Sanofi Group HSE Site Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

This position will lead the Health, Safety and Environmental programs for the Cambridge R&D site which includes Oncology and Synthetic Immune Biology Business Units as well as support office based employees. This position is accountable and responsible for ensuring the HSE Management System is in place with appropriate HSE support and for advancing the HSE Culture of a rapidly growing business. This position is highly visible and requires proven ability to interact with and influence executive management and all levels of the organization in order to identify, assess and reduce risks associated with rapidly changing technologies involved in the drug discovery and development process as well as those associated with major construction projects.

This position may also lead or participate in programs and networks across all of the NA Sanofi sites to share specific expertise from the candidate. The position reports into the Head of North America Hub Management Office.

This position provides strong leadership and is accountable and responsible for HSE programs, ensuring the HSE Management System is established and implemented for the Cambridge R&D site through interaction and influence of executive management to assure compliance with company and legal requirements and to support the site in achieving continuous improvement in health, safety and environmental performance and culture.

Responsibilities include:

Lead the implementation and maintenance of comprehensive risk identification and management processes for Cambridge activities at two separate sites including chemical compound handling, Biological R&D, and Animal Facility for the Cambridge site. Ensure processes are in place for communicating risks to the business units management and stakeholders (risk map). Work with senior R&D management to develop and track HSE performance improvement plans based on risks (PASS).

Chair the Cambridge HSE Committee, Chair/Co-Chair the Biosafety Committee, and Radiation Safety Officer for the site radiation program. Oversee the site emergency response efforts to ensure a good quality emergency and crisis management system for the site. Responsible for leading any decommissioning activities for the Cambridge Site(s).

Oversee compliance with company standard and regulatory requirements which include Global HSE reporting in MSRS and SWORD, maintenance of OSHA logs and HSE related permitting and regulatory submissions.

Responsible for working directly with the site HSE Supervisor, Facilities Management and other appropriate personnel to maintain HSE program documentation, evaluate the impact of new regulations and company standards on the site, ensure implementation of the programs as applicable to the site, track specific regulations that affect the site, perform periodic regulatory and company standard compliance assessments of the programs at the site, submit timely documentation and input as required and be part of sub-teams as requested to assist in providing best practices across the sites.

Lead industrial hygiene, laboratory safety, biological safety, radiation safety, environmental and emergency/crisis management programs at the Cambridge R&D sites. Ensure HSE exposure and risk assessments are performed for all relevant research, development and operations activities within Cambridge. Ensure report results are communicated to all affected personnel and implement compliance plans as applicable to reduce exposures. Follow up on all compliance plans to ensure completion and provide document control.

Lead and manage the Site environmental programs by actively coordinating and interacting with the NA HSE region Environmental and Sustainability leads. The major environmental management responsibilities of this position include:

  • Hazardous and Biological Waste Management

  • Recycling

  • Water and Air Permitting

  • SARA Right to Know

  • Ozone Depleting Substances

  • Global environment reporting (SWORD)

  • Environmental Risk Assessment

Basic Qualifications

  • MS or MBA and minimum of 10 years of experience developing and implementing HSE programs with increasing responsibility.

  • Demonstrated experience dealing in public forums is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Capable of providing technical HSE consultation and executive management influence for a diverse mix of technical and administrative functions.

  • Advanced degree in Industrial Hygiene, Public Health, Safety or related field desirable. Prior experience in pharmaceutical research/development or manufacturing is preferred.

  • This position is highly visible and requires the incumbent to have proven leadership abilities, be self-motivated and work seamlessly in interacting and influencing effectively executive management and other HSE professionals.

  • Able to work with all levels of employee populations and build relationships with others in order to improve overall efficiencies and effectiveness. Proactively share relevant information and key learning with others so that they can benefit.

  • Able to handle multiple major and diverse issues and priorities. This person must be able to successfully manage workload under deadlines.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.

  • Recognized for high level of knowledge and creativity: acknowledged as an expert in two or more technical and/or functional areas.

  • Able to understand and assess new information and issues, effectively design, communicate and implement programs in a timely fashion.

  • Ability to identify, define and solve problems of major scope and complexity.

  • Reliable on all assignments in order to meet business deadlines.

  • Strong leadership skills are essential including ability to influence others in a matrix organization as well as a line organization.

  • Flexible and willing to learn new or continually expand knowledge of HSE disciplines.

Sanofi US Services, Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

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With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

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Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Sanofi, Empowering Life