Abbott EH&S Manager in Plano, Texas

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

We are seeking an experienced Environmental Health and Safety Manger that supports the development of health, safety and environmental management systems and their implementation and maintenance for Abbott in accordance with recognized standards.

Partners with management to establish targets and objectives related to environmental health and safety with the division operational leadership.

Provides effective leadership/support on compliance with associated regulatory requirements including but not necessarily limited to (OSHA, EPA, DOT, NFPA).

Impact this role will have on Abbott:

  • Works to decrease operational expenses by eliminating or reducing waste, identifying recoverable resources, reducing packaging costs, reducing insurance costs, reducing operational costs, reducing energy consumption, avoiding potential catastrophic events.

  • Ensure a consistent approach to the establishment of objectives and processes to deliver results in accordance with Abbott Safety and Environmental policies.

  • Ensure that EHS performance meets or exceeds the neuromodulation divisions established legal and policy requirements.

  • Ensure the control of occupational health and safety risks and the affectivity of the established monitoring methods.

  • Support the development of division environmental health and safety policies/programs.

  • Participates in the development of targets and objectives related to EHS with Operations in order to meet corporate objectives. Effectively communicates environmental health and safety targets and objectives within Abbott.

  • Serve as site EMR role in support of division ISO 14001 program development, implementation and registration. Serves at divisional ISO expert in the technical aspects and ongoing maintenance of the program.

  • Establish, implement and maintain EMS (including documentation)

  • Provide input on performance and recommendations for improvement

  • Environmental response review, critique and update

  • Communicate environmental emergencies to operations, site leadership, corporate as applicable.

  • Serve as environmental audit point of contact for internal and external auditors

  • Chairs site EMS team and assures tracking towards goals

  • Manages compliance permit process and periodic reports

  • Assists, oversees and track’s EMP’s

  • Updates, posts and communicates Aspect List (new or modified)

  • Maintains and posts significant aspects

  • Communicates EMS expectations

  • Assists with CAPA closure and determining root cause and corrective action effectiveness

  • Investigates non-conformity, assure root cause analysis, review and completion

  • Provides input and support for Management Review process

  • Supports legal and regulatory compliance audits and other regulatory activities

  • Reviews operations for other compliance activities

  • Manages/oversees day to day environmental activities to insure compliance.

  • Develops strategy for the realization of division environmental objectives. For example: greenhouse gas emissions inventory; recycling initiatives, environmental stewardship efforts, etc.

  • Provides work direction and support to EHS Specialist.

  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of Federal, State and local regulatory requirements that impact SJM operations.

  • Develops EHS databases for managing environmental health and safety target initiatives.

  • Effectively supports the management of the department budget.

  • Hires and retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and provides ongoing performance feedback. Sets goals which align to department plans and manages the execution of goals through coaching and mentoring. Maintains a safe and professional work environment.

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

Your experience, education and knowledge will further expand Abbott Marketplace success:

  • Master’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Health and Safety field with both hands on and program management experience.

  • Experience in managing and leading people and organizations

  • Ability to navigate and interpret OSHA regulations, fire codes and applicable regulations.

  • Expected to function with little direction and be able to independently drive complex projects to completion.

  • Solid understanding of the technical skills necessary to perform traditional EHS duties but at a higher more independent level.

  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and daily responsibilities.

  • Ability to discern and appropriately communicate sensitive issues.

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model preferred.

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results.

  • Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced changing environment.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable.

  • Ability to travel 10% domestically.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com