Product Compliance Manager Surface Solution, Regulatory (Tokyo)

Posted 22 Nov 2021

Tokyo, Tokyo - Japan

Req Id 234282



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Job title: Product Compliance Manager Surface Solution

(Trade compliance officer of Performance Materials)

Location: Tokyo

Report to: Global Head of Product Compliance Surface Solution (in Germany)

Direct reports: 0


You are in charge of chemical regulatory management, hazard communications and trade compliance to ensure compliance for laws and regulations for the Surface Solution portfolio in Japan. In coordination with the headquarter in Germany you will monitor all relevant laws and regulations related to chemicals, import/export activities and take a proactive approach to meet the requirements. Making registrations, notifications and reports to the competent authorities in accordance with the laws on chemicals and import/export activities is part of your daily routine.

In addition you will perform GHS classification and create Safety Data Sheet (SDS), label and Yellow card etc. Performing HS code (Tariff code) assignment and preparing the certificate and the customs clearance report to Japan Customs for export and import via using SAP/EHS and GTS (Global Trading System) is another part of your daily operation. You are responsible to judge product classification of strategic goods and check use/user to comply with the domestic and international trade laws and apply export license under Japan security export control law.

You will create and maintain internal rules and SOP, implement internal training, continuous improvement of chemical management and import/export controls. You are used to participate in meetings with overseas staffs, to exchange opinions and to take a lead in regional and global projects. This complex tasks require a close and interdisciplinary co-operation with the Sales&Marketing unit in Japan and other functions in the Headquarter in Germay as well as the communication with external partners, associations, authorities and customers.


Required experience and competency

  • Natural Science degree, e.g. in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, sound knowledge of (eco)toxicology and e-fate
  • Over 5 years professional experience in Regulatory Management, Product Safety or Trade Compliance with a profound knowledge of chemical regulations (Chemical Substance Control Law, Industrial Safety and Health Law, Poisonous and Deleterious Substance Control Law, Fire Service Law, PRTR, Export control law, Food Sanitation Law, cosmetic regulations, food (contact)/biocide regulations and/or a special focus on environmental fate, etc.)
  • Proven experience in doing chemical registration, notification, and report to authorities on a daily basis
  • Native level in Japanese and business English language skill (Reading, Writing and Speaking) required
  • Experience of SAP EHS module or GTS would be highly appreciated
  • Team spirit / communicative / customer oriented / reliable / flexible /self-dependent


Recruiting contact: Fang Liu


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