Expert for chemical substance evaluation

  • Full-time

Company Description

Be a part of the sustainable movement.

Get involved in environmentally friendly and safe textile production.

Bluesign is a globally operating company with its headquarter in St. Gallen, Switzerland. We offer solutions for textile and related industries to produce safe and environmentall friendly products. Our customers include major international brands, chemical suppliers, and textile manufacturers. Our employees are motivated professionals, focused specialists – and you!

Job Description

As our expert for chemical substances you will have the privileged mission to shape the bluesign® SYSTEM and the bluesign® CRITERIA. You will be leading our restricted substance revision process and be the expert for all questions around chemical substance related hazards/risks and relevant global regulations.

You will be representing bluesign in expert councils on events and be part of regulatory working groups.

With your knowledge you will also be supporting our internal/ external training programs as a subject matter expert and support our technical marketing with content.


  • Responsible for the restricted substance revision process and the maintenance of bluesign substances lists BSSL, BSBL, RSL
  • Play a leading role to develop further the bluesign substance database
  • Be the expert for chemical substance evaluation concerning hazards and risks
  • Be the expert for global chemical regulations
  • Responsible for the methodology of chemical assessment in the bluesign® TOOL
  • Be part of the further development of the bluesign® CRITERIA
  • Conduct internal and external trainings and support the creating of e-learnings as a subject matter expert
  • Help create and maintain knowledge documents such as factsheets and guidance sheets
  • Support the bluesign® ACADEMY helpdesk
  • Represent bluesign in expert groups and on selected events
  • Be involved in regulatory working groups

Networking with relevant stakeholders from associations, NGOs, academia


  • University degree in toxicology, chemistry, chemical engineering or similar, ideally with PhD
  • More than 10 years of experience in the chemistry regulatory field and/or product stewardship
  • Strong expertise in hazard and risk assessments
  • Profound knowledge of chemical regulations such as REACh, CLP, UN GHS, Proposition 65, CPSIA and others
  • Profound knowledge of the textile supply chain, textile processes and textile chemistry
  • Profound knowledge of the competitive environment in the field of sustainability labels
  • Leadership experience
  • Ideally well connected in the textile industry
  • Conscientious and organized
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Being able to convert complex technical knowledge into appealing training modules/presentations without loss of information
  • Ability to drive things forward and motivate others while staying humble
  • Team worker with proven ability to work independently
  • Excellent English skills (especially written)

Additional Information

This position requires an office presence of approx. 3 days per week. 

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