Product Steward - De La Rue

Product Steward

Basingstoke, UK

De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial banknote and passport manufacturer, providing solutions and services underpinned by state-of-the-art anti-counterfeiting and authentication technologies. We are a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organisations around the world.

We are seeking a Product Steward to join our expanding R&D Department. The Product Steward role will be responsible for assessing and ensuring regulatory compliance of new products, and act as advocate within the company to establish new systems to ensure product safety.

The role will require

  • Degree in a scientific discipline, e.g. Chemistry, Physics or Material Science
  • Experience in managing Product Safety issues
  • Experience of the regulatory framework for chemicals and materials within Europe and the US

Duties will include

  • Advising and briefing project teams and management on regulatory compliance
  • Ownership of internal mechanisms to ensure product safety is scrutinised within the product development process
  • Formalised risk assessments
  • Administration, management and collation of RoHS, substances of concern and conflict minerals
  • Generation of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Responding to customer requests for information on, for example, regarding substances of very high concern, RoHS and conflict minerals, as required
  • Collating and reporting department performance metrics

Experience in the following areas is also an advantage: halogen-free, phthalates, heavy metals, animal-free, environmental issues/sustainability, child labour, and vegetarian certification.

The role is based at Basingstoke UK, but occasional international travel will be required.

For further information about this unique opportunity please submit your CV and cover letter to, quoting ‘Product Steward’ in the subject line.

(Successful candidates will be subject to security clearance for this role).

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