Site Environmental Health & Safety Leader

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Sanford, North Carolina, United States
Posted
Oct 07, 2020
Ref
4793945
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
ROLE SUMMARY

The Environment Health & Safety (EHS) Lead is responsible for establishing the direction for the Sanford site EHS programs and partnering with PGS, MS&T and Gene Therapy business lines to ensure:
  • Site programs fully comply with environmental, health and safety (EHS) regulations, company policies and Global EHS standards; and written site programs are regularly reviewed and updated.
  • Timely evaluation and periodic review of the site operational EHS profile, to ensure application of effective controls
  • Training programs are established and maintained
  • Mechanisms are established to ensure proactive EHS assessment of the impact of change
  • Adequacy of professional EHS resources (colleagues and contracted resources) to support the site in management of EHS risk
  • Leaders and all colleagues are inspired to contribute in building an actively caring culture for EHS at the site


The site EHS Lead contributes to the continued effectiveness of the EHS programs across the broader Pfizer Global Supply and Worldwide Research and Development Networks by contributing to technical EHS networks as appropriate; and in partnership with other risk management functions provides input to federal and state regulators through trade associations and industry groups for the writing and revision of regulations.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Functions as an active member of the EMU/EHS Leadership team, providing strategic EHS direction and leadership for the site.
  • Own and develop overall EHS governance structure for Sanford facility; Chair EHS Council.
  • Leads the EHS program at the site to:
    • Minimize adverse impact of operations on the environment,
    • assure the health and safety of company employees, contractors, and visitors
    • assure effective incident response, including Emergency Preparedness & Response and Investigation
  • Ensures mechanisms are established to identify and manage EHS regulatory requirements that apply to site operations including preparation of impact assessments, permit applications, registrations, and certifications; preparation and review of routine and special reports; and oversight of routine inspections. Acts as the primary point of EHS contact for external / regulatory bodies
  • Ensures ongoing conformance with requirements for maintaining site's status as a STAR Worksite under the Carolina STAR program
  • Maintains the Steward Level awarded by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
  • Ensures implementation and maintenance of EHS management systems that meet contemporary external and Pfizer internal EHS standards and enhance and continuously improve the EHS program at the site. Establishes and maintains self-assessment systems that periodically evaluate the effectiveness of the site EHS management system
  • Sets strategic direction for the site's EHS program in line with Pfizer's values
  • Supports the site leadership in establishing short and long term EHS objectives for the site, to ensure personnel safety and minimization of environmental footprint. Establishes site EHS metrics, drives action plans and regularly publishes status updates
  • Collaboratively equips the site leadership team in establishing and maintaining an effective operating environment that facilitates EHS cultural growth
  • Manages, executes, and is accountable for the site EHS budget
  • Ensures all EHS functions, including Process Safety Management and Environmental Compliance, are adequately resourced and managed to maintain compliance with all applicable Company policies and government regulations and to meet contemporary standards.
  • Develops and enhances the EHS team through effective organizational design, selection, development, training, and performance management of all staff.
  • Procures and manages full and part time EHS consultants
  • Develops, enhances and manages the site EHS Committee and Champions who function as an extension of the site EHS Department
  • Ensures delivery of in-sourced and outsourced EHS services at the site, including selection and management of properly licensed hazardous, biological and radioactive waste disposal firms
  • Partners with Engineering to develop and drive Environmental Sustainability plans, including waste, water and Greenhouse Gas reduction roadmaps for the site.
  • Ensures effective processes are established to ensure EHS review of capital projects. Ensures that risk reduction controls are included within the design and project execution
  • Develops relationships with above site stakeholders including, Global EHS, Pfizer Global Engineering, Business Continuity management, Global Occupational, Health & Wellness and EHS professionals within the Pfizer Community of Practice (COP), to ensure program alignment and leverage network resources


QUALIFICATIONS

Must-have
  • Bachelor degree required.
  • Minimum of ten years of post-graduate EHS experience in a manufacturing environment required.
  • Minimum of five years of managerial and leadership experience in directing staff professionals required.
  • Experience in a GMP environment required.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal EHS regulations and guidelines.
  • Proven track record of safety and environmental accomplishments and the demonstrated ability to successfully drive and manage change.


Nice-to-have
  • Bachelor degree in EHS related field, Engineering, or similar technical discipline preferred.
  • MS/MPH preferred.
  • EHS experience in pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • Active membership in at least one relevant professional body, ideally with a formal continuous professional development requirement desirable.


Other Job Details
  • Last day to apply for job: 10/21/2020
  • Eligible for Relocation Package.
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus.
  • #LI-PFE


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