Site Head, Environmental, Health and Safety

Posted 19 Feb 2019

Bedford, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 187584


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 51,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role:

Direct the implementation and management of a comprehensive environment, health and safety (EHS) program for MilliporeSigma’s research and development and customer service facilities located in Bedford and Burlington, MA. Provide guidance and leadership on EHS and security matters to the site directors and leadership teams. Develop strategic plans for continuous EHS improvement. Influence and direct employees at all levels of the organization to achieve EHS excellence. Implement the company’s EHS management system and develop and implement systems/programs to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, permits aligned with company requirements and values. Manage site security systems and processes per corporate requirements. Functioning as a member of the sites’ senior leadership teams, work closely with peers to build a culture of EHS excellence at the site. Direct and support the work of the EHS professional staff and develop a high performing team culture. Position will report to the Head of Real Estate and Facilities and will be responsible for supervising a team of two other EHS professionals.

•Manage the development, planning and implementation of strong environmental, health and safety programs in alignment with legal, regulatory, corporate requirements and industry best practice.
•Ensure continual improvement through implementation of the Millipore Sigma EHS management system, including the facilitation of risk assessments, setting targets and monitoring performance.
•Develop a strong safety culture across the site, ensuring all incidents are reported, investigated and corrective actions implemented as appropriate. In addition, facilitate sharing of best practices and lessons learned.
•Lead and direct the EHS team at the site and oversee/direct the work of contractors and EHS service providers
•Support business growth via management of permit revisions and new regulatory requirements; assess new projects/processes for impact on same and health & safety of employees.
•Partner with occupational health team regarding incident case management and interface with corporate, HR and legal teams as needed

Who you are:
•Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Engineering or other science field
•10+ years experience in EHS management in Life Science/Pharmaceutical industry preferred
•Experience with lab operations, biosafety, and small molecule background
•Experience in evaluating/interpreting OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations and NFPA, ANSI, ASTM standards
•Strong technical acumen, leadership and interpersonal communication skills

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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