Job ID R-450769 Date posted 05/09/2023

Pharmaceutical Systems EHS BU Leader (onsite)

Job Description Summary


BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 70,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

With innovative pre-fillable syringes, self-injection systems, safety systems and needle technologies, the Pharmaceutical Systems (PS) team offer an extensive selection of solutions designed to protect, package and deliver drug therapies.

Job Description

On this role, you lead the global management and performance of the Environmental, Health, and Safety function for the Pharmaceutical Systems Business Unit. You own the network of EHS associates across our sites to measure performance, assess capability levels and identify common areas of EHS risks that can be managed through program implementation. You provide ongoing support to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. You are a key advisor for the senior operations leader for the BU, ensuring that EHS aspects are considered in the business’s operations strategy.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Provide oversight to the level of EHS resourcing based on the nature of operations; and focuses on capability building across site level EHS associates in the PS network.

  • Establish systems to track and report EHS performance metrics to BU Operations leaders; Engage BU Operations LT on EHS matters to ensure a strong culture of associate safety and environmental management.

  • Assist sites with injury/incident investigations; Ensure accurate systemic root cause analysis is performed, that safety alerts are written up and distributed and that corrective actions are addressed across the PS sites.

  • Strategic partner for each Plant Manager and BU VP. Partnering with Plant Managers to build development plans for EHS leaders. Crafting interventional strategies for sites based on challenges. Partnering with the BU VP and providing overall strategy to reduce injuries, ensure compliance and minimize environmental impact.

  • Collaborate with Corporate EHS staff on the development of policies, goals, and programs; owns the implementation of policies/programs with site EHS staff.

  • Conduct site visits to provide coaching/training on EHS capability building; and to support and advise sites in the event of significant changes (i.e., construction/process changes).

  • Periodically review policies, programs, and metrics to ensure alignment of EHS strategies with business needs.

  • Provide mentorship to the sites in the event of government agency inspections and in any procedures that may follow a citation. Acts as a liaison between the site and Corporate EHS and Legal when correspondence is needed with government agencies.

  • Keep abreast of changes to EHS regulations that may impact operations; Initiate changes to practices and procedures to support compliance requirements.

About you

We are looking for a leader with a proven track record in leading EHS at an international level, either as a dedicated EHS expert or in production roles incorporating a strong EHS component. You ideally have a degree in Engineering and have experience in a multinational environment. We encourage applications coming from other industries such as Oil & Gas or Consumer goods.

You bring a transformational approach, with the ability and experience in leading change in a sophisticated organization. You drive this by crafting and implementing strategies/programs/processes that support the business strategy.

We are open for this role to be based in our plants in France (Pont-de-Claix) or Mexico (Cuautitlan) with strong onsite presence when not travelling (~25-30% travel expected, both international and domestic).

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Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, or any other protected status.

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FRA Le Pont-de-Claix Cedex

Additional Locations

MEX Cuautitlan Izcalli

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