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Manager, Environmental Health & Safety

Noven Pharmaceuticals
Location: FL - Miami
Date Posted:
September 19, 2017
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Contact Name: Rory Kelly
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Contact Title: Associate Director, Recruiting
Contact Phone: 3059643588
Develop and implement programs to ensure compliance with environmental government regulations.  Administer and oversee Company safety programs and performance. Train relevant personnel in required safety and environmental procedures; maintain and update safety training and program documentation. Assume project responsibility for safety, health, and environmental-related programs.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate and conduct detailed phases of engineering work related to safety and environmental programs.
  • Serve as principal environmental resource, including the proper handling and disposal of regulated waste.
  • Ensure all environmental permits are current and relevant personnel are aware of requirements.
  • Serve as principal health and safety resource, and act as resource in establishing Company safety policies and procedures.  Actively engages a network of advisors, internal and external, to cover consulting.  Provides well thought out recommendations, promotes excellence in decision-making and fully participates in follow-on execution.
  • Conduct internal safety and environmental audits on a monthly basis; report findings and remediation plan.
  • Serve as liaison for external environmental, health and safety regulatory agencies, which includes onsite inspections- EPA, OSHA, FLDEP (Florida Dept of Environmental Protection); Local Regulatory Environmental Resources Dept. (RER) which was originally named DERM Department of Environmental Resource Management.
  • Perform related duties and special projects as required
  • Enforce compliance to safety procedures and programs in place.
  • Ensure all annual or bi-annual or other agency reports are completed and submitted in timely manner.
  • Work with site supervisors, managers or representatives to understand and investigate incidents as they occur.
  • Take proactive steps to develop and implement systems which shall prevent incidents.
  • Ensure all safety related procedures are kept up to date. .  Identifies customers’ requirements and needs.  Maintains thorough knowledge of healthcare industry trends and programs.  Builds & maintains positive working relationship
  • Work with R&D to characterize new materials upon notification of their existence.


Judgment/Decision Making:
Under general direction with periodic review of assignments.  Complex work performed within a framework of functional policies and procedures requiring high degree of original thinking.  Works cross-functionally with many internal groups- good communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to speak publically and train others a must.

Functional Expertise:
Strong regulatory, compliance background with environmental and safety (industrial hygiene). Industrial hygiene background necessary for noise monitoring, air sampling, ergonomics or working with a contractor to monitor the same. Change management background with risk and safety impact to equipment and facilities also required.

Other Elements

Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering; Master’s degree and/or Professional Engineering License a plus.  Seven years professional experience.  Good communication skills; able to establish and maintain professional relationships.  PC literate, with proficiency in MS Office application software.  Knowledge of applicable FDA regulations and internal SOPs. Pharma industry experience is preferred such as a background working with active pharmaceutical ingredients. Medical Device background would also be acceptable.  Experience and background in a manufacturing environment required, this is not limited to understanding how the product flows through the facility. Working knowledge of engineering design, automation and project management required. An electro-mechanical aptitude and experience is a plus. Role will be required to verify Equipment / Systems safety impact, with ability to determine safety adherence as part of the day to day job requirement.


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