Sr. Manager, Environmental Health and Safety
Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.Our name, Zoetis (z-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company”s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend on.Zoetis 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 or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact.Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of “@zoetis.com”. In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.Position Summary: This position is accountable for: * Direct and provide expert environmental, safety, and industrial hygiene support for the Charles City Site. * Establishing “best-in-class” environmental, safety and industrial hygiene programs supportive of ZGS business interests and colleague well-being. * Analyzing existing and planned operations, projects, processes, equipment, and facilities and develop cost effective action plans to insure compliance with all internal and external requirements. In order to accomplish program objectives across the Charles City Site, the scope of the accountability may encompass the following areas: * Strategy formulation, * Budget considerations, * Delegation of assignments, and * Functional management of personnel as an EHS Functional Leader. This position will set and communicate the EHS strategy, improve our safety culture, work with area safety teams. This will be accomplished by being visible on the production floor, in the Quality Control labs, and partnering with site EMU colleagues. Responsibilities * Manage environmental, industrial hygiene, and safety programs using technical and industry specific knowledge to assure that actions resulting from business decisions comply with all applicable laws and regulations in accordance with Zoetis business and EHS objectives. Determine the applicability and developing cost effective controls within the scope of Zoetis” business and EHS objectives. The ultimate goal is for all programs to be “best practice”. In the absence of regulation, the incumbent evaluates what is required to achieve protection of colleague health and safety as well as the environment. Assess emerging and established technologies for potential applicability. * Specifically, responsible for the overall management of the Site”s Hazardous waste program including: * Development of procedures for handling wastes, * Arrange for the treatment and disposal of wastes, and * Development and implementation of the site Hazardous Waste Training Program. * Lead environmental, health, and safety efforts ensuring development into cohesive and consistent programs across the Charles City site. Develop strategies to efficiently implement EHS requirements within Zoetis” philosophy and policies. Key elements of this responsibility include:
* Leading assessments and monitoring programs to identify EHS exposures and risks, * Developing solutions to and managing environmental and safety problems which require the regular use of ingenuity, innovation, and creativity, and * Gathering, analyzing, interpreting, relating and comparing information from multiple sources and identifying cause and effect relationships.
* Track external interpretations, issues, and case law to identify potentially precedent-setting decisions and their long-term impact on Charles City operations. Establish reaction to state and local regulatory proposals that may affect Charles City and assist the Director to develop variances, as appropriate, for discussions with officials. * Prepare comprehensive regulatory submissions including facility reports, and technical documents. * External contacts are with OSHA/EPA and IDNR agency personnel at all administrative levels, outside technical consultants, outside legal counsel, and EHS colleagues at other pharmaceutical sites and companies. Establish effective working relationships with regulatory agencies that permit beneficial negotiations pertaining to company interest. * Functionally directs the research, development, implementation, and evaluation of EHS policies, practices, and programs to ensure that the Company meets its goals of a safe and healthful work environment, achieving compliance with all internal and external regulations and requirements, while minimizing potential for chemical releases and adverse environmental impacts. Completion of this objective requires coordination of site wide groups also involving representatives from Legal, Engineering, Public Relations, and medical staff. * Provide direction during emergency situations. * Maintain a knowledge and understanding of Right First Time/Lean tools and current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) as they relate to the Charles City Site. * Lead the Business Continuity Plan development and processes.
Education and ExperienceBA/BS with 14+ years of experience OR MBA/MS with 12+ years of experience.
* Excellent people leadership, analysis, judgment, and communication skills commensurate with position responsibilities, and levels of Zoetis and agency interaction * Demonstrated skills in leading, planning, integrating, developing and allocating resources for a complex business operation. * Knowledgeable in the fields of industrial hygiene, safety engineering, toxicology, environmental and occupational health. * Good math skills required * Excellent interpersonal skills, practical problem solving, flexibility, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills * Demonstrated risk-based decision-making experience * Detects changes in the business environment and directs others to take action to meet expected future needs. * CIH, CSP, REP, REM or other applicable environmental / safety