Sr. Manager / Team Leader, Occupational Safety and Industrial Hygiene

Employer
Pfizer
Location
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Posted
Jul 30, 2021
Ref
4819821
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

ROLE SUMMARY

The successful candidate will oversee the administration and development of the Safety and Industrial Hygiene program for the Pfizer Kalamazoo site in Michigan and will work collaboratively with all other supporting functions to develop and implement initiatives and solutions to ensure world class production of medicines.  Responsibilities include providing strategic leadership and guidance in achieving Safety and Industrial Hygiene related performance objectives, compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, Pfizer standards and industry consensus standards, and representing the Corporation’s interests by interacting and negotiating with State and local regulators. The role will be responsible for collaborating with Site Leadership to establish and execute the Safety and Industrial Hygiene plan for the site.  This role requires championing and driving cultural change at the site to actively promote a proactive safety culture and zero-incident mindset.  This role reports to the Director of EHS and Security.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as site Safety and IH Leader and supervise Safety and IH Team members.

  • Ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, Pfizer standards and industry consensus standards.

  • Create the strategic plan to identify injury reduction and risk mitigation strategies and to work with site leadership to create and implement accompanying action plans.

  • Lead gap assessments of existing programs, identify continuous improvement opportunities, and lead the Safety and IH Team to close gaps and implement solutions.

  • Champion cultural change at the site through acting as the VPP liaison and as well as other cultural initiatives.

  • Establish and execute Leading Safety Indicators and other key EHS metrics for the site.

  • Define the strategic plan for capital projects to ensure appropriate risk mitigation strategies are incorporated.

  • Manage departmental budget.

  • Manage the direction and execution of all safety and industrial hygiene programs and provides direction, training, and leadership to the safety committees, business unit leaders, and safety contacts.

  • Conducts safety training and awareness sessions for employees and ensures training is delivered and documented on an ongoing basis.

  • Designs the safety training curriculum and ensures it is updated regularly.

  • Continuously drive improvement in health and safety measures.

  • Assists in preparing the required plans and appropriate facility operating procedures or checklists.

  • Serves as a contact for federal, state and regional health and safety agencies.

  • Facilitates emergency response protocols.

  • Participates in accident investigations, performs root cause analysis for all injuries and “near misses”; trains operations supervisors to conduct thorough investigations and root cause analysis.

  • Maintains knowledge of all applicable corporate, federal, state and local health and safety regulatory requirements. Stays abreast of developing regulatory requirements, particularly on a state and local level. Keep operations informed of new and developing regulations.

  • Manages the direction and execution of all safety programs and provides direction, training, and leadership to the safety committees, business unit leaders, and safety contacts.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS from an accredited University in Engineering, Science or EHS related field.

  • Minimum 15 years of professional experience in a similar position within EHS with preference toward chemical manufacturing with a BS degree; minimum 10 years with an MS or PhD degree.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in leading an EHS team.

  • Extensive experience in all safety programs.

  • Detailed expertise in the risk management (assessment and implementation of risk mitigation strategies).

  • Safety practitioner with broad technical and regulatory experience who can effectively work with senior management, across multiple disciplines, in a matrixed organization.

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Excellent project management and problem-solving skills

  • Proficient in MS Office applications

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • MS from an accredited university in Industrial Hygiene.

  • Experience in the Pharmaceutical industry.

  • Knowledge of MIOSHA rules and regulations.

  • CSP, CIH or other EHS related professional certification

  • Experience with Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing

  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

 
Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.
 

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to perform field observations which could involve walking or standing on uneven terrain, squatting, bending, twisting, turning, and reaching above shoulder height and work in various climates from extreme cold to heat.

  • May require walking, standing, and or sitting for prolonged periods.

  • Must be able to walk and drive between site facilities on the site.

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Standard work schedule, Monday – Friday, days; may infrequently require off-shift and weekend support.

  • On call 24/7.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: August 5, 2021
  • Eligible for Relocation Package
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.  Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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