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Assoc Director Safety & Envinvironment

Company: Merck & Co., Inc.
Location: Huntington
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Responsible for environmental, health, and safety programs and compliance for the Millsboro, Delaware operations. Directs programs and influences site leadership to assure regulatory compliance, achieve continuous performance improvement, and integrate performance objectives into standard work processes. Develops strategies to achieve these goals in alignment with site business goals and values.

  • Acting with considerable independence, direct professional staff activities to ensure site-wide compliance and drive personal ownership and accountability for all employees. Coach site operational leaders to be visible advocates in perspective areas of responsibility. Ensure comprehensive change management of all and Site initiatives to ensure ongoing compliance.

  • Implement our company corporate strategy at the site operations level: evaluate numerous competing initiatives, ensure robust process, systems, and resources are in place for all areas of accountability, complete internal audits and self assessments to monitor program effectiveness.

  • Assure completion of all regulatory submissions, notifications, etc. required to maintain compliance with federal, state, and local requirements.

  • Direct staff of professionals to analyze and communicate (site, regional, and corporate levels) performance against expectations; provide feedback, establish and track required actions to improve. Lead development and ensure delivery of required training programs.

  • Monitor and influence local regulatory climate, negotiate and advocate with agencies and external stakeholders. Develop guidance to site operations on impact of new regulations and how to meet new requirements.

  • Collaborate with site senior management, Legal and Public Affairs representatives.

  • Recruit, lead, and develop staff to achieve these outcomes and metrics.

  • Interact frequently with the site senior leadership team and other senior level executives and corporate executives.

  • Generate, analyze and communicate metrics for site.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely complex technical and regulatory information to both senior level leaders and shop floor employees at the site.

  • Exercise good judgment to discern critical issues and events for escalation to senior level management.

  • Support programs, projects and processes within region as directed by the Regional director.

Qualifications:

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, concentration in Environmental or Safety related technical discipline preferred. Masters/MBA desirable.

  • Relevant professional certification(s) preferred. Lean/Six Sigma experience desirable.

  • Minimum of 10 years professional work experience coupled with 7 years applied professional work experience.

Required Skills and Requirements:

  • Strong leadership and change leadership skills.

  • Experience sitting on senior leadership teams to set strategy and make decisions for the site.

  • Strong knowledge of our company and related divisional activities and their relationship to EHS regulations and company goals/strategies.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully negotiate with regulatory agencies and senior operations leaders.

  • At least 3 years of demonstrated experience managing direct reports, attracting talent & building a strong team.

Preferred Skills and Requirements:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Biosafety experience desired.

Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world's food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.

Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.

Who we are

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

Invent. Impact. Inspire.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Regular

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Domestic

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Number of Openings:

1

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