Abbott Manager Health Safety and Environmental in Abbott Park, Illinois

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Position Summary

An EHS professional who, working with little or no supervision, applies advanced EHS knowledge, to complete complex assignments and interact with customers. Is solutions-minded in planning, directing and completing EHS assignments. Serves as a subject matter expert for select Abbott EHS management and technical standards. Contributes to the development of entry level EHS professionals by sharing good practices and personal knowledge. Manages or provides EHS support to Abbott sites within a single or across multiple divisions or corporate.

Additional Main Responsibilities

Project Management: · Identifies plans and conducts or oversees complex and/or large-size projects. · Managing multiple, often concurrent, projects and meets deadlines. · Involved in site acquisitions, divestitures or product manufacturing transfer across facilities. · Performs and reviews feasibility studies related to project alternatives. · Maintains and reviews project controls and reporting for cost, scope and schedule. developing execution plan and contingency plan if necessary. · Fully understands the business requirements and possible impacts, and has a thorough knowledge of the stakeholder needs and EHS compliance when developing a project scope. · Works with a wide degree of latitude to plan, conduct and direct projects. · Responsible for and collaborates with sites to achieve division/corporate EHS targets. · Acts as a lead person or technical expert on complex subjects and projects. · Contributes in the development of the site, division or corporate EHS Strategic Plan, meeting its objectives in a timely manner. · Has project budgetary responsibilities.

Technical: · Benchmarks internally and externally. · Keeps abreast of current EHS trends and practices. · Executes, directs and/or reviews EHS programs or projects. · Serves as a subject matter expert in their field of expertise. · Directs major projects requiring origination and application of new and unique approaches. · Conducts complex investigations. · Identifies and utilizes best-in-class analytical tools to perform job. · Set functional, site or divisional strategic and policy EHS direction. · Seeks opportunities to serve on internal multi-functional / divisional teams and external industry consortiums.

Problem Solving / Innovation: · Conceptualizes complete solutions for novel or complex problems. · Integrates regulatory and operational needs. · Conducts very complex investigations identifying root causes. · Based on root cause analysis, identifies and provides resources to implement solutions. · Lead EHS initiatives or programs that integrate cross-disciplinary and cross-functional issues to arrive at optimal/best-in-class course of action. · Advocates multiple alternatives. · Applies technology in innovative ways. · Anticipates and addresses stakeholders needs.

Organizational Interface: · Mentors others by sharing technical expertise and providing feedback and guidance. · Where appropriate, provides tasks / project assignment opportunities for employee development and evaluates performance. · Represents the organization as the primary EHS contact. · Interacts with both senior management, cross-divisional and external stakeholders on significant EHS matters. · Prepares and reviews written communication. · Conveys information effectively through formal and informal documents and meetings. · May move forward with action plans without seeking approval. · Exhibits advanced ability to apply concepts of careful communication. · Follows through on EHS goals. and incorporates the ideas of others. shares resources, knowledge and accountability to benefit the objectives of the business. · Establishes network and builds professional relationships internal and external to the organization. · Initiates and cultivates open and honest communications with stakeholders. · Shares best-in-class practices across the division or Abbott sites globally. · Provides/coordinates EHS organizational support to sites across the corporation or division.

Regularly communicates a high-level EHS summary to senior management. · Drives EHS performance and metric improvements.

Compliance: · Complies with all regulations and standards. · Ensures EHS compliance and risk mitigation through risk assessments and implementation of strategies. · Tracks and influences the development of proposed regulations, standards and emerging issues. · Represents the company at trade/regulatory agency group meetings. · Assist in the development and implementation of Global Standards across the business. · Develop and provide EHS technical training. · Develop long range plan to support EHS strategy, considering long term goals and EHS continuous improvement.

Additional Responsibilities: · Is identified as EHS Subject Matter Expert. · Participates or leads cross-divisional teams to develop and align procedures/standards and share best practices. · Directs the efforts of others, such as technicians and outside resources. · Develops and approves requests for Capital Expenditures (RCE’s), safety assessments, audit reports, scope documents, etc. · Develops and manages budgets.

Supervisory Responsibilities: · Leads and mentors EHS professionals in technical and organizational areas. · Participates in the evaluation of assigned staff / project team members and in the identification of development needs. · May supervise EHS professionals and other functional disciplines or be a functional lead.


· A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in EHS, Engineering, science, or equivalent technical experience plus demonstrated competence. · A post-graduate education / degree is desired, and may contribute towards the desired years of experience. · 10+ years of EHS experience · Serves as a role model for the following competencies; Set Vision & Strategy, Anticipate, Innovate, Build and Deliver Results · Professional certification (CIH) is strongly preferred.

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Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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