Senior Regulatory Specialist

Business Unit:  ESI HQ & Other
Division:  Legal - Business

Business Overview

Element Solutions Inc. (NYSE: ESI) is a leading specialty chemicals company whose operating businesses (see below) formulate a broad range of solutions that enhance the performance of products people use every day. Developed in multi-step technological processes, our innovative solutions enable our customers' manufacturing processes in several key segments, including electronic circuitry, communication infrastructure, automotive systems, industrial surface finishing, consumer packaging, and offshore energy.

Customers of ESI’s businesses use our innovation as a competitive advantage, relying on ESI to help them navigate in fast-paced, high-growth markets. The breadth of ESI’s offerings provides strong strategic value to the end markets they serve. With over 5,500 people in operating facilities across more than 50 countries, ESI has established a growing legacy of creating technological advances for customers around the globe.  Our people and technical sales teams are located close to our key markets, allowing us to maintain strong customer relationships and accelerate our product innovation process.

Job Purpose

As part of the Asia Regulatory team, the Incumbent will be responsible for providing expert assessments and timely responses to product regulatory inquiries from internal and external customers for all Element Solutions products produced and/or sold in Korea. The job holder will be the main point of contact for all types of product regulatory issues related to ESI’s Korea business entities, acting as the primary interface for and ensuring communication with external entities (including regulatory authorities, government agencies) with respect to product regulatory matters and responsible for ensuring compliance with product regulatory requirements for Element Solution products.

Job Responsibilities

  • Handles all the internal and external customer’s enquiries related to Korea and global chemical regulations for chemical substances for example REACH, Asia chemical inventories.
  • Answering the customer’s survey forms related to chemical regulatory compliance for Element Solutions’ product.
  • Serve as the primary contact with regulatory authorities and third-party consultant addressing inquiries and requests for information.
  • Collaborates with third-party consultant to manage the preparation and submission of regulatory applications to Ministry of Environment (Korean MSDS approval and regulatory registration etc.)
  • Collaborates with other region colleagues related to Korean SDS issues.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders (such as R&D, Operations, and Commercial) to ensure our products comply to Korea regulations.
  • Reviewing the impact of newly issued substance restrictions and approval requirements related to Element Solutions' products and communicating them to the appropriate stakeholders.
  • Ensure product declarations and registrations are submitted to authorities and official bodies in a timely manner.
  • Maintains product registration renewals and manage registration databases.
  • Support the Asia Regulatory Team on other global chemical enquiries and integration projects.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Well-verse in K-REACH and KOSHA regulations.
  • Good knowledge of the GHS regulations in Korea and other Asian countries.
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Korean and English
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Highly developed attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.


Bachelors Degree in Chemistry or Industrial Engineering

Relevant Industries

Surface Finishing

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.