EHS Regional Director - Americas

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POST DATE 9/7/2016
END DATE 11/24/2016

Momentive Performance Materials USA LLC Friendly, WV

Friendly, WV
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Based in Waterford, New York, Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a global leader in silicones, quartz and advanced materials, with a 70-year heritage of innovation and being first to market with performance applications that improve everyday life. Our solutions are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living and we work closely with some of the biggest brands in B2B and consumer worlds, covering a broad range of markets - from aerospace and automotive, to building and construction, personal care, and electronics.

Momentive materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Momentive, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Momentive, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner.

Company Distinction
This exciting opportunity is part of Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

Position Overview
This position can be located at other Americas manufacturing facilities.

Reporting to the Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), this exciting leadership role has direct responsibility for leading EHS operations within the Americas region, including North and South America. In collaboration with our EHS Global Leadership Team, Site EHS Managers, and both Operations and Business leadership the EHS Regional Director will have ownership and accountability for the development of EHS goals and implementation of strategies for Momentive locations within the region. Leveraging exceptional leadership, communication and technical skills are critical for this role. The successful candidate will be responsible for Momentive s development of a strong and proactive safety culture and ensuring a safe work environment, compliance with all EHS regulations in the region, overseeing process safety programs and most importantly improving the lives of our employees.

Job Responsibilities
Serve with 7 EHS, Human Resource and Legal professionals from around the world as a member of Momentive s EHS Global Leadership Team
Direct responsibility for engaging in talent development and performance management of a regional staff of 20 EHS professionals working at 10 manufacturing and office locations throughout the Americas Region. Building a regional team that works together to share ideas and resources is key to the success of this position.
Participate in the development of Momentive s Global EHS Strategy and in collaboration with site manufacturing and EHS leadership lead the development, implementation, and achievement of goals within the Americas Region.
Partner with the Global EHS Center of Excellence to mobilize technical experts and other resources within and outside the region to support achievement of Momentive s EHS strategy and site specific goals.
Provide on the ground support as needed to strengthen the capability and skill set of the site in the pursuit of their performance objectives, build the effectiveness of the regional team, lead incident investigations and other necessary activities.
Develop and respond to EHS performance metrics including a range of leading and lagging indicators of EHS performance.
Participate in Momentive s growth strategy for the Americas region by leading EHS due diligence efforts associated with potential joint ventures or acquisitions.
Participate in building relationships and interacting with government regulatory agencies to maintain Momentive s right to operate within the region.
Oversee the preparation of the Americas region EHS budget and ensure operations are completed within budget requirements.

Setting Vision and Strategic Direction for team. Alignment to Company Strategy
Empowering - Leading an engaged team
Developing Talent to strengthen the EHS knowledge, skills, and abilities across the region.
Embracing a Safety Mindset.
Influencing and Inspiring the organization

Minimum Qualifications
15+ years of relevant EHS experience in a chemical/petrochemical or related industrial environment with at least 3 years in a supervisory position with a proven track record of recruiting and developing talent.
This is a leadership position that will play a visible, leading role in building a strong safety culture within the region. The successful candidate must demonstrate a successful track record of transformational leadership which includes engaging, inspiring, and communicating with others across cultural lines to motivate them to complete challenging tasks in a changing environment.
Strong personal commitment to safety and environmental integrity coupled with technical expertise in regional regulations.
Demonstrated experience in building relationships and negotiating with regulatory agencies on compliance matters.
Knowledge of chemical manufacturing processes, maintenance systems and operational techniques.
Proven project management and leadership skills.
Demonstrated Executive Presence accompanied by strong presentation skills.
Strong training skills including ability to develop training plan, training materials, lead train the trainer programs and conduct field and classroom training.
Demonstrated ability to challenge norms and to drive positive change.
Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications
Master s Degree

Education Requirements
Bachelor s Degree in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Science, Engineering or Equivalent.


We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.

In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.

Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role 18 months.

Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

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