testing, including scheduling, test article shipment and final report review

  • Perform technical evaluations of chemical and ingredients in products sold in region to enable compliance to applicable standards and regulations.

  • Prepare chemical reporting data, ingredient listings and technical chemical compliance assessments for Product Safety, Regulatory Affairs, Sustainability reporting, and customer requirements in order meet regulatory obligations and product compliance determinations.

  • Evaluate, appropriately process, and respond to incoming requests for chemical compliance information by applying technical knowledge of K-C products and regulations. Identify and escalate as appropriate technical or chemical compliance issues or material changes that may impact K-C products or business sectors.

  • Provide support for Product Stewardship programs to ensure responsible stewardship and compliance of the regional K-C product portfolio.

  • Provide guidance to Product Stewardship Compliance Associates to support complex compliance and stewardship programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in biology, chemistry, toxicology, pharmacology, biomedical or a related technical field of study with prior relevant experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of experience, or

    • Masters or other advanced degree with 2+ years’ experience preferred.

  • Strong knowledge Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), Transportation of Dangerous Goods, national inventory, reporting, transport and product chemical and ingredient safety regulations globally with emphasis on the Europe, Middle East and Africa (e.g., REACH, ECICS, CLP, RoHS, SVHC, TDG/ADR, EU Cosmetics Regulation, EU BPR, EU MDR, EU PPE regulation, EFSA, Israel MoH, GCC country chemical substance regulation, etc.). with a focus on Compliance activities.

  • Experience of working with National authorities on Chemical notification, registration, licensing and other Chemical pre-market and post-market controls.

  • Experience in Hazard Classification and Communication for Chemicals, incl., generation of (Material) Safety Data Sheets and compilation of Precautionary Product labelling.

  • Experience in work with SAP EHS or similar type databases will be considered as an important additional asset.

  • Ability to communicate fluently (speak, read, write) in English.

  • Be self-motivated and able to work independently on assigned projects and to identify, develop and implement strategies to address existing gaps, and to provide appropriate guidance to counterparts.

Total Benefits

Our belief in promoting a healthy work-life balance drives us to support our employees’ total well-being, offering comprehensive benefits not limited to Private Medical, Dental and Vision Plan; Life Insurance, Social Fund and Cafeteria Platform with an individual budget available to spend on many offers, including MultiSport, and more... We offer a wide range of soft skills training available for every employee.

Certain benefits, such as flexible work schedules can be tailored to meet specific individual needs, giving our employees the flexibility to manage their commitments inside and outside of work. Forbes named Kimberly-Clark one of the World's Best Employers of 2022. For 150 years, we've been cultivating a workplace that brings out the best in everyone, and we look forward for the years to come.

To Be Considered

Click the Apply button and complete the online application process. A member of our recruiting team will review your application and follow up if you seem like a great fit for this role.

In the meantime, check out the careers website. You’ll want to review this and come prepared with relevant questions if and when you pass GO and begin interviews.

And finally, the fine print…

For Kimberly-Clark to grow and prosper, we must be an inclusive organization that applies the diverse experiences and passions of its team members to brands that make life better for people all around the world. We actively seek to build a workforce that reflects the experiences of our consumers. When you bring your original thinking to Kimberly-Clark, you fuel the continued success of our enterprise. We are a committed equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role’s country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role.

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