Project Manager - REACH Consortia

Project Manager - REACH Consortia
Exciting opportunities are now available for regulatory affairs professionals with experience dealing with REACH activities to join us as Project / Consortia Managers at ReachCentrum, an ERM group company. This role would be right for someone who has a passion to help clients become compliant with REACH regulation on chemical substances; as REACH mandates chemical companies to register their substances manufactured or imported in a joined effort with other potential registrants of the same substance. This person will also play a key role to support our clients who typically organise themselves in REACH consortia for the necessary preparation communication and decision making processes. Currently ReachCentrum is managing about 100 consortia and the demand is growing as many companies require support with the 2018 deadline registration, not necessarily organized in a consortium.
We offer great opportunities for both early career professionals as well as experienced REACH professionals to work in a collaborative, high performing and growing team.
Job description
The Project Manager supports REACH customers by managing the entire administration of the consortium. Depending on the stage, this position requires solid project management, a high level of executing administrative responsibilities and basic financial skills.
ReachCentrum has extended its product portfolio over the past several years and intends to further develop new services. Depending on the experience of the candidate, they will contribute in the development of the services and the execution of consultancy.
Additional requirements include: REACH expertise, negotiation, collaboration with companies advocating common interests. 
Project Manager leads the project management of new and existing consortia, support projects and consultancy.
Main Tasks
Consortium Management:
  • Organize consortium activities
  • Maintain, communicate and manage the consortium planning
  • Maintain consortium administration (e.g. budget) and organize communication with other stakeholders (potential new Consortium members, data sharing requests, etc.)
  • Facilitate consortium meetings between technical stakeholders in taskforces organized and the managerial stakeholders involved
  • Coordinate the ongoing technical work of the consortium
  • Solve ongoing and potential issues
  • Liaise with authorities such as ECHA
  • Support clients in day-to-day REACH/biocides related business operations
  • Maintain contacts with third parties and authorities on behalf of clients
  • Knowledge of best practices and trends in regulatory management
  • Thought leadership; leading the directive and acting on behalf of the client
  • Resolve challenges – solve clients’ concerns and create solutions for foreseeable issues
  • Insight on latest industry trends to present opportunities and avoid pitfalls
  • Advisor to client about potential impact of the regulations, demonstrating foresight and contributing to his/her success
  • Recognize potential issues and propose viable solutions. Liaise with clients to generate creative solutions
Hierarchical position
Project Manager reports to the Managing Director and is supported by ReachCentrum staff.
The ideal candidate has:
  • A degree in chemistry
  • Solid knowledge of REACH and experience with European chemicals law (REACH and CLP). Highly attractive if candidate has Biocidal Product Regulation experience
  • Consultancy skills and experience of working within a consulting environment
  • Relevant Project Management experience preferably within chemicals industry
  • Proven record of working with multiple stakeholders in joint projects where communication and decision making are critical
  • Effective communicator, active listener and excellent interpersonal skills
To apply 
Please send your CV and cover letter in English asap.