Project Manager position available in ReachCentrum

October 2015

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 a 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 Project Manager ReachCentrum to [email protected] before 1st November 2015.

Note: Established by Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, in 2006, ReachCentrum is now owned by Environmental Resources Management (ERM), the world’s leading sustainability consultancy.