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Environmental Advocacy w/m Job


Location: 

Colombes, Île-de-France, France

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Health / Environment / Safety
Posting Date:  Sep 26, 2022

Arkema has established itself as France’s leading chemical producer and a world leader in specialty chemicals and advanced materials. With annual sales of €8.8 billion and 20,000 people employed in some 55 countries, the Group pursues ambitious recruitment objectives both in France and around the world. Arkema offers diverse employment opportunities in 200 job functions and professions in four major fields: industrial, R&D, business, and support functions.

Reaching far beyond your discoveries!

Regarded as one of the world’s leading innovators, Arkema has made research one of the pillars of its strategy. For example by discovering new solutions to help reduce the weight of materials, hence cut down consumption. By developing innovative thermal insulation systems that can optimize the energy performance of buildings. Or by seeking new applications for its biosourced products at the service of greater sustainable development.

Innovative and durable solutions

Our high performance products have applications in wide-ranging areas, from new generation car batteries or telephones to recyclable wind turbine blades, from adhesives for the protective backsheets of solar panels to drinking water filtration systems, from running shoes and acrylic resins with no solvent and no volatile organic compound for 3D printing to molecular sieves for portable oxygen devices used by people suffering from respiratory failure… Joining Arkema means being part of a Group enjoying sustained growth that in little more than a decade has built up an exemplary achievement record, setting high ambitions for itself and for its employees. All our job opportunities are open to people with disabilities at equal merit or with equal skill levels.

Mission Details

Arkema is recruiting for its Colombes Head Office an Environmental Advocacy Adviser.

 

Reporting directly to the Director, Health, Safety and Environmental Affairs, you advocate a reasonable regulatory approach with regulators and stakeholders.
As an Expert, you provide European regulatory support for Arkema.
In particular, you focus on the EU’s chemical strategy for sustainability, the specified REACH restrictions and environmental affairs of the EU and non-US countries for fluorinated derivatives and their interaction with regional regulations and global international agreements (Montreal Protocol, Convention on Climate Change).
All products are subject to steep regulatory changes that seriously affect demand and the need to develop substitutes.
The objective of the position is external to ARKEMA with considerable high-level contacts with governments, industry groups, competitors, customers, for example, government ministers, senior officials, environmental managers from other companies.
Personal relationships are essential to support the high-level influencing skills required in this role.
Much of the work is carried out at United Nations,  European Union and associations meetings.
Meetings take place on a global scale, requiring extensive travel, an understanding of international government and business practices.
 

ACTIVITIES : 

• Provide global environmental and regulatory affairs expertise for ARKEMA.
• Develop and implement a Business policy on relevant regulatory and environmental issues. 
• Act as a consultant within the group on  EU advocacy and work with external bodies on relevant issues
• Establish and manage relationships with the UN and governments around the world (outside the Americas)
• Implement strategy through EU and international business  associations 
• Serve as a focal point for ARKEMA’s representation to national governments and relevant governments.
• Provide advice and awareness to all relevant businesses and functions in Arkema on European regulations

Required Profile

 

The position requires a high degree of expertise achieved by the highest level of professionalism and diplomacy, excellent knowledge of relevant businesses, coupled with over 10 years of direct experience in the field, and excellent oral and written presentation skills.
You know how to work independently and endurance and dynamism are part of your assets.
You will, by definition, be an internationally recognized external expert in the relevant regulatory fields and will be recognized as the spokesperson, if any, of the associations of which ARKEMA is a member.

 

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion ($10.4 billion USD) in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.


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