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Thermo Fisher Scientific Manager, EHS Supplier Auditing - Remote USA/Canada in Topeka, Kansas

Manager, EHS Supplier Auditing

The position is responsible for the Environmental Health Safety Auditing function of our suppliers / vendors within Pharma Services Group. The position will also provide support and assistance to sites within the PSG network. Responsible for leading the auditing team to identify and prioritize suppliers / vendors and conduct audits to reduce the risk profile of our suppliers.

Handle corrective actions with suppliers to close out findings to continuously improve. Create and provide reports to the PSG EHS Leadership team as well as Procurement. Work with the Thermo Fisher Scientific supply chain / procurement team on a strategy for targeting / prioritizing audits. Support product completion by our suppliers / vendors in conjunction with procurement / supply chain. Participate in any industry or association groups to share knowledge, benchmark and alignment. (Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative as an example). This role is remote and can be located anywhere.

Essential Functions:

  • Leads and Runs the Environment, Health and Safety Supplier Auditing function.

  • Supervises the development and implementation of auditing programs, procedures, checklists and questionnaires

  • Leads, coaches & mentors a team of EHS auditing professionals

  • Creates strategic plan for an auditing program

  • Co-operates with other functions as needed to promote:

  • Sustainability

  • Business Continuity

  • Risk Management

  • Reports Metrics to Corporate and Site Leadership Teams

  • Acts as Point of contact for EHS matters related to Suppliers / Auditors

  • Leads the Corrective Actions of audits with our suppliers and vendors

  • Participates in industry benchmarking activities as the need arises

  • Liaises with consultants to support auditing function.

  • Leads relationship with Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative or other similar associations / business groups.

  • Provides support to the PSG EHS Network as needed.

  • Selects, develops and evaluates staff to ensure the efficient operation of the function. Works with and guides staff on administrative policies and procedures.

  • Travel is required to attend meetings or conduct audits 50-75%.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

*Requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences, Natural Sciences or related subject area

  • EH&S Certificate or Diploma

  • Auditing Certification – 45001, 14001 or other

  • CSP, CRSP, CIH or other Professional designation in Health & Safety

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of previous Environment, Health and Safety experience in an industrial or related environment.

  • Minimum 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience

  • Shown experience leading direct reports (5 years)

  • Confirmed Auditing Experience – ISO Auditor Certification would be an asset

Equivalency :

  • Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Shown people management experience.

  • Demonstrated success in successive leadership positions.

  • Well versed in environment, health and safety legislation.

  • Confirmed ability to mentor and develop staff as well as the technical ability to coordinate departmental business activities.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to empower and lead. Well organized and detail oriented.

  • Excellent computer and database skills.

  • Excellent presentation skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Proficiency with the English Language.

Standards and Expectations:

  • Follow all Environmental Health & Safety Policies and Procedures.

  • Work collaboratively with fellow team members, modelling positive team principles and partnering to meet project and departmental objectives.

  • Carry out all duties within strict compliance to Patheon quality systems Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

  • Maintain workspace in a clean and orderly fashion.

  • Actively engage in and adhere to departmental systems to maintain a smooth and efficient workflow (visual management, scheduling systems, etc.).

  • Be client and patient conscious at all times.

  • Understand Key Performance Indicators and strive to improve the performance of the team by identifying areas for system improvements and engage in problem solving.

  • Models positive thinking and is open to change, motivating the team to adapt to shifts in priorities and new ways of working.

  • Proactively identify areas for improvement in the execution of procedures. Communicate risks to timelines in a proactive manner.

  • Consistently strives to improve skills and knowledge in related field.

Physical Requirements:

  • Light physical effort and fatigue.

  • Walks, sits or stands for limited periods.

  • May require occasional equipment operation including keyboard equipment.

  • Lifts light items for limited duration.

  • Typically located in a comfortable indoor area.

  • There may be regular exposure to mild physical discomfort from factors such as dust, fumes or odors, temperature extremes, loud noise, strong drafts, or bright lights.

  • Use of Personal Protective equipment may be required and may include any of the following: safety glasses, safety shoes, lab coat, gloves, hair net, beard cover, safety apron, respirator on occasionally.

Disclaimer:

This job description is intended to present the general content and requirements for the performance of this job. The description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Managers and supervisors may assign other duties as needed. Nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract. Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms. Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employee.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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