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Junior PSRA Specialist

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Date: Feb 5, 2021

Location: Årsta, SE

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect. The AkzoNobel site in Årsta, Stockholm is a small site, hosting about 50 employees. Most of the employees work with R&D but also functions such as HSE, PSRA, Purchasing and Marketing are represented on site.

We are now searching for a new Junior PSRA-Specialist to our business AkzoNobel Wood Coatings. Do you have a passion for paint and chemistry and thrive for customer service? Are you attracted to an international environment and do you want to work administratively and coordinating with issues related to product safety? Then you might be our new Junior PSRA-Specialist in Årsta!


What you will do?
As Junior PSRA-Specialist you are part of the Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs department, a team of eight. The team ensures that the Wood Coatings products and raw materials comply with current regulations and AkzoNobel requirements. The department is also responsible for supporting Akzo Nobel´s customers with relevant information in legislation and safe handling of their products. The role includes national and international contacts with suppliers, trade associations and authorities as well as production sites, RD&I, Marketing and other PSRA departments within the company. Your main responsibilities are:
•    Maintain working knowledge of relevant regulations, i.e. all EU chemical regulations, ensure transfer and retention of knowledge.
•    Produce regulatory compliance statements for customers.
•    Make Poison Center Notifications for the products placed on the EU market.
•    Communicate effectively both internally with other departments and externally with our customers, regulators, suppliers, trade associations.
•    Be able to translate regulatory requirements to practical implications for the business.
•    Contribute to cross functional project teams as required.


You will report to PSRA Manager Wood Coatings and will be located at our site in Årsta. This is a permanent position. 


Who you are? 
This is a service for you who want to work administratively and have interest in regulatory issues. We believe you have a University degree in chemistry and maybe you are recently graduated. You have good knowledge of chemistry as well as the ability to read, analyze and interpret chemical and legal text and technical documentation. You have knowledge of chemical legislation such as BPR, REACH and CLP, is desirable, as well as knowledge of chemistry or polymer chemistry. You have good data and MS Office skills. It is required that you are fluent both in English and Swedish, oral and written. 


As a person you have a strong solid interpersonal and influencing ability with a sense of empathy towards your team members, stakeholders and customers. You are service minded, a good communicator and a team player with an open mindset and optimism. You show great ability of discipline and self-confidence in your daily work. You thrive in a coordinating role and in a high pace environment.


What can AkzoNobel offer you?
If you share our values and ambitions, we can give you a career where your knowledge and ambitions will be recognized and rewarded. You will be working in an international environment with many possibilities to develop, both personally and professionally. You will be offered interesting and challenging projects that opens your view and challenges your enterprise. You will be working with likeminded people that share your attitude and enthusiasm. By working for AkzoNobel you will also help us to achieve our ambition – to be the first choice by our customers, shareholders and employees, all over the world. 


Your application
We welcome people from different backgrounds who see sustainability, security and integrity as important principles. If you have a passion for colour, then take the step and submit your application today for your chance to work with us!  Unfortunately, we don´t accept applications via email. 

For more information about the position, please contact, Charlotta Fagerström, PSRA Manager, charlotta.fagerstrom@akzonobel.com
For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Christina Borin, Talent Acquisition Partner, +46 76 112 8564