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Mount Vernon, Indiana, United States
Job reference: R-044124
Posted date: Jan. 30, 2019

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As the Safety, Health & Environmental (SHE) Manager in Mt. Vernon, IN, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. Operations at AstraZeneca is a truly world-class business unit. It offers one of the most exciting, fast paced, challenging and rewarding work environments in the world of operations, supply chain and manufacturing.

Global Operations is fundamental to our purpose of delivering life-changing medicines to patients, touching every aspect of our business and providing a platform for everything that we do. We harness the specialist talents of 13,000 people around the world – 20% of our global workforce. With 30 production facilities in 18 countries we’re focused on supplying our medicines with care, quality and efficiency, reducing the time from lab to patient. Keen to bridge the gap between science and patients? Turn research into reality? And forge a global career that’s full of possibilities, as part of a world-class team? Come and thrive in our vibrant, energizing, connected and supportive culture and make a real difference to patients.

The SHE Manager leads Mt. Vernon Safety Health & Environmental programs and ensures that site policies comply with local and federal regulatory requirements.  The SHE Manager is responsible for SHE programs, procedures, training, work practices, and ensuring controls are effectively implemented.  Responsible for identifying applicable SHE regulations and risks, while interacting with Operations, Planning, Legal, Engineering, and SHE Corporate to implement acceptable systems; ensures compliance and conformance with SHE Policies and Management Systems.  Mt. Vernon is a VPP Star site, partners with IDEM through ESP, and is recognized for its Wildlife Habitat program.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for all aspects of Safety, Health, and Environment within the site.
  • Leads with vision to foster a safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible workplace with high employee engagement and collaboration.
  • Supervises SHE staff including third parties that includes, but is not limited to, Occupational Health and Fitness.
  • Accountable for team performance and site performance against SHE goals and metrics.
  • Serves as the subject matter expert for the site environmental and safety programs; maintains in-depth knowledge of SHE regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborates with sponsors to lead the site Safety Focus Group and Departmental Safety Teams.
  • Builds and maintains strong credible relationships with regulatory agencies, customers, trade groups, and common stakeholders; leverages those relationships to the company’s advantage.
  • Coordinates the timely submittal of SHE reports and permit applications required for facilities operations.
  • Inspects and evaluates workplace environments, equipment, and practices to ensure compliance with safety standards and government regulations.
  • Investigates potential safety incidents to identify root cause and determine preventive action.
  • Recommends measures to protect employees from potentially hazardous work methods, processes, or materials.
  • Develops and implements site SHE policies and procedures.
  • Elevates concerns and recommends solutions for SHE-related regulatory and internal program requirements.
  • Develops and delivers SHE presentations utilizing various tools to train others, communicates information, and leverages information to improve business decisions.
  • Monitors and improves SHE record-keeping systems to facilitate analysis of data and ensure record-keeping compliance.
  • Ensures that consultants and contractors performing site work comply with site SHE policies and procedures. 
  • Identifies the need for support from outside consultants; develops scopes of work and manages issuance of contracts.
  • Assists in the coordination and planning of site safety meetings, as appropriate.
  • Leads and participates in organizational teams to promote continuous quality improvement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
          Eligibility Requirements:
  • You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process.
  • You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.
  • You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.



  • Bachelor’s degree required in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS).  Bachelor’s degree in a related area of study is acceptable along with relevant demonstrated OHS work experience.


  • 8 to 10 years of professional experience in a SHE-related function with a primary focus in Health, Safety, and Industrial Hygiene Programs; experience in the Pharmaceutical industry preferred.   
  • Must have extensive knowledge of local and federal regulations and standards including OSHA, EPA, DOT, NFPA, and ANSI.
  • Demonstrated experience in the application of SHE management systems.
  • Excellent technical writing skills.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and achieve significant, complex goals and objectives.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated experience with program/product/process implementation.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications. 
  • Ability to drive results and drive change.
  • Demonstrated business understanding and team-building skills.
  • Thorough understanding of risk management as it relates to EHS and loss control.


  • Advanced technical degree or professional certification
  • Experience of working in a Lean environment
  • > 5 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong knowledge of GMPs.
  • Professional Certification preferred (CSP, CIH).

Next Steps – Apply today!

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience – it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity.  If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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