*Associate Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Irvine, CA, United States
Oct 23, 2020
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 . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

Job Description

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Associate Director, Environmental Health and Safety - Irvine, CA


"I'm looking for a highly motivated and focused leader that enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. Our products change people's lives every day and you should want to do the same. The Associate Director interacts with stakeholders across all aspects of the business and leads a team to solve unique problems. If you want to be a positive influence on the health and safety of a large group of dedicated employees, then I would enjoy meeting with you to discuss this opportunity."

*YOU ARE more than just a title, YOU ARE... accountable for leading site EHS programs and processes that identify, evaluate and control hazards inherent in the pharmaceutical research, development and clinical manufacturing processes and for maintaining full compliance with all federal, state, local and AbbVie EHS rules and regulations. Our site performs research and development activities for a myriad of high potency pharmaceutical and biological products. Based upon the hazards inherent in research and development of our site we participate in regulatory inspections by EPA, OSHA and related state agencies, this site requires an EHS leader with significant experience and knowledge in these areas.


Excel as the site EHS leader. You will establish and implement policies and procedures based on EHS requirements. You will create, promote, administer and review EHS related programs. You will be responsible and accountable for ensuring that the facility is in full compliance with federal, state, local and corporate Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) requirements, rules and regulations. You will be accountable for the effective resolution of noncompliance events, environmental releases, work-related injuries and illnesses if/when they occur, including determination of root causes, and corrective and preventive actions. Oversees and is responsible for the training of employees on EHS related topics as required by federal, state, local and AbbVie rules and regulations.

Be the lead for audits. You will conduct formal and informal audits of management systems & performance of operating units, suppliers, 3rd party manufacturers, TSDFs, etc. You will collect performance data and prepare summary reports of metrics, issues and opportunities. This position will also support Corporate EHS Audit in the role of Lead EHS Auditor and support the development and implementation of Corporate EHS policies and programs. You will be required to travel to support two Corporate EHS Site Audits annually.


  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree
  • 10 years in pharmaceutical R&D and/or manufacturing experience
  • CSP and/or COIH certifications preferred.
  • The person in this position is expected to work across business units and navigate organizational structures to achieve consistent and full compliance with federal, state and local EHS regulations and internal AbbVie policies to ensure compliance.
  • This role also requires a strong industry and professional network to stay abreast of upcoming regulations and best practices.


For this role, we're looking for an EHS leader who is:
  • Attention to Detail Focused
  • Quality Focused
  • Acts as an Owner


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.