OMNOVA Solutions Inc.

Sr. Product Compliance Specialist

Job Locations US-OH-Akron
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/15/2018 3:24 PM)
Job ID
Engineering / Quality

Who is OMNOVA Solutions?

OMNOVA Solutions is a specialty chemicals and functional surfaces company, whose technologies enhance the performance of a wide variety of well-known products across the globe. We are proud to offer "The Science in Better Brands."

What are we looking for?

Serves as a core team member of the global OMNOVA Product Stewardship Team, and helps ensure that systems and processes are in place to support continuity and growth of the business through product regulatory compliance. Contributes actively to the the creation, revision, and management of global hazard communication documents such as Safety Data Sheets and labels. Supports product regulatory compliance programs including export-import transactions and compliance with global chemical control legislation and regulations. Responsible for providing direct customer support and guidance on regulatory matters. Reports directly to the Regional Product Compliance Manager.

Your tasks and responsibilities...

  • Authoring SDS’s and related product labels for global product mix.
  • Function as an integral part of the global Product Stewardship team through coordination and effectively communicating with global compliance team members, chemists, manufacturing and sales and marketing managers.
  • Directly support compliance programs to assure compliance with TSCA, REACH, FDA, GHS, CLP and related global chemical control rules.
  • Respond to customer information requests related to product regulatory issues.
  • Analyze, understand and communicate risks associated with raw materials and products to internal stakeholders such as manufacturing and sales and marketing teams.
  • Provide employee training on regulatory, SDS and other hazard communication issues.
  • Support the Company’s Responsible Care® program activities.
  • Actively participate in audits related to global chemical compliance programs.
  • Function as one of the company Chemtrec emergency contacts.


Who you are...

  • Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science or applicable scientific degree
  • Must be knowledgeable in the following areas: MSDS authoring software; TSCA, FDA, FIFRA, REACh, GHS, CLP and other related global chemical regulations
  • Proven project management skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks/ projects simultaneously
  • Must have experience in dealing with regulatory agencies and trade associations; strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Exceptional written/ verbal/ interpersonal communication skills which include technical/ program writing, demonstrated training and presentations abilities
  • Work collaboratively in a small group setting
  • Deal tactfully with people
  • Negotiate to maximize the benefits to the organization
  • Make oneself understood by others
  • Be able to effectively communicate at all levels within the organization and develop personal credibility
  • WERCS software experience preferred
  • CIH, PD license, CHMM certification desirable



The science of better careers. Come formulate yours.

Bring your ingredients for success and together we’ll create a unique plan for your development and career growth. We recognize that without our talented employees and their passion and curiosity (which really are the backbone of our organization), we would not be where we are today. Click here to learn more about why you should join OMNOVA.


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