Sr. Registration Manager


Northbrook, IL, US, 60062

Job Description

Stepan is seeking a Sr. Registration 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 registration activities related to Stepan’s portfolio of surfactants, polymers, and other specialty ingredients.  The Sr. Registration Manager will be responsible for development and execution of the registration strategy for new chemical innovations, as well as facilitating the maintenance and support of Stepan’s existing registrations.  The Sr. Registration Manager will collaborate closely with the product safety team, research and development, and the commercial organization in support of commercial and innovation portfolio opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:
•    Management of regulatory registration specialist team (4 direct reports).
•    Develop registration strategy for global innovation portfolio to support business development opportunities.  Facilitate execution of this strategy with the registration team.
•    Oversight of registration team responsible for chemical registration maintenance and support activities (ex. chemical reporting, food contact clearances, global chemical registration scheme implementations, and registered biocide portfolio maintenance).
•    Provide regulatory guidance and support to customers, sales, and technical service team.
•    Participate in industry and stakeholder groups and communicate relevant information to internal stakeholders.
•    Monitor regulations, policy changes and trends.  Develop strategies and advocate for policies to facilitate and maintain compliance with applicable regulations.


• Must have 5 – 10 years of experience in global chemical registration systems, like US TSCA, US FIFRA, or EU REACH, including the preparation of registration dossiers.  
• Knowledge of surfactant chemistries beneficial but not required
• Prefer formal training or experience in chemical risk assessment processes and application within optimizing registration strategies.
• 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. Experience in team training and development beneficial.


  • 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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