Corporate Director, EHS (Virtual Opportunity) in Secaucus, NJ at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/3/2020

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    500 Plaza Drive
    Secaucus, NJ
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Job Description

Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. As Director, Corporate EHS you will have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

Reporting into the Sr. Director, Corporate EHS as part of the National Team, the Director has the potential to have a big impact on an employee population of ~45k associates, and will work closely with senior leadership and operations. The position is virtual but will require travel (25%) to multiple sites across the US.

This role impacts the organization as an individual contributor through advising on their deep technical expertise, developing world class, center-led programs, policies and training, auditing, and by providing regulatory support and guidance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Design and implement strategies to prevent occupational injuries
a. Identify risks associated with hazardous conditions, process design deficiencies and poor employee behaviors. Design and implement risk reduction tactics to minimize risk.
b.  Communicate current observations and results of programs to employees and management

Plans, prioritizes, designs, implements, and manages corporate EHS Policies, Programs, and Processes
a. Identify programs areas for improvement
b. Develop EHS programs to be used by Regions.
c.  Roll out and train on new programs
d.  Update programs as necessary

Ensure compliance with OSHA, EPA, DOT, and other EHS related regulatory requirements.
a. Know and Interpret Applicable Regulatory requirements
b. Create and manage Audit programs to continuously monitor compliance, audit performance and promote standardized, efficient systems.
c. Ensure follow up by Regions for any noted deficiencies.
d. Subject matter expert for Environmental programs including but not limited to chemical surveillance programs, regulated medical waste, RCRA hazardous chemical waste, radioactive waste, waste water compliance and associated permits.
e. Implement and audit ISO 14000 certification

Improve and execute internal EHS Auditing program

a. Lead audits as needed to ensure compliance

b. Train other to conduct and lead EHS audits

Lend support and expertise during and after regulatory inspections as needed.

Be a resource to and contribute to the efforts of the Corporate EHS mission to standardize processes at continuously improved levels

Develops other EHS professionals through a combination of instructor led training and developing remote training.

Manages and promotes environmental sustainability program including oversight of carbon footprint consolidation, non-governmental survey reporting (DJSI, CDP, EPA Green Power Partnership, etc.) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting.

Contribute to the management and resolution of EHS related emerging issues, including compliance, legal, and business expansion activities.

Supervision Exercised:
Provide corporate program leadership in a matrixed organization to regions and functional areas. No direct reports.

Education Preferred:
Bachelor’s degree in related Sciences (e.g., Chemistry, Biology, Safety, Industrial Hygiene)

Preferred: Safety, Industrial Hygiene or Risk Management professional certification

Work Experience:
8-10 years of work experience of responsibilities listed herein
Experience, or knowledge, of identifying and implementing risk reduction strategies for occupational hazards, including biological, chemical, ergonomic, vehicle safety, electrical, and indoor air quality 

Fully versed in compliance requirements for all OSHA and EPA standards. Should have working knowledge of business best practice and international standards for managing EHS programs
Excellent interpersonal and communication (including excellent verbal and writing skills)
Proficient in using Microsoft business applications and possess strong PC skills,
Problem solving and analytical skills
Proven ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines within standards,
Adaptable and flexible with the ability to accept, create and manage change,
Proven ability to positively influence to drive results in achieving goals and objectives.

Physical and Mental:
Must be able to periodically rotate to 2nd and 3rd shifts (to perform audits). Must be able to travel frequently to other operating sites.
Anticipated Domestic travel: 25%

Strong influencing skills. Customer / Patient Focus
Developing Direct Reports & Others
Interpersonal Savvy
Managing and Measuring Work
Strategic Agility
Organizational Agility
Building Effective Teams
Process Management
 Problem Solving

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