EHS and S Manager

Position summary

Job Posting Date: 2017-10-19


This position provides Environmental Health and Safety, Security, and Sustainability (EHS3) support in the Americas. Responsible for insuring compliance with EHS3 related regulatory agency requirements which may include, but is not limited to OSHA, EPA, and DHS. Prepares VWR locations for emergencies, works to reduce the occurrence of safety, health, medical, environmental, and regulatory issues, and ensures the completion of EHS3 training as needed.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Implements the strategies necessary to minimize the number of occupational injuries and illnesses.

  • Manages hazardous waste programs and ensures that hazardous waste is stored and transported in accordance with applicable rules. Ensures that associates who handle hazardous waste are trained in accordance with applicable rules.

  • Conducts and coordinates regulatory compliance audits, ensures the appropriate actions are taken to resolve audit findings, and implements the programs prevent future recurrence.

  • Works with the various local business partners to establish contingency plans that address potential emergencies including hazardous materials spills, fires, evacuations, labor interruption and other potential business interruptions.

  • Works closely with the Human Resources and Legal organizations to drive down workers? compensation claims costs and reduce VWR?s workers? compensation exposure.

  • Completes incident investigation and analysis and performs site hazard assessments

  • Provides environmental, health and safety training.

  • Partners with the Facility Manager and site leadership to implement physical security measures and manage security programs.

  • Works with the Sustainability Manager to develop sustainability related initiatives including but not limited to the reduction of natural resource usage and the minimization of waste.

Experience & Skills:

  • Depending on site responsibility, may require fluency in Spanish or French; Portuguese desired

  • Strong leadership, decision-making and analytical skills

  • Organizational skills required to prioritize work and meet deadlines

  • Working knowledge of industrial hygiene analysis and best practices as well as medical monitoring programs

  • Strong computer application skills and proficiency (Microsoft Office)

  • Excellent interpersonal skill, including strong oral and written communication skills

  • Must have a strong working knowledge of operational and technical issues and concepts, and an understanding of the associate EHS requirements



  • Bachelor?s Degree in a related technical discipline

  • 8+ years of relevant work experience (10+ years if degree is in non-technical field)

  • 3+ years leadership experience


Environmental Working Conditions & Physical Effort:

  • Typically works in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.

  • Depending on site responsibility, may require travel approximately 30-40% of the time.

  • Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.

  • A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.

  • Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.



About Us:

VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is the leading, global, independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers. With sales in excess of $4.3 billion in 2015, VWR enables science for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. With more than 160 years of experience, VWR has cultivated a value proposition delivering product choice, operational excellence and differentiated services to improve our customers' productivity from research to production. VWR's differentiated services provide innovative, flexible and customized solutions from scientific research services to custom-manufactured chemical blends. Our dedicated team of more than 9,300 associates is focused on supporting scientists, medical professionals and production engineers to achieve their goals.


In addition to being a part of a global organization, VWR offers its associates competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits designed to help them stay healthy, plan for the future, prepare for the unexpected and balance the demands of work and home. VWR offers an outstanding benefits package that includes a 401(k) plan with a generous company matching contribution; medical, dental and life insurance; short- and long-term disability; EAP (employee assistance program); flexible spending account (FSA); holiday/vacation time; work/life balance programs; and education assistance.


At VWR, our associates are the framework of who we are and how we succeed. We value their accomplishments and offer long-lasting opportunities for growth and success. As a result, a substantial percentage of our associates have 10-, 20- and 30-year histories with VWR. Their loyalty reflects our ongoing commitment to offering great compensation, an engaging culture, and real opportunities for growth and success. VWR is a great place to work and we look forward to adding more outstanding members to our team.


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VWR is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

VWR maintains a drug free workplace.

VWR is a US Federal contractor.

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