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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 2/6/2017

Shire Pharmaceutical Lexington, MA

Lexington, MA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description
Direct the implementation of a comprehensive environment, health and safety (EHS) program for Shire s site in Lexington, MA. Including manufacturing (Lexington & Alwife), R&D laboratories, PDTS laboratories and warehouses (N. Reading & Belmont). Develop strategic plans for continuous improvement in EHS performance. Provide leadership as the management representative for EHS, influence and direct employees at all levels of the organization to achieve excellence in EHS. Implement the company s management system for EHS and develop and implement systems/programs to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, permits, and company requirements.

Functioning as a member of the site s leadership team, work closely with peers to build a culture of EHS excellence at the site. Direct and support the work of the EHS professionals at the site and develop a high performing team culture for the EHS department.

Manage the development, planning and implementation of strong environmental, health and safety programs in alignment with legal, regulatory, corporate requirements and industry best practice.
Support business growth via management of permit revisions and new regulatory requirements; assess new projects/processes for impact on same and health & safety of employees.
Manage and oversee the occupational health program on-site, including case management and appropriate interfaces with corporate, HR and legal.
Define, maintain and manage the site emergency response procedures to assure preparedness and organized management of crisis situations.
Ensure continual improvement through implementation of the Shire EHS management system, including facilitating risk assessments, setting targets and monitoring performance.
Champion and support resource conservation initiatives in cooperation with facilities and engineering.
Lead and direct the EHS team at the site and oversee/direct the work of contractors and EHS service providers
Develop a strong safety culture across the site, ensuring all incidents are reported, investigated and corrective actions implemented as appropriate
Represent the site in Corporate EHS initiatives

Essential: 10-15 years experience in EHS related field
BS/BA required in technical discipline. Engineering, safety, environmental studies, life science or similar field
Must be knowledgeable in US EPA, OSHA and DOT regulations, must be experienced with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems. Experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing or other high hazard industry (oil & gas, pulp & paper, chemical manufacturing, steel, etc)

Desired: Professional certification in the EHS field (CHMM, CSP, CIH, or equivalent) preferred. Experience with LEAN, Six sigma methodology preferred.

Position is located in Lexington, MA and is part of the site leadership team.
Travel to satellite locations required (Belmont, N. Reading, Alwife)
Travel to corporate EHS meetings, conferences, audits, etc. upon request

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

Shire is an equal opportunity employer. Shire evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.