Manager, Environmental Health and Safety

Abbott   •  

Danville, VA

Industry: Healthcare


8 - 10 years

Posted 75 days ago

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Primary Job Function:

An Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) professional who, working with little or no supervision, applies advanced EHS knowledge, to complete complex assignments and interact with customers. Is solutions-minded in planning, directing and completing EHS assignments. Serves as a subject matter expert for select Abbott EHS management and technical standards. Contributes to the development of entry level EHS professionals by sharing good practices and personal knowledge.

Core Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

Project Management:

· Identifies plans and conducts complex and/or large-size projects.

· Managing multiple, often concurrent, projects and meets deadlines.

· Performs feasibility studies related to project alternatives.

· Maintains project controls and reporting for cost, scope and schedule; developing execution plan and contingency plan if necessary.

· Understands the business requirements and possible impacts, and has a thorough knowledge of the stakeholder needs and EHS compliance when developing a project scope.

· Works with a wide degree of latitude to plan, conduct and direct projects.

· Responsible for achieving EHS targets in support of business objectives.

· Acts as a lead person or technical expert on complex projects.

· Develops site EHS Strategic Plan, meeting its objectives in a timely manner.

· Has project budgetary responsibilities.


· Benchmarks internally and externally.

· Keeps abreast of current EHS trends and practices.

· Executes, and / or directs EHS programs or projects.

· Serves as a subject matter expert in their field of expertise.

· Directs major projects requiring origination and application of new and unique approaches.

· Conducts complex investigations.

· Set functional or site strategic and policy direction.

· Develops and utilizes best-in-class analytical tools to perform job.

· Communicates across functions and disciplines, and presents data to management.

Problem Solving / Innovation:

· Conceptualizes complete solutions for novel or complex problems; integrates regulatory and operational needs;

· Conducts complex investigations identifying root causes.

· Based on root cause analysis, identifies and provides resources to implement solutions.

· Structures EHS initiatives or programs that integrate cross-disciplinary and cross-functional issues to arrive at optimal/best-in-class course of action.

· Explores multiple alternatives.

· Applies technology in innovative ways.

· Addresses stakeholders needs.

Organizational Interface:

· Mentors others by sharing technical expertise and providing feedback and guidance.

· Where appropriate, provides tasks / project assignment opportunities for employee development and evaluates performance.

· Represents the organization as primary EHS contact.

· Interacts with both senior management and external personnel on significant EHS matters.

· Prepares and reviews written communication.

· Conveys information effectively through formal and informal documents and meetings.

· As appropriate, may move forward with action plans without seeking approval.

· Exhibits advanced ability to apply concepts of careful communication.

· Follows through on EHS goals and incorporates the ideas of others; shares resources, knowledge and accountability to benefit the objectives of the business.

· Establishes professional networks.

· Acts as a trusted EHS advisor.

· Regularly communicates a high-level EHS summary to management.

· Drives EHS performance and metric improvements.


· Complies with all regulations and standards.

· Ensures EHS compliance and risk mitigation through risk assessments and implementation of strategies.

· Track company, industry and regulatory activities to ensure effective EHS compliance.

· Develops and provides training on programs, systems or EHS compliance.

· Assist in the development and implementation of Global Standards across the business.

· Develop long range plan to support EHS strategy, considering long term goals and EHS continuous improvement.

Additional Responsibilities:

· Is identified as EHS Subject Matter Expert.

· Participates or leads cross-divisional teams to develop and align procedures/standards and share best practices.

· Directs the efforts of others, such as technicians and outside resources.

· Develops and approves requests for Capital Expenditures (RCE's), safety assessments, audit reports, etc.

· Develops and manages budgets.

Position Accountability / Scope:

· Works independently.

· Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment.

· Develops scenarios to give management a set of viable alternatives and recommends actions.

· Decisions or recommendations would result in achievement of key organizational objectives and compliance.

· Drives functional performance that meets required standards and regulatory compliance.

Minimum Education:

· A Bachelor's or Master's degree in EHS, Engineering, science, or equivalent technical experience plus demonstrated competence.

· A post-graduate education / degree is desired, and may contribute towards the desired years of experience.

Minimum Experience / Training Required:

· 8+ years of EHS experience.

· Demonstrate competencies within the following; Set Vision & Strategy, Anticipate, Innovate, Build and Deliver Results.

· Professional certification is desirable.