Product Safety Manager


Northbrook, IL, US, 60062

Job Description

Stepan is seeking a Product Safety Manager to join our Global Regulatory team in Northbrook, IL. In this role, you will report to the Director of Global Regulatory and Product Safety. You will join a dynamic regulatory team responsible for managing regulatory and product safety matters related to Stepan’s portfolio of surfactants, polymers, and other specialty ingredients.  The Product Safety Manager will be responsible for management of the hazard communication program and team, product safety team, and the support and collaboration of these functions across commercial and development opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:
• Management of hazard communication and product safety teams (3 direct reports).
• Oversight of corporate hazard communication system and all related programs, like dangerous goods classification, Proposition 65, and other ingredient disclosure programs.
• Oversight of product safety and toxicological program to support commercial products as well as innovation efforts through our research and commercial development teams.
• Lead project to fully implement corporate safety data sheet and label system into all countries where products are manufactured and/or sold.
• Track country-level hazard communication and product safety requirements.  Assess impact of change and communicate internally to impacted stakeholders.


• Must have 3 – 7 years of experience in hazard communication regulations and standards
• Must have experience utilizing SAP EHS for the generation of safety data sheets and labels.
• Awareness of toxicological endpoints and the application of those endpoints for product safety classifications.
• Ability to interact effectively with business leaders, government agencies and trade associations.
• Strong competency in project management, negotiation and communication.  Proactive mindset in identification and implementation of novel strategies for product stewardship.
• Experience managing a team of direct reports
• Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills.


  • Bachelor/M.S. of Science in Chemistry, Toxicology, Biology or other related science



Stepan Company does not accept or retain unsolicited resumes or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 22 global manufacturing locations and over 2,500 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for over 90 years. Today, Stepan is a $2.7 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,500+ employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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