Director, Environmental Health & Safety
As a Director Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), you will have responsibility to develop and execute EHS organizational objectives. The Head of EHS is responsible for oversight and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures in a fast-paced dynamic environment and influencing stakeholders across the organization. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to occupational safety and health concerns including physical, chemical, and biological hazards, incident investigations, safety training, safety inspections, EHS compliance, permitting, hazardous and biological waste disposal, and EHS management system.
Development, advancement, and implementation of the EHS programs including Exposure Risk Assessments, Chemical Hygiene, Hazard Communication, Biosafety Management, Respiratory Protection, Hearing Conservation and personal protective equipment.
Evaluate and act upon new environmental and safety regulations; Including Federal, State and/or City regulations.
Implementing and providing daily oversight of EHS programs and projects.
Ensuring EHS programs are written, reviewed, and updated as required.
Providing EHS review/approval for chemicals, capital projects, and site construction activities.
Leading Risk Assessment evaluations to ensure the identification of high risks and associated risk reduction corrective actions.
Provide oversight for site incident investigations to ensure robust corrective actions are identified and corrective actions are implemented.
Establish, maintain, and continually improve a process where employees are encouraged, empowered, and enabled to communicate EHS related questions and concerns.
Establish, track, and communicates EHS KPIs and trends to monitor leading and lagging indicators; provides timely updates and reports to key stakeholders.
Identify, assign, and ensure employees receive appropriate training.
Ensure regulatory reporting and permitting are completed accurately, approved, and submitted in a timely manner.
Ensure business continuity and emergency response systems, policies and procedures are in place to manage emergency situations.
Master’s degree and 6 years of Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability experience; Bachelor’s degree or and 8 years of Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability experience.
10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry-leading industrial programs.
Strong understanding of Biological manufacturing and laboratory operations.
Strong leadership and team-building skills.
Strong communication and presentation skills, action-oriented, self-starting, program development and project management, strong technical writing skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software systems.
Experience implementing and supporting EHS programs.
Demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams and influence management.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to effectively communicate cross-functionally.
Coaching and mentoring direct reports and extended staff.