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King of Prussia, PA, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  261208
Posting Date:  Sep 27, 2021




Reports to Senior Director, Industrial Safety & Product Safety/Regulatory Affairs

Supervises the Toxicology staff (3 direct reports) as well as consultants



Direct a corporate staff of three (3) toxicologists; 1 Toxicologist and 2 Lead Toxicologists with from 5 to +20 years’ experience as well as long-term consultants. The toxicology staff supports Arkema Americas BUs’ toxicology and ecotoxicology requirements and assures compliance with legal and corporate HES requirements in a cost effective and efficient manner.



  • Lead all toxicology activities, including oversight and performance of the team members and consultants, determining staff requirements, managing personnel and budget preparation. Direct, train, motivate, and counsel toxicologists responsible for product safety and regulatory compliance activities related to the various Arkema Inc. BUs. Develop and manage project budgets. (30%)
  • Manage all toxicology and ecotoxicology activities and ensure ongoing compliance with international, federal, state, local, and corporate toxicology and ecotoxicology requirements. Develop options, formulate solutions and provide guidance to execute plans and projects to solve toxicology and ecotoxicology issues in a sustainable, sound, safe and cost-effective manner. (30%)
  • Maintain a knowledge of emerging toxicology and ecotoxicology pertaining to each BU and its products. Identify and develop business/corporate programs and initiatives to address emerging health and environmental issues as they apply to toxicology and ecotoxicology issues on a domestic and international scale. Maintain leadership positions in effectively advocating the Company’s product safety and product stewardship positions with customers, trade associations, government agencies and non-governmental organizations. (30%)
  • Lead toxicology and ecotoxicology due diligence and integration activities for corporate acquisitions and divestitures. Perform all other duties as specified by supervisor. (10%)



  • Ensuring that the Company’s products comply with PSRA requirements is challenging and complex. Compliance with product safety regulations can be difficult since such regulations often differ from state to state and from country to country. If product safety regulatory compliance issues are not managed appropriately, the Company can be exposed to excessive expenditures and/or legal liability or be unable to sell its products. To achieve this, position must be able to define and carry out practical technical and strategic approaches that are dynamic and integrated with sound business management principles, fiscal responsibility, risk management techniques, and communications procedures.
  • Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc. (e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents
  • Includes 10% domestic and 5% international travel



  • PhD in Toxicology or related health or environmental science with a minimum of 10+ years Toxicology experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of US regulatory requirements related to toxicological and environmental fate and effects, hazard and risk assessment, notification obligations, established network with other industry, CRO and regulatory experts in the field.
  • Demonstrated skills to manage multiple employees and projects which may be delegated across other company functions are necessary.
  • Current proficiency in standard office software (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation packages), as well as the ability to learn specialized applications such as SAP and ARIEL, quickly is required.



  • Excellent interpersonal, listening, communication and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to concurrently lead and/or manage multiple complex projects in a fast paced and complex environment.
  • Detail oriented, with excellent prioritization and follow-up.
  • Ability to challenge and influence decision making to diverse groups at all technical levels such as regulatory agencies, other industry representatives, customers, technical consultants, contractors, engineers, attorneys, etc.
  • Self-directed with strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to effectively navigate and work within in a global and culturally diverse environment.
  • Effective leadership capable of managing and developing subject matter experts


Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.


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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