Senior Specialist EHS
* Requisition ID: WD148587
* Position: Full-Time Regular
* Open date: Feb 13, 2018 1:38 PM
* Functional area: Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability
* Required degrees: Not Indicated
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Job Purpose & Key Responsibilities:
Assist the head of EHS R&D/QC in ensuring R&D department compliance to Belgium regulations and GSK policies and standards , minimizing industrial risks and preventing occupational injuries
-Be Implement all the safety advisers missions, as defined in the Belgian regulations in his organization, under the responsibility of the EHS Senior Manager.
-Provide advice and recommendations to the R&D Director and to his management team to ensure compliance to GSK standards and Belgium regulations, taking into account the business needs.
-Share and adopt best practices. Contribute to the development of the GSK Vaccines EHS excellence
-Be a facilitator in order to develop an EHS culture in the department and foster the risk ownership by the line management.
-Develop and follow-up the R&D EHS improvement plan, in line with the Belgium policies and plans.
-Seek for expertise in the EHS shared services as appropriate. Work in partnership with the occupational health and environmental services.
-Provide support on topics which are managed within the department to other operating units as required and drawing on technical expertise from elsewhere within GSK or externally when necessary.
-Identify the needs of safety competencies of all employees and provide that training through in-house resources or external consultancies.
-Chair /lead/participate in Process Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment (PHIRA) studies as required
-Develop and implement EHS inspection and audit techniques for internal use.
-Complete GEMBA and Level 2+ audits as required to provide assurance that safety risks are being effectively managed.
-Maintain a comprehensive set of metrics that monitor and describe short and longer term safety performance and facilitate continuous improvement.
-Identify, investigate and report on compliance breaches, emergencies, serious incidents, injuries and Critical and Major Level 3 audit recommendations relating to the department to ensure that proposed Corrective and Preventive Actions address the immediate and root causes.
-Manage the EHS aspects, including loss prevention, of the investment projects in the R&D department
-Collaborate with and support the EHS site representative for all site related issues, including the emergency response.
Why You?Basic qualifications:
-Degree qualification : Engineering degree - Bioengineer - master of sciences
-Registered Safety Adviser Level 1 according to Belgian regulation
-Strong knowledge of EU / Belgium EHSS Directives and Regulations
-French speaker with excellent written and spoken English skills
-Familiar with molecular biology, biochemistry, fermentation, cell culture at small and large scale level
-Risk Assessment and Risk Management knowledge
-Legal compliance and regulatory understanding, liaising with external regulators and stakeholders when required
-Knowledge and understanding of EHS management systems
-Act as a Compliance Authority
-Incident investigation, human factors assessment, functional safety (SIL) or operational controls e.g. Permit to Work / LOTO
-Experience in international environments and in matrix organizations
-At least 10 years in a EHS department of a similar pharmaceutical/chemical company
-Demonstrated qualities such as :
o Broad and strategic knowledge of the business including Engineering & Maintenance
o Strategic thinking
o High performer behaviours
o Excellent influencing and negotiating skills
At GSK we provide a supportive working environment, and a range of development challenges and opportunities. We also offer competitive benefits and compensation packages designed to attract and to retain the very best. GSK is proud to promote an open culture, encouraging people to be themselves and giving their ideas a chance to flourish. GSK is an equal opportunity employer.
GSK is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies - is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.
GSK Vaccines is one of the world's leading vaccine companies, with a comprehensive portfolio of 39 vaccines for infants, adolescents and adults and 15 more in development. We have more than 16,000 people working worldwide to deliver nearly 2 (1.9) million vaccines every day to people in around 90% (172) of the world's countries.
For further information, please visit www.gsk.com.
Once our pioneering treatments have been developed, they are manufactured to the highest standards and distributed across the regions that need them most. Accomplishing this as efficiently and quickly as possible can quite literally be a matter of life and death. So it's no wonder that more than 70% of our talented workforce is based within Global Industrial Operations - the essential business unit that manufactures and manages the entire vaccine supply process, from customer order to product dispatch on a global scale.
As the name suggests, it operates in a multi-national context across more than 17 sites around the world, working closely in tandem with colleagues from a variety of disciplines and professions.
The department is structured in operating units that focus on various aspects of the manufacturing and supply process. These include Industrialisation (overseeing the transfer of production from R&D to a commercial level), Supply Chain Management and Technical Services.