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Philips Competence Lead HazCom in Eindhoven, Netherlands

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In this role, you have the opportunity to

Be a key enabler on the safe use of chemicals as a Competence Lead of our HazCom (Hazard Communication) team. The team authors and manages up to date, compliant and comprehensive safety documents for our Philips and non-Philips customers. Proper safety documentation is key and of crucial importance along the supply chain, enabling proper safety communication on the safe use and transport of hazardous materials and dangerous goods. This will be in line with global regulations and hence requires a broad understanding of the applicable legislations.

You are responsible for

  • Keeping track of developments in relevant GHS jurisdictions and of country specific chemical legislations globally

  • Assuring the implementation of these regulations into our SDS database functionality (Fasim)

  • Planning and executing a Competence Management plan for the team in order to keep know-how up to date

  • Coordinating & monitoring the activities of the HazCom team

  • Providing consulting tasks and projects

  • Offer support and being part of expert groups within Royal Philips

  • Supporting acquisition efforts of the Business Developer to grow our customer base

You are a part of

the Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) department of Philips Innovation Services (PInS). With a total staff of nearly 800 employees PInS ‘Makes Innovation Work’. In EH&S approximately 25 highly qualified professionals work from four competence fields (Health & Safety, Radiation Protection, Hazard Communication and Sustainability) and define, implement and execute EH&S solutions and services for our customers.

The HazCom team of 10 experts author and maintain a large product database of internal Safety Documents (iSD), Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and workplace Instruction Cards, based on carefully validated substance data, which our customers can access online 24/7. They furthermore provide advice on REACH related topics such as Poison Control Center Notification and C&L notifications.Additional long-term expertise lies in the area of chemical safe use and transport of hazardous materials and Dangerous Goods, with focus on IATA, IMDG, ADR and DOT.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in chemistry, toxicology or a comparable discipline

  • Profound knowledge of relevant chemical legislations such as EU CLP, US hazcom 2012, Candadian WHMIS. Additional knowledge of other GHS jurisdictions is considered a pre.

  • At least 5 years of experience in hazard communication, product stewardship or related regulatory affair roles with focus on chemicals preferably in a team lead or project management role

  • Excellent communications skills in English. Dutch and other languages are an advantage

  • A conscientious mind and structured way of working with a strong affinity towards achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance.

  • Customer focus and result-driven mindset

  • Consulting and relation management skills or the affinity to develop those as an expert

  • Ability to think and act outside regular boundaries in order to provide pragmatic solutions

In return, we offer you

  • A challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for personal development for you to explore. Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

  • A group of forward thinking and motivated colleagues.

  • The opportunity to step up and gain experience in a team management role

  • A personal and professional development budget (v- and e-miles program)

  • A healthy work-life balance (e.g. the opportunity to enjoy periodical sabbaticals)

  • On campus fitness facilities (Eindhoven)

  • A variable bonus based on both Philips' results and personal performance;

  • A solid company pension scheme and an attractive health insurance package;

  • The opportunity to buy Philips products at a discount;

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video .

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog . Once there,you can also learn about our recruitment process , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions .

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