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  • ReachCentrum is looking for a Senior Project Manager

    ReachCentrum assists industries to become compliant with REACH regulation on chemical substances. REACH mandates chemical companies to register their substances manufactured or imported in a joined effort with other potential registrants of the same substance. In order to prepare the necessary communication and decision making processes, companies organize themselves in REACH consortia.

    Currently ReachCentrum is managing about 100 consortia and the demand is growing. It is also expected that many companies require support with the 2018 deadline registration, not necessarily organized in a consortium. As a result ReachCentrum is seeking an experienced project manager.

    Job description

    The Project Manager supports REACH customers by managing the entire administration of the consortium. Depending on the stage, this position requires solid project management, a high level of executing administrative responsibilities and basic financial skills.

    ReachCentrum has extended its product portfolio over the past several years and intends to further develop new services. Depending on the experience of the candidate, they will contribute in the development of the services and the execution of consultancy.

    Additional requirements include: REACH expertise, negotiation, collaboration with companies advocating common interests. 


    Project Manager leads the project management of new and existing consortia, support projects and consultancy.

    Main Tasks

    Consortium Management:

    • Organize consortium activities
    • Maintain, communicate and manage the consortium planning
    • Maintain consortium administration (e.g. budget) and organize communication with other stakeholders (potential new Consortium members, data sharing requests, etc.)
    • Facilitate consortium meetings between technical stakeholders in taskforces organized and the managerial stakeholders involved
    • Coordinate the ongoing technical work of the consortium
    • Solve ongoing and potential issues
    • Liaise with authorities such as ECHA


    • Support clients in day-to-day REACH/biocides related business operations
    • Maintain contacts with third parties and authorities on behalf of clients
    • Knowledge of best practices and trends in regulatory management
    • Thought leadership; leading the directive and acting on behalf of the client
    • Resolve challenges – solve clients’ concerns and create solutions for foreseeable issues
    • Insight on latest industry trends to present opportunities and avoid pitfalls
    • Advisor to client about potential impact of the regulations, demonstrating foresight and contributing to his/her success
    • Recognize potential issues and propose viable solutions. Liaise with clients to generate creative solutions

    Hierarchical position

    Project Manager reports to the Managing Director and is supported by ReachCentrum staff.


    The ideal candidate has:

    • A degree in chemistry
    • Solid knowledge of REACH and experience with European chemicals law (REACH and CLP). Highly attractive if candidate has Biocidal Product Regulation experience
    • Consultancy skills and experience of working within a consulting environment
    • Relevant Project Management experience preferably within chemicals industry
    • Proven record of working with multiple stakeholders in joint projects where communication and decision making are critical
    • Effective communicator, active listener and excellent interpersonal skills


    If you are interested, please forward your CV and covering letter highlighting the vacancy of Senior Project Manager ReachCentrum to, before July 3rd 2015. 

    New ownership of ReachCentrum

    Please note that as of May 22, 2015, ReachCentrum is now owned by Environmental Resources Management (ERM), the world’s leading sustainability consultancy. ReachCentrum remains a distinct legal entity and will continue to operate as such under this new ownership. ReachCentrum was previously run by Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, which established ReachCentrum in 2006.

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  • ERM completes acquisition of ReachCentrum

    ERM has assumed full ownership of Brussels-based professional services body ReachCentrum, a niche player in the registration market for REACH, the European Union’s Regulation on chemicals and their safe use. The acquisition is an important part of ERM’s growth strategy and builds its position in and access to the Chemical Sector. In time, we expect that additional services related to dossier registration and consortium management to be available, as a key part of ERM’s product sustainability offering. ERM will make its tools and support available to further extend the excellence of ReachCentrum’s services. 

    The close of the acquisition follows the announcement of the Share Purchase Agreement in April. To read the original announcement, please visit:

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  • ReachCentrum continues providing support on Biocides

    Following April 16th announcement on ReachCentrum’s upcoming acquisition by ERM, ReachCentrum would like to clarify its position regarding the services it provides related to the EU Biocidal Product Regulation. 

    ReachCentrum shall honour the Agreements it has with its clients and undertakes to perform cost-effective and high quality services within this sector. We are confident that our well established expertise regarding consortia management and our result-driven approach are guarantees of our high-level engagement and quality management.

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  • Transparency in product authorisation evaluations

    In an interview to ChemicalWatch, Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, calls for more transparency in product authorisation evaluations under the biocidal products Regulation (BPR). Raf Bruyndonckx, biocides sector group manager for Cefic, calls on the authorities to report, not only broad figures, but also reveal the average timelines for product authorisation and mutual recognition procedures. “We need to dive into the detail of where there could be problems,” Mr Bruyndonckx says. “When it comes to the active substance authorisation process, we know where the specific issues are, which means we can intervene and help. But the product authorisation evaluations are still a black box to us.”

    The full article is available on Biocide Hub of ChemicalWatch.

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  • ReachCentrum has been acquired by ERM

    ReachCentrum, the Cefic subsidiary and a niche player in the Registration market for REACH, has been acquired by Environmental Resources Management (ERM), according to an announcement published today. A Share Sale and Purchase Agreement was signed on March 30 between Cefic and ERM. Final arrangements are now underway and the acquisition is expected to be completed by end May.

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