Environmental Health, Safety & Security Manager

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.

Our Nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands - including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® - to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

Our location in Columbus, OH currently has an opportunity for an Environmental Health, Safety & Security Manager . This site is Abbott's oldest nutrition manufacturing plant in the world. Working here, you'll feel part of a family - a family of 400 that works together to help nourish the world.

  • Ensure that EHS activities are integrated to overall Logistics Strategy, Vision and Goals
  • Maintain current knowledge and ensure compliance on all Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Standards, including local and state Regulatory requirements
  • Leads and manages all Abbott technical standards and management standards
  • Develops, conducts, and supports EHS&S Training by collaborating with training team
  • Conduct on-site gap analysis proposing corrective actions plans
  • Maintain sites' environmental permitting and reporting
  • Manage FM Global audits, recommendations, and site compliance
  • Manage Dangerous Goods Program
  • Manage the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard (CFATS) and ensure compliance
  • Maintain strong partnerships with the manufacturing locations to assure Security, Safety, Environmental and Occupational Health needs are met
  • Build/integrate leading indicator performance management into logistics MOS process (Safety Committee)
  • Engage and hold the team accountable to implement actions on agreed time
  • Elevate critical pending items to NAM Logistics Director
  • Collaborate with manufacturing sites to oversee Security team and food defense security
  • Provide all levels of leadership guidance on changes to all EHS&S changes or requirements
  • Analyze a variety of EHS&S information including: Environmental Metrics, EHS&S inspection findings, and site injury/illness statistics to delineate problem areas
  • Identify positive/negative trends, determine appropriate responses, and make recommendations for solutions
  • Integrate responses into the organization's EHS&S Strategic plan and associated management systems
  • Supports site leadership team with incident investigations with immediate on-site presence and supporting RCA conclusion in 48 hours
  • Conduct/lead/train on risk assessments: General task, IH Monitoring, Machine Guarding, Fall Protection, PPE, Ergonomics, etc.
  • EHS&S supports for Engineering projects
  • Collaborates with Project Managers to support the execution of RCE checklist
  • Interface with internal and external regulatory agencies community organizations, Division and corporate that relate to EHS&S
  • Collaborate with site leadership in developing site procedures, practices, and rules
  • This individual must possess sound judgment and problem-solving skill, strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal and consulting skills, good organizational and computer skills, consistent customer orientation and a multi-disciplinary function

Key Success Factors:

  • Engage senior leadership to cultivate the right EHS culture from Top Down
  • Engage site leadership and making site accountable for EHS performance leveraging on-site presence and pursuing deep understanding of day-by-day DC activities
  • Demonstrate sense of urgency in critical EHS situations, defining clear mitigation action plan holding site leadership accountable for seamless execution
  • Engage division EHS liaisons and stakeholders. Work closely, understand challenges, and provide guidance to build trust and cooperation
  • Build a competent EHS liaison team within each site. Lead by example, demonstrate leadership and support EHS liaisons.

  • Yes, 20% of the time, Domestic & International, occasionally with short notice


  • 5 or more years of experience in environmental, health and safety
  • 2 years or more of supervisory experience is recommended
  • Bachelor's Degree in Safety, Health, Environmental Science, Technical, related discipline, or equivalent experience
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • CSP or similar certification is a plus
  • 2 or more years of experience within a Logistics environment
  • Proficient skills in MS Office Suite
  • Able to adapt to fast pace environment
  • Able to focus on multiple projects/ tasks
  • Detailed, Self-learner, Full of Drive, Having a Questioning Mindset and Proactive
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management and a strong influence
  • Thinking 'Out of The Box'
  • Humble, Work with Integrity and open to suggestions
  • Sense of urgency to address critical situation


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority
  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled
  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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