Product Stewardship Specialst

About the role

Location: USA - Houston

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent

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Product Stewardship Specialist

Houston, TX, Hybrid Role, 2 days a week remote

Borealis is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers. With headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Borealis currently employs approximately 6,500 employees and operates in over 120 countries. 
Role Purpose: 

  • Provide Product Stewardship specialist service, both to Borealis Group functions and locations in the area of chemicals’ regulatory management, as well as represent Borealis in industry networks and committees 
  • Involve in the development and follow-up of actions supporting the implementation and application of the RC® policy by reducing risks and to assure full legal compliance along the value chain
  • Identify opportunities and threats / risks for Borealis through business platforms and issue teams

Area of responsibility 

  • To ensure leading performance / position in Product Stewardship by giving advice and expertise to relevant Borealis functions to help the company to meet their business objectives and authority/customer expectations  
  •  To be responsible for assuring that products placed on the global markets meet the chemical and product relevant regulations (e.g TSCA, etc), including proactive communication, on the upcoming legal measures and trends 
  •  To monitor and evaluate the performance, development and improvement needs, and to support the implementation and to prepare the relevant internal and external reports and statements
  •  Ensures follow up and internal communication (including training) of the development of the international, EU and local/national chemical and products legislations in the respective area of his/her expertise
  •  To contribute to the short and medium term strategies and targets defined by HSEQ LT and company polices
  •  To foster “Piece of Mind” philosophy in the company / through the whole value chain by proving facts and options on regulatory developments in a proactive manner. 
  •  Prepares and issues statements, registration and notification dossiers on request by internal or external stakeholders in his/her area of expertise for international, EU and national purposes
  •  Represents his/her specialty and contributes to medium / short term plans and targets via Group Product Stewardship team
  •  Maintains relations with the EU authorities and represents the company in EU industry networks 
  •  Focuses on day to day operations as well as on development, and supports the implementation of procedures / best practices in his/her area of responsibility
  •  Availability of effective and efficient systems, tools and processes and contributes the alignment across Borealis, especially in the implementation of REACH alike regulations and GHS
  •   Secure that (compliance documents (i.e. SDS) , technical dossiers, BMS) to meet regulatory compliance and standards with commercial products and chemicals
  •   Identify training needs and develop training packages to enhance skills and competences in the organization
  •   Judge and also challenge, based on the special expertise knowledge, internal stakeholders’ positions and opinions

About you


  •    Master's degree (e.g. chemistry, biochemistry, material science, chemical technology, biology
  •    English: advanced knowledge, spoken and written


  •    EXPERIENCE IN THE ROLE: minimum 5 years of experience in Product Stewardship
  •    TOTAL EXPERIENCE: minimum 8 years in relevant chemical industry / science / authorities
  •    Knowledge on Product Stewardship / HSEQ principles, and concepts as well as related industry standards
  •    Knowledge and understanding of chemical, product and partially also waste legislations
  •    Skills with IT tools and information retrieving 
  •    Communicative and dialogue engaged teamworker, encouraging and contributing to set direction for others within a multicultural environment
  •    Ability to translate complex chemical regulatory texts to layman language and into practical requirements
  •    Conceptual thinking. Ability to translate chemical regulatory reguirements to practical actions and based on these skills to support company middle management to be able to form decisions with critical topics.  


About Borealis and our offer

We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Marc Kochan, ( Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


We offer a role specific compensation and a competitive salary and fringe benefit package reflecting your profile, experience and the specifics of the country/location you apply for.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


With head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs 6,900 employees and operates in over 120 countries. In 2021, Borealis generated total sales and other income of EUR 10,153 million and a net profit of EUR 1,396 million. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of Borealis, while the remaining 25% is owned by a holding company of the Abu-Dhabi based Mubadala. We supply services and products to customers around the globe through Borealis and two important joint ventures: Borouge (with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, or ADNOC, based in UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US). | |


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