Director - Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability

South San Francisco, CA, US
Nov 21, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

If you feel like you're part of something bigger, it's because you are. At Amgen our shared mission-to serve patients-drives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the world's leading biotechnology companies. We are global collaborators who achieve together-researching, manufacturing and delivering ever-better products that read over 10 million patients worldwide. It's time for a career you can be proud of. Join us.

Director - Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability


What you will do

Let's do this. Let's change the world. In this vital role you will lead the maturation of the EHSS program at our San Francisco Research Facility accountable to Executive Leadership while maintaining/improving safety performance during a period of significant change. This includes:

  • Guiding Site Leadership in formulating and executing global practices as they relate to environment, health, safety and sustainability performance.
  • Ensuring Site Leadership are accountable for the EHSS performance within their functions.
  • Utilizing proven track record in driving change and advancing a sustainable safety culture at the site.
  • Responsibility for a site governance process to ensure site senior management are kept informed and make vital decisions relating to the status of EHSS matters affecting the site.
  • Leading site based EHSS staff.
  • Delivering results through influence and effective communication and the practical integration of EHSS within business practices.
  • Taking essential actions to ensure R&D safety summit goals are implemented at the site and driving improvement in EHSS performance to sustain a robust EHSS culture at the site.
  • Managing complex problems and coordinate the implementation of innovative solutions.


What we expect of you

Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree and 4 years of Environmental Health & Safety experience
  • OR
  • Master's degree and 8 years of Environmental Health & Safety experience
  • OR
  • Bachelor's degree and 10 years of Environmental Health & Safety experience
  • AND
  • 4 years of managerial experience directly managing people and/or leadership experience leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The top tier EHSS professional we seek is experienced with these qualifications:

  • Degree in environmental, safety, industrial hygiene, technical, scientific or engineering
  • Excellent leadership skills to influence and guide senior site leadership to sustain excellent EHSS performance.
  • 12+ years of experience developing and implementing EHS programs in biotechnology/pharmaceutical company.
  • In depth understanding of Chemistry and Biology Lab operations to support the integration of EHSS requirements into lab and site processes while supporting business objectives.
  • 7+ years of supervisory experience to ensure leadership, team building, strong communication skills, action oriented, self-starting, program development and project management.
  • Knowledge with US regulations as they pertain to pharma/ biotech operations.
  • Applied knowledge and understanding of EHS principles and practices, regulatory standards, and requirements in context of business activities.
  • Postgraduate professional qualification preferred (e.g. Certified safety practitioner (CSP))
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software systems.


What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, so we work to care for our teammates' professional and personal growth and well-being.

  • Vast opportunities to learn and move up and across our global organization
  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where teammates are empowered to bring ideas to the table and act
  • Generous Total Rewards Plan comprising health, finance and wealth, work/life balance, and career benefits

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for a career that defies imagination

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Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Amgen will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.