Director, Central NJ EHS

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Provides leadership, training and operational support to site organizations and across functional groups. Provides day-to-day program management and compliance with site, corporate and regulatory standards and requirements. Serves as an expert environmental, health, and safety resource for the site.

  • Cultivates and develops site EHS staff
  • Participates in EHS risk assessment, self-assessment, audit and inspection processes.
  • Analyzes and prepares documentation, presentations, and reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Initiates, leads and implements EHS improvement projects.
  • Leads EHS programs, such as ergonomics, hearing conservation, lockout / tagout, respiratory protection, electrical safety, confined space, fall protection, burning/welding, powered industrial trucks, safe work permit, contractor safety , material handling, and Field Force driver safety program .
  • Provides leadership for EHS elements of occupational health programs, such as personal protective equipment, blood borne pathogens, exposure control, etc.
  • Provides oversight to industrial hygiene program.
  • Provides safety, health, and environmental guidance to vendors, contractors and consultants.
  • Facilitates and/or participates in various site safety and operational committees and teams.
  • Assists in monitoring the efforts of consultants, service providers and contractors participating in site activities with potential safety, health and environmental impacts.
  • Designs training program content and delivers effective EHS-related training.
  • Provides EHS guidance on the facility’s maintenance and capital projects to minimize or eliminate adverse impacts.
  • Assists people leaders in the performance of incident investigations and root cause analyses for EHS-related incidents.
  • Manages implementation and maintain innovative, customer-focused safety programs in full compliance with government regulations and Company standards, and in full support of business growth.
  • Maintains liaison with Global Engineering and Facilities counterparts and R&D departments to facilitate design and implementation of EHS related projects; evaluate and recommend proposed design facilities & equipment for laboratory and sustainability operations.
  • Maintains all safety records and exposure monitoring and generate reports as required.
  • Develops safety and related objectives, standards and programs for compliance with new and changing regulatory (OSHA, IBC, CDC/NIH) and company requirements.
  • Recommends needed policies and programs to the EHS Committees on matters such as: status of goals, activities needed to improve performance, the proper and systematic implementation of policy to reach goals and maintain compliance.
  • Manages and conducts incident investigations and appropriate notifications, as required.
  • Compiles, analyzes and interprets data, including data for incident management and reporting.
  • Oversees the site emergency response, including preparedness and business continuity programs.
  • Leads process hazard analysis.
  • Participates in design reviews, change control, technical transfer, shutdown and pre-start up safety reviews, as required. Works with the Corporate EOHSS group to implement programs in responsible sites and engage fully with Global Initiatives and guidance.
  • Serves as a point of contact for EHS related regulatory and insurance inspections and project reviews.
  • Works with others at the site to cultivates the development of the site safety culture.
  • Develops annual operating budgets for the facility for inclusion into the Regional EHS budget.

Experience Desired:
  • BS with 10+ year’s related experience in an EHS leadership role; safety, engineering, or equivalent science degree.
  • Certification in recognized EHS specialties or professional licensure such as, CSP, CIH, CBSP or equivalent is desired.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to communicate effectively with regulatory authorities, government officials, major customers and senior executives within the organization
  • Experience creating and managing a budget including resource allocation and priority setting
  • Successful leadership and hands-on direction of EHS issues in major operating facilities and business functions that support divisional projects
  • Experience in a globally and technically diverse workplace
  • Experience in taking on an EHS leadership role during the design and construction phases of a research facility modifications and renovations.
  • Experience dealing with the complexities of the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, motivate and direct teams in a matrix organization
  • Experienced at developing and implementing customer-focused services and programs.

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