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Senior Biosafety Officer

Boxmeer, Netherlands; De Bilt, 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!

Welcome to our team

Join our companies world-class Boxmeer Global Safety and Environment department and be a part of driving our EHS performance to new heights! 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. 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!

About the role

Reporting to the Manager Biosafety & Industrial Hygiene at Our Animal Health location in the Netherlands, the Senior EHS Specialist/Biosafety Program Lead will play a vital role in ensuring the site's compliance with regulatory and company requirements, while providing expert guidance and support in biosafety and industrial hygiene practices.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Subject Matter Expert for the Biosafety and safety program of the site, including design and implement biosafety/biorisk management programs.

  • Assess site biorisk program and establish a site biorisk profile to justify and acquire appropriate resources for adequate biosafety program management.

  • Establish and maintain excellent communication processes to ensure site management, R&D and Production, and affected employees understand the workplace hazards, exposures, and accompanying risks, as well as the needed control strategies.

  • Provide technical support for new projects and modifications to ensure proper Biosafety design review and containment verification.

  • Conduct safety self-assessments & audits including Biosafety.

  • Develop and contribute to an effective Biosafety training program for both management and employees.

Your Profile

  • Bachelor's degree in life sciences as well as an expectation to have or obtain professional certification in industrial (occupational) hygiene or certification in Safety engineering (Hogere Veiligheidskunde).

  • 5-10 years of experience managing a comprehensive biosafety program. This includes small and large-scale biosafety and small and large animal biosafety.

  • 5-10 years of progressive EHS experience in pharmaceutical, bio-pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related industry with direct responsibility for EHS program development and management.

  • Ability to foster collaboration and consensus building among colleagues in an international workplace.

  • Excellent technical leadership and communication (oral & written) skills in Dutch and English.

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?

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Only application via the career portal will be considered.

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Job Posting End Date: 07/31/2024

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Requisition ID: R292558

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