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EHS System & Improvement Lead

Boxmeer, Netherlands

Job Description

Ready to make a lasting impact on the environment, health, and safety performance of a leading animal health company? Join our companies EHS department and help us achieve world-class excellence!

About the role

As EHS Improvement Lead, you'll shape our EHS site strategy. The EHS organization has 20fte reporting into the Director GSE. The organization is split up in 3 teams: Environment/Safety, Biosafety/Industrial Hygiene and EHS Improvement. As QESH manager you will lead the EHS Improvement team having 2 direct reports. Together with two other leads you will form the EHS MT. Overseeing the entire EHS range, you'll make a difference across our sites in Boxmeer and De Bilt. Professionalize and develop our EHS management system into a robust framework, ensuring top safety and environmental practices. Take the lead on complex projects spanning the EHS spectrum, using valuable data to advise our site strategy. We seek a talented individual passionate about environmental stewardship, health, workplace (bio)safety, and driving positive change. If you thrive in complex environments and have a strong EHS management background, seize this opportunity to shine. Join a company that values your expertise and offers a supportive, collaborative work environment. Together, we'll create a safer, healthier future for employees, communities, and animals. Apply now to become a vital part of our journey towards world-class EHS performance!

Primary responsabilities

  • Drive implementation of company EHS standards at Animal Health location in Boxmeer and satellite facilities through leadership on implementation projects.

  • Monitor EHS processes/systems, plan and execute internal/external audits, and coordinate CAPA process.

  • Provide performance data and seek commitment for improvement from senior site leadership.

  • Build a network of EHS sponsors and support on site(s).

  • Ensure site compliance with company goals, EHS permits and develop improvement plans where needed.

  • Manage professional staff, implement EHS objectives, and drive continuous program improvements.

Your profile

  • Bachelor's/Master's Degree in Science or Chemical Engineering or similar technical discipline (e.g., Mechanical Engineering).

  • 7-10 years of EHS technical experience, with 3 years of team management preferred.

  • Strong project management skills, capable of handling multiple activities/projects simultaneously.

  • Effective communication of complex technical and regulatory information to senior leaders and colleagues.

  • (Certified) Auditor with professional EHS certifications and/or Green Belt and Lean/Six Sigma experience (preferred).

  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing, EHS regulations, and aligning company goals/strategies.

What we offer

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic, and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Our benefits are very competitive, and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect.

  • Competitive salary and a 3% year-end bonus;

  • 35,5 days of leave;

  • Incentive Plan;

  • Numerous training, coaching, and e-learning modules for long-term job opportunities and development.

If you have questions regarding this opportunity?

Please send your question including vacancy title and number to:

Only application via the career portal will be considered.

Current Employees apply HERE

Current Contingent Workers apply HERE

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company.  No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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Requisition ID: R289228

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