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Global Product Steward


 This position is part of the Global Product Stewardship organization (30 employees) and reports to the Senior Manager of the Regulatory Affairs department, which consists of a team of 12 professionals. The Product Stewardship organization has employees located in all regions of the world. The organizational mission of the Product Stewardship program is to ensure compliance with all applicable chemical control regulations and to minimize the potential impact of products and processes on people and the environment from early development throughout the product's life cycle.

Job Purpose & Responsibilities

The Global Product Steward is the interface of Product Stewardship to the global regulators of chemicals management and to the SABIC business functions.  The specialist is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Implementation of regional and global regulatory programs such as new chemical policies
  • Monitor all relevant laws, regulations and industry standards in the field of product compliance such as chemicals inventories, food, drinking water, toys, medical/healthcare, E&E, building/construction, and automotive. Proactively inform the SBUs on the impact (short term/long term) of these regulations and standards on their products and business, and advise them of the necessary actions needed to address potential business threats or opportunities
  • Participate in global chemical advocacy efforts for key raw materials and products through industry organizations. Develop plans in concert with these organizations to prevent unfair regulations or trade practices, to secure continuity of supply, and license-to-sell/manufacture
  • Manage and coordinate external product certifications/notifications/registrations to support existing business and to secure business growth
  • Monitor, evaluate, and approve new raw material and product formulations and recipe changes for the assigned SBUs globally
  • Review of innovation projects to early identify product safety & compliance risk
  • Provide support for import/export compliance needs and processes
  • Define acceptance/rejection criteria and/or risk measures for products to be used in critical applications
  • Management of assigned Product Stewardship Incidents
  • Development of Corporate EHSS Standards (SHEMS) and generation of SOPs (standard operating procedures) for the Product Stewardship function
  • Support the execution of internal and external audits
  • Formulation and execution of strategic programs that will improve the overall product stewardship maturity within SABIC


  • B.S. (M.S. or Ph.D. Degree preferred) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Polymer Science, or related discipline
  • Over 5 years working experience in the Chemical or Petro industry with strong knowledge of chemical regulations, sustainability, EHSS, and product compliance standards
  • Relevant IT system usage experience, e.g. SAP
  • Strong SABIC business acumen
  • Internal or external auditing experience


Further Information

Interested in this position? 
Please apply on-line by sending us your CV and motivation letter in English. Due to data privacy reasons we do not handle any applications sent by email. For additional questions you can contact: Laura Deckers via laura.deckers@sabic.com. 

Please be informed that a reference check, an employment verification and E-assessment are part of our recruitment process. A Certificate of Good Conduct can be requested depending the level of the role in our organization and/or function, allowing us to request depending on local regulations. 
Responses from employment agencies will not be considered.

SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.