AbbVie

Senior Specialist; Environment, Health & Safety

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, IL, United States
Posted
Sep 19, 2020
Ref
2002706
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

Purpose:

Implement and maintain environmental, health and safety (EHS) programs as assigned to ensure regulatory and internal compliance, reduce risk to the operations and employees, and minimize AbbVie's liability. As related to the EHS programs assigned, the position will assess risk and implement programs, policies, procedures, assessments, and training materials as appropriate.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor regulatory requirements/trends, conduct impact analyses, and implement programs to ensure compliance with both regulatory and internal standards.
  • Coordinate EHS activities across organizational boundaries and advise site management on the status of EHS systems.
  • Develop and conduct training course material to meet the needs of the learner or business.
  • Make timely decisions which reflect a consideration of facts and data at hand. Define the needs of various parties and negotiate agreements acceptable to all parties.
  • Identify and promote process improvements that strengthen the EHS function and the overall organization and minimizes/eliminates risk
  • Assess and quantify EHS risks and their consequences and implement appropriate actions.
  • Communicate compliance status, key performance Indicators, trends, priority issues and business impact to key stakeholders.
  • Conduct incident investigations, identify root causes, and implement improvement/action plans to prevent similar incidents from occurring.
  • Lead and/or participate on cross functional teams to represent EHS objectives related to the subject matter and meet the team's overall objectives and deliverables.


Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree (EHS related, Engineering, chemistry) plus 5+ years of EHS related experience or Master's Degree (EHS related, Engineering, chemistry) plus 3 years of EHS related experience. EHS or Engineering professional certification is preferred, but not required.
  • Working experience in implementing EHS regulations, conducting incident investigations, and managing cross functional teams.
  • Ability to establish measurable project goals and implementation plans, balance conflicting work demands, and develop action plans.
  • Ability to develop standards and/or policies that meet business objectives.
  • Ability to actively listen, build, and maintain effective working relationships with internal/ external colleagues and stakeholders, and resolve conflict constructively.
  • Ability to successfully manage project and programs.

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel
No
Job Type
Experienced
Schedule
Full-time
Job Level Code
IC
Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.