ConnectedGroup is partnering with a well-known multinational Chemicals company in recruiting for a newly created Head of Safety, Regulatory, and Product Stewardship position.
This is a regional role covering all markets in APAC, including Greater China, ASEAN, ANZ, Japan, Korea, and South Asia. There are teams and sub-ordinates based in most of the major markets; in total there will be four managers directly reporting to you in the region and your role will be directly reporting into the regional business head.
Major responsibilities of the role include driving regional regulatory and product stewardship strategies together with the various sub-regional teams and leading the team effectively in order to ensure it is knowledgeable of the increasingly stringent regulations that have emerged in the different sub-regions. My client is looking for someone who is capable of thinking and acting commercially and working effectively with the business side, developing the regulatory and product stewardship functions in a way that would meaningfully contribute to the business's growth.
The successful candidate must have an advanced degree (Master's or PhD) in science- or engineering-related fields. and previous experience leading the regulatory and product stewardship function on a regional level. It is ideal that you have had exposure to major markets including China, Japan, and Korea. Good intercultural awareness and communication skills are very important requirements of the role.
The preference is for the role to be located in Hong Kong, although my client may be open to considering candidates based in other key locations in Asia (e.g. mainland China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, etc.) if their experiences are an excellent match. Mandatory proficiency is not required, but experience in the China market will be very important.