Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Lead (m/f/d) Job

Date: Jun 26, 2019

Location: Vienna, 9, AT

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Requisition ID: ENV000710

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

MSD’s Animal Health (MAH) division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.

MSD Animal Health is one of the top Animal Health companies in the world, providing a broad product range, with locations in more than 50 countries and marketed products in more than 140 countries. We have a strong network of manufacturing and R&D facilities. We are looking for an experienced Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Lead (m/f/d)

Full-time, as soon as possible for our manufacturing Site in Vienna, Austria. The EHS Lead provides leadership and technical guidance in order to develop, implement, maintain and improve continuously the Environmental, Safety and Health Management System in order to guarantee full compliance with legal requirements and MSD’s corporate standards.

Responsibilities include but will not be limited to the following main tasks:

  • Manage site EHS programs, including routine assessments, facilitating corrective measures as necessary and anticipating program needs based on relevant business conditions and developments
  • Effectively lead a team of EHS professionals
  • Ensure facility compliance with local, Austrian and corporate standards and guidelines
  • Ensure an effective implementation and maintenance of tailored site-level EHS programs including the recognition and reporting of any potential deficient situations/conditions with appropriate corrective actions
  • Interact and communicate with corporate EHS, Compliance, Quality Assurances, Technical Services, Engineering, Manufacturing, Research & Development and Distribution representatives
  • Work with local, country, and corporate representatives in conducting and completing audits and corrective actions
  • Ensure the improvement and implementation of site-specific environmental, health and safety training to meet facility needs; including regulatory and best management practices
  • Conduct proper investigations to determine root cause for all facility incidents, spills, accidents, near misses, and injuries to prevent recurrence
  • Coordinate proper handling and disposition of facility waste materials
  • Advise management on upcoming environmental, health and safety regulations

Minimum requirements: 

  • Technical (engineering, chemistry) primary degree with a post-grad EHS qualification is strongly preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in a EHS lead role within a highly regulated manufacturing environment, preferably in Pharmaceutical and/or Chemical Industry
  • Relevant professional certification(s) (e.g. Sicherheitsfachkraft) preferred
  • Experience on supporting multiple activities/projects and on working with EHS regulatory agencies and Corporate support functions
  • Lean/Six Sigma experience advantageous
  • Strong people management skills; proven ability to lead/motivate
  • Strong leadership and change execution skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to develop sustainable cooperative professional relationships on all levels of the organization
  • High ethical standards, being a role model of business compliance and integrity
  • Demonstrated analytical and logical problem-solving abilities
  • Flexibility to perform multiple, complex tasks simultaneously to efficiently support the business
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
The minimum annual salary for this position is EUR 80’000 and varies according to the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.

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