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Chemical Compliance Specialist

Role: Chemical Compliance Specialist

Purpose of role: Supporting our buying teams and QA with a commercial and proactive approach with a focus on product chemical compliance, that ensures Primark’s products are compliant with the regulatory requirements in our trading countries
Reports to:Chemical compliance business partner

Product and Process
  • Under the leadership of the Chemical compliance business partner you will support with delivering our chemical compliance strategy, aligned to the quality strategy that ensures Primark is legally compliant in all trading countries and enables our future plans.
  • Implement agreed compliance processes in line with Primark's Compliance strategy.
  • Working with our buying teams and other business stakeholders to identify and share chemical product risk by market with a commercial & reputational focus providing recommendations.
  • Support the management of the Primark Product Restricted Substances List (RSL) for all retail markets
  • Support the business requirements for new markets, highlighting chemical issues by product type and ensuring commercial and proactive solutions to mitigate risks
  • Work with our QA teams globally and our global partners to develop a best practice compliance end to end process.
  • Implement, up-date and follow up chemical restrictions in order to create processes, methods and guidelines that supports Primark internal teams and suppliers in a user friendly way
  • Working in partnership with the QA teams to ensure the departmental Primark QA manuals, are updated in accordance with business requirements
  • Review raw material Bom or SDS to secure that products are compliant before production begins for certain product categories
  • Work with key internal stakeholders such as customer services, legal & retail teams to support them in their issue management & resolution in each of our markets.
  • Using your internal and external network to raise the profile of chemical product compliance across Primark and its importance of securing our compliant trading
  • Support and monitor the Primark Chemical Due diligence program, informing the business of failures and providing analysis of the overall results
  • Support with monitoring and reporting substances to be compliant with REACH
Suppliers and Service Provider
  • Be a representative for Compliance within Primark's supply base
  • Work with key stakeholders in our sourcing teams to drive supplier improvement and to ensure key suppliers deliver more value & service to Primark and are aware of compliance updates and issues
  • Pro-actively make our internal stakeholders aware of any issues arising from compliance interaction with suppliers to ensure a global team approach to issue resolution.
  • Proven ability in managing sensitive matters whilst ensuring all Primark information remains confidential to the business.
  • Maintain regular communication with peer group to ensure consistent ways of working
  • Build strong relationships across the quality and sourcing teams to enable more informed decision making
  • Proven ability to influence at all levels of the company.
  • Coach and up-skill the wider teams as required
  • Develop own capability by using resources available and development plans (global partners and 3rd parties)
  • Continue to build external and internal networks to strengthen relationships and enhance decision making.
Working with others
  • Experience in working in a multicultural company and supporting global teams.
  • Be a collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, while demonstrating high levels of emotional intelligence and possess the ability to push back with professionalism.
  • Be highly resilient and adaptable to change, within a fast pace environment
  • Works effectively with others to deliver common goals; readily offers support.
  • Respects the ideas and contributions of others and readily takes opportunities to learn and seek out stretching opportunities to support own development
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and understanding of own skills, abilities and development areas
  • Proven ability to manage sensitive matters, whilst ensuring that Primark’s information remains confidential to the business
  • Prioritises and manages own activities in a structured, independent and timely way; keeps others informed and obtains additional information when required.
  • Understands business need for flexibility and modifies behaviour accordingly; exhibits a positive, determined and results driven attitude.
  • Ability to work independently in an entrepreneurial way during times of ambiguity.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships across all levels of the company.

  • Hold min. a BSc degree in environmental science/material engineering/chemistry (or related field).
  • Have minimum of 3 years of professional experience in chemical regulatory affairs and product compliance.
  • manufacturing, or in-depth technical understanding of relevant materials (e.g., leather, polymers, coatings, glues, foams, textiles) and production processes.
  • Can turn complex information into user-friendly guidelines; comfortable in reading and assimilating knowledge from scientific literature, standards and regulatory texts.
  • Have great communication and networking skills.
  • a customer-centric mindset.
  • Are a team player, but also displays a high degree of integrity and self-leadership
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