Senior Product Safety Specialist Europe – Lyondellbasell


Senior Product Safety Specialist Europe – Lyondellbasell

Req Id: 66441
Location: Europe
Job Details

The position provides expertise and knowledge for the REACH legislation and global chemical control for all product divisions in Europe. This role will assist with substance registrations, dossier maintanance, process management and legislation interpretation in such ways that all the European LYB legal entities are compliant with  REACH.  In addition, this role is responsible for the global chemical control evaluation and approval for all European raw materials and finished goods including the SAP data requirements for compliance checks and volume tracking functionality. This position anticipates and interprets complex regulatory issues and provides recommendations to business groups, sales, external customers, distributors, manufacturing facilities and R&D/technical.  This position participates on external industry groups and trade associations dealing with REACH and global chemical control issues, and represents LyondellBasell before regulatory agencies as appropriate.


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Manage and resolve chemical control and Substance Volume requests for global chemical control for EU materials.
Provides REACH and chemical control expertise to all business area(s), manufacturing and R&D.  Communicates new developments to the REACH and CLP regulations to key internal stakeholders and identifies the impacts to LYB.


Assists with the REACH registration process and data management systems for all legal entities

  • Completes relevant steps within the registration process are being performed by the responsible individuals or groups to meet the timeline for the substances.
  • Focal point for sample collection, initiation of analytical testing and technical review of results to support substance identification.
  • Record keeping for the following critical information to support the REACH processes:
    • Downstream uses
    • Strictly Controlled Conditions assessments to support intermediate registrations
    • Only Representative agreements
    • Dossier versioning and communications with regulatory authorities
    • Letters of access for test studies
  • Assists with the data management within IUCLID and the REACH database.
  • Assists with IT upgrades and enhancements with IUCLID and CHESAR.
  • Participates in the REACH dossier management team meetings with toxicology, hazard communication and regional chemical control staff to share and discuss registration/evaluation priorities and consortia activities.
  • Assists with joint submission communication
  • Assists with  customer and supplier communication for end use compliance.
  • Assists in the preparation of responses to ECHA and member states inquiries as required.
Participates in the preparation for the manufacturing REACH focal point network meetings, which involves holding quarterly meetings to update the network on the latest changes in REACH and CLP regulations, provide training and address questions or concerns for site compliance.
Familiar with the budget process for REACH and understands registration fees to ECHA for all REACH registered substances.
Responsible for the global chemical control evaluation and approval for all European raw materials and finished goods including the SAP data requirements for compliance checks and volume tracking functionality.




BS/MS technical degree (i.e., chemistry, engineering or an Environmental / Occupational Health and Safety (EHS) discipline).


Work Experience:

Minimum 3 years specific functional experience in the areas of regulatory, manufacturing, EHS or product technical R&D is required.


Critical Competencies/Behaviors:

Has mastered one LYB manufacturing and business product development areas for LyondellBasell products and expands to secondary manufacturing and business areas.

Drive for results with a balanced focus on people, processes and results.

Strong analytical, database and evaluation skills, with demonstrated ability to handle complex regulatory issues.

Knowledge of regulatory submission and exposure assessment tools (IUCLID, CHESAR, ConsExpo, EGRIT)Interpersonal capabilities to work effectively as a team member and to plan/coordinate processes for results.

Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.

Participates in external industry groups, consortia or advocacy with regulatory agencies (e.g., ECMA, Cefic, REACH Centrum, LOA,CONCAWE, ECHA, Member States)

Begins to understand LYB processes for procurement, manufacturing, sales, supply chain, accounting, legal and finance.




Ability to effectively communicate with multiple levels within the organization.

Strong technical skills and product understanding.

Business acumen.

Personal strength and maturity.


Languages: Have working knowledge of more than one European Language.  English proficiency is required


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